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DD is turning four soon and would very much like to ff. She is 39 inches and 37 pounds and currently in a radian.

 

Is their a compelling reason to continue to rear face at this age?

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I think it would still be safer to rf until the limit of your seat... I switched dd1 at 3.25 years though. I plan on keeping dd2 rfing a bit later. I think as long as she still fits safely and you both don't mind, there is no reason to switch.

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Technically it's safer to rf at any age.

 

But, it is significantly safer to ff a 4yo then it is a 2 yo.  Their bone development is more advanced.  I would have no qualms about turning her if it makes your life easier.


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So, marginal increase in safety but not as compelling as a younger child.

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So, marginal increase in safety but not as compelling as a younger child.

 

Pretty much.  I'm a CPST and I'd be fine with a 4yo in a well-fitting forward-facing harnessed seat with a top tether.


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