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#61 of 66 Old 08-10-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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hmmm....

1. un-needed c-setions and other interventions

2. potentially harmful vax

3. circumcision - not only affects the baby, but all his possible future children, his wife, etc.

4. unsafe co-sleeping

5. unsafe baby-wearing

etc, etc.

Sometimes I like to play the devil's advocate, just to remind people that there ARE other, valid opinions out there

Thank you. As far as I know, even forward facing seats save lives.

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Thank you. As far as I know, even forward facing seats save lives.
Forward facing seats for children who are old enough and have the physical bone and muscle maturity to be in them absolutely do save lives when properly used and installed.

Just using any seat regardless of the age or weight or maturity of the child is not good enough to save lives, just as installing them improperly isn't good enough to save lives. A booster seat is an incredibly safe choice for a child who fits in it and is mature enough to sit in it... used with a lapbelt alone it can be deadly and do more harm than good. That is true for any seat... they aren't safe just by virtue of being there.

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Try it, you might be surprised. I didn't think DD1 would go back RF'ing again, since she had been FF since 11.5 months. She never made a peep.
yeah ds2 ffin his dads car and rf in my car without any issues
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I would like to remind everyone that the Family Safety Guidelines indicate

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We ask that threads focus on safety information gathering, education, advocacy and sharing of personal experience rather than critiques of individuals or venting about others. Insulting, belittling or condemning others is neither productive nor appropriate. While we understand that it can be difficult to watch others make choices that are not in line with your own, the focus of this forum is on "safety."
This issues are difficult, because many of us feel so passionate about the importance of rear-facing, but I ask everyone to be respectful as we continue this discussion.

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Forward facing seats for children who are old enough and have the physical bone and muscle maturity to be in them absolutely do save lives when properly used and installed.

Just using any seat regardless of the age or weight or maturity of the child is not good enough to save lives, just as installing them improperly isn't good enough to save lives. A booster seat is an incredibly safe choice for a child who fits in it and is mature enough to sit in it... used with a lapbelt alone it can be deadly and do more harm than good. That is true for any seat... they aren't safe just by virtue of being there.
Both my kids are in appropriate seats with 5pt harnesses just forward facing, also both seats are appropriately installed and checked. As far as I know I'm not doing anything wrong. DS was turned around when he hit the max weight limit for his carseat (it was 30lbs back then) and DD I turned around at 22 months (and 31lbs). Some people might already consider that extented, I know that is not the case here. I did what I thought (and still think) is the right decision.

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We turned DD2 forward facing for a trip (1000 miles in two days, by myself with two kids under 3...) and then turned her back around when we got home. She was grumpy about it, but hey, she's 2, she's grumpy anyway.

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