Is my baby in the right car seat?

Is my baby right in car seat?

Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether.

How do I choose the right car seat for my baby?

The rear-facing position is the safest, so don’t rush to have your child use a forward-facing car seat.

Car Seat Stages

  1. rear-facing (faces the back of the car)
  2. forward-facing (faces the front of the car)
  3. booster (faces the front of the car)

How do you know when your baby has outgrown their infant car seat?

Outgrowing the Car Seat

You’ll know that your baby has outgrown the infant car seat when there is less than an inch of hard shell over the top of baby’s head or when your baby exceeds the maximum height or weight of the car seat.

Should car seat be in the middle or side?

Placing the car seat in the wrong spot

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The safest place for your child’s car seat is in the back seat, away from active air bags. If the car seat is placed in the front seat and the air bag inflates, it could hit the back of a rear-facing car seat — right where the child’s head is — and cause a serious or fatal injury.

When should you stop riding in backseat with baby?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing seat until they reach the highest weight and height limits recommended by the seat’s manufacturer. Safety experts say to do this based on a child’s size, not age. Small children can stay rear-facing until age 3 or 4.

Can I skip the infant car seat?

Babies outgrow some infant seats relatively quickly. Lots of people find it difficult to squeeze a convertible into the budget after purchasing an infant seat only to use it for less than a year. Skipping the infant seat altogether can save money! A convertible seat is definitely an option.

At 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.

What age are babies 35 lbs?


Size Age Height
9 – 12 M 9 – 12 Months 29 – 30.5″ 74 – 77 cm
12 – 18 M 12 – 18 Months 30.5 – 32″ 77 – 81 cm
18 – 24 M 18 – 24 Months 32 – 33.5″ 81 – 85 cm
2T 2 Years 33.5 – 35″ 85 – 89 cm
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