there is a new law that the pediatrics recommended for car-seats and kids birth to 2 have to be facing backwards, kids 1-3years have to be in a 5point harness or backwards for as long as possible, kids 4-7 have to be in a five point harness seat and can now sit forward, and kids 8-12 years old have to be in a booster until they outgrow it. Do u think this is fair for kids 4-7 years old to wear a harness, and for kids that are preteen to be in a car-seat. Seriously are u willing to tell your son/daughter to bring a car-seat to a friends house. Anybody agree with me.
I am mother of two boys ages 3 and the other 9monhts. My 3 year old was out of the regular infant carrier at about 8month old and in an infant/toddler seat facing backwards up until he was 11 month and 3 weeks old. Right around his first birthday i took him to the fire department and i asked them if he could face forward. they told me as long as he has good head control it is fine. so i put him forward facing just a week before he turned 1 years old. He was in that car-seat up until he got to big for that one and my brother in law had a bigger one he was in which he was in up until he turned 3 years and 2months then he went to the booster seat with the back on it and is in this one still. the car-seat age for the booster says 3 years and 30 to 100lbs.
My youngest is 9months old and was in the infant carrier up until he was 5 months because he was at the last strap on shoulder and crotch and was very uncomfortable, so at that point i put him in the infant/toddler one which says 5-40lbs and he is backwards. Now he is in the same seat and is on the second last strap for shoulder but the crotch belt can move up one more. He is at the weight requirement to face forward and almost the height requirement but not at the age requirement. So i went to our WIC office and i asked them and they said he still needs to be in the infant carrier even though he out grew the height and weight for it and was very uncomfortable.
My question is should i wait until he is 2 before i face him forward even if he meets the requirements to face forward, or should i face him forward just like i did with my first son. and what happens if he outgrows this car-seat he is in before he even reaches two then what do i do..
and what ages were your kids out of their infant carrier and infant/toddler seat and what age did u move your children forward?
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