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xxxxxxx SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
1st Nov '12

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Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
1st Nov '12

Well infant should NEVER be forward



Cora was in a rear facing infant seat until about 6 months
then a rear facing convertible until 18 months
then a front facing convertible until she was 45 lbs.



Now she is 4.5 years old and in a booster

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4168 posts
1st Nov '12

The laws have changed a lot. Age doesn't matter, it's weight and height. And it's the law so it doesn't matter if it seems extreme.



Rear-facing is recommend until age 2. But it's the safest way and should be done until the weight limit.



DD was 7 months when I switched her to a 5 point convertible carseat. She outgrew her infant carrier.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Well infant should NEVER be forward Cora was in a rear facing infant seat until about 6 months then ... [snip!] ... convertible until 18 months then a front facing convertible until she was 45 lbs. Now she is 4.5 years old and in a booster"


Ditto, though Rowan is still in a forward facing convertible and is almost 4.5. She's only about 36lbs. though and isn't close to hitting the height limit on it (let alone the weight) so she'll be in it for quite awhile longer

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122798 posts
status 1st Nov '12

DS#1 was in an infant seat until 12 months, he was tiny. 12-15 months a convertible seat RFing then we FF at 15 months. He'll is 4 now and hes still in it. We might switch to the high back booster soon, he'll be 5 in Jan.



DS#2 is 5 months and still RFing in an infant seat. We're going to get a convertible seat and RF him until he's able to switch whether that be 12 months or longer.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
1st Nov '12

RF until 12 months
5 point until 3 years
Booster until probably right after Christmas (5 1/2 years)

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Okay.. so simple question.. what ages were your kids when you changed car seats?! i.e. infant rear - ... [snip!] ... be in a booster seat until they are 8 years old.. This seems a little extreme to me.. No one I know was in one that long. "</blockquote>




RF till 1 and 20lbs.



My oldest was ff in her seat till I think 3ish went to a booster (no back on it) till 8 then now at 10 does not use one.



Middle RF till 1 and 20lbs.



Still in her seat at 4 but uses a no back booster when we ride with other ppl



My 8.5 month old is in RF now still, will move when she is ready she uses a convertible seat.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
1st Nov '12

There are new discoveries and laws out all the time concerning carseats and safety. The longer a child is RFing, the better (even adults are best kept rear facing but obviously that's not possible). The AAP & NHTSA both recommend that a child RFs until they're 2 & 30lbs. at the minimum. I know some 4 year olds that are rearfacing, still.



The longer a child is kept in a 5pt. harness, also the better. It's also law that a child is in a booster seat until they're 8.



Youtube has a lot of child safety videos. If you search "Car seat safety", I'm sure they would pop up.

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" RF until 12 months 5 point until 3 years Booster until probably right after Christmas (5 1/2 years)"


Same here! :)

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
1st Nov '12

We switched DS FF at 25 months. He's in a 5 point harness still at 4 1/2. DD is 17 months and RF.

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
1st Nov '12

Okay. Because I know my boys both outgrew the infant seats by about 9-10 months from height and went to rear facing. Now my oldest is 4.5 and in a booster. I was just curious as to when YOU would stop the booster? My niece was out of it at 5.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:" Okay. Because I know my boys both outgrew the infant seats by about 9-10 months from height and went ... [snip!] ... Now my oldest is 4.5 and in a booster. I was just curious as to when YOU would stop the booster? My niece was out of it at 5."



Legally kids have to be in a booster until they are 8 and so many inches talle



I would keep her in a booster until she reaches the max limits for it

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:" Okay. Because I know my boys both outgrew the infant seats by about 9-10 months from height and went ... [snip!] ... Now my oldest is 4.5 and in a booster. I was just curious as to when YOU would stop the booster? My niece was out of it at 5."


8 years or 49" is the law for a booster.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Okay. Because I know my boys both outgrew the infant seats by about 9-10 months from height and went ... [snip!] ... Now my oldest is 4.5 and in a booster. I was just curious as to when YOU would stop the booster? My niece was out of it at 5."</blockquote>




Depending on where u live its usually 8 and or 4'9 or 40lbs.

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Legally kids have to be in a booster until they are 8 and so many inches talle I would keep her in a booster until she reaches the max limits for it"


Okay. My son will be in one until he's 16 then! lol. He's tall but so tiny weight wise.