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Old 05-17-2012, 10:47 PM   #41
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Here is my 2 year old DS. He's never complained he's around 35 inches and 33 lbs.

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Op I suggest you watch this video as well as showing your friend.


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Old 05-18-2012, 12:32 PM   #42
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but if the state law only says "children under 7 must be in a child restraint" then is it actually illegal to ff before 12 months? Is that a federal law? Is it implied?

I know its safer and I know its against my car seat's manual (and ds is well over two and still rfing so I get the importance), but I am curious where everyone is getting the "its illegal" part from.
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but if the state law only says "children under 7 must be in a child restraint" then is it actually illegal to ff before 12 months? Is that a federal law? Is it implied?

I know its safer and I know its against my car seat's manual (and ds is well over two and still rfing so I get the importance), but I am curious where everyone is getting the "its illegal" part from.
Some states have specific 1 and 20 laws, and I think most specify proper use. Turning a child before 1 and 20 is not proper use.

DS is still comfortably rear facing at 3.5, 32lbs, and 40". I do weigh him regularly, now since our seat only goes to 35 lb and one good growth spurt could push him over.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #44
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Re: Am I just super anal about some things?

My state has a 1-year and 20-pound law. I'm not sure what the laws are where OP is. You can find a summary of your state's laws here: http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #45
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but if the state law only says "children under 7 must be in a child restraint" then is it actually illegal to ff before 12 months? Is that a federal law? Is it implied?

I know its safer and I know its against my car seat's manual (and ds is well over two and still rfing so I get the importance), but I am curious where everyone is getting the "its illegal" part from.
A lot of states have a proper use law. So since its going against the manual its illegal. I think there are a few states that it might not be illegal in.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #46
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Re: Am I just super anal about some things?

Here's DD rf'ing at 4 years, 7 months:



I held off on allergens, but I know people who were pretty lax about it. I think that really depends on your own comfort level and family history.

There's no excuse for having a 9 month old forward facing. It's not a grey area in parenting, it's black and white.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #47
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Here's a pic of my almost three year old, 36 inch, 36 pound dd. I don't know how much longer she can rearface, but we're going till 40 pounds, unless she outgrows it by height first.
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