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Anyone looking for the reasons parents often move their toddlers to forward facing too soon have come to the right place. 

In this article we will touch on a few of the reasons.

Some Parents Want To Be Able To Interact With Their Children

Many parents don’t want to waste any time not being able to interact with their children. Interaction is important for the mental development of a child, but a car ride with your child shouldn’t be THAT long, anyway. It will not hurt your child to not have interaction in this case, even if you are on a long road trip.

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If you are looking to figure out what the forward facing car seat guidelines are, then you have come to the right place. On this page we will outline what the consensus is and what the different relevant organizations have to say about this issue.

What You Need To Know

Kids just under 2 are suffering more crash related injuries because they are coming out of the rear-facing position too soon. The consensus is that having your child sit in the rear-facing position for as long as possible is the best thing you can do for your child in terms of safety.

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In this article we will tell you whether it is safe for you to move your child to the forward facing position. We will give you the opinion of the top child safety organizations related to car seats.

How Safe Are Forward Facing Car Seats?

The safety of forward facing car seats vary depending on the age of the child and the particular car seat. If you are specifically looking to move to the forward facing position a little early, then you should specifically look for a car seat that’s designed with added side impact and head protection.

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The Chicco KeyFit 30 is a good choice at 16.75 inches wide. It is not quite the slimmest car seat you can find, but it is an excellent car seat overall that should meet any reasonable requirements a parent may have for a car seat. It’s better to use the base (latch system), but if you can not use the base this car seat will allow you to use the seat belt instead.

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I decided that I want a convertible car seat so that my child can stay in the rear facing position for as long as possible, but it has to be one I can easily travel through the airport with. I’ve noticed that my sister had to buy a different car seat because the one she had was too heavy for her to lug around the airport. So it has to be light.

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My friend thought it would be okay to have her baby ride in a jogging stroller at just four months. Is that okay?

You should wait until the baby is at least 6-months old just to be safe. Many babies don’t have the neck strength needed to safely ride in a jogging stroller until they are at least 6-months old. If aren’t willing to wait an extra couple of months, then take your baby in to the pediatrician and ask her if she thinks it will be ok.

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My friend is determined to go jogging with me and picked up a “jogging stroller” that looked similar to mine. Turns out it wasn’t a jogging stroller at all and is just a “full-sized” stroller that kind-a-sort-a looks like what I have. Is it ok for her to jog with it?

Can I Run With A Regular Stroller?

No, usually these full-sized strollers aren’t great for jogging. Most of these full-sized strollers typically have these fake rubber tires that are plastic and have rubber covering them for cosmetic purposes. That means that the baby will bounce all over the place as you are jogging.

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If you are looking to figure out when it is safe to remove the insert from your baby’s car seat then you have come to the right place. We answer the question in depth on this page and give you all the information you need about the topic.

When Do I Remove The Infant Car Seat Insert?

Taking the infant insert out too soon will cause the baby to slump down too low and not fit the seat harness correctly. A good way to determine if your baby is ready for the insert to be removed is to look at the straps. You can safely remove the insert when your baby’s shoulders are level with the straps (or pretty close to it). This should happen when your baby is around 5-6 months old, but I have heard some parents say that the straps were pushing down on their baby too much at just 3 and 1/2 months old.

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I’m ready to get back out there and jog so I bought this new stroller for jogging with my baby. Is there is any way I can avoid waiting until my baby is 6-months old to use this jogging stroller?

No, you are never supposed to jog with an infant under 6 months old. You might have seen infant car seat attachments that go on jogging strollers. They include infant car seat attachments for jogging strollers just so you can walk with the baby in the car seat. Without it the ride would be too strenuous for the baby’s neck even if you are just walking.

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On this page you will find the lightest jogging stroller available on the market. This is a full fledged jogging stroller, safe, and well made. It’s actually one of the best jogging strollers on the market.

At just under 20 and 1/2 pounds the Thule Glide is the lightest jogging stroller we could find on the market. It’s an easy-to-use jogging stroller that folds easily with little stress or problems.

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