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Excited_mommy July 15th, 2013 07:55 AM

When should I switch car seats?
 
My 5 month old has always used her infant car seat but she is getting bigger and even though she can still use it, probably for another 2 months or so.. I am thinking about switching to the convertible car seat already. She is in the weight range.. And obviously it would still be rear facing.. But I am wondering if the infant seat is safer for any reason? When do you typically make the switch?

I am wanting to do this because it would give her more room.. We are going on an 8 hour car ride this weekend and I think she might be more comfortable in the bigger one.

Sincat August 13th, 2013 06:14 AM

Re: When should I switch car seats?
 
I switched to a convertible car seat when my son was about 6 months old or so. I don't think one is really safer than the other; I just knew it was time. My son has always been on the bigger & taller side so when he started to look too big for the baby seat & it started to get too heavy to carry around I switched him.

Pretty Crispy August 14th, 2013 06:22 PM

We have used a convertible since birth

mom2xander August 17th, 2013 05:43 PM

Re: When should I switch car seats?
 
Honestly, IMO the convertible would be safer anyway. We switched when Wyatt reached the weight limit, he is already 24 pounds.

judyblot September 19th, 2013 10:46 PM

Re: When should I switch car seats?
 
I think it is time you should just change your car seat.

MrsEskimo October 27th, 2013 07:17 AM

Re: When should I switch car seats?
 
The convertible is best. Like Pretty Crispy said, we've used one since birth.


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