What is the maximum weight for an infant car seat?

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What is the weight limit on most infant car seats?

Infant rear facing car seats usually have a weight limit of 22 pounds or more. This should be clearly stated on the label on the side of the seat itself and in the owner’s manual. Convertible seats usually have higher weight limits than infant seats. Most have rear-facing limits of 35 – 40 pounds.

What age is a 30 pound baby?

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SIZE AGE WEIGHT
6–9 months 6–9 months 17–19.5 lb 7.5–9 kg
6–12 months 6–12 months 17–22 lb 7.5–10 kg
12–18 months 12–18 months 22–27 lb 10–12 kg
18 – 24 months 18 – 24 months 27–30 lb 12–13.5 kg

Why do car seats have weight limits?

This is purely a convenience feature that keeps the booster from flying into other occupants if the vehicle is in a crash when the child is not in the seat. The seat belt does the heavy-duty work of restraining the child. Lower anchors only hold in the weight of the booster alone, so weight limits don’t apply.

What are the weight limits for car seats?

California law requires all children under two years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat, unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. Children under the age of 8 are required to be secured in a car or booster seat.

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How old are babies when they are 15 pounds?

Weight Chart

Average Baby Weight During the First Year
Boys Girls
3 Months 14 lbs (6.4 kg) 12 lbs 14 oz (5.8 kg)
4 Months 15 lbs 7 oz (7.0 kg) 14 lbs 2 oz (6.4 kg)
5 Months 16 lbs 9 oz (7.5 kg) 15 lbs 3 oz (6.9 kg)

What car seat should a 60 lb child be in?

All children under the age of 1 should be in a rear-facing child restraint. Kids 1 through 4, or less than 40 pounds, should be in a child restraint. When they’re 5 through 6, or less than 60 pounds, they need to be in a booster seat. They can graduate to an adult seat belt when they’re 7.