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I don't get it... May♥ 1 child; Texas 9183 posts
25th Sep '12

Me and DD pedi were discussing covertible carseats and rear facing.
First she tells me that the AAP reccomends rear facing until at least age 2.
Then she goes back and says that once her legs get longer its not good for her to be rear facing and to foward face as soon as her legs start hitting the seats....?

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25512 posts
status 25th Sep '12

best to have a child break it's leg then it's neck right?

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
25th Sep '12
Quoting *Momlette*:" best to have a child break it's leg then it's neck right?"



:!:
My sons legs were touching the seat before he was even 1. That's ridiculous.
You should RF until 3.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74770 posts
25th Sep '12

Pediatricians aren't carseat experts. I'd go talk to a carseat tech. It is safer to rf even when their legs touch the back of the seat, there has been no documented case of a leg breaking while rf but there has while ff. Kids are just safer rf as long as possible.

~Cullen & Ridley's Mommy~ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Missouri 18926 posts
25th Sep '12
Quoting *Momlette*:" best to have a child break it's leg then it's neck right?"


:!::!: This! It really poses no risks to the child if their feet touch the seat, they just have to find a comfortable position for their legs. DS is 3 and still RF, his feet have been touching the seat probably since before he was a year.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
25th Sep '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" Pediatricians aren't carseat experts. I'd go talk to a carseat tech. It is safer to rf even when their ... [snip!] ... has been no documented case of a leg breaking while rf but there has while ff. Kids are just safer rf as long as possible."


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This girl I know, her son broke his leg FFing because it was up against the back of her seat.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
25th Sep '12

My step dad says the same bull shit about how you have to FF them when their feet touch the seat. He tried to tell me it was the law :roll: He's an idiot though. It's safer to RF.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
25th Sep '12

It's 4 AND 40 lbs.



Better a cast than a coffin.