When should you stop using an infant car seat?

How long can you use an infant car seat?

Used for infants up to 22 to 35 pounds or more; check the instruction manual or the seat label for weight limits. Babies who have outgrown their infant-only safety seat will need a larger seat that can be used rear-racing, such as a convertible safety seat, until they are 2 years of age.

When should I stop using car seat support?

Generally, you can remove these pillows when your child can support their head well. This is around 3 to 5 months old. With your newborn, you may want to leave the Graco infant car seat head support installed. This gives your baby enough support to avoid excessive wobbling while they are developing their strength.

Can you skip the infant car seat?

Babies outgrow some infant seats relatively quickly. Lots of people find it difficult to squeeze a convertible into the budget after purchasing an infant seat only to use it for less than a year. Skipping the infant seat altogether can save money! A convertible seat is definitely an option.

Can I use a baby carrier instead of a car seat?

It is safe to say that the proper use of child car seats is the safest way to travel with your child in a motor vehicle, due to studies that show the statistics and physics of a car crash. Your baby carrier should never be used to hold your child when riding in a motor vehicle, especially in the event of a crash.

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