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bigger carseat LinzKae 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 417 posts
21st Mar '13

How old was your baby when you got a bigger carseat? My daughter is 6 months and I'm still using an infant carseat but I'm thinking I need to get a bigger rf one? She is only about 15 lbs but tall.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
21st Mar '13

My oldest was switched at 11 months. My youngest about 8 or 9 months.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49283 posts
21st Mar '13

5 months because I was tired of carrying him and the seat up 3 flights of stairs.

whitneynator 1 child; Iowa 4114 posts
21st Mar '13

Ds was about 6 months as well. He has always been long, but we still have the seat and he is about to be 4 in June

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
21st Mar '13

Older two were in infant car seats until 1 then we upgraded. Our third is 6 1/2 months and we're still in the infant carrier. She's 17 pounds and 27 1/2 inches. We're thinking about getting a bigger car seat but she won't need it for a while, she's pretty small still.

Rebecca(Adam'sMommy) 1 child; Beaufort, South Carolina 3251 posts
21st Mar '13

Mines 8 months today, and I switched him about a week or two ago.

JJ+Steven&David 2 kids; 1 angel baby; ., MO, United States 11239 posts
21st Mar '13

Steven was 7 or so months when we switched him in our car. MIL kept the infant seat to use in her car and used it until he was about 1.

Cindy[+1]♥ TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Kentucky 10811 posts
21st Mar '13

Right at a year old.

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
21st Mar '13

We switched both our last 2 kids at 14mo's!

LinzKae 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 417 posts
21st Mar '13

Ok thanks Ladies I'll keep it a bit longer :)

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
22nd Mar '13

3 1/2 months she was already 28in long and her infant carrier only went up to 29in so we decided to switch. My parents still use it in their cars for short trips though. Also I never carried the thing I always found that annoying I would just take her out of it and leave it in the car so it wasn't a huge deal for me to switch

Haylow 1 child; Georgia 23 posts
22nd Mar '13

Legally you are suppose to keep them in a rear facing seat until they are 2 years old now to prevent whip lash if you get into a car accident. RIDICULOUS! Poor kid's feet would be going up the back of the seat and I would think that would be just as dangerous in a crash since their legs would be squished. My daughter is almost 6 months old and she is very tall. Her feet have hung out of her car seat carrier for a while now. I'm thinking we may have to switch her soon as well.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49283 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Cyclone Mommy*:</b>" Legally you are suppose to keep them in a rear facing seat until they are 2 years old now to prevent ... [snip!] ... tall. Her feet have hung out of her car seat carrier for a while now. I'm thinking we may have to switch her soon as well. "</blockquote>



So. Full. Of. Stupid.

Haylow 1 child; Georgia 23 posts
22nd Mar '13

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-09-24/local/35273144_1_safety-seat-dennis-durbin-car-seats



This article Talks about the new regulation. Its the most ridiculous idea ever. They also want to keep kids under 13 in a booster seat LMAO. No pre teen would go for that! How embarrassing!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting *Cyclone Mommy*:" Legally you are suppose to keep them in a rear facing seat until they are 2 years old now to prevent ... [snip!] ... tall. Her feet have hung out of her car seat carrier for a while now. I'm thinking we may have to switch her soon as well. "

Holy fuck. Law is 1 AND 20 and seriously no kid has ever broken their legs being rear facing plenty have broken their necks forward facing (and a lot worse). Seriously you just sound stupid and uneducated. Rear facing is by far the safest and my child will be rear facing until probably 4 since he seat has such high limits. The current recommendation is 2 and 30 or if your seat has higher limits to the limit of the seat.