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When do we turn our baby from rear-facing to forward-facing in their car seat?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “All infants and toddlers should ride rear-facing until they are 2 years old or until they reach the height and weight limit of their child restraints.”

For the typical “bucket” or “infant” car seat, the kind that is removed each time you get out of the car, that is typically around 22 pounds and 29 inches, although the limit varies from car seat to car seat, even when they are made by the same manufacturer.

The seat will have a sticker on its side that explicitly states the height and weight limits. For “convertible car seats,” the ones that can be used rear or forward facing, those limits are significantly higher and are also printed on the sides of the seat.

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  1. I was just talking about this with my husband last week. Great information, thank you!!

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