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How on earth do you ERF past age 1? ***UPDATE AFTER TRYING IT***

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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I'm asking because it seriously doesnt make any sense to me. We have 2 different styles of carseats for both girls. and even my youngest hasnt been able to RF since she was 1. Is is our car seats? We just go off of the state requirement for weight and age. My oldest is 3 and 40 inches tall. Youngest is 15 months and 30 inches tall.

We have these carseats for each girl:

They go up to 65 pounds, which in our state is over the requirements for a child restraint being needed. they both say they can rear face to 40 pounds, but both my girls forward faced at a year because their legs were so smooshed.

Is there special car seats for ERF or is just whatever your child can fit safely in until their legs are too long?

***So I tried rearranging somethings in the car to rear face both girls and the 3 year was a little uncomfortable and whined for a little bit. But then she said she was ok after all. Our youngest feel asleep on a 4 minute drive from Walmart to our home. I'm a fan now! I was just always told it was a bad idea so I never gave it much thought!****

 

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thetrollcat
by Meow on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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I dont Im not that anal

MommyBoha
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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Those will work fine. Kids are flexible.
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cLanief
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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They want you to have your children's legs squished.
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stephiebugg
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM

 I think you're just supposed to deal with smooshed legs .

GagaNTattooS
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:47 PM
No idea now my kid is 10 . So I haven't had to deal with car seats in about 5 years. Thank god. But he was rear faced till like 6-8 months and was just too tall. Was it the seat? My car? I drove a 2 door sports car had a eclipes loved that car.
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Ms.Pink.
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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Kids will automatically adjust their legs to a comfortable position.
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GagaNTattooS
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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That's terrible.

Quoting MommyBoha:

Those will work fine. Kids are flexible.
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MissMia22
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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If you get in a wreck the childs entire body will ride out the crash forces by moving AWAY from the back of the car's seat. Broken legs is the most common injury in a FORWARD facing child in fact you pretty much never see it in a rear facing child.

My son erf'd until he hit the weight (40 pounds) and he was 2y9m.
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StevieMarie
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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 I never saw the point to begin with, but now that I hear more and more about it, I go to thinking "are their kids just super short or are mine super long? Lol


Quoting thetrollcat:

I dont Im not that anal


 

numonestunar
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Idk. I just didnt ff until he was almost 3. His legs were a little smooshed but he said it wasnt uncomfortable.
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