5.5 yr old extended rear facing in Nuna Rava but what now..


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My daughter is 5.5 and 45" and 43lbs (49" max and 50lb max rear) she is still rear facing in the Nuna Rava. She is getting close to being an inch from the top of the seat. Maybe a couple months away? If we were to turn it around-wouldn't she still be at the same height from the top of the seat? I guess I'm asking if she's near the top rear facing has she grown out of the seat all together? Or is the height different somehow when forward? Do I need to get her another seat.. or am I okay?

Also-flying at the end of month and will use a rental car. What do I purchase for a travel seat for her..


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When your child is forward facing, the harness straps will need to be at or above her shoulders. The general rule of thumb for forward facing is the tips of the child's ears should not go past the top of the shell. When a child is rear facing we are concerned that the child may slide up towards the top of the car seat. This is not an issue when forward facing. I hope that makes sense. The bottom line is that the Rava will be outgrown by height when she reaches 49" or her shoulders are above the top harness slot position or weight over 65# - - whichever comes first.


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thanks so much! So it is possible she can outgrow rear facing and still fit in forward facing? How common is it that she would be below the max RF weight and height but still torso wise be pushing near the top of the seat?


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Most (not all) seats are outgrown by height as opposed to weight. I would say it is common that once a convertible is outgrown rear facing, a child would still have room to forward face for a while longer.

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