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At what age do you switch from a infant car seat to the next stage car seat

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Asked by MiasMommy6908 at 1:00 PM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • The majority of car seats have stipulations on them if you did not keep any information on your particular brand I suggest going online or to the store you bought it from to retrieve that information.

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    Answer by JoyceTN at 1:06 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Please read your car seat. There should be a weight limit and maybe even the appropriate age.
    Generally, infant seats only go up to 22 pounds. There are convertabile car seats that cover 5-40 punds starting rear facing and then forward facing at one year old and over 20 pounds. Last, there are toddler car seats that usually cover 20-80 pounds. The weight is more important than age, except to turn the car seat forward the child must be one year old and the appropriate weight.

    Answer by AmandaH7 at 1:08 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • My son was so long... We switched when he was about 10 months - he was very tall, so the rear facing infant carrier didn't work for us anymore.

    We went to Babies R Us - after doing lots of research online - we had our choices narrowed down. We got there & tried out different ones and finally decided on the Evenflo Triumph. It isn't as 'good' or 'expensive' as the Britax.. but it is the next level down. We felt as thought here was nothing short of our son's safety - so did NOT buy the cheapest thing out there.

    It faced rear for another 2 months.. then when he was 12 months, we turned it around. He LOVED the new experience! And - we LOVE the car seat - we will defeniately buy another for future kids. Plus, it will fit all the way up! We'll never have to buy another for him!

    Answer by RutterMama at 1:25 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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