How long should my baby be in an infant car seat?

Suzie Kim, Crime Prevention, Santa Monica Police Department, explains how long is recommended for a baby to use an infant car seat for
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How long should my baby be in an infant car seat?

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A lot of parents really question when their child is ready to move from an infant car seat into a convertible car seat. On your seat, there are stickers that the manufactures posted and usually the weight restriction is about 30 pounds. You can check on the seat and you can also check on the instruction manual to what those requirements are. When your child is 2 years old, that’s the general time that we would like to turn our baby around to forward pacing. That’s all because of spine and neck development. When they’re under 2 years of age, they just don’t have the muscle tone in their neck to support them if they stop suddenly or you’re involve in a crash. That can cause permanent or even fatal injuries.

Suzie Kim, Crime Prevention, Santa Monica Police Department, explains how long is recommended for a baby to use an infant car seat for

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Suzie Kim

Crime Prevention, Santa Monica Police Dept.

Suzie Kim has spent more than five years teaching parents and caregivers how to safely install their car seat systems.  Suzie and her partner hold monthly car seat inspection events at the Santa Monica Police Department, providing education on the proper use and installation of the various types of car seats as well as sharing information on seat belts, air bags, and the proper time to switch car seat systems. She tries to fit in as many appointments as possible and has assisted parents/caregivers with over 1,500 car seat installations! Suzie has been with the Santa Monica Police Department for 14 years working in Crime Prevention and Community Relations. She serves on the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, YMCA Early Childhood Development Board, and as an Explorer Advisor for the Santa Monica Police Department. In her free time Suzie enjoys spending time with her four sons, swimming, travelling, and other outdoor adventures.

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