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How old does a child have to be to sit in a front faced car seat? Is it one age or weight or height? please help me first time mother

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MadeylnsMom

Asked by MadeylnsMom at 10:19 PM on Nov. 2, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • they have to be 1
    jewilson08

    Answer by jewilson08 at 10:21 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • They have to be 1 years old. for front facing..
    mblucky

    Answer by mblucky at 10:23 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • 20 lbs.... but my dd doctor said we could move her to a forward facing seat at about 18 months. She's extremely tall and it was so uncomfortable for her. of course she wasn't 20 lbs yet but she did just fine. So i'de ask your child's doctor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • they have to be at least 1 year old AND at least 20 pounds AND at least 29 inches long!!!!!!!
    photomamma1220

    Answer by photomamma1220 at 10:27 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • My daughter is 9m and 25lbs and she is in a frount facing seat.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Front facing before one year AND 20 pounds is illegal.
    jamesmommy12

    Answer by jamesmommy12 at 11:09 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • They say one year and 20 lbs. However, most babys his 20 lbs way before 1 yr, but you can get a convertor seat and face it backwards. If you are in a 2 door car - think about investing in a 4 door. Your baby's safety is more imp. than your time to put them in and out.
    DLucas4108

    Answer by DLucas4108 at 12:46 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • It depends on your carseat and state law. According to South Carolina law one must be 1 year AND 20 lbs before they can be forwarding facing.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:01 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • They should remain rear facing until they are at least one year AND 20 lbs. They can remain rear facing longer, until the limits determined by the seat manufacturer, which is the safest way for them to ride. Don't be in too big of a rush to turn baby around ... it's safer on her neck for her to face backward.
    3maniacsmom

    Answer by 3maniacsmom at 12:17 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • I have my son in a facing back seat then the other day I decided to change it to the facing foward to see he liked it..he is almost 7 months old and 20 lbs. I changed it back to the facing back seat because it was easier to take him out and strap him in. I'll change him when he starts crawling probably and a fire station told me that it would be ok to change him in the front facing seat around 25lbs-30lbs.
    lovebnmommy310

    Answer by lovebnmommy310 at 12:56 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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