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    J&FM2005
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    Rear or forward facing

    I know that I should know this. One of the many things that changed between the two girls. With EMily, they had to be 1 year and 20 pounds before you could turn them.

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    Well, law states that they need to be 1 year and 20 pounds HOWEVER, they are recommending that they are turned around much longer now...more like 2. (I kind of think of it like the BF "recommendations" by the AAP that you do it for a year and the WHO saying 2 years). Gabe's seat goes rear facing until 33 pounds so we will leave him until then.

    Anyway, I'm sure you have already read all my "soap-box" posts about keeping kids backward as long as possible (just do a search if you haven't yet...it's eye-opening to say the least)!

    Anyway, I hope I answered your original question.....you legally can turn them forward at 1 year AND 20 pounds!
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    Patrick's seat goes rear facing until 35 pounds, and I plan to keep him RF until at least 2, possibly longer. I've watched a few videos on you tube, and it makes me want to keep him rear facing until he is 18! My fear is he will outgrow his seat RF height wise before weight wise. My friend's 18 month old outgrew his Brittax rear facing height wise, even though weight wise he still has a ways to go. She was so upset, because she planned to RF him until at least 2.

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    Wow Dawn, your friend must have a very tall child. My dd (and Gabe) are always at the very top of the growth chart and her head was not close to being above the back of her seat until much later. And as far as outgrowing the strap height, my oldest didn't outgrow those until she was 5 and she's tall!
    Do you know which Britax she had?
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    She has the Marathon. The problem was most of his height is in his torso so his head ended up being above the 1 inch from the top rule for RF. Had the height been more equally divided between torso and legs then it wouldn't have been a problem.

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