I'm totally with rear facing, I was a bit blasé with DS to be honest and turned him around 6ish months but I'll be keeping DD rear facing longer. Just wondering how you get a 3/4yo into a rear facing car seat?
@nh2489 the site I posted mentions car sickness:
'Travel sickness occurs when your brain receives mixed messages, it has nothing to do with the direction of travel. Your body can feel movement, but because your eyes can only see the car's stationary interior, you feel nauseous. The effect is usually worse if you look down, for example to read a book, and when the car goes around corners or over bumps. Looking out of the window at the horizon can help.
A child who feels sick rear facing is just as likely to suffer car sickness in a forward facing seat. In a forward facing seat it may actually be worse, because the child has a more restricted view out of the window.'
I don't really think this thread needs to or should turn into a debate or a need for parents to feel like they need to defend why they turned forward facing. I think OP was just trying to do something good by posting the petition. It's proven that rear-facing is safer and that Australia is behind in their safety recommendations regarding it. If you're interested in signing the petition then sign it, if not then don't. Ya know?
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