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February 16th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Pixie Dust's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2011
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I have looked through several links but I can't seem to find the information. I'm sure I'm over looking it!

When do I know it is time to move from an infant carrier to a rear facing seat?

My seat says 30lbs and 30 inches. I figure I need to switch before he hits the limits but how much below? I don't want to switch too soon or wait until he is too big.

Should I wait until he hits one of the limits (say 30 inches but not 30 pounds OR 30 pounds but not 30 inches) and then switch?

So confussed!

Thanks Vicki... for my siggy!

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February 17th, 2013, 06:44 AM
amylynne01's Avatar One happy mama
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MA
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What carseat do you have? What is your baby's height and weight?

You can put a baby in a convertible at any point, even from birth, as long as the baby fits in the seat. Not all convertibles will fit newborns, even though they say they will. Looks like your little one is at least 4ish months old from your siggy pic, so you can switch whenever you're ready. If your baby does not have good head control yet, the convertible must be reclined to 45 degrees, like your infant seat. If your baby does have good head control, you can make the seat more upright (the angle depends on the convertible you're using).

Do you already own a convertible, or are you looking for suggestions for that as well?
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