In a carseat? Does it go by age or by weight?
both... however the longer you keep them facing backwards the better!
Legally it's 20lbs. and one year old. But now they're saying to keep them backwards to at least one year and up to whatever the weight limit is on your carseat.
Both. They have to be 1 year AND 20lbs
The new recommendation is 2 years old AND 30 lbs
It's one year AND 20 lbs but I plan on keeping Nathan rear facing until he's 2 and 30
Quoting Kelly56 *NOBAMA*:
well legally has already been said, but we are rear facing to the capacity of our seat which is 35 lbs and 36 inches i think.
My hubby is a firefighter/medic who installs carseats professionally. You want to keep the baby facing backwards as long as you can (factoring in their height/leg room). This is safest in an accident and does no harm as long as the baby can remain backwards comfortably. Sucks b/c you can't see them in the mirror though, eh?
Quoting Love my Boys♥:
One year and 20 lbs. If the baby doesn't meet either requirement then they cannot face forwards.
There are convertible car seats that are both forward and backward facing if the baby becomes to big for the infant seat before their 1st birthday.