Just when you thought you had the rules down for kids and carseats, they’ve changed. My mom found out through a local news station in Peoria that recommendations for rear-facing carseats have been altered. A quick internet check confirmed it: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, new research indicates that toddlers are more than five times safer riding rear-facing in a car safety seat up to their second birthday. Apparently the new regulation has yet to be implemented. Good enough for me to keep Thomas facing backward as we switch him out of his carseat baby carrier into a permanent seat in each car this week. I plan to keep him rear-facing until he’s 2. Charlotte just turned 3 and weighs 35 pounds which means she meets the two criteria to continue facing forward. She is over 2 and weighs at least 35 pounds. Keeping up with all these safety mandates can be maddening. But I knew a lot of you would want to know what’s changed my plan just as we were set to turn Thomas around. Sorry, Son. You’ll still be seeing Mommy and Daddy in the headrest mirror.
Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping, Week 4: One week until I take the fitness tests again to see how I’m doing. I know I’ve lost inches but it will be interesting to see what I weigh. I will let you know the results!
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 10
This post was written by Tara on May 29, 2009