|View Poll Results: When did or will you turn your child FFing?|
|Less than one year old and 20 lbs.||10||100.00%|
|At one year and 20 lbs.||39||100.00%|
|At or around 30 lbs.||31||100.00%|
|At or around age 2||42||100.00%|
|At or around age 3||18||100.00%|
|At the weight or height limit of my child's seat||108||100.00%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll|
My youngest is 20 months and 19 lbs and we'll leave her RF until she reaches the height limit or weight limit of whatever seat she gets next (her MA expires next year).
CPST & mom
We did the same with #3 and he fit until he was 32.5 lbs at 30 months old (so 2.5) which worked out well because we were about ready to use his car seat for #4 who was outgrowing the infant seat.
My daughters both switched to RF around 14 months/18 lbs because the carseats then were incredibly impractical to RF with toddlers; their shoes got caught on the seatbelt (that went OVER the seat) and there was absolutly no information back then about RF being safer for kids over one. If we'd had "modern" carseats 13 years ago, my daughters would have stayed RF until they got too heavy or tall for the seats, which would probably have been around age 3.5 since they were both very tiny as preschoolers.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults
DS will two on Thursday and he is still RFing, but just barely, so sadly he will be FFing very soon. He's weighing in at 32.5-33lbs.
I told Evan he could probably go ffing on his birthday next month, he'll be 4. He's 32# and his seat goes to 35#, but I need to make room for new baby.
I think Ilana should make it to about 3.5yo before getting too heavy.
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
Ds is 20 months and still RFing. He'll stay RFing until he reaches the height limit of his seat (a True Fit.) He has no hope of reaching the RFing weight limit (he's barely 20lbs now.)
Travis is 15 months and not yet 17lbs, he has a boulevard, and a very short torso, I don't think he will be forward facing till around 5. Even if baby #4 (due in may) is tall like Kincaid, I am smarter now and know that seats have higher height limits rear facing, plus there will be almost 2 years, not just 18 months, between Travis and #4.
For ds, I voted 1yr and 20lbs, but that's not exactly right. He was 15 mos and about 28lbs (just a guess based on his typical weight %ile). And moving him wasn't based on him being over 1yr/20lbs.
For this new one, I voted to the limit of the seat, and I'll have a seat that goes to either 33 or 35lbs.
Becky, partner to Teague, SAHM to Keagan (7yo), Jonah (2yo)
My DD is just 1 year, right around 20lbs and still RF. She's a peanut compared to my son though so I look for her to be RF for a LONG time
My son tripled his birthweight at 10 months, I don't know if my DD has tripled her birthweight yet (they were the exact same weight at birth, 7lbs 3oz)
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
as much as i'd like to say i would extended rear face...our two door car with a rear facing seat makes every trip agonizing. and yes, we do opt out of some trips and get togethers because of this, but we don't want to opt out of all of them. my babe has already hit and passed 20 pounds...but we're counting down the days to the year!! i can't wait to be able to feel my feet at the end of a car ride again!!
CPST & mom
CPST & mom
CPST & mom
With dd, I turned her ff around 13 or 14 lbs because I didn't know any better and was getting encouraged by my MIL and SIL to turn her. I don't know why they cared.
Sometimes the greener grass is actually AstroTurf, a false promise and nothing more.
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