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.
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