When did you switch from a Carry car seat to a rear facing convertible?

Sharmaine - posted on 11/19/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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How old where your little ones and what was their weight and height when you took them out of the infant seat and put them in the rear facing convertible?

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Elizabeth - posted on 11/20/2011

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I switched my daughter at 3 months she was about 15lbs. I found the carry seat too heavy and when we'd go out I'd put her in the sling. It seems to have worked for us. Good Luck!

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Stifler's - posted on 11/20/2011

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Renae is 6 months and nearly ready to get out of the capsule. With Logan we changed him to forward facing straight away but with her we will change her to rear facing convertible first.

Samantha - posted on 11/20/2011

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My bab is bigger then most so a 6 months my pediatrician gave me the go ahead because his straps were wayy too tight, they would hardly snap, and he was hanging off both ends, and I didn't have one of those little grao kind of infant carriers, I had a bigger version of the eddie bauer- The dosctor said to just turn the seat around backwards

Ange - posted on 11/20/2011

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we took our little guy out of the carrier at 7 to 8 months there cause he to heavy to lung around in it so we put him in the toddler seat....

Sharmaine - posted on 11/20/2011

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My son is 5 1/2 months 15lb and 24in.. It says 20lb and 29in but the straps are as loose as they go and he hardly fits it seems. He was also a Preemie 6 weeks early so I am confused lol. I dont know if I should keep him in it until he outgrows it or follow the straps(they seriously do not go any longer and are some what tight)

Alicia - posted on 11/19/2011

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we had to do it when my daughter was 4 1/2 months old sadly. she was only 14 lbs but she was 24 inches. haha. so poor kid out grew the length before the weight. It wasnt so bad though. :)

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My boys reached the height limit for the carrier at 6 months so that's when we put them in the convertible seats. Technically they can start out in a convertible seat as a newborn, so you can switch anytime. But I was told by the carseat inspector at the police station that carriers are considered safer so I should keep them in it until they reach either the height or weight limit. I don't know WHY it's safer, or if that's even true, it's just what the inspector told me. But as long as they're still rear facing you can put them in the convertible whenever it's convenient for you.

Michelle - posted on 11/19/2011

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I put mine in a rear facing convertible at around 6- 8 months the convertible seats are good from five pounds and up. So it's really about what your needs are. Infant seats for me were only useful until they could sit up themselves. Then it was more trouble then was worth to haul a carrier around. Some people never use the carriers and some people use them until their kids are a year old (those were some brave people if you ask me). So it just depends on you and your needs for getting your little ones around. Once my kids were sitting up and I found myself leaving the carrier in the car and taking them out most of the time it seemed silly not to get a convertible.

Rebekah - posted on 11/19/2011

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I think both of my children were around a year old when we switched them to a rear-facing convertible seat, from the infant carrier. My son was 20lbs and my daughter was 16lbs, so I'm not sure they had really outgrown the infant seat, but it was just too much trouble to carry them in it.



ETA: My son continued to be rear-facing until his 2 yr old Birthday, and my daughter was rear-facing until 20 months.

Sharmaine - posted on 11/19/2011

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Yeah i know this.. My son will be rear faced until he reaches the max weight of the car seat which will be around the age of 3 I would like to think.

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