What is the law on turning a car seat around?
The law previously required children to stay rear-facing until they turned 1 year old. But in recent years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics both addressed the issue, and now recommending children stay rear-facing until at least two years old.
Can I turn my 16 month old forward facing?
The AAP now recommends that kids sit rear-facing until at least age 2 and for longer if possible. NHTSA now recommends: “Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer.”
At what weight can I turn my toddler forward facing?
Combination seats with harness: Seats can be used forward facing with a harness for children who weigh up to 40 to 65 pounds (depending on the model) or without the harness as a booster (up to 100–120 pounds, depending on the model).
At what age do you switch from rear-facing?
Ride rear-facing until your child is 2 or more years and has outgrown the harness by height or weight. As your child grows you might have to switch from using a smaller rear-facing-only car seat to using a bigger rear-facing convertible car seat that can hold a larger child. Learn more about babies in car seats.
Can I turn my 20 month old forward-facing?
The American Academy of Pediatrics guideline — since March 2011 — is to keep the children rear facing until they are a minimum of 2 years old. Using a rear-facing car seat longer reduces the risks of serious injury.
When can I turn my Graco 4ever forward-facing?
1.8-10 kg (4-22 lb) less than 1 year old MUST be rear-facing. 10-18 kg (22-40 lb) SHOULD be rear-facing. 10-18 kg (22-40 lb) can sit upright unassisted CAN be forward-facing. 18-30 kg (40-65 lb) SHOULD be forward-facing.
How long can you rear face in Graco 4Ever?
With a 43″ height limit and 40 lb weight limit for rear facing, he should be able to remain rear facing for at least another six months to one year in the 4Ever. Worth noting here is that the Graco 4Ever’s headrest/harness height adjustment is extremely easy to do.