Are these new suggestions of age and weight changing your mind when to forward face?
Answer by KariLyn84 at 12:24 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 10:54 PM on Apr. 17, 2011
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:56 PM on Apr. 17, 2011
I moved mine when their legs were to long to face backwards. It would have crushed their legs if they had been rear facing and an accident had accrued. I think it should depend on the child.
Answer by sweetangie79 at 11:15 PM on Apr. 17, 2011
Answer by acastle2 at 1:45 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Kids are WAY more flexible than adults. ALL of the testing prove that rearfacing is 500 times safer. There are NO instances of broken or crushed legs in an older rearfacing child. The number one injury to a forward facing child is: BROKEN/CRUSHED legs and pelvis fractures followed by spinal injuries. Your kids legs are more likely to be uncomfortable just from dangling when forward facing than they will ever be when rearfacing.
The rearfacing center installed carseat has also be developed the nickname by EMT of: The Orphan Seat. Why? Because in a crash, that child is far likely to out survive anyone else in the car.
Besides, the RULE is NOT 4lbs. The new recommendations are 2 y/o and 30lbs. I will however, turn mine when they hit the MAX for the safest seat I could find. Which is 40lbs and 49in.
Answer by vgaines at 4:14 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by GlamFangirl_48 at 4:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011