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Help ! Front facing car seats !

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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The car seat said the baby should be 20pounds + & 1 year old . I know some people keep their child rear facing for a few years . But are there any moms that front faced their baby when he/she was a year old and 20+ pounds ?
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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jackiewal10
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM

My kids all rear face until they are 2.  One and 20 (they HAVE to be both) is the bare minimum.

LoveMyBug2013
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Our carseat goes to 40 lbs rear facing. DS will be there until 2 AND he requests to turn around OR until he reaches 39 pounds or so.

He has ridden one time in a front facing and it was an emergency daycare pick up for less than a mile because it wasn't worth turning the seat around.  My BIL drove under the speed limit and extra carefully. If it had been any longer than that he would have turned the seat around.

Mom2Just1
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM
We rf past 1. We are 20 months and rear facing.
JenniferMiller0
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I rear faced until my son was 18 months and 23 pounds.

PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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I did because that was the recommendation 16 years ago.  

leighannejlee
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:19 PM
My carseat says 20+pounds & 12 months or older
WILDCATGAL78
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Here's a bump for ya!

My daughter is 17 months. We still rear face as she is barely 20 lbs and we will rear face until age two and/or 40 lbs.

babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

What exactly are you looking for?  Of course there were and still are uneducated parents who either don't know, don't care, or live in such a bubble they think "that will never happen" to them so they go and forward face at or below the minimum legal limit.  If you child is above the legal minimums of 20(some it is 22lbs) and over 1yr then it is your choice on whether to forward face it is no longer the recommendation however because all those with any kind of research and education will tell you to wait until a minimum of 30lbs and 2yrs or max out the weight of your convertible carseat.

waytomanykids10
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Two words: Internal decapitation. Is it really worth the chance? Why would you not want to do the best you can to keep your child safe?
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KRhyMama2013
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:38 PM

They are saying as close to 4y/o as you can get now, due to the spinal ossification being more mature and able to withstand a collision, if I had turned my son around at 20lbs, he would have been turned at 6mo.  I plan on keeping him turned until he is 2y/o.

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