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post #21 of 26
I have a Chicco KeyFit 30 for now. Ironically it has the lowest weight limit...I must be psychic and known I was having a preemie, lol.

We used a Britax Roundabout for our others but I think we'll get a Marathon for him, since they outgrow the Roundabout so fast. After the Roundabout we went straight to boosters.
post #22 of 26
I just read in an American Academy of Pediatrics book last night that it's safer to have a child behind the passenger than behind the driver. I have a Graco snugride and will move to a Britax marathon when baby outgrows the snugride. I have a hand me down Britax roundabout for DH's car (it's leopard print--DH isn't too psyched about that)
post #23 of 26
Athena is rear facing in a Britax Marathon. We have another Britax Marathon for this baby but we'll probably have him in the Graco Snugride for a few months (just until he holds his head up well) before moving him to the Marathon.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by lilmissimpatient@c View Post
Yes! DD was rear facing until she was almost 2, but her legs are long and her thighs lifted off the seat, which I've read is something that indicates they should be turned FF. I wish we could still RF her, as she's well under the weight limit
Mama, I'm not in your ddc, but I wanted to respond. From what I've read, thighs lifting off the seat does not mean that your dd needs to be FF. Many mamas on here have their kids cross their legs and keep them RF. If she's under the weight limit, you're probably fine to turn her back to RF. You might want to ask this question in the Family Safety forum. There are lots of CPSTs there who are very knowledgeable.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by riversong View Post
Mama, I'm not in your ddc, but I wanted to respond. From what I've read, thighs lifting off the seat does not mean that your dd needs to be FF. Many mamas on here have their kids cross their legs and keep them RF. If she's under the weight limit, you're probably fine to turn her back to RF. You might want to ask this question in the Family Safety forum. There are lots of CPSTs there who are very knowledgeable.
This is my understanding, too. Thighs are not as important as necks.

Can you put a rearfacing seat behind the drivers or passengers seats in your car? Center is the safest position, so you're supposed to have your least protected child there. If your older child is remaining ff, or say if you have older kids in a booster or seat belt, then that child should get the center. The rf infant being most protected gets one of the outboard seats. Also, I have heard about the drivers side being slightly statistically better than the passenger side, but it's a very slight difference. If there are other concerns, like the driver not being able to position the seat in a comfortable and safe manner, then that should be considered.

/not a cpst, just a geek
post #26 of 26
to get baby home from the hospital we are using an infant car seat borrowed from a friend. Ours is expired and has since been placed in the recycling bin.

When we get home we will test the marathon to see if baby's shoulders are at or above the lowest slot. If so we will install that Rfing passenger side. We are putting 3 across in a Mazda tribute and Dh is 6'4" so he needs to have the driver seat all the way back to drive...Rfing marathon is too big to put the driver or passenger seat all the way back in our vehicle.
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