My kids, 2.5 and 1, have their doctor appts on Tuesday. I am thinking our Dr. might talk about this issue, and I haven't heard much about it at all so I want to be prepared:
What is this Extended Rear Face all about? Like how long are ppl keeping their kids rear facing now? And do you personally do it with your children?
I must have missed the memo! lol
Answer by miasmommy21407 at 12:19 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
Just found this online
Babies should be in rear-facing car seats for as long as possible, to the limits of their rear-facing car seat. Extended rear-facing, beyond one year and 20 pounds, has big safety advantages that parents should strongly consider. In fact, the most recent study on this subject shows that toddlers are up to five times safer if they remain rear-facing until age two. Turning baby's car seat around isn't a milestone to rush on. It's actually a step down in safety, so don't be in a hurry to make the big switch.
Answer by MumaSue at 12:05 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by mommytoJames512 at 12:42 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by wonderwhatsnext at 12:21 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
Here are a few crash test links to show you the difference in rear facing vs forward facing: http://www.oeamtc.at/netautor/html_seiten/...icosipriori.mpg
Here is a crash test of a 12 month old RFing
Then, here is the SAME 12 month old FFing