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Car seat S0иy. и☆ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; O, N, United States 779 posts
Feb 8th '17

My daughter turned 1 on Monday.  
When can I change car seat? She hates being in her car seat and maybe getting her rear facing car seat won't cry as much... 
does it go by weight or age? 

LittlebuttsMamax3! 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 17335 posts
Feb 8th '17

You can switch to a convertible seat whenever you want. Some people start with a convertible. But for safety, they should stay rearfacing until at least 2. 

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48316 posts
status Feb 8th '17

Quoting LittlebuttsMamax2.5 [11w]:
You can switch to a convertible seat whenever you want. Some people start with a convertible. But for safety, they should stay rearfacing until at least 2. 



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bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102643 posts
Feb 8th '17

Quoting LittlebuttsMamax2.5 [11w]:
You can switch to a convertible seat whenever you want. Some people start with a convertible. But for safety, they should stay rearfacing until at least 2. 



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Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Feb 8th '17

weight, but more importantly look at the height. most convertible seats you can start using at like 5 lbs. look at how it reclines and that it would fit in your vehicle.

S0иy. и☆ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; O, N, United States 779 posts
Feb 8th '17

She's tiny... I'm guessing 25lbs ...
I think she's going to be like me I'm petite.
 so I can get her a convertible car seat as long is still rear-facing not forward-facing position? 

LittlebuttsMamax3! 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 17335 posts
Feb 8th '17

Quoting S0иy. и☆:
She's tiny... I'm guessing 25lbs ...
I think she's going to be like me I'm petite.
 so I can get her a convertible car seat as long is still rear-facing not forward-facing position? 


Yup! Some people even put new babies in convertible seats. I switched my tiny daughter at 8 months to her convertible. She hated the infant seat. 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Feb 8th '17

Quoting S0иy. и☆:
She's tiny... I'm guessing 25lbs ...
I think she's going to be like me I'm petite.
 so I can get her a convertible car seat as long is still rear-facing not forward-facing position? 



my two and a half year old hasn't hit 30lbs yet and he still fits in the convertible we have if it were RF, but he's FF now.

Mombie+3 3 kids; That place, Pa, United States 3191 posts
Feb 12th '17

They just passed a law in PA that we have to keep them rear facing until 2. I think before it was 1 and 20lbs. I got her a Graco convertible car seat when she turned 1. She's almost 20 months and only weighs 22lbs so I plan on keeping her rear facing for as long as possible.