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Pros and Cons of Extended Rear-Facing Car Seat Use

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February 19th, 2010, 08:47 AM
Madeline410's Avatar Maddie
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Many parents can’t wait to move their kids to the forward-facing position in the back seat. After all, it’s easier to keep an eye on the kids when they’re facing forward; plus the kids have something more interesting to look at.
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February 19th, 2010, 08:47 AM
Madeline410's Avatar Maddie
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As a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, I am extremely passionate about keeping kids safe in the car. To learn about all the pros of extended rear-facing that heavily outweigh the cons, stop by the Car Seat Safety board here on Justmommies
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February 19th, 2010, 02:40 PM
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My 17 month old is very comfortably extended rear facing (she's very tall too, 34 inches and 26lbs). I think it's great this is gaining popularity since it's SO much safer for our little ones!
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February 25th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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My 14 month old is also still rear-facing and that has worked very well for us so far. Since reading about the benefits of extended rear-facing, I'm happy to see the recommendations changing and more people deciding to keep thier children RFing for longer.
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October 18th, 2010, 08:24 PM
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My DD and oldest DS were 4 before turning FF (and we had a small car with 3 car seats in a row)...and now my 26 month old is happily ERF!
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October 19th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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I always had turned my other children around at 1, but this one I am still rf.
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October 20th, 2010, 04:20 PM
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Both of my kiddos are still happily RF and they will be until they outgrow their seats RF. It is so much safer!!!

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December 2nd, 2010, 12:04 PM
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WOW. Interesting points!
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November 8th, 2012, 05:51 AM
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Thank you for posting this. Very interesting.
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February 23rd, 2015, 02:59 PM
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Good one
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May 6th, 2015, 07:04 AM
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We definitely fell into the category of disruptive child! My son cried constantly when in his car seat. It became more dangerous to have him facing backwards, due to the distraction, then the trade off in safety from turning him around. So forward facing it is! We kept my DD facing backwards until two because she loved it. Now they are both getting big and the best of friends! I love how much they love each other!!! See my image of them loving on one another below!


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