I am looking for some input and opinions about the carseat situation I am in with my DS. He is 3.2 years old and weighs 39.5lbs. He is currently rear facing in a Complete Air, but the RFing limit is 40lbs, so I need to decide if I am going to turn him around or purchase a Radian in order to get 5 more rear-facing pounds. I was hoping to get him to age 4 before turning him, but no way that is going to happen in the Complete Air.
I guess I am just looking for some WWYD input from people who understand extended rear facing.
Thanks is advance!!
Alison: BFing, BWing, ERFing mama to KidA (12/25/07) and KidO (6/26/10)
He just had a growth spurt from 35lbs to 39lbs...he hung out at 35lbs for quite a while. We are for sure done having kiddos, so no seats will get passed down. The only possible advantage to buying a new seat (other than a few more months of RFing in my car) is that we could move the CA to DH's car forward facing, which right now only has one seat for older DS. That would mean that DH would not have to take my car each time he goes somewhere with both boys. That doesn't happen super often, so not sure it is worth the $200+ investment.
Thanks for chiming in and giving me some things to think about!
Good job rear-facing to the limits!
I would not buy or recommend that anyone else buy a new seat to rear-face a 3yo unless there were extenuating circumstances. If you need a second seat for your husband's car, the Evenflo Maestro is $59 at amazon.com right now. :)
Thank you so much!
$59 sounds like a steal! I appreciate the tip. :)
I am FAR more comfortable with a 3yo FFing and properly restrained than pushing the weight limit RFing.