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!