How long do you plan to rear face? What seat do you have and what are the limits? I'm very curious to find out the highest weight limit for a seat and it's quality. I thought I would turn my daughter at 2, but she will be 2 in a month and I'm going to wait. Her seat rear faces until 35lbs and she is only 28lbs, so I think I will definitely wait until at least Christmas time. It is easier to think of it in 6 month increments...lol. I just want her to be as safe as possible. Her feet barely touch the back seat, she doesn't mind rear facing (she doesn't know anything different) and so I think it would be silly not to continue rear facing until she exceeds the limits on the seat. Do any other mothers have a limit on erf? Maybe at 2 they turn? No bashing please. This is not for drama. If you choose not to erf........that's fine with me, not my child. I'm only asking for feedback from other erf moms. Thanks.
Answer by Arisce at 2:06 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by coralbeth at 2:30 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by Nyx7 at 7:23 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by Auntiemom410 at 10:32 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
What will you do if your HSer is still too light to move from his/er car seat, per your state's guidelines? Will you force them to continue to sit in a safety seat? If not, why if the total focus is safety? Some of us are petite and have tiny, thin children, who stay that way beyond the "Toddler" years. My brother, a veteran firefighter and paramedic has an 11 y.o.son who weighs 60 lbs. She will be in the 6th grade in the Fall. He is not in a safety seat, and rides the school bus to and from school each day.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:50 AM on Jun. 3, 2010
So, you haven't thought beyond age 8? How is asking a simple question, to those who are so passionate about a subject, bashing? Maybe one of the other posters has an idea. I am very interested in terms of "safety". For those with no answer, feel free to skip the response as well, thanks~
Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
Answer by BridgetC140 at 1:27 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
Again, Bridget, my answer was not directed at you, the mother of a wee one. There is no need to ask another question, but thanks for your kind suggestion. Have a great day.
If future studies indicate that ERF is safer for all kids, how will that affect your decisions, Bridget? Safety being the factor, correct. 25 years ago, these ideas (ERF) did not exist. 50 years ago car seats were not even used. See the pattern......
Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
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