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  1. #1
    hlgcaolcom
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    Help with transition from Rear to Front Facing


    Hi,
    I am looking for some guidance as we are thinking of transitioning my son from rear to front facing. He is almost 13 months old and weighs 21 pounds. He continues to ride read facing and seems relatively content. I know that I am allowed to move him, but was just wondering was there any research that he would reamin safer if left rear facing? Help?? I would love to see his handsome face in something besides my rear view, but want him to be the safe as possible.

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  3. #2
    Caviller
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    Some Research


    Rear-facing is safest. Not only is this safest in a frontal crash because the back and head are completely supported over a wide area, but studies also show you also gain more side impact protection while rear facing. If you need research, here's a good place to start:

  4. #3
    hlgcaolcom
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    rearfacing transition


    thank you so much..... we have a fisher price safe embrace and the weight restriction is (i believe 40 pounds). If leaving the child rear facing is so much safer, why is everyone is such a hurry to turn their baby?
    thanks again........

  5. #4
    Caviller
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    Unfortunately...


    I think some obsolete manuals and videos suggested it. Plus, I think there is a perception that kids prefer to sit looking forward, or that turning kids front-facing is some right of passage to being older. Also, many parents feel more comfortable if they can see their children, especially if they aren't aware of the safety advantages of a rear-facing carseat.

  6. #5
    hlgcaolcom
    Guest

    thanks.......


    Thanks again- I think we will keep him rear facing until he protests too much.......

  7. #6
    kymberlee26
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    One other note on the rf limits of the FPSE


    Older models are labeled as only rf to 22 pounds. It is a parental decision, but one that has been supported by FP, to use an older FPSE rf to 30 pounds as only relabeling took place, no structural changes were made to change the seat to a 30 pound rf limit.

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