Rear face or forward face...what are you doing and why?
My daughter was rear facing until a little after her first birthday. Her legs were bent from hitting the back of the seat since she's REALLY tall for her age. It was good timing too since I had my son a few months later and we could use the infant car seat!
I plan to rear-face until at least two. Always look at a number of factors. What does the law say? What are the manufacturer's recomendations? what is safest for your child?
Quoting Amberleigh81:I plan on rear facing until my son outgrows his convertible - so 3-4.
Why? Not because it's the law, but because it's the safest thing for him.
It is really inconvenient to have him rear-facing. My seat is moved all the way forward, and passengers don't like riding with me. IDGAF. My child's safety trumps my comfort or my passenger's comfort. Having a kid and being a mom means doing what is BEST for the child.
My son will be rear facing until he reaches either 40lbs or 40 inches (Complete Air 65). Whether that is in 10 1/2 months or in 2 years, I don't care. It's the safest. I have the room in my back seat, and if someone doesn't like not having ALLLLLL of the leg room possible up front, screw them (though really, it's just my husband up there). I don't like having my passenger seat all the way back, anyway. :)I'm not going to knock parents who FF at one year because technically that is the law, but if you think about it... if something horrible were to happen (no fault of your own), adults walk away with whiplash. Babies/toddlers? Break their necks. That's why they recommend RF until at least 2.
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