- 5 years ago
So I am very pro-extended rear facing in carseats. I planned to keep DS rear facing until he hit the 40lb mark before forward facing him. But now I’m wondering if I should turn him around.
DS is 99% for height and weight, and right now at 19+ months, he is 37 pounds. He is a solidly built boy and very strong. Darling Husband and I both have medium sized cars (VW Jetta and Subaru Imprezza). I have a Britax Boulevard and Darling Husband has a Grace MyRide.
In my car, there is very little room with the Britax seat to get DS into the car and into his seat. He often bumps his head or gets his one leg caught as I try to get him through the door frame and into his seat. And if he doesn’t want to get into his seat and fights me, it’s almost impossible and twice he has hit his head hard by struggling against me. It’s only marginally better in DH’s car, but it’s far worse in DH’s truck, since he has a smaller backseat (not a fullsize rear door, it’s the kind that open backward) and it’s higher up. In DH’s car and truck, we cannot put the carseat in the middle, it has to go by the passenger side door. In my car I could try to move him to the middle, but then Darling Husband can’t ride in my car ever, since he needs his seat all the way back. So anytime we went anywhere together, we’d have the same problem in his car.
Would you flip him forward at this point? Or keep him rear facing until he hits 40lbs?