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December 16th, 2009, 05:38 AM
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Leaving a baby in a rear facing infant carseat that they have outgrown or putting them forward facing in a convertable seat?

Sammie is 11 months old, weighs about 20 pounds and has less than an inch of room from her head to the top of her infant seat. We bought a Graco Nautilus this last weekend but it will not fit in our truck rear facing. Would you leave her in the outgrown infant seat a little longer or put her in the new seat forward facing?
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December 16th, 2009, 06:03 AM
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It would kill me, but if she's beyond the height or weight limit on her infant seat and the new one just would NOT turn rear facing, I'd turn her around. Proper fit in the seat is pretty important.

Hate that the new seat won't fit, though.
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December 16th, 2009, 06:06 AM
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December 16th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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It's safer for the baby to fit in a carseat properly. So in your case I would turn her around so she's properly harnessed in the carseat. Still a bummer that the carseat won't fit.
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December 16th, 2009, 09:08 AM
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Agreed. We're running into this problem too
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December 16th, 2009, 09:18 AM
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I'm so stressed out about this. I'd love to keep her rear facing but she's out grown this seat and she HATES facing backwards, especially at night. I'd really like to be able to ride in the front seat with Chris. I know that's selfish of me and I'm not trying to put my enjoyment ahead of her saftey in anyway, shape or form. I'm just looking forward to the day where I don't have to lean over her seat with my boob hanging out to get home from town without her screaming the whole way. Audrey was the same way until we turned her and after that she's never cried once in her carseat.

The ladies on the carseat board suggested that we give Audrey this new seat and put Sam in Audrey's seat and keep it rear facing. I don't think it will fit and I really worry about doing that because when Audrey falls asleep in it her head REALLY hangs. I am SOOOO not comfortable putting Sammie in it where I can't see her with her head hanging so bad. She usually sleeps alot in the car (until it gets dark). That is just as much of a saftey issue as a crash.

UGH!!! I HATE THIS!
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December 16th, 2009, 10:22 AM
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i agree with what everyone else said, but if she is under a year old isnt it illegal to turn her around? i know it is here. (georgia)
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December 16th, 2009, 10:50 AM
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Maine actually doesn't have a rear facing law. It's not the law I'm concered about as much as her saftey.
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December 16th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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It would kill me, but if she's beyond the height or weight limit on her infant seat and the new one just would NOT turn rear facing, I'd turn her around. Proper fit in the seat is pretty important.

Hate that the new seat won't fit, though.
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December 16th, 2009, 11:48 AM
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I feel your frustration. I have no idea what to tell you, so I'm glad the others did
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December 16th, 2009, 01:48 PM
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I'm with Kristin.. rather her be in a proper fitting seat.
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December 16th, 2009, 01:51 PM
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Thanks everyone. I appreciate your understanding, support and ideas. Not sure what we will do yet. She has a Dr appointment on Friday so we'll see what she weighs. I think we have a little leyway on that side of it.

Maybe we will just stay home forever and not have to worry about it.
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December 16th, 2009, 06:34 PM
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Uhhh that is tough I would put her forward facing in the seat she sits in, thats a terrible situation though!
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December 16th, 2009, 06:48 PM
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That really stinks! From what Ive heard they need to fit properly in the seat wheter it is forward or rfing so I guess I would probably turn her around too.
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