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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 11973 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!

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 70712 posts
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