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rear facing car seats

Anonymous
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So my ds is 18 months and 23 lbs and is still rear facing. I know how much safer rear facing is vs forward facing. When did u ladies turn your babies around?
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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jillbailey26
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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My boys (now 8 & 10) were a year and 20lbs.  That was before all of this extended rear facing stuff was really starting.  I didn't know about it.

My daughter (4) rear faced until 3½.  


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:37 AM

with my first I didn't know that RF was the safest  :(   so I turned him around at two

with my second he stayed RF until he reached the weight limit of his seat- they didn't have ones that would RF to 45 like they do now (he is six)   so his limit was 32...he was three months shy of being three

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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I turned my son around at 1 year. Yes, I know I am a horrible excuse for a mother.
mewebb82
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

I turned my 2 oldest around at 1. I didn't know about erf until after my 2nd child had already been ffing for over a year. I'm keeping my youngest rear facing as long as possible now that I know.

BlessedBeX3
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

 When i had my first dd and even my second DD i knew nothing about extended rear facing. I thought all children were front faced at a year so whats what we did. our third child tho, she's almost 19 months (in two days) she's still rear facing but she's been in the same carseat since she was born. We have yet to find a convertable carseat. Not because of the price, but the SIZE. We have an isuzu rodeo and we have three carseats that are the the back (its a 5 seater car) and the carseat shes in now just fits with the two toddler seats, so we have a to find a convertable carseat that will fit back there have the door be able to close. I dont even want to take her anywhere bc I know she has to be over the weight limit now :[

AHmom103
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

 My girls both were both turned around at 20 lbs. My oldest was 12 1/2 months, my youngest was around 14 months.

Mdmooch
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:42 AM
My oldest is 3 1/2 almost and still RF.
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alexsmomaubrys2
by Emerald Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I turned mine around at 1 but I don't think they had seats that rear-faced beyond 20lbs when mine were little. They are 7 & 8 now.

My nephew is 3 1/2 and still rear-faced! I bought him the seat he is using so he could continue to rear-face! He's got at least another 6 months to a year before he will have to forward face.

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MamaBuck09
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Both of mine did the turn around at a year, there's no way they could have stayed with their height. I'm not going to have their legs all bunched up and not comfy when they can be turned around and have more room. But we are always on long drives.
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danie24
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:46 AM

 

My daughter was 5 and my son was 4.

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