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

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Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Nov 1st '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 Due June 25; 2 kids; Kentucky 4190 posts
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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 56012 posts
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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
Nov 1st '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.

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


Depends on your state. Here, under 12 months is RF and under 5 for booster. They don't say anything about 5 point harness. Under 12 is seat belt. The last one is to stop really young kids from riding in the bed of a truck.