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My ds is 26 months old. He was 31# two months ago, so there's a good chance he's at or close to 33# now (we don't have a scale). We have him RF in a Marathon. I just looked in our owner's manual and it says RF from 5-33#. Does this mean I MUST switch him or is it still safe to have to have him RF?
 

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Make sure you weigh him first! My toddler is 27 mos. and has stayed at 31 lbs. since his birthday in December. He's still RFing and will be until he's 33 lbs.<br>
Our pediatrician said we can bring him in anytime just to have him weighed.
 

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Weight fully dressed with shoes, correct. The weight limit is not flexible and yes, you must move him forward facing when he's 33 pounds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Okay, guess it's time to find a scale...<br>
Thanks for your replies.<br><br>
I've seen photos of kids 3, 4, 5 years old RF. What seats might they be in?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, guess it's time to find a scale...<br>
Thanks for your replies.<br><br>
I've seen photos of kids 3, 4, 5 years old RF. What seats might they be in?</div>
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No seats rear face past 35 pounds in the US. It's the petiter kids who are lucky enough to stay rearfacing that long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yeah, nothing past 35#s Though new britax seats (as of January-ish) now RF until 35#s too.<br><br>
My dd made it to 3.5yrs in her boulevard. She is LONG in the torso, so there's no way a scenera would have bought her any more time.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No seats rear face past 35 pounds in the US. It's the petiter kids who are lucky enough to stay rearfacing that long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Yep. I'm so jealous! I am TERRIFIED to turn my 2 yr. old FFing, especially since his head is off the charts big... I don't think I'll be able to get in the car without thinking "internal decapitation."
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No seats rear face past 35 pounds in the US. It's the petiter kids who are lucky enough to stay rearfacing that long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Okay, that explains it.<br>
Thanks again for the help mamas!
 

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Yup, it's the petite babies who get to stay RF for ages! My DD1 is 32 months and only 28 pounds, so she's got a looooong way to go until she hits the 35 lb RF weight limit of her seat.
 
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