Question: Are car seats based on age or weight?

Do car seats go by weight or age?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you’ll want to keep children in rear-facing car seats until they’re at least 2 years old or exceed the highest weight or height outlined by the seat manufacturer. Most AAP-recommended rear-facing car seats can be used up until a child hits 35 pounds.

What is the weight regulation for car seats?

California’s Occupant Protection Law

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.

At what ages 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 weight is a stage 2 car seat?

Types of Seat

Type of Child Restraint Regulation Weight Range
Forward-facing car seat R44 Group 1 9 – 18 kg (20 – 40 lbs)
R44 Group 1, 2 and 3 9 – 36 kg (20 – 79 lbs)
R129 (i-size) Phase 2 100 – 135cm Specific vehicles 135 – 150cm
High-backed Booster Seat Group 2 15 – 25 kg (33 – 55 lbs)
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Can my 8 month old sit forward facing car seat?

Babies should be in rear facing seat until they are 1 year old and 20 pounds. … My son is 1 year but he is only 18 pounds so he still faces backwards. It is actually safer to have babies face backwards so the longer they stay that way the better.

Can my 4 year old sit in a booster?

California Law

​Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.