Kids Reviews

Extended Rear-Facing with Graco

September 12, 2018

This post is sponsored by Graco as part of their Generation Graco Parents’ Panel.

You may have heard that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated their child passenger safety policy statement and technical report. In case you haven’t heard yet, I’m here to share the biggest change to the policy – the removal of the specific age milestone for rear-facing children – and how Graco® offers a solution to the AAP’s updated recommendation.

Previously, the policy stated that kids needed to ride rear-facing until the age of two or until they reached the height or weight restrictions of the seat. Now, the AAP recommends that infants and toddlers ride rear-facing for as long as possible, until they reach the maximum rear-facing height or weight restrictions set by their car seat manufacturer. Graco’s line of Extend2Fit car seats provide extra legroom rear-facing, so your little one can safely ride rear-facing up to 50lbs! We have the 4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 Car Seat and absolutely love it! The 5” extension panel allows my kiddos to ride rear-facing safely and comfortably. I trust that Graco will keep my little one safe, and their seats help me follow these new guidelines set by the AAP. The whole Extend2Fit Family makes it easy to convert the seat as Harlym grows, too!

Once she reaches 50lbs, I can simply install the seat forward-facing, and it transitions all the way to a backless booster offering her up to 10 full years of use (no need for us to go out and buy multiple seats for her). The 4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum is currently on sale at buybuyBABY for only $239.99, so you, too, can ensure your little one rides rear-facing safely as long possible!



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