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    Question Rear-facing past 1 yr - why don't they change law/recommendations?

    Sorry if this is asked all the time - I searched but couldn't find anything. I am totally sold on the safety benefits of "extended" (ie past 1 yr/20 lbs) rear-facing. But I only know about this thanks to a car seat tech on another board. My friends all follow the recommendations, which just say rear-facing to 1 year/20 lbs. The pamphlet they give you really makes it sound like you should turn FF then, so they all think I'm nuts for keeping DS RF. Not that I care, but I think it's a shame that the powers-that-be don't emphasize more that it's safer to remain RF for as long as possible. After all, people do put a lot of faith in their recommendations - on friend said to me "Well I'm sure the gov't would require it if it made that much of a difference".

    Just wondering if anyone knows why the best practices aren't promoted more heavily?

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