when can a baby sit forward facing in a car seat?
a toddler would need to be at least 15 kilograms (33 pounds), and the car seat needs to be turned back in to position.
when using a rear-facing car seat, the baby's head will actually benefit from contact with the foam of the seat or by holding it in their hands; meaning, for smaller babies when they are too young to sit up well on their own, having something supporting their head can make them more comfortable while they sleep. however when switching over to a forward-facing position where there is extreme pressure on their neck caused by acceleration, high speeds and sudden changes in direction, this support becomes unnecessary.
also remember that rear-facing seats are better for under 1 year old because it lessens
can my 1 year old sit in a front facing car seat?
yes, your 1 year old can sit in a front facing car seat. for both safety and comfort, the american academy of pediatrics (aap) recommends that all children under the age of 2 years ride in rear-facing car safety seats. regardless of maturity level, the aap only recommends forward-facing car seats for children over 2 years who weigh more than 20 pounds and are at least 3 feet tall.
reasons for this include:
1) the child's crib or bedroom provides much more protection for an infant than does any type of seat alone; therefore, it is best to keep infants confined to their sleep environment as long as possible
2) the spine continues to develop throughout early childhood; according to