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EMB2006 posted:
I posted this on the Baby's First Year board but thought I might get a response here too.

I have a 6 month old son who's quickly outgrowing his car seat. As of Jan. 17 he's 20 lbs & 27 1/8 inches long. His car seat maxes out at 22 lbs & 29 inches. Just wondering what the next step is for a car seat? We've been thinking about the convertible car seat & will be looking a new ones this weekend. When is it safe to turn him around to facing forward??

Thanks.
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Lillygirl831 responded:
Hi EMB- I've asked the same question and heard numerous times that the baby can not face forward until he is AT LEAST one years old. I guess some Dr's are now saying that they want LO's to face backwards until 2 years old. I have the same issue as you. My son is 20LB and 29". You should look for a convertible seat that will still face backwards. Good luck in finding one. :)
 
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Ellasmommy811 responded:
I think they have some out now that you can keep rear-facing until like 35lbs...honestly I didn't really pay attention to the height, but I am pretty sure that Graco makes some 35lb ones.


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