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when does a baby changes carseat?

My baby is 10 months old, when is agood time to change his car seat? He sits up straight and is very much alert..., anybody ahve any suggestions?

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Asked by Beamal at 5:58 PM on Jul. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Where I live the baby has to be at least a year and over 20lbs before you can change to a forward facing car seat.

    Check out what the laws and regulations are in your area.

    Answer by Laila-May at 6:00 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • the carseat should tell you what the max weight on it is most are 20lbs then they stay in the next carseat for like 2 or more years im pretty sure my son is only 8mnths

    Answer by megan1089 at 6:01 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • It depends on the weight and height limit for the current carseat you have. Still keep him rear facing until he's at least one and your doctor says he's okay to turn around.

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 6:01 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • You can move from infant seat to RF convertible at any time. The bare minimum to move to a FF seat is one year and 20 lbs, but is recommend to keep them rear facing for much longer.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:02 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • they have to be one year old AND 20 lbs

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:02 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • Check to see what your carseat height and weight limits are also you cann't forward face until child is at least one and 20 lbs

    Answer by MsHouseWife at 6:23 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • You can change them into a rear facing convertible seat at any time. By, law, you have to keep them rear facing until they are both one year and 20 pounds, but current research is suggesting it is really important to keep them rear facing until at least 2 yrs old.
    The current AAP guidelines say
    "Toddlers should remain rear-facing in a convertible car seat until they have reached the maximum height and weight recommended for the model, or at least the age of 2."

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:54 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • I changed to a rear facing convertable when she was 11 months old. She is 18 months old, still rear facing and still in the convertable. Her seat goes up to 60lbs. A good time to switch is when they get too big for their infant seat, you are tired of a heavy baby in the infant seat, or if you are ready to make a change.

    Answer by serioussifL at 7:57 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

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