Mama! I'm sorry you are being pressured into doing something that is not recommened for your child. The facts are clearly on your side, the AAP recomends rear-facing to the maximum weight limit of your seat. Could you find a good CPST and take your DD in to see them, with your MIL, so that she can hear someone in authority explain why your DD should still be rear facing? I would call ahead though, honestly, there are many CPST's that would just say, "Oh, 2 1/2, she's fine, just turn her!"And you don't want to add fuel to that fire! You could use the list on car seat.org to find a CPST that is practicing according to the guidelines (ie- advocating extended rear-facing). In the end though, although we would all love to see her rear-faing still, and she is unequivocaly safer, she is 2 1/2 and not 10 months. You have done great keeping her rear-facing this long. So if you have custody issues and other big sticks being swung at you, take heart that you have done well getting her this far.
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4/3/10 at 9:49am