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    Forward or rear facing car seat?

    I need to get a car seat for my 9 month old, should it be a forward or rear facing one?

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    for 9 months, rear-facing.

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    when can I change to forward facing? Any brand suggestions?

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    I got a Britax that can be turned. Some advise turning at a certain weight (c9kg), others go by height.
    I like the Maxi-cosi but it's only forward facing.

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    It obviously depends on the law, but in the US it's rear facing up to 1 year AND 20lbs. Here in Europe, where I now live, it depends on the seat type, but type I needs to be rear facing. My kids have been rear facing up to 15 months (26lbs) in US Britax seats.

    ETA: Britax will go rear facing up to 33lbs, like most US seats (33-35lbs). In most European countries only the type I seats (infant carriers) will go rear facing (which I personally think is a shame and wrong), and most children will get out of those before age 1 (because of height, they go up to 13kg).
    Last edited by MommyTo3; 03-12-2008 at 12:04 AM.

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