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I keep hearing people mention that you need not recline a RF Britax seat after the child can control their head. However, the manual of my Advocate states that the seat must be reclined when used RF.<br><br>
What gives?
 

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It must be "reclined" as in it can't be in FF/upright mode, but it doesn't need to be reclined at a 45 degree angle. It can be as upright as 30 degrees for an older child.
 

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Yes, you put the seat in recline mode. But, you can install it in your car so that it's sits more upright in your car. You do this by pushing down on the bottom of the seat where your child's feet would go while tightening it down.
 

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OK. SO I thought I remembered that there was 2 positions (recline and upright). It is currently installed with the recline in the RF position. The CPST used a piece of paper to check the angle of the seat and her goal was 45 degrees.<br><br>
Is it best to keep it at 45 degrees or is it safer to decrease the angle? I am a tad confused here.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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Newborns HAVE to be at 45 degrees because otherwise their heads can flop forward which can cause them to be unable to breathe. For older babies and toddlers, they can be as upright as 30 degrees.
 
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