Originally Posted by chirp
i realize how much safer it is... hence my first statement which was that i wish we could go that long. but it's not safe with me sitting the way i have to in our car at this point. my feet fall asleep, i can't wear a safety belt, i'm in the backseat behind my husband whose seat is not in the ideal situation for him either, in fact, if we DO get into an accident, happily, baby will survive both of his parents.
Is baby in the back middle? that is sort of what it sounds like, and that you are squished into a tiny partial seating position beside him behind your husband?
Because, if that is the case, might i suggest you put the baby's seat behind the passenger seat, and then you sit behind your husband. that way, you get a full seating position, and so does your husband. Your baby gets to remain rearfacing, and the slightly increased risk of being in an outboard position is WAY less risk that turning a 1 yr old forward facing. WAY LESS.
I'm not sure what car you have, but we have a Metro. So i know all about how to make carseats work in tiny little tuna cans..i mean, cars.