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A 3 year old sitting like a baby?

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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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Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM
A TON actually.


Quoting TexanMomOf6:

Graco makes a carseat that is rear facing to 50 lbs. (60lb? I forget) ANYWAYS, it is supposed to be safer than front facing. I don't know how many studies there have been to validate that.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

When did you turn your kid(s) around, OP? Just curious.

I don't remember. When we got him a new seat, I think. 

flcowgrl23
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Troll.


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





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one_on_the_way
by Silver Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Extended Rear Facing ---- I JUST moved my son from rear facing in July  (he turned 3 in May).   Rear facing is the safest position for ANY person to be (even adults....but that isn't really possible for us).

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Was he under a year old?

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Anonymous:

When did you turn your kid(s) around, OP? Just curious.

I don't remember. When we got him a new seat, I think. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM


Quoting TexanMomOf6:

Graco makes a carseat that is rear facing to 50 lbs. (60lb? I forget) ANYWAYS, it is supposed to be safer than front facing. I don't know how many studies there have been to validate that.

OMG! I think my son will be 12 before he's 60lbs

imafuswb
by ★Rainbow Brite★ on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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Ass. Why don't you take this opportunity to help the OP learn about something she (and MANY others) have never heard of instead of being a superior bitch and belittling her?

Quoting flcowgrl23:

Troll.




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






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flcowgrl23
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Because one I don't believe her. And two, it's simple. Do research. They don't cover it in college? Come on now.

I'll take your label as an ass. Whatever gets your goat.


Quoting imafuswb:

Ass. Why don't you take this opportunity to help the OP learn about something she (and MANY others) have never heard of instead of being a superior bitch and belittling her?



Quoting flcowgrl23:

Troll.






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








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jillbailey26
by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM


Quoting Anonymous:


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.

If you wanted to continue rear facing (for the next child, if that's your plan), you would get a convertible seat to replace the infant seat.  Then keep the seat rear facing for as long as you feel is necessary.  You would have to check with the seat for the weight limits.  Then once you decide to turn him around, you just take that same seat and flip it around to forward facing.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

kissmiss213
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM

extended rear facing. some people do it.

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