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Poll Results: When did or will you turn your child FFing?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 4% (10)
    Less than one year old and 20 lbs.
  • 15% (39)
    At one year and 20 lbs.
  • 12% (31)
    At or around 30 lbs.
  • 16% (42)
    At or around age 2
  • 7% (18)
    At or around age 3
  • 43% (108)
    At the weight or height limit of my child's seat
248 Total Votes  
post #81 of 85
I'll turn him when he reaches the height or weight limit of the seat. He is now 18 months and 27 pounds or so so I have time.

I also hate it when people say "I can't believe he is still RF! What about his poor legs." Argh...
post #82 of 85
I'd like to say 100% that I'd do it until they reached the limits of the seat, but if the tyke's 4 and still small enough to be rear facing, I'd probably switch. We were very small kids, so it is possible. I don't think I was 35lbs until around age 6, I might have been over 16" seated height, but it would have been close. I was a head shorter than everyone else.
post #83 of 85
My Dd is almost 17 mo and is RF in her Britax Marathon. I plan to keep her RF as long as her BM permits. The weight limit is 35 lbs (I don't know about the RF height limit...I will have to learn more about that feature). Dd is only about 23 lbs. So, hopefully she will be able to RF for a good while longer.
post #84 of 85
DD1 is 28 months and still RF in her Boulevard. It RF until 33 lbs but we also have a Marathon that RF til 35 lbs. So when DD2 (2 months) outgrows her bucket I'll put her in the Boulevard so DD1 can RF until 35 lb.

That is really stupid they don't change the laws to a higher RF limit. Even the very inexpensive seats (like the $40 Scenera we have in my mom's car) RF until 35 lb now. I think a lot of parents just assume FF is just as safe once the kid hits 1 year and 20 lb.
post #85 of 85
IIRC I kept ds rf until he was over the weight limit. At the time I didn't know what to do. The limit was 30 lbs but he hit that at 10 months.

I don't know anyone who RF longer than 11 months. They always get antsy and turn them "just a little early".

DD is 18 m and will rf for a long time yet (she's tiny). People are asking me left and right when I will turn her. At least it's a chance to educate people.
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