Are you aware that the AAP says that all children need to be rear facing in there carseat until the age of 2?

Lindsay - posted on 04/05/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Are you aware that the AAP says that all children need to be rear facing in there carseat until the age of 2?

Did not know but will turn my child back to rearface now 2% (8 votes)

I know and are doing extended rearfacing 21% (68 votes)

I know but choose to forward face 24% (78 votes)

Did not know 53% (175 votes)

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I knew, My 7 month old is 22lbs and my 4 yr old is 5lbs but my 2 yr old is 24lbs and really tall. All my kids are tall. They are barely in the car anyways.

Roseanne - posted on 04/05/2011

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Actually that is correct. It was in the news a couple of weeks ago. Yes until the age of 2.

Roseanne - posted on 04/05/2011

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Actually that is correct. It was in the news a couple of weeks ago. Yes until the age of 2.

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Always use a car safety seat for infants and young children. A rear-facing car safety seat should be used until your child has reached the highest weight and/or height allowed by his car safety seat, but at a minimum until your child is at least one year of age AND weighs at least 20 pounds. It is best to ride rear-facing as long as possible. Once your child has outgrown the rear-facing height or weight limit, he can ride in a forward-facing car safety seat. http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/tra...

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Uhm is this in America? cuz in Ontario Canada its rear facing till 35lbs... no matter what the age

Lindsay - posted on 04/29/2010

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My 19 month old is rearfacing. I have her in a Britax Boulevard, it allows her to rearface until she is 35 pounds. They are working on changing the law also but right now it is just highly recommended after all the crash testing the countless number of children that died or are now paralyzed. It is best to keep them rearfacing to the limits of the seat! I know of 4 year olds that are still rearfacing.
Go to www.carsafety4kids.com/rearfacing for more info and
http://aapnews.aappublications.org/cgi/c...

Fitting into a convertible carseat rearfacing has nothing to do with leg space, they hang there legs over the side or sit crosslegged. When they are too big to rearface they have hit the max weight (for most seats that is 35 pounds) and their head is 1 inch below the top of the carseat!

Colleen - posted on 04/28/2010

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I thought it was 18 months. or 40 lbs
You would have to get a convertable car seat that can be rear facing for up to so many lbs

Jessica - posted on 04/28/2010

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that doesnt even make sense....what 2 year old, even 18 mth old, would fit in a rear facing car seat???? Where exactly did you get this info?????

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