This week we are talking about car seat safety. Check out what our reader said.....
"I have been caught up in the debate over forward/rear facing carseats lately. My little boy is nearly 15 months now, and since he was under the weight limit at 12 months he is still rear facing. I have heard many arguments as of late suggesting that babies should be rear facing for much longer than a year, and rumor has it that a panel of Dr.s have published information stating that children should be rear facing until 2 years old now. I believe that my little one has surpassed the 20lb mark which was the previous suggestion, so should I breath a sigh of relief and happily turn his carseat around, or should I err on the side of caution and wait a while longer?
This is an interesting debate and I would love to hear what other mothers think about the topic!"
So help her out!
When do you face your child's car seat forward?
What are the safety issues invovled as you understand them?
What are the pros and cons of rear facing vs. forward facing?