Easy to remember car seat rules
We're in the process of getting Avery a new car seat so I started looking into the laws/recommendations in our area. It was super confusing at first. The AAP, state law, and manufacturers requirements we're all different. It turns out that they we're all saying the same thing, just in different ways. Here's my simple way to remember what seat to use when:
Rear Facing: Birth to 1-2 years old.
Forward Facing: Min. 1 year AND 20lbs. Waiting until 2yrs is highly recommended.
Booster: Min. 4yrs AND 40lbs
Seatbelt Only: Min. 8yrs OR 4'9". Whichever comes first.
Not so bad, right? Avery's tiny so she hasn't hit the forward facing requirement yet. She's old enough but not quite 20lbs. I'll probably keep her rear facing until she turns 2 anyway. We're gonna buy a bigger convertible seat so she's more comfortable though.
I don't think we'll be able to get her in a booster until she's 6. According to her growth charts that's when she'll be 40lbs. At least I know she'll get out of it at 8. Even if she's no where near 4'9" LOL
Good things come in small packages, right?