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How long did you Rear-face your child?

The minimum age is 1 year old and the minimum weight is 20 pounds to turn the carseat to forward facing. So how long did you leave your child rear-facing?

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Asked by MommaRoxanne at 1:45 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I'm pretty sure we lugged our first DD around in a rear-facing seat until she was at least 18/19 months. LOL when we finally realized she was plenty big for a front-facing seat, we were like, "What are we doing?!" With DD#2, we waited until she was about 14 months and 23 pounds.

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 1:49 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Until her 1st birthday.

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 1:50 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • 11 months. Her knees were bending up to her chest rear facing. And she was 22 lbs so it was time. Doctor said it was fine.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:50 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • until 1 year.

    Answer by purpleducky at 1:53 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • #1~a year
    #2~18 mths(he was smaller then my oldest so we waited til he weighed a bit more)
    #3~13 mths(would have been a year but we were too lazy to turn it right off)


    Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:55 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I am so sad at all these answers so far. Both my girls will remain rearfacing until the limit of their seat which is 35lbs BECAUSE it is the SAFEST.

    My 3 yr old is 30lbs and still rearfacing
    My 2 yr old is 25 lbs and still rearfacing.

    Answer by wendy46121 at 2:09 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Until they hit 20 pounds but they were both older than 1 year when they did this. DS was 18 months and DD was practically 2. They're pretty small kids! lol. DD is almost 3 now and still only 24 pounds.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:09 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • We turned him forward facing 1 week before his 1st birthday.

    Answer by makelineerror at 4:24 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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