How long do first carseats last?

How long do first baby car seats last?

Group 0+/1 car seats will last your baby from birth to around four years old. Your baby will initially travel in the seat rearward facing and you can change the seat to face forwards. Some seats allow this from 9kg (approximately nine months) but we do not recommend you turn your baby forward-facing too soon.

Do car seats expire if unopened?

Yes, car seats typically expire after six years from the date of manufacture. … For starters, look at any car seat that is about six years old.

When should I replace my first car seat?

When to replace a child car seat

Height – Car seats are not designed to hold a child from birth through to the age of 12. Instead, you will need to change the seat as they get older and taller.

How long is a Graco car seat good for?

Graco defines “useful life” as 10 years for belt-positioning boosters and for steel-reinforced belt path car seats and 7 years for plastic-reinforced belt path car seats.

What are the ages for car seats?

California law requires all children under two years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat, unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. Children under the age of 8 are required to be secured in a car or booster seat.

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Should baby seat go behind driver or passenger?

The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.