this is another car seat question!
my nearly 20 month old is still rear facing. She is turning 2 (yep, terrible 2's) and I'm finding it really hard to keep her rear facing. She it throwing the BIGGEST tantrums when ever we get in the car (we have a holiday house 2.5 hours away.. it makes for a long drive)
She is also trying to pull out of her seat to turn her head to watch DS's screen.
i know rear facing longer is better, but I'm also concerned that me trying to console her while driving is more dangerous??
Should I try and turn her to see how she likes it??
she is little (like 12 kgs) but her shoulder markers are at the line when the seat is reclined but a bit below when forward facing.
I just want the safest option for us all!!!
thanks for your help!
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23-09-2014 11:19 #1
Rear facing car seat
23-09-2014 11:32 #2
I would change it around....just below should be fine and I agree you don't need to tantrum.
Is she 12kg now? That's amazing after where she was at ivy is only 13 kg but so tall !
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23-09-2014 11:45 #3
I turned DD4 around at about 18months when she started turning her head and trying to look at me in the front. She however was a big 18 month old. If her crying and lifting up is causing you stress whilst driving then I would try forward facing.
23-09-2014 12:29 #4
I understand why some prefer to rear face for as long as possible but I have been in a situation where rear facing forced my dd2 head forward quite hard (luckily avoided whiplash) when I was hit with great force from behind while I was stationery by a driver not paying attention. So I am of the thought that while rf can be beneficial so can be forward facing.
23-09-2014 12:56 #5
23-09-2014 13:01 #6
I'm so glad to see you're following the rules and still rear facing. I'm so sick of explaining to my family and friends why DS is still rear facing.
But, it does go by size and it sounds like your child is almost at that height level to change over. Why don't you call the company that made your car seat and see what they recommend? RF is safest but eventually they have to face forward.
Otherwise, ear plugs?
23-09-2014 13:06 #7Senior Member
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Check the safety standards of your particular car seat but if she's at the markers and it's causing dramas then I would FF her. I know a lot of people don't agree, but to me it's more dangerous to have a child screaming and a stressed out parent than keep them RF if they meet the markers.
23-09-2014 13:07 #8
This may be a little out there but does any one know if you can get those mirror things and set it up at an angle so RF kid can see the other child's DVD player?
23-09-2014 13:09 #9Senior Member
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23-09-2014 13:16 #10
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