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Old 10-14-2007, 04:47 PM
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Plus, I have NEVER seen a 12 month old rear-facing look 'scrunched up'. Good grief.
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Plus, I have NEVER seen a 12 month old rear-facing look 'scrunched up'. Good grief.
My 10 month-old's legs DO look scrunched up. But he's a leggy kid. That said, how his legs look in his car sear have nothing to do with how I think he feels in it. When he kicks the seat and stretches them out, I figure he just needs to stretch. I don't think he's uncomfortable at all. And I'm certainly not going to turn him before he hits the RF height or weight limit on his Marathon.

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Rearfacing to the upper most limit on your car seat is recommended. Rear facing is safest for any occupant for that matter. With that said if you feel your little one may be too scrunched or uncomfortable, you may be able to give them a bit of extra leg room by reclining the seat they are facing. Our little ones rear face from the beginning. They do not know any different until you turn them around. 12 months AND 1 year is the minimum to rear face.
If you have a feeling that your child isn't comfortable in their seat, it may just be a matter of the way in which the car seat is installed, or the way in which the child is seated/positioned in it. I would recommend visiting a certified child passenger tech to determine if there is any misuse which could be contributing to positional or other difficulties. www.seatcheck.org (US only)
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in ontario we turn forward at 21 pounds and 12 months
I'm in ontario and we don't all do that!
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Here's my 34 mos old tonight in his seat. Granted, he's small (more like 2 though, not 1), but he's not scrunched at all in this seat or his Britax.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...n/oct07011.jpg

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Since my 38in 3yr old is still rear facing, I have a hard time imagining a scrunched up 12 month old....

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*drools over thepeach's beautiful coastal radian*

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*drools over thepeach's beautiful coastal radian*

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You're funny. I really do like this color though and am sad they don't make it. I realized one night all my seats are blue. I may need to get all new covers when it's time to upgrade Ilana and AJ though. I don't think DH will go for all purple covers though.

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Here's my 34 mos old tonight in his seat. Granted, he's small (more like 2 though, not 1), but he's not scrunched at all in this seat or his Britax.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...n/oct07011.jpg
That's what my 10 month-old's legs look like in his Marathon. And yes, it is reclined. Like I said, he's just leggy. I think it looks a tad scrunchy to have their knees bent all the time, but I doubt it feels bad at all. Which is why I said I'll keep DS rearfacing until the limits of his seat.

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according to here (for canadians) there is no real law saying you cat use your canadian issue higher weighted rf seats until the US weight. They are still the same seat, just the manufacturer is setting their numbers different.http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=18186

that being said, i turned my ds a few months ago. It was the only way he would actually tolerate being in the carseat at all, and I would rather have him ff than not in the carseat at all because he was hyperventilating and hurting himself.
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