Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gallop, Gallop.

That's the sound of me trotting around on my high horse. Just for this post today, I promise.

Even still, I approach this in the spirit of, "to each their own". But I do feel that informed decisions are always the best approach, particularly when it comes to your child's safety, and so for that reason, as our babies approach the age of one - the traditional age at which parents face their kiddos car seats forward - I wanted to share a bit of research in support of extended rear-facing for toddlers, courtesy of a wonderful blog I read daily, Heir to Blair.

A mother that I know from my previous mom's group was telling us about her plans to face her son backwards for the foreseeable future when Ava was just a few months old, and since then, I've done a bit of research on my own and plan to do the same. If for no other reason than...why not? What's it hurting me to keep her rear-facing? Not to mention, that car seat is kind of a beast to re-install, so it's technically saving me hours of blood, sweat and tears over trying to switch it!

Anyhow, I implore you to consider the research, and, if you need more info, to check out this video:

Ok, hopping off now.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


  1. Thank you! Moms need to be more informed about extended rear facing. I will do ANYTHING to make it safer for my child, thus, I will be rearfacing as long as I can! (He is already super long so I'm not sure we'll make it to two, but we are doing it as long as we can, that's for sure!)

  2. We will be RFing until the weight and height limit on the seat :)

  3. Thanks for posting! I definitely think that RFing is the safest. My problem is Jack's size- he is already 25 pounds and over 30 inches. So technically he could FF next week! Also, my car is really small and he is getting so big! I plan to get a new car next month though and I'm also going to get a bigger car seat and hopefully we can continue to RF well into his second year! I hope we're able to do it!


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