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How many of you did/are doing the extended rear facing???

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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I am getting a little agitated about this topic. I just want to see what the general consensus is. My son is 15 months and we changed him to FF at 14 months. I am sick of people implying that I am a bad mother becuase I want my child to be comfortable. He is a tall toddler and his legs were getting cramped. He met all requirements to become FF though.

by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:42 PM

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UxorQuodMatris
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:43 PM

 My girls are 2 and 3 and they're both RF.

wife.and.mommy
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM

1 year and 20 lbs is when my DD will be turned, and my son was turned as well.

i go by the RECOMMENDED age and weight range, and as of 2010 it is still posted as 1 year and 20 lbs.

Age Group 

Type of seat

General Guidelines

 

Infants 

 

Infant seats and rear-facing convertible seats

 

Infants should ride rear-facing until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat’s manufacturer. At a minimum, children should ride rear-facing until they have reached at least 1 year of age and weigh at least 20 pounds. When children reach the highest weight or length allowed by the manufacturer of their infant-only seat, they should continue to ride rear-facing in a convertible seat.

KCarroll08
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM

I can see your point about how he wasn't fitting well facing rear.  I plan to stay rear facing as long as possible.  If she, like your son, becomes cramped the I will turn her as long as she meets requirements.

CullenLover
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM

i dont RF , we only RF a little past a yr , both my kids are tall kids and there was no way i was going to have them cramped.

Jewelzgirl
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I turned my child around the moment she qualified.  I never heard of erf or anything like that before this site.  Would I do it if I had to do it again.  Nope.  It was bad enough I couldn't see her when she was rear faced.  I couldn't get her turned around fast enough.  

carterscutie85
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I am going to buy a Graco MyRide65 and that RF till 40lbs. Then it forwards faces so after 40lbs I will switch him, he should be well over a year old by that time I imagine. I just want him to RF as long as possible.

ZoeCY
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:47 PM

My daughter will be two in a week and she is still rear facing.  It is what is best for our family.

BabyJae
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:50 PM
My dd was rear faced until she was 18 months because she didn't meet the requirements. My son is 10 months and well over 20lbs and when he turns 1 I will b ff him. I can careless what someone else has to say.
WheelersWife88
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:50 PM

My son is only 9 months so we still HAVE to rear face him. He is a big boy though 26lbs 31inches long. I bought the MyRide65 so we can keep him RF as long as possible. It is just my personal opinion but I want to feel like I did everything possible to keep him safe if an accident did happen.

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