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DONT WANT ANY BASHING - SERIOUS QUESTION!!!

Extended Rear Facing -- Why? I seen pics of kids rear face and were tall and had nooo room! Legs in the air , cramped up ... Do you care about comfort? Would you HONESTLY ride 7,8,9 hours w/ your legs all jumbled up in a weird postion? ...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Jun. 18, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I don't think that a baby needs to be rear facing until a year old. I turned my son around to forward facing at 6 months because be was too long. And I did this with his pediatricians advice. I think that once they hit 20 pounds and their doctor approves, then they should be turned around to face forward. JMO
    logansmommy711

    Answer by logansmommy711 at 10:04 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Comfort versus possible death... hmmm.. such a difficult decision...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • "Why Rear-Facing is Safest" -- http://www.car-safety.org/rearface.html

    And, if you're still not convinced - watch this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRP7ynNI8mI (not graphic, don't worry.)
    ladysavage

    Answer by ladysavage at 10:05 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Excuse my ignorance but what is extended rear facing mean exactly?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • I go with what's safest, not what's most comfortable.
    goldenfox

    Answer by goldenfox at 10:06 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • She is NOT asking why rear facing but WHY extended!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Logansmommy - you broke the law, and your ped should be fired. Absolutely shameful.
    ladysavage

    Answer by ladysavage at 10:06 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • logansmommy711 - i had a tall son too! i was going to ERF , but my god , the boys legs were cramped like hell and i felt bad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • This logic is flawed. By that reasoning a person should not wear a hard hat in construction zones because they are uncomfortable. A person that can not swim and is going out on a boat should not wear a life vest, because they are uncomfortable. A person that works in a loud factory should not wear ear plugs... because they are uncomfortable. Get where I am going with this?
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 10:07 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • wow logans i think that crazy! just because they are 20 pounds doesnt mean there necks are strong enough! I think you need a new dr. A baby neck at 6 months are not strong enough to be forward facing. But then again its your kid and not mine....sooo Do what you do.
    I switched my son forward facing at about 13 months and he was 20 pounds. I was going to wait til 14 months because he was 2 months early. But ended up doing it at 13 month. He loves it!
    DilsMommy

    Answer by DilsMommy at 10:09 AM on Jun. 18, 2009

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