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Old 01-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Rear vs forward facing

The new recommendation is to be rear facing until 2. Are you following that?

How old were your lo when you made the switch, and what did they weigh?

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Re: Rear vs forward facing

Mine rear-face to the limits of their seat. My little man turned at 46 months (almost made it to 4!) and around 32 lbs.

My girls are still RFing. Kate is 38 months and about 31lbs and Charlene is 16 months and 20 lbs.
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My Charlene and your Gavin are 4 days apart.
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My Charlene and your Gavin are 4 days apart.

I still have him rear facing and will for as long as possible. He is 23lbs.

My sil has turned her daughter around who is 18 mos and 19lbs. I was just curious when others have.
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Re: Rear vs forward facing

you'll find a more accurate "general" public answer if you post in parenting forum...most people posting in here ERF, many beyond the age of 2 or 3
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you'll find a more accurate "general" public answer if you post in parenting forum...most people posting in here ERF, many beyond the age of 2 or 3

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Re: Rear vs forward facing

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).
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Re: Rear vs forward facing

DD will be 2 on 3/2; I'll probably turn her after the winter...that means April/May-ish for here. Right now she's 36-ish" & 30lbs. She turned in the Scenera that we have for the DCP's car b/c of height & now wants to be FFing, though she's not super insistent. Plus, getting her in & out of my Impreza is a PITA, since she's forever bumping her head, which leads to a meltdown .
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Re: Rear vs forward facing

My son was 4 1/2 and in Pre-K when he personally asked to ride FFing! He is now almost 6 (will be at the end of March) and ride FFing harnessed in a Frontier 85 and he is in Kindergarten.
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I still have him rear facing and will for as long as possible. He is 23lbs.

My sil has turned her daughter around who is 18 mos and 19lbs. I was just curious when others have.

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.
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