The age at which a child outgrows a capsule or any child restraint will differ depending on each child's growth rate.
All capsules and child restraints have maximum limits that your child must fit within and as children grow at different rates, they will all reach these limits at different ages.
A baby in the high percentile may outgrow a capsule before 6 months old while a baby on the low percentile may still comfortably fit in that same capsule at 18 months old. If you are researching capsules and child restraints when pregnant, you will not be able to determine how long your baby will be in any child restraint. This will become clearer when they are born and you become familiar with their growth rate.
It’s important to read and understand the limits of your child restraint prior to using it. The maximum limits will be displayed on the child restraint itself and in the instruction manual. They will not be based on age, they will be based on your baby’s weight and/or height, and may be displayed differently, depending on the model of your capsule.
Take the time to read and understand these limits, and check your baby’s fit in your capsule every month or so, to be sure they are still travelling safely.
To understand the limits of the Edwards & Co Avery Capsule, read our FAQ “When has my child outgrown my Edwards & Co Capsule?”