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Halloween picture and more

Here is Cheyanne, on Halloween, as a Monkey.  My mother made the costume that morning for her (made last minute because we moved, so we were all preoccupied with that)



         



Anyone else have a small baby who has to still face rear in the car??? My daughter is 17 1/2 months and still not the 20 pounds required in RI to ride forward anyway.  This leads to very cranky car rides if they are longer than 20 minutes (which luckily I live in RI and everything is so close) and having to explain to everyone (including my MIL) why she is still rear facing.

EDIT: 
I don't plan to move her to forward facing any time soon, sorry if this post came off that way? but I was just asking who else is still rear facing out of curiosity because of all the people who think we are weird for having a one year old still rear facing.

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michelle_renee
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
I absolutely promise not to go crazy on you..
and please please please do NOT turn your baby for a very long time.

http://www.carsafety4kids.com/rearfacing.html

Google "extended rear facing"
the saying goes:
rear facing =cast it
forward facing =casket.

My 18 month old is rear facing at 25 and will be until 33 lbs (the weight of her seat)
Her 3 year old sister was turned at 31 lbs because I could NOT get a safe install of her seat with my car.

The cosco scenera is an affordable convertible which will allow rear facing to higher limits.
aftondays
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
This!

My girly is tall for her age, so she has to fold her legs or stick them out the sides...but I'm going to keep her rearfacing no matter how long she gets until she can't be rearfacing any longer. She's 26 lbs. and the weight for her seat is 33 lbs. so we've got a while to go.

My 4-year-old was rear-facing until she was almost two.

Cute costume, by the way. :)
depps_my_pirate
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
I don't plan to turn her, I wasn't saying I planned to, I was asking who else is still rear facing after a year, because I am and a lot of people find it odd that we are and then I say she isn't the weight requirement and they don't seem to get it, so I was just wondering who else was still doing it.
fallfromfender
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
*raises hand for small toddler!*
Emerson is MAYBE 21-22 pounds at 18 months. But we don't plan on turning his seat around until he's 35 pounds, so I'm not worried. It's totally safer to keep them rear-facing as long as possible. :]
Whatta cute little monkey she is! <3
cecelianoel
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
your mom did a great job on her costume to be last minute! She's precious!
youaresosmart
Nov. 9th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
n is 18 months old and not yet 20 lbs, so we're doing the rear facing yet as well.
apartofyou
Nov. 12th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
Jacob is just over 20 pounds at almost 18 months and still rear facing :) He doesn't care, he doesn't know any different.

Your daughter's costume is adorable! Your mom did a great job.
mamasboo
Nov. 22nd, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Hannah is 18 and a half months, 23 lbs and rear facing. We're staying rear facing as long as possible.

Nice to know others who have kids under the average weight, too! I think she takes after her father;)

People who think you're weird just don't know any better. Sometimes people follow the crowd and don't research so they figure whatever everyone else is doing must be the best or right way.

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