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carseat law change??? furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
26th Apr '12

My good friend told me that there was a law passed that children now have to be RF till the age of 2 and in a booster till the age of 8. Unless they turned 1 year before 4-25-12. no height or weight requirement just age. I don't' know if this is true, anyone have a link? I still find it's 8 and 4 foot 9. Doesn't apply to me, we are ERF and my daughter is 11 months. But I want to be right when I argue with people. lol

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
26th Apr '12

I'm not sure about every state
but it's only a recommendation here

Jessica 15 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26006 posts
26th Apr '12

Recommendation.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11944 posts
26th Apr '12

There are a few states that have changed the law to that, but also have weight requirement too not just age. I know a few more states are trying to change the law as well.

♥Day Dreamer♥ 18 kids; USA 339 posts
26th Apr '12

Good lord I hope not! LoL! My son is 3 feet tall and just turned two... I can't imagine having him rear facing right now. His legs would be at his chin poor LiL guy!

Flower♥Child Litchfield, NY, United States 68877 posts
status 26th Apr '12

Recommendation. Not law.



As far as I know, though, being in a booster til 8 is a law.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
26th Apr '12

Booster until 8 is law



a few states have made it a law to keep RFing until 2.

user banned 2 kids; Indiana 12251 posts
26th Apr '12
Quoting ♥Day Dreamer♥:" Good lord I hope not! LoL! My son is 3 feet tall and just turned two... I can't imagine having him rear facing right now. His legs would be at his chin poor LiL guy!"


it's easily possible to do it comfortably.

Kea O_O 4 kids; British Columbia 1480 posts
26th Apr '12
Quoting furrbabiesmommy:" My good friend told me that there was a law passed that children now have to be RF till the age of 2 ... [snip!] ... 4 foot 9. Doesn't apply to me, we are ERF and my daughter is 11 months. But I want to be right when I argue with people. lol"

it's law here, but not exsacly how you tell it, rear faceing seats go up to a certin weight (whatever it is it should be on the car seat) then a front faceing car seat untell like 20 lbs (or something like that again weight limit should be on the car seat) and then a booster seat untell they are 8 or over a certin weight or hight

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
26th Apr '12
Quoting Kea O_O:" it's law here, but not exsacly how you tell it, rear faceing seats go up to a certin weight (whatever ... [snip!] ... that again weight limit should be on the car seat) and then a booster seat untell they are 8 or over a certin weight or hight"

well yes you have to take into account the limits of the seat.
Brings up a lot of questions about this "law".
I'm not finding that it has been made a law....yet.
Thanks everyone!

momto1stepto2 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Martinsville, Illinois 11347 posts
26th Apr '12

this is the only thing i could find



California Law (Effective 01/01/2012):



Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.

Kea O_O 4 kids; British Columbia 1480 posts
26th Apr '12
Quoting furrbabiesmommy:" well yes you have to take into account the limits of the seat. Brings up a lot of questions about this "law". I'm not finding that it has been made a law....yet. Thanks everyone!"

I'm not in the states the only one here I know for sure is a law is the booster seat one the rest I think are car seat limits not actule law

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
26th Apr '12
Quoting I LIKE TO MOVE IT!!:" this is the only thing i could find California Law (Effective 01/01/2012): Children under the age ... [snip!] ... seat in the back seat. Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat."

that is all I could find as well. Oh well I guess she was miss informed. dang. lol

3 kids; nowhere, ca, United States 46959 posts
26th Apr '12

age 8 or 4'9 for a booster, as far as i know its still 1 and 20 for rear facing, but 2 is the recommendation

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
26th Apr '12
Quoting InkDMomma:" I'm not sure about every state but it's only a recommendation here"


Every state is different it is just a Recommendation for me here in CO