There’s been a lot of discussion about the recent laws requiring parents to keep their children rear facing until the age of 2.
Personally, I think it’s great! We kept our son rear facing until 22 months. We could and probably should have waited longer but I was 9 months pregnant at the time and somehow thought by turning him around it would alleviate some of the discomfort of placing him in the car. Crazy thinking I know! And then there’s the thought that he would be happier forward facing because staring at the seat was completely boring.
When it comes to your child’s safety, who cares about comfort right? Yeah, that’s how we should think as parents but not enough of us do. I challenge each of us to always put SAFETY over comfort! Our little ones really don’t know what they’re missing and would appreciate the sacrifice to keep them out of harms way.
Since we’re on the topic of car seat safety, let’s make sure we’re properly educated on installing the seat and buckling our children as well.
Need help installing your seat? Check out this directory of inspection stations in your area.
Still not convinced about rear facing seats? Watch this video of the grandfather of an 18 month old whose neck was broken in an accident. It’s a little long at 6 minutes, but it’s worth watching.