Today was a major milestone for Magoo. We turned his car seat around, so now he’s forward facing.
Legally in New York a child’s car seat can be turned around to face forward when they are at least 1 year old and 20 lbs. Recently the recommendations (I think from the American Academy of Pediatrics) changed and parents are encouraged to keep children rear facing as long as possible. I intended to keep Magoo rear facing until Doodad is born, and we play musical car seats. (Bebop is getting a new seat and Magoo and Doodad both get hand me downs.) Magoo’s current car seat is a convertible rear or forward facing seat rated for children from 5 to 35 lbs. Bebop only weighs 34 lbs, so by weight alone he could still be rear facing at 4 and a half. By height, Magoo has been almost too tall to be rear facing for a few weeks. I checked with our pediatrician’s office at an appointment Magoo had on Tuesday (that story is coming soon, it involves Magoo and a duck pond… the pictures are great). Magoo loves facing forward, giggling all morning as we ran errands.