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Old 09-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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Question How long did you RF your kiddos?

So I did my research before DS was born and learned about the benefits of ERF. My husband has gone along with this but he's now getting less enthusiastic because people keep asking him if he knows that he can turn DS around when they see the carseat. I personally don't really care what others think because they clearly haven't done any research. With that said, DS will be 3 in December (though he's a peanut at 34" and 25 lbs) and has been asking to be turned around. Sooo, when did you turn your kiddos around? He's in a Safety 1st Air Protect so he can definitely RF for a good while longer if that's what we choose to do.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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We only learned about erf with DS3 when we were carseat shopping for his 1st bday. Well, kept him rf instead until he was 2.8 years. dd is 13 months and is just starting her erf journey.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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I learned about ERF with Emery, and she stayed RF to almost 3. Addalyn is now almost 17 months and my goal is to get her to 3 RF. New baby will be RF to 3 as well.

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Re: How long did you RF your kiddos?

We rear-faced DS to his 3rd birthday. It was a compromise with DH. He remembered me saying "at least 3" and took that to me "the SECOND he turns 3" . Anyway, I'm okay with a FF 3 year old, so I turned him. DD is 2 years 8 months and will probably do the same, although I'll continue to RF her if DH doesn't say anything.
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4, with DS #1. And ds#2 just turned 4, and he'll go for much longer.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Re: How long did you RF your kiddos?

DD1 was RF til she was 4. DS was 3 and was kicking DD in the face regularly, which posed a very real danger to her. Risk benefit was that he had to FF so he wouldn't break her nose (which was a very real possibility, as he gave her several nosebleeds).
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4 here too and will likely go until 4 with anyone else as long as the kiddos will fit in a radian.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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Re: How long did you RF your kiddos?

We turned my DD FFing about 6 weeks before her 4th birthday. She could have RFed longer, but she had been asking to turn and I was pretty satisfied with how long we had gone.

DS is only 18 months old and is nowhere near ready to be turned. He'll be RFing hopefully until 4 years old.
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Till 4. (40 lbs) dd 2 &3 still rf @ 3.5yrs & 2yrs. Won't ff till our seats limit, 40 lbs

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Re: How long did you RF your kiddos?

DD was right about 2.5 when she maxed out the weight and height on her seats, so she was turned. DS is 13mths and I am planning for age 3+.
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