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my son is 7 months old, he will be 8 months May 2nd.<br><br>
At his last physical he was 18 pounds that was a month ago so he may be about 20 pounds or so.<br><br>
I forget how long he was at his last appointment.<br><br>
His (c)ankles hang off the edge of the car seat now.<br><br>
I was wondering when a good time would be to switch him from his infant car seat to his convertable (sp?) one?<br><br>
Should I have done it already?
 

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Check your manual for the weight/height limit on your infant seat. He'll have to be moved before he gets to that weight/height, or 1 inch below the plastic on the backrest. Other than that, you can move him whenever you want.<br><br>
Our infant seat limits out at 22lbs and 29", and we moved her over to the convertible when she was 5.5 months old, 27-ish inches and around 19lbs.<br><br>
ETA: our convertible weight limits are 5lbs and 48lbs. Not sure of the height, but I know she's well within at this point.
 

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My daugher is in her convertible car seat now, we switched last month..she's 11 months old now. Believe or not the wt limits are from 5-35lbs<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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he sounds like he is too long for the seat if his ankles are hanging off the end-- I would move him now.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">he sounds like he is too long for the seat if his ankles are hanging off the end-- I would move him now.</div>
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Actually, safety in the seat has nothing to do with the length of his legs. It has to do with the length of his torso and head. Since kids are all proportioned differently, some kids will outgrow a seat long before their ankles hit the end of the seat, while others can have their feet dangling off the edge (or bent while riding) safely for quite a while.<br><br>
He needs a full inch between the top of his head and the top of the seat, since his body may move up that much during a collision, and his neck won't be protected properly his head it it slides above the seat.<br><br>
Be sure to use the convertible seat in the rear facing position until AT LEAST his first birthday- but it's safest to leave him rear facing until he's either too tall or too heavy to rear-face in the seat- check the convertible seat's manual to find out the weight limits, and the height limit is the same as for the infant seat- until his head is an inch shorter than the back of the seat.
 
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