What age do you change car seats?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that most children are ready to switch from booster seat to using a seat belt alone somewhere between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.
How long do babies stay in infant carseats?
Many car seat manufacturers recommend that a baby should not be in a car seat for longer than 2 hours, within a 24 hour time period. This is because when a baby is in a semi-upright position for a prolonged period of time it can result in: 1. A strain on the baby’s still-developing spine.
How long do kids stay in car seats?
California state law requires children under two years of age to ride in a rear-facing car seat. The law also requires children to remain in a booster or car seat until they are 8 years old, or 4 feet 9 inches tall.