What kind of carseat do you put a 6 month old in after they out grow the infant seat?

Sinead - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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can i buy the 3 in one carseat deals or what. its my frist child so im lost! any help?

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Joslyn - posted on 01/06/2010

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www.gracobaby.com has a cool setup to see what will work for you. But I would recommend a convertible. Make sure it's a 5 point harness, and rear facing is best. My son was 30 pounds at 10 months, and we finally had to turn him around because there was no other rear facing options at that point, but now they have so many available. The convertible doesn't have to go all the way to booster, either... basic boosters are cheap ($16 @ Target or Wal-Mart), and don't typically have the 5 point harness. A great place to read up on car seats is www.car-seat.org. They have tons of car seat technicians. Or you can call your hospital and ask to talk to a car seat tech - most hospitals have one on staff. Another option is to talk to someone at your county public health building or call the local WIC office. Often they have someone on staff that can give you some advice, too. Good luck!

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It has to be rear facing until they turn one....its against the law to change the seat to a forward facing seat until then. You can contact your local law enforcement officer to confirm that...but in almost every state that I know of, its against the law to face them forward before the age of one regardless of weight. You will just need to buy a bigger rear facing seat.

Joslyn - posted on 01/07/2010

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I did to check with law enforcement and the car seat techs. There is no other option when your child is simply too big before the age of one. And it does happen. I knew a girl whose child at 8 months was 60 pounds! I haven't found a rear facing good up to weights like that.

Danielle - posted on 01/06/2010

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Yes, you can. I bought a 3-in-1. It was rear facing until my son was about 20lbs and then we turned around so he could see us. You're supposed to wait until they're 22lbs but my son was REALLY long so having him rear facing was out of the question at that point. Eventually we'll take the inserts out of the forward facing seat and it'll be a booster seat. I'm from Canada, got it at Zellers. It was about $150.

Angela - posted on 01/06/2010

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i would get something similar to this

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.d...



as long as it is still rear facing you should be good..i think the 3 in ones are forward facing only..and ones similar to the link you can use as the child ages..my daughter is almost 3 and she is still in her carseat that is similar to the one above.

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Erin - posted on 02/02/2011

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It's rear facing until they turn one AND are 20lbs or more. I guess some one year olds can be under 20 lbs and still need to be rear facing. Also, double check with your babys pediatrician. It's a year old because the neck muscles aren't strong enough if they get jolted forward in an accident.

Natasha - posted on 01/07/2010

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use a convertable car seat... its rear facing and front faceing so when the child is ready to face foward you can still use the same carseat

Kristen - posted on 01/06/2010

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i bought a graco carseat and some go to 22 pounds but some go to 35 so see what you have

Judith - posted on 01/06/2010

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you can buy the 3 in ones...they will show you on the directins how to use it facing backwards...i had to do it with all 3 of mine...before you buy it look at the card that goes to it and it will tell you if it can be place in the rear facing position

Jessica - posted on 01/06/2010

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3-in1 convertable carseats are great. It be used in a rear or forward facing postion. Also, it reclinces which is great for newborns, infants or a tired toddler. I bought one for my daughter right before she was born. She is now 21 months and still continues using it.

Sinead - posted on 01/06/2010

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thank you and yeah my daughter is 27 inches long and 18 pounds that helped alot,. thanks

Caryl - posted on 01/06/2010

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Graco has a car seat that's 35"/35 lbs. and is rear facing (which is the safest, anyway). Good luck! My car seat is a 32"/32 lbs., the 35 came out after I got mine. I'll be upgrading to a Britax Marathon CS once my daughter outgrows this seat (she'll have to stay rear facing until she meets the requirements for forward facing, but I still think I'll keep her rear facing indefinitely).

Wendy - posted on 01/06/2010

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yes get the 3 in one! i love mine! its Eddie Bauer its kinda expensive but its worth it cuz you wont have to buy anymore it converts!!! its the best!

Sinead - posted on 01/06/2010

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angela thanks alot i did find one that i really liked like that type. i was just wondering if shed grow out of it soo quick that id have to keep buying them we know they arent cheap lol
thanks!

Sinead - posted on 01/06/2010

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thanks christina. my daughter is 6 months and weights about a little over 18pounds so my question is when she reaches 20 pounds can i face her forwards and is it okay to get the 3 in one carseat?

Sinead - posted on 01/06/2010

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thanks cristy. i did talk to someone at babiesrus but they really didnt help me. my daughter is 18 pounds almost to the 20 mark so i understand she still has to be rear i just dont know when i turn her around and if its okay to get the 3 in one just to have it all and not have to buy everything.

Christina - posted on 01/06/2010

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go onto greco.com and they'll show you the types that'll work for your child. You hve to remember one thing, it all goes by weight!!! Yo must match it with the weight. My oldest son was so chuncky that he was facing foward at 6 mnts. because of his weight. Good Luck

Cristy - posted on 01/06/2010

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It needs to be rear facing to just get one that can be turned around once they are big enough and will last them until they can go in a booster, The best place to get advice is where you plan to shop for your car seat. The sales assistants should help you out.

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