Who's Still Rear-Facing?

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Who's Still Rear-Facing?

Turned to Forward-Facing at 12 months
23
33%
Still Rear-Facing at 12 months
7
10%
13 months
7
10%
14 months
3
4%
15 months
10
14%
16 months
4
6%
17 months
2
3%
18 months
4
6%
19 months
2
3%
20 months
2
3%
21 months
0
No votes
22 months
2
3%
23 months
0
No votes
24 months
0
No votes
2 years+
4
6%
 
Total votes : 70

Postby emoprincesa » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:14 pm

Kelly13 wrote:I want to leave Jason in a 5 point harness as long as possible, so we'll need another car seat eventually, because the one he has now only goes FFing up to 40 lbs. Why not buy a Britax when they are on sale? ;)


Well MY answer to that question is because I just spent all my money on cloth diapers :oops:
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Postby Kelly13 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:17 pm

emoprincesa wrote:
Kelly13 wrote:I want to leave Jason in a 5 point harness as long as possible, so we'll need another car seat eventually, because the one he has now only goes FFing up to 40 lbs. Why not buy a Britax when they are on sale? ;)


Well MY answer to that question is because I just spent all my money on cloth diapers :oops:


:lol:

I'm just trying to figure out what to say to DH about it :?
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Postby ahenderson05 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:02 pm

I turned Kieran around at 12 months. He absolutely hates being confined to a carseat and god forbid he can't see where he is going :? Andways, he is a big boy anyway and was choking on his knees rear facing.
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Postby First_time_Mom » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:29 pm

I feel like such a bad Mom having my 15 month old forward-facing when I could have left her rear-facing longer. I honestly do have lots of guilt about this but she too is super tall (in the torso and legs) and she seemed so squished when it was rear-facing. Plus I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and these cars royally SUCK when it comes to putting car seats in them, especially rear-facing because the whole back seat is slanted, un-necessarily!! So even with those pool noodles, I could never get the angle right and the seat never felt tight enough to me. We have the Britax Decathlon and now that it's forward-facing, I am able to use the tether strap to secure it even more. I have a question though...for those of us who are forward-facing, do you think it's safer to have the car seat in the center spot of the back seat or behind the driver/passenger? I put ours in the center and my thinking was it gives her more side-impact protection.
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Postby Cally » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:23 am

Órlaith is almost 15mths and still rearfacing. Her seat only goes up to 28lbs RF, I dont think she is near that yet, I have to have her weighed soon. My plan was to turn her at 15mths either way but now that the time is coming I am having second thoughts.

I am glad I know about the dangers now though, I hadnt a clue when ds and dd1 were babies and I put them forward facing at 9mths 8O because the user manual with their seats said I could. I wonder why they still but dangerous information like that out there. Its not like they gain anything from it :?
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:08 am

Deztyni & Caydyn both turned forward facing at 12 months.

If they were both rear facing still...their legs and knees would be in their mouth! :lol:
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Postby Lstar311 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:03 am

Nicholas is still rear facing at 19 months. I'm getting close to turning him around though, its getting tight back there. He is fine with it as long as we are listening to Imagination Movers!
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Postby **Tasha** » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:13 am

Well, Kaiden is forward facing in Tyrens car, but rear facing in my truck. (he has to sit in the front seat,I just cant squeeze Elizabeth and Kaiden in the back. and yes the air bag is turned off. )

In Tyrens car his feet are jammed into the seat cause he is about 34 inches tall. 8O My truck is a little easier on him even though he is still pretty cramped.

Kellie- where do you find those spec's? I cant find it for ours. We have a Graco ComfortSport
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Postby Kelly13 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:51 am

**Tasha** wrote:Well, Kaiden is forward facing in Tyrens car, but rear facing in my truck. (he has to sit in the front seat,I just cant squeeze Elizabeth and Kaiden in the back. and yes the air bag is turned off. )

In Tyrens car his feet are jammed into the seat cause he is about 34 inches tall. 8O My truck is a little easier on him even though he is still pretty cramped.

Kellie- where do you find those spec's? I cant find it for ours. We have a Graco ComfortSport


I got those from the Britax website. Did you try gracobaby.com? There are a few comfort sports, not sure which one you have...
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Postby LaurensMom » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:50 pm

Lauren is rear facing and will be for as long as the seat height requirements allow it. Its safer for their legs to be a squished then what could happen if they are forward facing. DH has put her in forward facing in his car and she actually seems to enjoy rear facing because she can put her feet up. Our backseat has the option of reclining a bit too so when she seems to squished, I will adjust the seat but for now she seems to enjoy sitting indian style. :D

ETA- I have put her in my friends car forward facing a couple times but I always feel really guilty like if something were to happen and she got hurt I would always wonder if it was because she was forward facing. I feel much better about her safety with her rear facing.
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Postby IVF_Miracle » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:15 pm

Still RF here at 14mths and plan to be for as long as possible, it's a shocking thought to me to have put DD FF at 9mths she was still so small.
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I'm just trying to figure out what to say to DH about it :?

Tell him you can't put a price on your childs safety. I'm all for saving money where you can but there are certain things I won't scrimp on, a car seat is right up there on that list.
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Postby nunupup » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:41 pm

DD is 16 mos. and still rear faces. She is fine like that and I will keep her rear facing as long as possible. I catch a lot of crap from people about not turning her, but I have done the research and believe it is best for her to keep her RF as long as possible.
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Postby Novmommy » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:00 pm

we switched DS at 12ish months. He was eating his knees (he's tall).

Kelly - I would go with the Britax if you can swing it with hubby! we have another kind and my mom has a britax in her car and it is so much more comfy, the weight goes higher so he can stay in it longer and it is easier to buckle. They are just really nice!!
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Postby JakobsMomma » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:25 pm

Still RF'ing at 18 months. It's cramped in our small car, I have to keep my seat up higher than I'd like but it's ok. It's been fairly easy to keep him that way because he doesn't seem to mind, I think he likes looking out the back window. Plus his legs are short so he's not too squished. I'll keep him that way until he outgrows the height/weight. He's a little over 28 lbs now and I think the seat goes up to 35 lbs RFing. Accidents aren't exactly uncommon so I'd like to keep him as safe as possible.
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Postby mamalynn » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:15 pm

i switched pj to ff'ing when he reached the age and weight requirement. i can't remember who posted the video of that little boy who was in an accident, but after seeing that and the crash test videos, i decided to turn him back. so he is just over two and rf'ing once again. good thing too because we were rear-ended a few months back. at his growth rate, i think he will be five years old before he reaches the limits for his car seat. :lol:
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