Originally Posted by Ruthla
DS was about 2.5 and just about at the RF height limit of the seat. I probably could have kept him RF another month or two, but I was afraid of keeping him RF too long and him actually outgrowing the seat before I had a chance to switch it, and my pre-Passover car cleaning was a convenient time to make the switch.
My daughters both switched to RF around 14 months/18 lbs because the carseats then were incredibly impractical to RF with toddlers; their shoes got caught on the seatbelt (that went OVER the seat) and there was absolutly no information back then about RF being safer for kids over one. If we'd had "modern" carseats 13 years ago, my daughters would have stayed RF until they got too heavy or tall for the seats, which would probably have been around age 3.5 since they were both very tiny as preschoolers.
Isn't it funny how fast things change? My older two kids sat in a 3 pt. harness bucket, then moved to a T-strap style seat that I bet nobody here even remembers.
The rec then was 20 lbs., so that's when I turned them, DS at around 8 months, DD at around 10 months. Makes me cringe now, but we didn't know.
My youngest RF till he reached the height limit on his convertible FPSE, shortly after his 3rd birthday. He's a tall skinny chicken, so we've always had to go by height more than weight.
It's hard to believe that I'm not many years away from being done with car seats forever! I've had some combo of RF/FF/boosters in every car for so long, it'll be weird when we're done. Nice, but weird.