Car Seat question ?

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Car Seat question ?
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:32am

We are looking at the Britax line of strollers and detachable car seats. I had heard that its best to keep the car seats rear facing till about 24 months. Something concerning safety? But I came across a article about the b-ready line with Britax, could someone give us a heads up opinion before I make a purchase?



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Registered: 09-08-2007
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 3:02pm
Its the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to rearface to a minimum of 2 yrs of age, but preferably to the limit of a convertible seat. And given that some seats RF to 45lbs, my 3 yr old could still be RFing if I had one. People who feel strongly about Extended RFing want people to try to RF kids to 3-4 yrs of age, which is when bone calcification is more complete and they are able to withstand crash forces better. Here's a link on why its important to RF:

Unfortunately, I don't know Britax seats well, so I can't give you an opinion on that seat. Or any infant seat really, I skipped them with my boys and went straight to convertible seats for them both.