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Is anyone else struggling with this?

My 18 month old son rides rear facing except in cases where I get a ride and the seat won't fit rear facing (like in a two door car where it just simply doesn't work). I want so badly to turn him to his "big boy" seat even though I am a certified car seat technician and I know he isn't ready. I wish it didn't have to be such a big difference!


Asked by justluvinmyson at 11:45 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • 1st poster, they *can* forward face at 1, but they can also be internally decapitated in a low-speed collision. It's safest to keep them rear-facing for as long as possible.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Sorry, this may sound stupid but I thought they could be in a front facing seat as long as they were 1 year and 20 lbs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I know how you feel. My husband bugs me ALL the time "TURN HER AROUND". I just keep saying no, that rear facing is safer. Period, end of discussion. I just don't even let myself think about forward facing yet.

    Sorry you're having such a hard time... good luck!

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:49 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • It doesn't sound stupid anon. I chose to keep my son rear facing because it is safer and recommended for children under two. Its called extended rear facing.

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 11:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2009