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Is It Safe To Turn Your Childs Car Seat Around?

Posted at Fri, Oct 26, 2018 5:09 PM

When should I turn my child’s car seat to face the front?

It can be difficult to know just when you should turn your child’s car seat to face the front. Many people think that 2 years old is a good age to do so, but is it really? You will probably by surprised with the answer. Let’s take a look at what research suggests.  

Switching my kid’s car seat

Switching your kid’s car seat from rear-facing to front-facing is an exciting milestone for any parent. However, you may want to restrain your excitement from switching the car seat too early. The American Academy of Pediatrics has done a recent study that suggests you actually might want to hold off on turning your child’s car seat to face the front. Instead of waiting until your kid is 2 years old, you might want to wait until they weigh at least 40 lbs. So, even if your child has turned 2, if they don’t weigh 40 lbs. yet, you might not want to switch the car seat to face the front. Of course, you should always check the seat's instruction manual. Verify what the manual says about the height and weight restrictions for your specific car seat. However, ultimately it is your decision. Family vehicles in Smyrna, GA It can be difficult to find a family vehicle that suits not only your needs, but those of your family as well. If you are near the Smyrna, Marietta, Kennesaw, or Atlanta, GA area and looking for the next vehicle for your family, then come on over here to Wade Ford. Our Ford Trucks and SUVs are durable, powerful, and spacious enough for most families. You can take these vehicles for a test drive, or simply contact our team of experts and schedule and appointment. At Wade Ford we're always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to learn more about the specs and features each Ford vehicle has to offer.   Image via Ford
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