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How long did you/will you rear face??

My son I rear faced until he was like 9 months :( I know I know BAD MOMMY!! But I had no clue about extended rear facing and he met the height and weight requirements..
But my daughter will be turned around at 2 years old.. She is currently 11 months right now..

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Asked by KBM99 at 12:36 AM on Nov. 15, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • ohh man I can't imagine rear facing until two! My twin boys are MONSTERS theyre HUGE lol I think they would break through into the trunk if I tried that. I waited until they were one and 22 pounds. Taden is just a bit over 22 pounds but hes tall.

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 12:43 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Wait, extended rear what? Lol.

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 12:44 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I put my daughter in a front facing car seat as soon as her legs were being squashed by the seat. I think she was about 9 months old.

    Answer by TiffanyPlew at 12:46 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • both my girls until 12 months. Guess i've never heard of it either.... I think it'd be hard to keep a child that age in a seat for very long if all they have to look at is the seat of your car... but i could be wrong :)

    Answer by young-not-dumb at 12:47 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • My Son started riding forward-facing at 15 months old, and He was about 22lbs by then. I waited a little longer than the 1 year/20lbs requirement just to be on the safer side. Had I know about ERF..I would have waited until He was 2 before facing Him forward.

    Answer by -AJ at 12:49 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I thought they were supposed to go front facing at 1 year and 20 pounds?

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 12:50 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Holy crap do none of yall know about ERF? Do yall not read post about it?? Its extended rear facing.. Its safer for them.. Google it or post a post on CM about it you'll learn pretty quick..

    Comment by KBM99 (original poster) at 1:20 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Until 1 year, or 30 lbs =)

    Answer by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 1:58 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • You guys know that a baby MUST, by LAW, rear face until they are at least 1 year, right? Have you seen the videos of what happens to babies when they are forward facing too soon?
    DS was rear facing until his knees were in his ears.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:38 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • at one year i turn them around...period.... i try not to fall into silly trends that are just as dangerous as the other way arond

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 8:59 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

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