I don't know if you are still reading but my last son was an over weight (obese) baby... so, I have been there, and have gotten all the stares and concerns from others.
He was born at 10lbs, was 20lbs at 10 weeks, 30+ lbs at 6 months and 42-43 lbs at a year. So he was not far off from your dd but 6 months younger.
He was not overfed as he was exclusively breastfed until 10 months. He hit all his milestones at an average age...crawling at 7 months, walking at 11 months... though he could roll over until he was nearly a year because he couldn't get the momentum... but it did come...
We did decide to go get him checked out when he was about 9-10 months old. I had to turn him around in his seat by that time, he wasn't eating yet and was still gaining... We went to the specialists at the Children's Hospital and there was nothing wrong with him... he was just a big boy and this was HIS normal...
His weight stopped climbing at about 14 months and he started growing more in height and even lost a bit of weight... Now he is nearing 4 and is the same weight as when he was 12 months old. He is much taller than his brothers were (he matches their heights a year before they did) and for the first time since he was a few weeks old, his bigger brother is now heavier than him.
I don't regret going to get it checked out because not only was it reassuring but it was a great way to make people stop talking...
BTW... here is the link to my son's photo album... If you start on the last page you can see the chub grow... http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxye/s...7594399388645/
I'll argue! A 19 month old should be REAR facing!!!
Originally Posted by arihillfarm
Yes, but if there's not a seat available that she can be in RF because of her weight, FF it must be.
I agree... I had to turn my son around at about 9 months though I technically should have done it before.
The highest RF car seat at the time in Canada had a sticker of 30lbs. The radian was still pretty new and I knew it had a sticker weight of 35lbs in the States so I bought so it knowing that I would have 5lbs more (though not legal) and then stretched it out even a bit more until I could no longer justify the risk.