My grand-daughter is 1 year old and a big kid. I've heard it's safest to leave children rear facing as long as possible. Do you turn the seat around if the child can put her feet on the back of the seat? or do you just make them bend their legs and wait until the weight limit is reached?Answer Question
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 8:21 PM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jul. 2, 2009
It does not matter if their legs hit the seat, they can fold them, spread them over the sides, or just prop them up on the seat. They will find what is comfy for them. It is safest to keep them rearfacing until the limits of the seat. Once she hits the rearfacing weight limit, or her head is within 1in. of the top of the carseat's shell then she'll need to be turned forward.
Answer by sarahmae3 at 8:53 PM on Jul. 2, 2009
If your main concern is the safety of the child, keep them rear-facing until they reach the maximum weight limit for the car seat (usually 33 or 35 pounds). Toddlers are not uncomfortable with their legs folded the way adults would be, and if rear-facing is what they're used to, they don't mind. My son is 2 1/2 years old and still rear-facing. His safety is my primary concern and he is happy rear-facing. Here is a 38-second video that shows forward and rear-facing children in the same crash test.
Answer by DeTora_Family at 10:40 PM on Jul. 2, 2009
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