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Car Seat Question ... Help NEEDED Nancyznoidek 1 child; Connecticut 632 posts
Feb 15th '12

So Me and My Daughters Daddy Are Beginning To Look Into Car Seat Options.. So earlier while I was at Wal Mart Scrub Shopping For Work. We walked past the Baby section & decided to just take a look. But withevery car seat it said rear facing which is safer and fine to have it's just that being that me and BD are not together & I hardly he'll be around when baby gets here I'm gonna be driving around bringing her to day care & etc.. So I'll be alone with her a lot. & I know I'm gonna wanna look at her and I'm not completely comfortable with her facing the rear.. While I'm in the drivers seat.. Can anybody guide thru this??? This is me and BD first child so were clueless

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Feb 15th '12

It's actually law that they must be rear-facing until they're 1 and I think 20lbs. Here is a website that lists the laws by state: http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/childsafety_laws.html



Rear-facing is always safest. :)

user banned 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 21095 posts
Feb 15th '12

Rear facing is the law until they are one year old and at least 20lbs.

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
Feb 15th '12

Get a mirror. Even with a convertible car seat you have to RF.

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; anywhere, bH, United States 37526 posts
Feb 15th '12

Well, sorry? It's safer for your child to be RF. Not only that, it's the law. At LEAST until one year AND 20 pounds.
They make mirrors that attach to the back seat so you can see your LO.

♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29485 posts
Feb 15th '12

Its understandable to want to be able to see her, but you can get a mirror to put on the bag of the car so you can see her :)

Rearfacing is 500 times safer in a crash and in the US a child must be rearfacing until 1yr AND 20 pounds minimum, the longer they rearface the better though!

Zee mama 3 kids; USA 353 posts
Feb 15th '12

It's the law you have to rf until 1year and 20lbs. After that RF is safest but you can FF, it's up to you.

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
Feb 15th '12

Get a mirror and attach it to the headrest in the backseat. And become educated on carseat laws.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
Feb 15th '12

I'm not sure what the question is
Rear facing is definitely safest. Forward facing should be illegal until at least one year old. 2 years if I made the rules.
You can buy mirror things that you can fit to the back of the seat so you can see baby in your rearvision mirror

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Feb 15th '12
Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:" Well, sorry? It's safer for your child to be RF. Not only that, it's the law. At LEAST until one year AND 20 pounds. They make mirrors that attach to the back seat so you can see your LO. "

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Why compromise your child's safety?
Get a mirror.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
Feb 15th '12

You have to rear face her. If she was facing forward and you crashed she could get badly hurt or killed. Get a mirror so you can still see her.

Lilly and Laya's momma 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 8559 posts
Feb 15th '12

You have no choice but to rear face her its the law! They do sell mirrors that you can attach in the backseat to be able to see her that way. DD is 14 months and she will be rear facing til at least 2 . I would rather her be safe then be "where I can see her" and have something horrific happen to her

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; anywhere, bH, United States 37526 posts
Feb 15th '12

I kind of want to wonder how this isn't common knowledge. lol.

YoItsJackie 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
Feb 15th '12

Its the law until 1 year AND 20 lbs but recommended until 2 years.



DONT use one of those mirrors that helps you see them because it can be a projectile in a accident.



She should be fine rear facing as long as you don't bottle prop.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
Feb 15th '12

can someone post the video of why it's safest to RF. I dont' have the link!
Going to reharsh what other's said. Rear facing is the safest and is also the LAW untill they are 1 year AND 20 pounds.