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A 3 year old sitting like a baby?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

My son is 3, almost 4 and I was chatting with another mom at his school today while I was waiting to pick my boy up. We continued our conversation and walked in to the parking lot together. I was parked right next to her! We kept talking while my son got in to his seat and her daughter got in to hers. But it was the weirdest thing. Her daughter was backwards in the seat, you know like how you put a baby in.

I've never seen this before is this because she has some sort of disability or something? I didn't want to be insensitive and ask the mom. Does anyone know what that could be?

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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LeiahAsh2012
by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM
This. We our DS was rear facing until a month ago. He's 4.


Quoting jillbailey26:

It's extended rear facing.  Most likely she had a convertible seat.  It's proven to be safer.  The AAP actually recommends that you keep them rear facing until 2 or they reach the rear facing limits of the seat.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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So keeping your child safe is ridiculous?


Quoting Anonymous:

yeah ive heard of people keeping their kids rear facing that long - they say as long as the restricts on the seat allow for it its safe. personally i think its alittle ridiculous.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM


Quoting jillbailey26:

It's extended rear facing.  Most likely she had a convertible seat.  It's proven to be safer.  The AAP actually recommends that you keep them rear facing until 2 or they reach the rear facing limits of the seat.

Thank you for explaining it. I've never heard of it before. My son had an infant carrier that was backwards but when he was old enough we had to turn it around and get him a new seat.

Mommynwife26
by Gold Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Its called extended rear facing. My dd is 2 and stil rearfacing and she will till 35lbs
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Ultra_
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Now tons of moms keep the kids facing the back of the car like babies do. It's safer if there is an accident. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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So you don't research on your own before making life decisions for your child(ren)? You just blindly do what you see others doing? Wow.


Quoting Anonymous:

Sorry. They didn't cover car seats in college. 

Quoting flcowgrl23:

Wow. Education is a beautiful thing.





Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting flcowgrl23:

A lot of moms rear face until 4 or even 5 depending on seat limitations. It's much safer than forward facing.

I don't understand





Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Can't decide if trolling or just ignorant. :-(

We can't all be experts on everything. I am ignorant about rear facing, I guess. That's why people ask questions. 

KayelynnsMama
by Gold Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM

DD will be 3 in March. She still rear faces.AKA 'sits like a baby.'

My step daughter is 4 and a half and just turned forward facing about a month ago when she outgrew her seat.

Ber-Lynn
by Count Me In on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Oh no honey, lots of moms rear face to 3 or 4.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Is your name Whitney by chance? Lol
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