Originally Posted by Twinklefae
Thanks for all the responses! And while it's great that there are carseats that go to 35lbs, that's not going to help much in the long term. (He's put on 2lbs in the past month, and wears 24m clothes. 2T fits too.) I suppose my question is, once he's over the weight limit, is it safer for him to be FF or RF?
So he's now 32lbs or he's still 30lbs at 7mo?
thing to do is leave him rearfacing until he hits the limits of whatever convertible seat your friend can move him to. The worst
possible choice for you would be somthing like the ComfortSport. A number of really good choices for your situation include seats already mentioned such as the Scenera, Evenflo Triumph Advance, Radian, or a Britax model (not the Roundabout for you). You are correct that your baby might outgrow rearfacing before the *optimal* ages of between 2 and 3 years old, BUT you can still do a whole lot better than turning him around at 1yo.
ETA: Sorry, I had the numbers wrong for the kiddo in question. The short answer for your friend would be that there isn't a great safe option for her kiddo after he outgrows all the seats in question. How was he too tall for the seat?
My Ds was 21lbs at 11mo and is 23lbs at 18mo. He's wearing the same 24mo and 2T clothes this winter that he wore last year too. I'm not kidding.