How long to keep your child in rear facing? When to start forward? Some convertible car seats has no rear facing but the weight might match the child that is possibly almost to a year old? Will it be bad to start your child in forward facing too early even though you're following the weights on the carseat?
Nina was definitely over 20 pounds by 12 months old, she was 30ish, and she was tall, too. Even now, at 15 months old, she's in 3T and 4T clothes. If you're more comfortable with your kids rear-facing as long as they can, though, more power to you.
Because I wanted to, haha. That's why. Oh, and the seatbelt would cut across his face if I didn't which is very unsafe.
Laws vary by state, but most say your baby must be at least 20lbs and 1 year old (both, not just one or the other) to forward face. Best practice is to keep your child rear facing to the maximum weight you can in the seat you own. The suggested age is 2 years old.