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12 months or 20 lbs

Which is it when a baby can be in a forward facing car seat, 12 months or 20 lbs?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Jun. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • In Colorado, both. The child has to be at least a year and at least 20 lbs. Not and/or.
    ABusyBee

    Answer by ABusyBee at 4:53 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • It's both. In almost every state. Not OR, both.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:54 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • The new rec. is TWO years minimum.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:55 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • In this whole country they have to be 12 months or more AND over 20lbs. But they are recommending rear-facing in a convertible car seat to 2 years now so I wouldn't rush it!
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 4:55 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:57 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • Both.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 4:57 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • I wanted to add this video. 2 years minimum, but best as long as possiblr. Rear is safer. Wath the video -- particularly the crash test part where it shows why rear facing is safest.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvyIv9QVRBE


     

    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 5:00 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • My daughter is 26 months and 29lbs and still rear-facing.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 5:00 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • BOTH! But the American Academy of Pediatrics recently suggested that it be changed to rear facing until 2 yrs MINIMUM. There is a lot of new research out suggesting that turning a baby around at 1 yr is not safe.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:01 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • My ped. told me rear face as long as possible. 40 pounds is reccommended.
    ConnorMonster

    Answer by ConnorMonster at 5:05 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

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