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CAR SEAT NAZI MOMS? K. P. Walsh Due August 5 (girl); Japan 1385 posts
5th Mar '13

I pre apologize for any typos. I'm on my phone.
Question..
I ordered DD a carseat which I could have sworn was both forward facing and rear facing. It's a Graco Convertible 3-in-1.
Got it today & its not.
Says that baby has to be at least 20 lbs and 27" I believe which she will be soon & says she needs to be at least one year to ride forward facing.
My question is, if your baby meets the physical requirements can they forward face?
DD is 7 mo.
Im stupid because I got it and she's still 17lbs and 27" and therefore,can't use this car seat at all.
SOOOO. I ordered another one that IS forward & rear facing that goes 5-65 lbs.
Question is did I do the right thing by ordering another one that is rear and forward facing?
I hope my question makes sense.
and just out of curiosity, if your baby meets the physical requirements but the car seat manufacturer recommends the baby being at least one year, and your baby isn't, what do you do?



Don't quote.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18444 posts
status 5th Mar '13


You should keep your child RFing as long as she will fit in the RF position, according to the instructions.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
5th Mar '13

The law is 1 AND 20lbs not one or the other. However the recommendation is at least 2. Rear facing is much safer than forward facing and they should stay rear facing for as long as their seat will allow. Mine is 57 inches and 45lbs.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
5th Mar '13

It's not or, it's AND. So no, she can not forward face until at least a year old. Even longer is better.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
5th Mar '13

I'm pretty sure that state law says you have to rear face until a year, regardless of size.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
5th Mar '13

No FF until 1 yrs old and at least 20 lbs!

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4891 posts
5th Mar '13

It is against the law to forward face you baby until 12 months so no you can't.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
5th Mar '13

The Nautilus can NOT RF and you can NOT FF your 7 month old. It is completely unsafe, not to mention illegal.
So, yes, you did the right thing.
Keep your child RF as long as possible, til they outgrow the limits.



And car seat nazi is a terrible ugly term. Nazi's killed innocent people and were filled with hatred. Which is the exact opposite of people who are car seat knowledgable.

✿LilyBear09✿ 1 child; Oregon 5006 posts
5th Mar '13

Can't you return the carseat? Yes, you did the right thing.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6899 posts
5th Mar '13

in some states they go by how much they weigh.. but in most ita 12months plus.



the other one about buying a new one.. i have no clue.

K. P. Walsh Due August 5 (girl); Japan 1385 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting l☮j:</b>" The Nautilus can NOT FF and you can NOT FF your 7 month old. It is completely unsafe, not to mention ... [snip!] ... Nazi's killed innocent people and were filled with hatred. Which is the exact opposite of people who are car seat knowledgable."</blockquote>




Its not that deep.
sorry you're offended.
thanks for your answer.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18444 posts
status 5th Mar '13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssIsceKd6U

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
5th Mar '13

I think you made a good call by getting a different seat that would continue to RF. It is best to let them RF as long as possible. It is safer for them if they are RF when in a wreck.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssIsceKd6U"

:!: Favorite video.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting K. P. Walsh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting l☮j:</b>" The Nautilus can NOT FF and you can NOT FF your ... [snip!] ... people who are car seat knowledgable."</blockquote> Its not that deep. sorry you're offended. thanks for your answer."

I'm not offended, it's just a really ugly term to use.