It should be no surprise to anyone who reads my blog or follows me on Social Media that I’m an advocate for Extended Rear Facing. I learned about extended Rear Facing around the time Mason was getting ready to out grow his first car seat. With all the information I was provided and found it was clear to me that I would rear face Mason until he was at least two.
Mason is now a couple of months over three and he is still rear facing. People often look at me funny because of it and a lot of people question my decision but I’m very comfortable with it. I know that it is the safest option for my children.
I love that more and more people are rear facing their children longer. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
All infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat’s manufacturer.
You can find more information on general car seat safety for your child here. For a quick reference this Infographic is perfect for determining if your child is in the proper car seat
When I’m choosing a car seat for my children it’s so important to me that it has the ability to rear face for an extended amount of time. Recently Chicco released the NextFit Car Seat. It’s a convertible car seat which rear faces from 5-40lbs and Forward faces from 22-65lbs.
I’m really excited for this car seat. Chicco currently makes the KeyFit Infant car seat which according to Consumer Reports is the #1 Rated infant car seat on the market! So obviously I have high expectations. I haven’t been able to test this car seat out myself but so far I like what I see!
How awesome does this car seat look? It comes in five different styles
and has some amazing features:
ReclineSure—9 Position Leveling System
RideRight—Dual Bubble Level Indicators
FlowThrough—Integrated Belt Path
I think my favorite feature is the FlowThrough. Not all cars have the latch system so this helps to provide a secure fit no matter who’s car we’re in!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicco and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.