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 sweetpea3 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:11 pm

rf at 16 months and not even thinking of turning him yet. dd was rf until about 20 mo. I'm an Occupational Therapist and it was drilled into my head about infant/child positioning to have them rf as long as possible.
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Postby laurab007 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:48 pm

I switched dd at 15 mos b/c it was getting too hard for me to take her in and out of the car w/o bumping her head. Also, she's sooo tall for her age (34 inches @ 20 mos.) and she was getting uncomfortable w/her feet all crammed up.
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Postby KatieJo3 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:26 pm

Madeleine is still rear facing at 15.5 months. She is getting longer, but I'm hoping to at least get through the winter with her rear facing. I keep wavering at wanting to move her forward facing, but she's not uncomfortable yet being rear facing. I figure by the time she needs to go front facing anyways, it's at least another month before DH gets around to moving the seat :roll:
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Postby maureen » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:48 pm

Drew just turned 15 months and he's still rear facing. I plan on keeping him there for a while, his legs are getting a bit scrunched though. I also am thinking about turning him around next summer b/c he got so hot and sweaty last year. Who knows though. We have Recaro comos in each car and they rear face until 35 pounds.
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Postby sweetpea3 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:09 pm

someone asked about where in the backseat is the safest....the middle of the back seat is THE safest spot in a car.
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Postby blue-eden » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:44 am

Still rearfacing at 22 months, and wont' turn until after 2 years.

BUT she's forward facing in dh's vehicle, which granted she doesn't ride in very often.
We took that carseat with us to Canada, and dh decided to put it in forward facing (not in the middle) so he woudln't have to take it out and change it AGAIN when the new baby comes. The new baby will be rear facing in the middle, M will be forward facing on the side.
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Postby emoprincesa » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:26 pm

blue-eden wrote:The new baby will be rear facing in the middle, M will be forward facing on the side.


I wanted to do this, but my carseats don't mesh well together. So right now they are both rear facing, one on each side.
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Postby sweetpea3 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:47 pm

emoprincesa wrote:
blue-eden wrote:The new baby will be rear facing in the middle, M will be forward facing on the side.


I wanted to do this, but my carseats don't mesh well together. So right now they are both rear facing, one on each side.


we did this too. blue, what car do you have? we fit ours both in the focus wagon and an outback wagon. it took some messing around but we were also able to get the marathon for dd fwd facing on the side and ds's rf graco comfortsport in the middle. i'm not sure how this will change when we switch to the booster for dd...and i have maybe a week or 2 left in the marathon for her.
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Postby blue-eden » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:02 pm

sweetpea3 wrote:
emoprincesa wrote:
blue-eden wrote:The new baby will be rear facing in the middle, M will be forward facing on the side.


I wanted to do this, but my carseats don't mesh well together. So right now they are both rear facing, one on each side.


we did this too. blue, what car do you have? we fit ours both in the focus wagon and an outback wagon. it took some messing around but we were also able to get the marathon for dd fwd facing on the side and ds's rf graco comfortsport in the middle. i'm not sure how this will change when we switch to the booster for dd...and i have maybe a week or 2 left in the marathon for her.


We have SUVs, two Toyota 4Runners. M's carseat is a Britax Diplomat, so a little smaller than the marathan, and the baby will be in her old Graco Snugride, also a pretty small carseat.So I think it should work, but we haven't tested it yet.
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Postby LaurensMom » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:14 pm

blue-eden wrote:We have SUVs, two Toyota 4Runners. M's carseat is a Britax Diplomat, so a little smaller than the marathan, and the baby will be in her old Graco Snugride, also a pretty small carseat.So I think it should work, but we haven't tested it yet.


Oh, thats good to know! We have the same car seats! The Diplomat and the snugride for the little guy. We have a Honda CR-V and are hoping to fit the snugride in the middle. DH was trained to install and inspect car seats so I am hoping he can work some magic but its nice to know that it can be done. Are you using the latch for the car seats Blue? I think we would have to use the seatbelt for the middle because of the latch setup in our vehicle.
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