quick question

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Registered: 12-11-2009
quick question
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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 12:16pm

Hi, ladies,

A while back I'd asked about convertible carseats that would allow my little one to remain rearfacing as long as possible. You all know why I'd want to do that :)

I suddenly realized at LO's 4 month appt that she's likely to outgrow her infant seat in length before she outweighs it. She's in a Graco SnugRide (22 lbs, 29 in limit). She's currently 11.5 lbs and 24 in.

Someone told me you measure by torso or something? I don't know how to decide when to move on up to a convertible and how to rate a convertible since LO is 8% in weight but 25% in height.

Thanks in advance!!!

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Registered: 10-13-2006
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 3:37pm
You probably have several more months in the Snugride. The seat is outgrown when the baby reaches the weight limit OR her head is within 1 inch from the top of the seat (the hard shell, not the padding). My little guy has always been about 80-90% in height and 10-20% in weight, and he outgrew it at about 10 months. I don't think he hit the weight limit until about 16 months. It depends on if your kid has a long torso or long legs (mine is leggy), so actually looking at the baby in the seat is the best way to know.
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