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Old 01-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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We rear face to 4 in the primary vehicle. This video explains why very well.

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #12
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We rf to the max of our car seats. DD was switched to ff just before her 4th birthday (at 35 pounds) because she was too tall for the seat. If she had a choice, she'd still be rear facing. DS is 19 months old and 24 pounds....still rear facing with plenty of room to go.
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Isaac turned 4.5 yesterday, 30 pounds, 37 inches. ERF. And will be for about another 2 inches at last measure
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My oldest was 3 1/2 and 33 lbs. had I known she would not gain anymore weight for a while we would have kept her rfing but the limits of the seat were 35 lbs. my middle is 3 1/2 and rear facing still, she probably has a good 6 months left before she outgrows by height.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:43 PM   #15
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That's not even legal. Most (if not all) have a 20 pound minimum for FFing.

Z is 21 months, 22 pounds and will be RFing until she's 3 at least.
Ya know, I honestly was wondering about that myself....I wasn't sure if with the 1 year/20lbs it was meeting 1 or both of those criteria.

In my sil defence, her lo was at the dr sick, and that is when she realised how much her dd weighed (which was actually 18.5 lb, she is a peanut to start and hadn't been eating/drinking much) and she had turned her around shortly after Christmas I believe, and my sil was surprised at the weight. Maybe she put her back in her infant seat and I don't know it.
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That's a bad question to ask here as most of us follow it and go far more than age 2. We are at two+ and I'd never consider turning him before 3-4 or when he outgrows his seats. We have him FF in our Mustang but he's very very rarely in there (once a month at best).
It really was just a question, I'm not trying to start any issues, and unsure why it is bad? And I plan on keeping my son and future children rf as long as possible.
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It really was just a question, I'm not trying to start any issues, and unsure why it is bad? And I plan on keeping my son and future children rf as long as possible.
Not necessarily a bad question, but you won't get an accurate picture of the "norm" of most parents since everyone (for the most part) who frequents this part of the board practices extended rear facing.
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Not necessarily a bad question, but you won't get an accurate picture of the "norm" of most parents since everyone (for the most part) who frequents this part of the board practices extended rear facing.
It was suggested to go to the parenting forum so maybe I will
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It really was just a question, I'm not trying to start any issues, and unsure why it is bad? And I plan on keeping my son and future children rf as long as possible.
It's not a bad question, as in, people will be offended or anything, but bad as in, you probably won't get a good picture of even what is normal on DS. Most of us that hang out in this area rear-face well beyond even the new AAP guidelines, and have for some time.

My DS RF to his 3rd birthday and around 38lbs, and I only turned him then because DH insisted. DD just turned 2 and has at least another year, maybe longer to RF, assuming I can put DH off.
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Not a bad question at all! It's a good question! You just won't get an accurate response right here is all.

DD is almost 20 mths and I do not plan to ff her until she reaches the limits of her seats or is at least 3 yrs old. I would if for some reason I had too, but not until she is of legal weight and at LEAST 2...she is only 19lbs too....no way I would turn her yet.
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