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How old does your child have to be to sit front facing in car seat?

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lovemyhamza

Asked by lovemyhamza at 12:24 PM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Legally? IIRC 12 months and 22 pounds.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Check the seat's owner's manual but I *THINK* it's 1 year of age AND 30+ pounds. There are some variations from brand to brand so check that owner's manual, and also check with your child's doctor.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:27 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • From the NHTSA- Infants - from birth to at least 1 year old and at least 20 pounds For the best possible protection keep infants in the back seat, in rear-facing child safety seats, as long as possible up to the height or weight limit of the particular seat. At a minimum, keep infants rear-facing until a minimum of age 1 and at least 20 pounds


     


    More info http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Child+Safety/4+Steps+for+Kids:+ReY-«Facing+Seats

    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 12:28 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • My kids: until they hit the weight or height limit. Law of the Land: 1 and 20 lbs. There is absolutely no reason to turn a child before 1 AND 20 lbs.
    jwaren

    Answer by jwaren at 1:03 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • My child will be 40 lbs before she sits forward facing.
    navyjen

    Answer by navyjen at 2:24 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • age 1 AND at least 20 lbs, legally, but it is great to keep them rear facing as long as you can or want.
    mevxoxo

    Answer by mevxoxo at 10:12 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • in ontario a year old and 20 lbs i am sure
    Amanda11810

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 3:43 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

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