What car seat does an 18 month old need?
You’ll need a 0+/1 group size seat for your toddler, and it will need to be rear-facing until your toddler weighs 9kg for weight-based seats or is aged 15 months for i-Size seats. Ideally you will want to keep your child rear-facing for longer, as experts agree this is safer.
What age does the 2 hour car seat rule end?
The advice is not to use car seats for longer than 30 minutes for babies younger than four weeks and not using car seats for more than two hours in one go for babies of all ages (The Lullaby Trust, 2016).
How do you tell when your baby has outgrown infant car seat?
Outgrowing the Car Seat
You’ll know that your baby has outgrown the infant car seat when there is less than an inch of hard shell over the top of baby’s head or when your baby exceeds the maximum height or weight of the car seat.
Should baby seat go behind driver or passenger?
The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.
How long should babies be rear facing?
All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing seat as long as possible until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat manufacturer. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear facing for 2 years or more.