CarSeat for 10 month old

Janaye - posted on 12/21/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son is just now 10 months I still have him rear facing but he is too big would it be ok to go aheaad and face him forward

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/21/2012

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He has to be a certain weight and height to be forward facing. The recommended age to turn around is actually 3-4 at this point. My daughter is 2 years 7 months and still fits rear facing. There are booster/car seats that are convertible from rear to forward facing. It is to dangerous to face them forward at that young age. Why? Because if they are forward facing and you rear end some one, the momentum of the car is going to throw your baby forward, and can break his fragile neck. If he is still rear facing, the car seat restrains his neck and spine properly. Also, if they are forward facing, the straps can injure them internally. Just saying it is safer for them to be rear. It may be inconvenient, but it can save your babies life.

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Janaye - posted on 12/26/2012

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I was going to turn him around because some friends said it would be ok and the people that check the carseat said it would be ok because of his weight i post this hoping that enough people would tell me not till he is 1 no matter his weight and alot did on here and other sites so i knew its best to wait till 1 year and thats what i am going to do.And everybody was right for me to wait.I just posted because i am a first time mom and young still.Well thanks so much sorry to say you where rude.thats nice to help. the people that said they turned there kid around before they where 1 where younger then me and i think i will wait because his safety should come first

Dove - posted on 12/26/2012

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Maybe my reading comprehension is worse than I thought.... Your op seemed as if you wanted to turn him forward at 10 months because he is 'too big'. Your follow up said nothing about NOT turning him... at 10 months, but seemed as if you were making an excuse as to why you 'should' turn him now.

I am in no way trying to be rude. Just trying to protect your kid.

Janaye - posted on 12/26/2012

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Well i went and edit the last one i post but did not post it for someone to be rude just want people to tell me what they think in a nice way I am going to keep him in it tell he is 1 anyways i was just saying. But some people out in this world don't believe in the Ex date now at least i do believe in that.thanks

Dove - posted on 12/26/2012

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Well... would you rather he bend his legs (which actually doesn't bother MOST children I know as bending your legs is far more comfortable than dangling into nothingness... and I don't believe there are any recorded cases of a kid breaking his leg from rear facing 'too long') or risk breaking his neck? Turning him forward facing under a year is not only dangerous, but also illegal in the US.

He is not too big to rear face and his seat sounds like one designed for it, so.... I really don't get the problem of why you posted this in the first place...

Janaye - posted on 12/26/2012

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we live in alabama his weight is 25 lbs he is in a car seat that goes up to 40lbs don't really know how long but he will be 1 on feb 14,2013 i just know he is big for his age well tall for his age some think he is close to 2 years but he is not.I know there flixable but it is still not fun to fold your legs.

Dove - posted on 12/21/2012

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I don't know where you live, so I can only post from my knowledge in the US... No. If you mean he is too big for his infant seat... buy a convertible seat that can rear and forward face. I have one that rear faces to 35 pounds... and last I looked it was only $100 at our Walmart (bought it almost 4 years ago now... for close to $200). There are also seats that rear face to 40 pounds which can be a smart purchase if you have a big baby. My son WAS big as an infant, but at about 3 months short of turning 5... he's only 37 pounds. He technically could've rear faced til his 4th birthday, but I switched him a few months after turning 3.

Jodi - posted on 12/21/2012

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It depends where you live as to whether (a) it is legal yet and (b) you can get a larger rear-facing car seat. You really should wait until he is at LEAST one, and I know in the US recommendations are until they are 2, but in Australia, the law is 6 months, and it can be difficult to purchase a car seat that will fit a one year old in it..

Christy - posted on 12/21/2012

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My daughter has always been very tall and I think we moved her to forward facing, but still reclined, around that time. She started getting very upset in the car and it seemed to help when we turned her around. Check your car seat recommendations, but I bet he is big enough to turn around.

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