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Old 03-24-07, 03:48 PM
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Right now we switch the carseat between cars. Ours is really easy to install and uninstall. We don't switch it often though, it's usually just in my Jeep.

But within the next few months are are going to invest in another Decathalon. We know we want more babies, or at least one more, and it would help a lot to have two seats that go up to 65lbs.

I forgot that it does have the adjustable crotch. We haven't moved it yet, I'll have to check it out!
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Old 03-24-07, 03:56 PM
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We are keeping Gavyn rear facing until the seat can't face the rear anymore.

I found this video through the link Jen posted:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kRP7ynNI8mI

I've been researching the benefits for awhile and hadn't quite decided, but that video just made my decision. I think a girl made it for her sister who has a baby to get her to realize the importance.
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Old 03-24-07, 09:13 PM
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I was just like you Brooke - I wasn't really sure about keeping Cora rear facing for as long as she could. I have spent tons of time on that other website about car safety and at first the pictures of all the older children facing backwards bothered me because they looked uncomfortable with their legs all sqooshed. After lots of reading I decided that Cora is SO much safer rear facing, (even though I would love for her to face forward.) After reading everything about it I almost wish they would make it mandatory to keep a baby rear facing for longer.
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Old 03-24-07, 10:44 PM
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I had been researching it for awhile too and just wasn't fully decided. I figured we'd decide when he turned a year. Now we'll keep him facing the rear as LONG as possible. I kind of wish it were mandatory too! Everyone says the thing about the legs being squished, but after seeing the crash tests in that video, I'd rather Gavyn suffer a broken leg than a broken neck! They even said that there have been NO leg injuries reported because of extended rear facing.
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Old 03-25-07, 12:36 PM
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I agree Brooke! A broken leg is much easier to deal with than a broken neck or spine injury. I wonder if there aren't any leg injurys because these little babies/kids are SO flexible. Cora is always sitting in very uncomfy looking positions, but she seems perfectly content.

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