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#121 of 131 Old 02-11-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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We will keep her RF until she is 40 lbs, according to her car seat, but she'll be in a car seat/booster until she is 80 lbs or more.

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My toddler is 17 months and RF.  We recently turned my 4-year-old FF, shortly before her 4th birthday.

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Almosr 17 months and rear facing.


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My daughter is almost 15 months old and definitely still rear facing. She'll be rear facing until she literally can't safely do it any longer (too tall or too heavy, whichever comes first). She won't be forward facing for a long time to come, either, because her seat is a TALL one and RF up to 45lbs, lol.


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My older son was rearfacing 90% of the time until he was 3.5 yrs old or so (90%, b/c I allowed him to ride forward facing a bit younger w/my mil and friend for ease for them and towards the end of my pregnancy w/my second b/c I couldn't help him into his seat).  My second son has been riding ff'ing since 27 mos or so, but only b/c he's really long torsoed and tall and we couldn't afford a new carseat to keep him rearfacing.  We already have several convertible carseats and he's maxed out all of them rearfacing.

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My DD is a month younger than your DS.  She is still rear-facing, and will be until she reaches the max wt for the seat (35 lbs), which could be a while, since she is petite.


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My youngest is 5 1/2 now, but he was rear facing until he was at least 3.5 (maybe older, whenever he hit 33 lbs or whatever the limit of his seat was). DD was only about 18 months when we turned her around, because she was huge and the seat she had could only be rear facing to (I think) 30 lbs. DS1 was turned on his first birthday when he was around 26 lbs. He's 10 now, and I didn't know about ERF, AND he was a car screamer while rear facing. Anyhow, there are no pros to turning your 2.5 year old, only cons (assuming he fits the the weight/height range of the seat).
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we turned our son around as soon as he met the minimum age and weight requirements to be FF. He absolutely hated rear-facing and would scream the entire time we were in the car. Turning him around completely solved that problem.



This was our case too, our DD would also get mad about her feet/legs being crammed up in RF position. So after her 1st b day we switched

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DS is 22 months, 21.5 pounds, and 32 inches. He will remain RF until he outgrows the limits of his carseat. No reason to switch him, and I suspect he'll be RF until at least 4 years old.


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DS2 is 2 years, 3 months and FF, has been for awhile...we were without my van from October until just a couple days ago.  He didn't fit rear facing in the car I used or in DH's little car to go anywhere.  So that would've been about a month before age 2.  He'd be FF now in the seat I have anyway, it goes RF to 30 pounds and I know he's got to be at least that now, he hasn't been weighed in a few months and last time he was 28 lbs.

 

DD I know I went to about 18 months and then FF her because of height.  She's very tall, everyone thinks she is at least a year older than she actually is.

 

DS1 I don't remember what I did to be honest...I know I went a little past a year for sure, and I know he was only about 18 pounds at the 12 month appt.

 

DS3 will stay RF probably until he asks.


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My youngest child is almost 18 months old and definitely rear facing.


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