How old does a child have to be to sit in the front seat of a car?

Amy - posted on 06/28/2010 ( 101 moms have responded )

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She is 6 and still rides in the back in a booster seat but she wants to sit up in the front of the car with me.

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Michelle - posted on 06/28/2010

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I do believe it is 12 is most places. The airbags are not safe for children.

JoAnn - posted on 03/31/2011

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I don't have air. How old does a child have to be to sit in the front seat? Can my 9 year old sit up front? He is 4' 4" and 74lbs.

Suzanne - posted on 07/21/2010

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How old does a child have to be to sit in the front seat of a car?

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It may be a state thing in CT there is no law, your air bag is the problem. If you have an air bag she should be 12 or 100lbs. With no airbag or a disabled airbag your child can sit in the front seat of the car.

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