A recent article by a major independent testing company has made the recommendation to switch to a convertible car seat sooner rather than later. The majority of newborns come home in a rear facing only car seat and then switch to a convertible car seat when they outgrow their rear facing only car seats.
One of the struggles we hear about from caregivers centers around unbuckling their Littles from a harnessed car seat.
Sometimes, caregivers are eager to transition their Littles to a booster too soon because the struggle to unbuckle becomes unbearable. Whether due to arthritis, a Little who struggles during the process, or cracked skin, this can become a real problem.