My DS is about to turn 1 and today I was going to get DH to remove the car seat, clean the car and put the car seat back in forward facing. This afternoon I started to doubt if we should do this yet and changed my mind for now.
DS is still quite small, he's below the 25th Percentile but does clear the 9kg mark. He is happy travelling rear facing, rarely cries in the car and doesn't appear uncomfortable in that position. My reasons for swapping him around would be purely for my own benefit, its easier to get him in and out forward facing and its also easier to keep him awake if I don't want him to fall asleep in the car when he can see me. In the past few weeks he has travelled forward facing in my mums car a couple of times as she already has a seat in their for her other grandkids and DS seemed to really enjoy being that way for obvious reasons.
Its without doubt that rear facing is the safest option, but they all get swapped around eventually, I am just wondering what the average age is for turning them? And would you keep your baby rear facing as long as possible if you could??