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car seat
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My son is 9 months old and is 19lbs. i was told i need to switch him into the forward facing car seat at 23lbs, i do not know anything about the forward car seats please help with your favorites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Opinionated Mommy Mar 17, 2010.

 

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Carly replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"I agree...get a convertible seat! They can be pricey but my daughter who was very little has been in one since she was a year and only about 15 pounds. I kept her rear facing until now...she is almost 2 and weighs about 23 pounds. The same seat fits…"
Mar 17, 2010
happymom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"I emailed the NHTSA to see what they say about it. I am curious to what they really recommend. I will let you know when they email me back. "
Feb 26, 2010
LittleMonkeysMom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"Now I found this: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/content/LongerUseofRearFacingCarSeatsRecommended.htm: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now advising that rear-facing car seats are safer for children until they are 2. And this:…"
Feb 26, 2010
happymom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"That's sooo weird that their website says that because it was all over the news, in magazines, and is on some of the doors at Ocala Pediatrics that the new guidelines is not 1, but age 2 now and has nothig to do with weight now. They have found…"
Feb 26, 2010
LittleMonkeysMom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"Well I found this from the NHTSA:…"
Feb 26, 2010
happymom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"The 30Ibs or a year old to face forward is the old recommendations. It's now just to age 2."
Feb 26, 2010
LittleMonkeysMom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"We have the Cortina travel system and the highest the car seat goes is 30lbs which my son is just 1lb shy of that mark. Afterwards I thought it was either a year OR 30lbs can face forward. He's also about to outgrow his changing table so Lord…"
Feb 26, 2010
happymom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"I also thought I would mention that I watched "The Doctors" show the other day and they did a show on car seat safety. They recommended going to The National Highway Traffic safety Administation website to help pick out a car seat. They…"
Feb 25, 2010
mommy2boy&girl replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"We switched my daughter into a forward facing car seat when she turned 1. We had a Eddie Bauer rear facing car seat before which I loved but I fell in love with a Graco forward facing car seat. It was a little pricey but it is sturdy and comfy with…"
Feb 25, 2010
happymom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"You get a carseat for a older child when he gets past thirty pounds. Such as a Britax Marathon. You can take a toddler carseat and continue rear faceing or put it forward. You can switch to a larger carseat now if you want, but you just have to keep…"
Feb 25, 2010
Molly Hanes O'Hara replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"mommyof2 is absolutely right. It's not law YET but the new guidelines say that you should rear face your child until the age of two; infant carseats only go up to 22 lbs. It is most economically feasible to get a covertible carseat, as you can…"
Feb 25, 2010
jackie replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"my rear facing car seat says up to 30lbs so he has a little ways to go, what about after? what do you use for forward facing? "
Feb 25, 2010
happymom replied to jackie's discussion car seat
"I read a article at Ocala Pediatrics the other day that the new AAP guidelines recommend rear faceing until 2 years old. Now most infant carseats are only made for babies up to 20 something pounds depending on the brand. You can always look it up on…"
Feb 25, 2010
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My son is 9 months old and is 19lbs. i was told i need to switch him into the forward facing car seat at 23lbs, i do not know anything about the forward car seats please help with your favorites
Feb 25, 2010
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