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post #41 of 47
DS1 could have RF'd to 35 lbs. easily in the TrueFit, and he didn't hit that weight until sometime well into his fourth year at least. DS2 has had a gentler growth curve, so I expect him to RF past age 3 at a minimum, since we have a TrueFit for him when his hand-me-down Marathon expires.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by BetsyS View Post
In my case, that only buys me one pound. And, I know that around here, folks are always like "well, with a toddler, one pound could be 6 months..." But, that's not my experience. He usually holds steady at a weight for about 6-8 weeks, then jumps 1-2 pounds. So, for us, it's not worth it.
I agree, for you it's not worth it - I just wanted to put it out there that there IS a seat that RFs to 40 lbs. just in case someone else has a kid like mine that is young and hefty - you had said there were no seats out there.
post #43 of 47
Wow.. my daughter is already to big to be rear facing at 2 1/2, she weights 36 lbs.
post #44 of 47
Admittedly I have not read this entire thread but I have a sincere question. I am not trying to question the safety of RF so please don't flame me for asking but in one of the pictures I saw on this thread of an older toddler RF her legs seemed pushed back in sort of a frog position. My question is, wouldn't this get uncomfortable, particularly during long car rides?
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by gwen's mom View Post
Admittedly I have not read this entire thread but I have a sincere question. I am not trying to question the safety of RF so please don't flame me for asking but in one of the pictures I saw on this thread of an older toddler RF her legs seemed pushed back in sort of a frog position. My question is, wouldn't this get uncomfortable, particularly during long car rides?
Toddlers and little kids are very flexible. It's not uncomfortable at all.

Ever seen them suck on their own toes?

-Angela
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by OkiMom View Post
Wow.. my daughter is already to big to be rear facing at 2 1/2, she weights 36 lbs.
Actually there is a 40 lb. RF weight limit car seat out that just came out a few weeks ago - the Graco MyRide65 - retails for 150-170ish. So technically, you could RF her for 4 more lbs if you wanted.
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by gwen's mom View Post
Admittedly I have not read this entire thread but I have a sincere question. I am not trying to question the safety of RF so please don't flame me for asking but in one of the pictures I saw on this thread of an older toddler RF her legs seemed pushed back in sort of a frog position. My question is, wouldn't this get uncomfortable, particularly during long car rides?

Some car seats have more leg room rear-facing than others. The britax convertibles have very little room. The myride has tons of room. Even in a britax, the kids just cross them, fling them over the sides, or put them on the seat back.

This is my 4 1/2 year old, 42", and 40 lb DS in the MyRide installed on the babies'r'us test bench. He's a bit too big to ride in it (head is too close to the top and he's at the weight limit) but he has plenty of room for his legs.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...ats/myride.jpg

My son is forward facing now and he still crosses his legs because if they hang in front of him too long, they fall asleep. So I think rf'ing is probably more comfortable for their legs.
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