My dd is 20 months old and just now her feet/legs are hitting the backseat making it look as if it's uncomfortable to continue rearfacing. My mother, mil and SO all want me to turn her around bc she "looks" uncomfy" Keep in mind she is perfectly fine and happy and does not complain. All I keep telling them is that she is safest turned around but then I don't really have information to back it up...& end up sounding dumb. I was wondering if you could show me some websites or books on it. Or am I in the wrong and now it is time to forward face her bc her knees are starting to bend? We go to the DRS this Monday (so i'll get her accurate weight/height) but I would say she is a little over 25lbs and i'm not sure about her height....her carseat weight limit goes up to 35lbs rearfacing.
Also I'm from the state of NY and was wondering if the highway patrol has a website ...I couldn't come across it.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by ilovemypnut86 at 5:49 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
“In Scandinavian countries it’s common to keep children rear facing up to 3 or 4 years old and there’s some good data there that proves it’s effective,”
“When I talk to parents some feel that the bigger children are more at risk for leg injuries because their legs are bunched up. But that concern has never been borne out in the data,” says Arbogast. “Besides, remember, the risks you’re trying to prevent by keeping a child rear-facing are head and spinal injuries.” Broken legs are easy fixes compared to the other injuries, she notes.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:07 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:08 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by brandnewmama at 9:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2009