I just came home from Toys R Us where I bought my daughter a new convertable carseat. She is gettting close to outgrowing her graco carrier. Anyway the cashier asked how old she was and I said almost 11mon. I said I am getting this to keep her rear facing as long as possible since it is the safest. She said her 18#, 14mon. olds legs where touching the back of her seat and looked uncomfortable so she asked her Ped. if she could forward face her. She then said he wrote her a note saying that it was safe since she was so long to switch her. I can't believe some of the Ped's here are telling people if there legs are touching the seat to move them. My DD has been touching the seat for a long time, she's 31in and only 19#. She will stay rear facing till she is at the limit for the carseat to rear face. I tried to correct her but she acted like well my Ped. said it was ok to do so..