There aren't really any cons unless you count the back of your seat being kind of dirty from having a kid kicking it. Rear facing has been found in crash tests to be 500% safer for kids than forward facing. You can google crash tests, but the basic physics is that when a child is rear facing, the carseat takes the brunt of the crash forces rather than the child. Since a child's spine doesn't begin fusing until somewhere between 3 and 6 years old, this is a lifesaving difference. Car accidents are the number one killer of children under 14 in the US, so I figure anything I can do to keep my kid safer in the car is a good idea. Check out the car seat safety group for more complete information about car seats.
There are only pros to this, the longer a child rf the safer they are.
Pros, pros, pros only!
Except of course that your stupid/annoying friends/family might have rude comments because they don't take the time to educate themselves as well.
What's considered "extended"? Carseats are one thing I don't know a whole lot about.
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