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car seats and feet

my ds is 9 months old and he weighs about 25 pounds he is also in 19 month clothes he is very long he is still rear facing in his car seat but now his feet have to be pulled up on the seat because his legs are to long does any one elese have this problem texas law states that he has to be in a rear facing position till he is 20 pounds and 1 year of age i am good with it but how do i make him comfortable in the mean time any suggestions would be apprecitated thank you

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Asked by rjsjjs1 at 10:51 AM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my dd is the same age and same way. she 21 lbs but shes really tall. I switched her from an infant carseat to a convertable carseat and it gives her a little more room. if she grows any taller though it may be a problem

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 11:02 AM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Yes, switch her to a convertable car seat. She will sit deeper in the seat and her legs may not touch the seat of your vehicle. Great job on following the law! A lot of people insist that the one year/20 pounds mark is not the law.

    Answer by jamesmommy12 at 11:30 AM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • It's fine that his legs are like that. What might not be comfortable for you is just fine for a baby (they put there feet in their mouth!) And he's safe that way too... children can rearface until preschool... they just bend their knees or cross their legs. There has never been any reports of broken legs due to rear facing.... however plenty of children die from broken necks or other injuries from early forward facing.
    If you don't have a convertible already I would get one... they have a bit more room.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:21 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

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