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Okay, I did some research, and realized no matter what, DS is staying rear-facing. In fact, now we're considering putting DD back rear-facing. THe problem is that her old seat is the Triumph 5, and she's already 35 lbs. SOOOOO... I guess my question now is, is there a car seat out there with a rear-facing weight limit over 35 lbs?<br><br>
(I'm leaving my original question here, just because):<br><br>
We have an Evenflo Triumph 5 purchased in <b>2004</b>. Apparently, since then they have updated the seat (discontinued that model & come out with a better one that goes up to 35 lbs rear-facing). But for the sake of THIS post, I have the old seat, with the old weight limits, which I believed to be 5 - 30 lbs, rear facing. Up to 40 lbs forward-facing.<br><br>
DS is 13 months and 22 lbs.<br><br>
Because of reports which have shown that kids are safer rear facing, and should stay that way until the rear-facing weight limit of the seat, we were planning on keeping him rear-facing until 30 lbs, as I THOUGHT that was the rear-facing weight limit of the seat. We are, however, reconsidering that, due to the following:<br><br><br>
On our seat there are two stickers on one side. One "Warning: Risk of DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY" sticker that says something to the effect of:<br>
"To be used in the rear facing position ONLY with infants weighing 20lbs or less."<br>
DIRECTLY ABOVE that sticker is the installation instructions sticker which says the rear-facing weight is 5 - 30 lbs.<br><br>
SO WHICH IS IT?!?!?!?! I tried looking it up on their site, and all they have is information on their NEW Evenflo Triumph. Their phones are closed at 5pm EST (how inconvenient!). I sent an email, but I'm wondering what anyone with this seat has done/is currently doing. Links welcome. I'm feeling really annoyed & unsure about this. Thanks!
 

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I am no carseat tech - but have spent enough time on carseat boards to have learned ...<br><br>
the first sticker refers - that it is only safe to keep kiddos under 20lbs. rear facing (i.e. under 20lbs = rear facing)<br><br>
while the second sticker infers the seat can be used to 30lbs. rear facing (i.e. over 20lbs. can be used rear facing up to 30lbs. but can be used fwd facing from 20lbs.)<br><br>
Make sense - they should really change the lingo as it is very confusing.<br><br>
I am Cdn so can't answer your question re rear facing higher limits - most of our seats are even lower than 35 lbs so we are just trying to get to the higher limits ('same' seats - different regulations)
 

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it means that if the baby is under 20 lbs, they HAVE to be rear facing.<br>
it also is saying that you CAN use it rear facing until 30 lbs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">On our seat there are two stickers on one side. One "Warning: Risk of DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY" sticker that says something to the effect of:<br>
"To be used in the rear facing position ONLY with infants weighing 20lbs or less."<br>
DIRECTLY ABOVE that sticker is the installation instructions sticker which says the rear-facing weight is 5 - 30 lbs.</div>
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Okay, yeah their phrasing sucks. I'll try to group the sentence:<br><br>
You read it as "To be used in the rear facing position (pause) ONLY with infants weighing 20lbs or less."<br><br>
What they mean is "To be used in the rear facing position ONLY (pause) with infants weighing 20lbs or less."<br><br><br>
It would have been better phrased if they'd switch around the sentence to read "With infants weighing 20lbs or less, use in rear facing position ONLY."
 
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