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At what age do you start putting baby in a front facing car seat?

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Asked by crsandsjy at 3:30 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • at the age of 2, or when they outgrow their convertible seat.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:32 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • in the uk its 9/ 10 months or once there the size of one :) if there small

    Answer by feralkitten at 3:32 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • They have to be at least 22lbs AND 1yr old.

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 3:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • 12 months at the earliest, but not until they've gotten too tall for the rearfacing postion even after age 1. It was 15-18 months for my kids, depending on height.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • here the law just passed they had to be 2 years of age

    Answer by mommy5409 at 3:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • A year and 22lbs

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 3:34 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • The NHTSA relased new guidelines on March 21, 2011, which state "the safety agency recommends using the restraints in the rear-facing position as long as children fit within the height and weight limits of the car seat as established by the manufacturer."

    NHTSA said that its new guidelines are consistent with the latest advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises parents to keep kids in rear-facing restraints until two years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat's manufacturer. There is no need to hurry to transition a child to the next restraint type.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • The AAP just recently changed the regulations for a child to be rear facing until the age of two years or they outgrow the seat.

    Answer by XandersMomma07 at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • should you.. age 2.

    legally it's still one year min,

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 4:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • im going to until my dd out grows her seat its a my ride65 so we have a while im hoping for 3-4years! but they law is 1 and 22pounds!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 9:31 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

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