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We're just waiting for Tennyson's Radian to get here. Then Vivienne will get his myride. She is generally pretty good in the car as long as it's moving. But as soon as it stops she knows it's time to get out!
Still in the convertible, has been since birth. He does great now that I removed the infant padding too.
ub33422, you can use the infant seat until they outgrow it by weight or height. The seat will have a weight limit listed and it's outgrown by height when the top of their head is within 1" of the top of the shell. Then you move them to a convertible seat which rear faces AND forward faces but you will keep them rear facing as long as possible because it's 500% safer. So get one with a good, tall shell and high weight limit for RF- like 40 lbs. The Graco My Ride, Size 4 Me, Evenflo Triumph 65, Evenflo Momentum, Safety 1st Complete Air 65, Britax convertible, and Diono convertibles are all great seats. Ideally, you want to RF until AT LEAST 2 years old. Keep them forward facing in a harness until at least 5 since most kids aren't mature enough for a booster until about 6 years old. Then you keep them harnessed until they pass the 5 step test for a seat belt alone.
We went straight to convertible (for the second time). Both of my kids do well in the car, and my almost-two-year-old does just fine rear facing. Kid the Second seems to dig the car - rarely falls asleep if it's under 30 minutes.
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