Originally Posted by Maedze
Can you tell us how big your two year old is? A two year old who is about to outgrow the True Fit forward facing is astronomically off the charts huge, so I'm curious.
Yes, this comes up every time I bring up car seats and my little giant. I measured him 2 days ago at 39.25 inches, which is 1.5 inches growth since Thanksgiving. He was averaging half an inch per month, and then apparently it increased. He is usually in the 97th %ile for height, and he's off the charts for weight, but I just checked and he's now off the chart for height, too. He is over 40 lbs already (the TFP has a 35 lb limit, and I wasn't going to shell out a lot of money at that point for a 45 lb RF seat that might last a few months - he was 38 lbs by the time I realized I needed to turn him), not sure exactly how much he weighs, I haven't weighed him in over a month, but he was ~41 lbs naked beginning of December (I turned him end of September, when he was 38 lbs). He is already in 4T clothes (5T pjs), and he looks like a 4 yo. I'm sure many people wonder why I'm still pushing my 4 yo around in a stroller. On the TFP he is in the next to last strap slots, and he's right at the point where I'm questioning whether it's time to move the straps up or not, which would put us in the last strap slots, another few inches of height and he'll be out of the seat.
All that to say, yes. I'm aware I have a mutant giant. I'm aware he would be safer RF. But economics being what they are, it's not possible for me to shell out for a high weight RF seat for just a few months of use.
And the baby will be in a bucket, for a few months anyway, depending on how quickly this one grows. I'm hoping we can use the bucket until we can put the TF at the more upright angle, which will fit better in the car. It's just too deep front to back for the front seat to be usable at the NB recline.