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REAR-FACING CAR SEATS: Beneficial after 20lbs/1-year


  1. The problem where I am is that most car seats have a maximum rear facing weight limit of 9 kilos (mine does) and at 7 months my son was 9 kilos which left me with no option but to turn him front facing.

    and I haven't found a car seat around me where you could posibly keep a child rear facing even past one year.

    I'm sorry you went through this and hope your beautiful grandson is doing okay now

    1. Not true. He may have out grown the infant seat but you could have gotten a convertible seat which allows for reach facing much longer. That's what we had to do when our son was about 6 months old, he is rear facing and will stay that way for a long time!

  2. I have a friend who had this same problem. Before reaching the age of 12 months, her daughter weighed more than the rear-facing weight limit on every car seat she could find. She discussed the problem with her car seat's manufacturer. They came up with the solution to keep her rear-facing, but install the seat so that it is tight against the back of the seat in front. In a crash, the car seat would be held up some by the car's seat. This is not ideal, but it is better than turning the infant forward-facing too early.

    Thankfully, rear-facing weight limits are much higher now than they were several years ago.