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Old 08-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #11
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Re: When did you put your child in a front faceing car seat & size question

DD1 was at a year old b/c I didn't know any better.

DD2 was turned at a year, but then flipped back at 18months when I learned about how tragic a young forward facing child can be. She wasn't flipped back forward until 3 when she max'd out the weight of her seat.

DD3 was RF'd at 3 1/2.

DS is over 3 and is still RF'ing and will be until he hits the weight limit of his seat which is 40lbs. He is 34lbs right now. I'm hoping to RF him until 4.

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Old 08-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #12
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Re: When did you put your child in a front faceing car seat & size question

My oldest was 3 years and 5 months, my 2nd just turned her a few weeks ago at 3 years and 10 months and my 3rd just turned a year and I have no plans of turning her anytime soon.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:57 PM   #13
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DD1 moved FF at 4 when she hit 35 pounds.
DS moved FF at 3 when he hit 35 pounds.
DD2 will be RF forever!
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Dd1 rfed until 34 mos when she hit 36lbs. Her true fit went to 35lbs rf, so FF she went. I entertained getting a bigger seat, but 4 mos later she was 40lbs, so I'm kinda glad I didn't. Her sister is trending smaller, so she should RF longer. Obviously being not quite 4 mos, she's still RF.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #15
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Re: When did you put your child in a front faceing car seat & size question

DS was turned FFing at 1 year old because I didn't know any better. I have big babies, so he was probably about 30 pounds.

DD was turned one month shy of her 3rd birthday when she hit 40 pounds and maxed out her seat RFing.
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My son was 3 weeks from turning 3 and 40-42 lbs and I cried that day .

We had an accident and had to replace the seat so it made sense to go with a high backed harnessed booster.
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The boys were turned at a year-- had never heard of ERF.

this one however I have learned a lot more and will RF as long as possible. I will also buy a better (or longer RF) convertable seat. The boys were both tall/big and outgrew the convertable seat even FF early by height.
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My ds1 was turned sometime between 20 months and 2...
Ds2 will be rf until he maxes out the weight limit which is either 35 or 40 lbs...not sure and too lazy to go look
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DS is 2 1/2 yrs old and still rearfacing. My daughter as well (she is 16 mo younger than DS).

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Re: When did you put your child in a front faceing car seat & size question

You question was a little unclear. So, from what I'm assuming, I'm going to answer this way.

We switched DS from his infant carseat to a convertible around 6 months old, where he stayed rearfacing until about 13mos, and we only switched him forward facing at that point because we got into a car accident and our rental vehicle wouldn't allow his carseat to RF properly. Luckily, he was already at the 1yr and 20lb law requirement.
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