Is my child too tall or heavy for his/her carseat?

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Is my child too tall or heavy for his/her carseat?

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Please consult the manual for your carseat first. The weight limits are also listed on decals attached to the carseat. Most current infant seats have 20 or 22 pound weight limits, though some models go to 30 or 35 pounds. Most current convertible seats have rear-facing limits of 30, 33 or 35 pounds. Many convertibles have 40 pound limits when front-facing, though some models have increased forward-facing weight limits. Some forward-facing models are also limited to 40 pounds using the built-in harness. “Combination” seats are carseats with internal harnesses that can be removed then converted to belt positioning boosters. (See instructions for the maximum weight limit for the harness.) Height limits may be listed in the owner’s manual. Otherwise, rear-facing babies in an infant seat are too tall if the top of their head is within one inch of the top of the carrier shell. For a rear-facing convertible seat, the child is too tall when the top of their head is at the level of the top of t

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