how old does a child have to be to be in a forward facing car seat

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Rebecca - posted on 01/08/2010

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And, while 12 months is the legal time to turn around to face forward, there is LOTS of research that proves it is safer to stay rear-facing until alomst 3. I'll be honest and tell you I couldn't last anywhere near that long. (It is SO much easier to entertain a child in the car when they can face forward!), but I thought you should at least have the full story.

Sarah - posted on 01/08/2010

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They must be at least 1 yr AND 20 punds. If they are over the weight of the infant carrier but under 1 yr. there are car seats that you can buy that have a higher weight requirement and that will face both rear facing and foward facing. If they are 1 year but not 20 pounds they must still face rear facing until they have reached that weight requirement.

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