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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes, my 2+ year old is still RFing. -- Votes: 40
    • No, my 2+ year old is FFing. -- Votes: 49
lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting L☮J:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber's Mommy:</b>" DD is still a baby baby, lol. she'll be ... [snip!] ... any different. Unless of course there's a safety reason like the other ladies and their kids choking themselves or vomiting."</blockquote>



Funny story... When we Had to turn dd in the Eddie bauer ffing she still rfed in they ride. She asked once if she could face backwards in there too haha. She thought ffing was "backwards" :D

Alba's Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Sacramento, California 4701 posts
Jan 30th '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tανη [CNL]:</b>" :!: We FF my niece, Lilly, ... [snip!] ... Ever since dd started ffing her legs fall asleep all the time. She hates it. It's painful for her. :("


Now that you mention it, Lilly will still pull her legs up and cross them (she's tiny for a 3 year old) even though she's FFing. I actually have a picture of it. She hasn't complained about her legs falling asleep, but I wonder if that's why she does that still.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tανη [CNL]:</b>" I got my co-worker to ERF her daughter just by showing her a crash test video. She had been rear-ended ... [snip!] ... fake make-up to "put on" and stuff like that to keep her entertained. Now, she said her daughter doesn't complain or anything."</blockquote>



Apparently the videos did nothing for my coworkers. One ffed at 10 mos cause he was close enough to one and he didn't like rfing :roll: and the other one rfed her son at 16 lbs because he was 1 :roll: whatever. I do my best to share my info, take it or leave it I suppose. It was irritating cause both were technically illegal.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting L☮J:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... so it didn't matter haha. So that's our next purchase here in a few days. I'm just not ready for her To be belt positioned :("</blockquote>




I know its kind of scary to go from harnessed to booster. But from what I've been reading at 5 or older, as long as the child meets the size requirements of 40lbs or more and can sit properly, its perfectly fine for em to be in a HBb.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting L☮J:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Household 6:</b>" Did you use the locking clip?"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... the seatbelt wasn't locking properly. You might want to still check that because that has nothing to do with the seat being RF."</blockquote>



Yup, it's happened to dd ffing before. The seat belt got loose somehow. I felt awful :( she thought it was hillarious though.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tανη [CNL]:</b>" Now that you mention it, Lilly will still pull her legs up and cross them (she's tiny for a 3 year old) ... [snip!] ... have a picture of it. She hasn't complained about her legs falling asleep, but I wonder if that's why she does that still."</blockquote>




That's cute! I've seen lots of FF do that :P

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting L☮J:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber's ... [snip!] ... she still rfed in they ride. She asked once if she could face backwards in there too haha. She thought ffing was "backwards" :D"</blockquote>




That's funny! She's been taught well :lol:

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tανη [CNL]:</b>" Now that you mention it, Lilly will still pull her legs up and cross them (she's tiny for a 3 year old) ... [snip!] ... have a picture of it. She hasn't complained about her legs falling asleep, but I wonder if that's why she does that still."</blockquote>



Probably is. Dd puts hers on the seat or the middle console all the time. Eta: she actually broke the little heat/ac vents by putting her feet up on them :(

MamaDSx2&SDD Due March 15 (girl); 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Monroe, Michigan 10028 posts
Jan 30th '13
Quoting L☮J:" I do this every once in a while, just because I'm curious. Not gonna bash if you don't/didn't ERF. Is/was ... [snip!] ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssIsceKd6U&feature=youtu.be"


where have i seen those kids before???? It wasn't on here!



but yes my almost 4 year old is still RF, my oldest was until just after 3 when he his 45lbs!

Alba's Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Sacramento, California 4701 posts
Jan 30th '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tανη [CNL]:</b>" I got my co-worker to ERF her ... [snip!] ... whatever. I do my best to share my info, take it or leave it I suppose. It was irritating cause both were technically illegal."


That just irritates me so much. Your 10 month old CANNOT communicate that they dislike RFing. And a 16lb baby?!?!? Might as well let him sit in the front seat. Such ignorance. My aunt let my cousin sit in the front seat (with airbag) when he hit 5. I was like...ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!?!? And he was in a booster (with seat belt, not harness) by that age. Ugh! When he was with me, he sat in a booster, in the back seat until he hit 9 and fit the seat belt properly without a booster.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BetterOffSingle!:</b>" where have i seen those kids before???? It wasn't on here! but yes my almost 4 year old is still RF, my oldest was until just after 3 when he his 45lbs!"</blockquote>



My kids? Car Seats for the Little's fb page? :D

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jan 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tανη [CNL]:</b>" That just irritates me so much. Your 10 month old CANNOT communicate that they dislike RFing. And ... [snip!] ... When he was with me, he sat in a booster, in the back seat until he hit 9 and fit the seat belt properly without a booster."</blockquote>



Most of my preschoolers are riding in regular booster seats :( even itty bitty petite ones. I'm pretty sure lylian is the only one in her Kindergarten class who's harnessed cause I get weird looks infield trip day when I take her seat in (patents drive the kids and ie always had to work so far). She's possibly even the only one or one of the few on iv backs.

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
Jan 30th '13

My oldest was 13 months, I really didn't know better & the info wasn't out there 10 years ago. My middle was 3.5 when I turned him and my baby will RF as long as possible. We'll be getting her a Radian with taxes.

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Frankfurt, HS, Germany 16251 posts
Jan 30th '13

DD is 2 1/2 and still RFing. we have no plans on changing that any time soon. she has a radian so she will stay the way she is until she hits the limits of the seat! :D

Alba's Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Sacramento, California 4701 posts
Jan 30th '13

When Alba's born, she'll be RF (obviously) in an infant seat (Britax B-Safe) until she's about 7 months or so...whenever she starts to get too heavy to carry around in that thing & it's more beneficial to just take her out of the seat. Then we'll upgrade to a convertible car seat (Britax Pavilion 70-G3) and she will RF until she's at least 3...unless she outgrows it before then.

I made DH agree to this so when the time comes, he can't suddenly act like he's caught off-guard or anything and try to switch it up (which is what my SIL's DH did). So far, he seems to be very on-board with the ERF decision, which I love. He's even said he thinks it's stupid that they FF'd our niece, Emi before she hit 2 officially "just for convenience".