Thoughts on when to turn your child forward-facing in the car? My son just turned two and is 30lbs. Some people are acting like I’m ridiculous for still having his rear-facing, but I just want him to be safe. When did you turn your babies around?
Oklahoma state law says until age of 2, but honestly, if they get to 2 and you still aren’t comfortable with them facing forward, who the heck is going to say you’re in the wrong? Safety first. No matter what.
I turned my twins at 2
1st birthday with all three. We live in Ohio.
They make carseats up to 5 years old for rear facing.
For each state it’s different and same with providence. By age 2 my son had hit the max height for rear facing in his carseat and shortly after hit the weight limit for his carseat rearfacing.
1 for my first, she was so tall her knees were in her face rear facing, and she was chunky so I believe she was over most states min weight for forwards facing. My 2nd is 10 months but shorter, still chunky tho, but she will likely rear face much longer as long as she doesn’t go through a height based growth spurt soon.
My state rear till 2. I kept it close. One they get bigger they want to see the ride.
4 and 3.5 it is sooooo much safer to be rear facing do it as long as the seat allows.
1 year, 1 year, 1.5 year and I will be waiting until 2 years or when he Max’s out weight.
New guidelines say waiting until age 2 bc weight isnt a for sure thing per age.
I had my oldest front facing since she was 10 months shes 2 now
It’s safest to keep them RF as long as you can. At 30lbs, he still has 10 more pounds before he’s too heavy for most convertible seats RF (granted he doesn’t outgrow the height limit first). You’re doing the safest thing by keeping him RF.
My doctor recommends to keep rear facing until 4 . My daughter is two and a half and still rear facing. I intend to keep her that way until she is 4, they are so so so much safer rear facing!!!
Everyone will have an opinion… front face or not… they make car seats extended rear face till 50lbs now. My kids all made it to their 3rd bdays and 35lbs… that was 8 yrs ago and the highest rear facing weighted seat back then. Your child doesn’t know the difference and mine slept just fine or climbed in and out just fine too. It’s 5x safer to be rear facing
Im keeping my daughter rear facing until she reaches the car seat limit to be rear facing…she will be 3 in May😊
4 years old when she maxed out the 40 pound limit on her seat
My son is 2 1/2 and 32 lbs and still rear facing. He CAN turn around, but he is still very comfy rear facing so he’s staying. Also after all of the research I have read about extended rear facing, in choosing to keep him that way as long as he is comfy.
mine was turn around facing forward at one. she was bored and wanted to see things, momma know best. do what works for you
The law in my state now is rear facing til at least 2 yrs old
I will not forward face until our car seat limits for weight/height are maxed. This will be 50lb. My 2.5 year old is 27lb and my 1 year old is 22lb. So, no time soon.
One. Follow your seat guidelines and local law.
Two. Neck bones don’t fuse until later so if you forward face too soon and wreck they can suffer internal decapitation.
Logan rear faced for what felt like ever.