What is the weight for a second car seat?

What is the weight for a second car seat?

Current California Law: Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall.

What is the second stage of car seat?

The stage two car seat is generally used until a child is four years old, but again, height and weight are the most important factors.

How much should a child weigh before facing forward in a car seat?

Combination seats with harness: Seats can be used forward facing with a harness for children who weigh up to 40 to 65 pounds (depending on the model) or without the harness as a booster (up to 100–120 pounds, depending on the model).

What weight do you have to be to transition to a booster seat?

Your child is ready for a booster seat when they have outgrown the weight or height limit of their forward-facing harnesses, which is typically between 40 and 65 pounds.

What weight is a Stage 3 car seat?


Group Child’s weight* Approx. age of child
2 15 – 25kg/33 – 55lb 4 to 6 years
1, 2 and 3 9 – 36kg/20 – 79lb 9 months to 12 years
2 and 3 15 – 36kg/33 – 79lb 4 to 12 years
*Applies to R44.04 seats

At what age do you change car seats?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that most children are ready to switch from booster seat to using a seat belt alone somewhere between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.

Can my 18 month old sit forward facing?

The AAP now recommends that kids sit rear-facing until at least age 2 and for longer if possible. NHTSA now recommends: “Your child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer.”

What are the best practice car seat stages?

The Best Practice Car Seat Stages are based upon child restraint systems that have an increased height and weight limit so children can remain rear-facing longer, and in 5-point harness seat and booster seat longer, depending on the height & weight limits, to keep them safer.

What is the weight limit for a 2 year old car seat?

Children under 2 years of age and less than 30 lbs. should ride in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Children from 2 to 4 years of age and weigh between 30 lbs. to 39 lbs. must be secured in a front-facing or rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness

How long does a group 2/3 car seat last?

A group 2/3 car seat will last your child from 15-36kg. That’s from about 3 years to 12 years. Most group 2/3 child car seats don’t have a harness. Instead you’ll secure your child and the seat using the car’s adult seatbelt.

What is the weight limit for a group 1 car seat?

Group 1 toddler car seats usually have a weight limit of 18kg, or a height limit of 105cm for i-Size/R129 seats. This is usually around four years of age. If your child is starting to outgrow his or her toddler seat, it’s time to upgrade to the next stage seat.