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Question about straps in car seat...

Hi Ladies.. When did you move up the straps on the car seat? Brayden is 4 months old (in 2 days) and the straps were all the way at the bottom and it was just too tight and also too hard to get him in and out of them so I moved them up. Has anyone else ran into this problem and what did you do about it? I'm wondering if they have to be a certain age, weight, or height to move the straps up.

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480331 tn?1310403529
In an infant car seat, you can adjust the straps at anytime to adjust to your baby as they grow.  You position your baby facing forward once he is 20lbs or 1 yrs old.  There is conflicting answers to this, because some babies weigh 20lbs+ before the one year mark.  You can call your local State Police Dept and they will have the guidelines, as well as showing you exactly how your infant car seat should be installed and secured.
208686 tn?1293030503
Thanks Pam!He isn't 20 lbs yet but he sure is getting longer! I can imagine how uncomfortable he must be all cramped up!
171867 tn?1271044148
I had to move our up at about 3 months the first time we now have them alll  the way up! and his feet are starting to hang over the seat..lol and Ty was 5 months Aug28 I just kep the chest harness Strap snug against his chest! cant believe our babes are growing up!!!
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