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Pros and Cons of Extended Rear-Facing Car Seat Use


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February 19th, 2010, 09:47 AM
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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, 09:47 AM
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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
http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f705-car-seat-safety/
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February 19th, 2010, 03:40 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, 02:24 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, 09:24 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, 11:59 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, 05:20 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, 01:04 PM
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WOW. Interesting points!
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November 8th, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Thank you for posting this. Very interesting.
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