Rear facing car seat for babies over one year old?

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Does anyone have their little one still rear facing over 1 year old or 10-12kgs? What brand car seat do you use? I can't find any that can stay rear facing over 12kgs.
After reading this story (in link below) I'd like my bub to stay rear facing till closer to 2 years, but I just can't find any seats.


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Kelly - posted on 05/15/2010




We use a Britax which can be rear-facing to 35 lbs. My daughter is 25 months and 28 lbs. so she could have been rear-facing until 2 and beyond, but we flipped to forward facing when she was about 18 months. This is helpful new info for my newborn though. I will try to keep her rear-facing until 2.

Brenda - posted on 05/15/2010




I have one that goes to 33 pounds, so we're holding out as long as we can. I'm about to adjust the harness again, so we'll see how long he stays in the height requirements of the seat. My first, I turned at one year, but I had one of those dumb seats with the bar in the front so he didn't really fit well in it anymore because he was such a big boy.

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In Australia we can turn them when they reach 6 months. I turned mine at 9, but after reading the latest info I've turned the seat back again. There are no Aussie approved seats that go over that weight range and my little one is already 10kgs, so he won't be able to stay rearward facing for long... :-(

Amanda - posted on 05/15/2010




in texas state law requires babies to stay refacing till 2 yrs...and a child must be in a booster till 8 or 80 lbs...

Sylvia - posted on 05/14/2010




My DD stayed rear-facing until 28 months (I think...) b/c it took her that long to hit 22 lb, the upper rear-facing limit on our carseat. that's probably about the same as 12 kg, though, right? I can't remember the brand, I'm afraid (we're now using it in booster mode, and it lives in our storage locker in our building's underground car park).

Nikki - posted on 05/14/2010




When I purchased my car seat I didn't really know anything about the advantages of rear facing. I purchased a safe and sound platinum ahr because the lady at the store said it was the safest one, but I have since learned that it has to be forward facing after 12kg which I am not happy about. I have been told that you can't buy rear facing ones for over 12kg in Australia but I haven't done much research on it at this stage as my daughter is only 6 months old. I am determined to find a rear facing one which lasts until she is about two! I would just google it, search your local transport authority and baby stores to see what they say.

Aleks - posted on 05/12/2010




My LO is around 8kg and is now 14.5mths. I use a safe'n'sound. Though, I am unsure if she gets bigger than 12kg whether she will still be able to fit into it rear facing. But what we will do is keep her rear facing for as long as is possible... :-)

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