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So we recently bought and installed a britax marathon in our car for my 6 month old ds and I'm wondering if I have it in wrong b/c his feet touch the backseat of the car and he may soon have to cross his legs. I have the car seat in full recline so I am not sure what I have done wrong if anything.
 

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If he has long legs that's normal. My 27 month old still rear faces and she just crosses her legs or hangs them over the side - it's fine.
 

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It is completely fine for the feet to touch the back of the seat. Make sure the seat is not reclined more than 45 degrees. At your baby's age, it is actually better to have the seat more upright.<br><br>
I always recommend getting your seat checked by a CPS technician.<br><br>
HTH!<br><br>
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That's normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
(Btw it's not 'better' to have the seat more upright, it's just acceptable with an older baby)<br><br>
As long as the recline is in between 45 and 30 degrees you are fine.<br><br>
Using the rear-facing tether can help with a funky recline <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Another -it's fine- vote. My dd is 2.5 and still rear facing in her boulevard. Her legs are all over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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Yep, feet touching here too, and DS is only 4.5 months old!<br><br>
As all of the PPs have said, it is not a problem to have their feet touching the seat. Many kids sit with their legs crossed, in a "froggie" position, or with their legs over the side as they get taller.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
(Btw it's not 'better' to have the seat more upright, it's just acceptable with an older baby)</div>
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Actually, in my CPS tech class, we learned that more upright is in fact safer (keeping in mind that the seat will likely recline further in the event of a crash). The 30-45 degree recline for newborns is for the protection of the babies' airways, not so much about crash dynamics. I believe that the safest position for ALL passengers (babies over 3 months, toddlers, kids, adults) would be upright and rear-facing. But please correct me if you have learned otherwise!<br><br>
Lex
 
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