My 9 month old is 20 lbs, Can he be turned forward facing in his carseat?

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Claire - posted on 06/17/2009




if the childs feet is touching the seat then yes you are meant to put them in a foward facing car seat.

Amy - posted on 06/17/2009




Nope, not yet! The magic number is 20/12...20 pounds AND 12 months, not one or the other. They say, though, that the longer you can keep them rear-facing, the better. If you get in a car wreck, the rear-facing seat keeps their necks stable because they just don't have the muscles to do it themselves. In the front facing, their heads can be thrown forward and side-to-side more, and can cause more damage.

You're almost there, though! P.S. He's a cutie-pie!

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