What if my baby is too tall for rear facing?

Two kids rear facing in the car - one showing bent legs

You may think your baby is too tall to continue rear facing, but it's common for a baby or toddler's legs to touch the vehicle seat! As long as they are within the height (and weight) limit for their car seat, they are safe to continue rear facing and should until 3 to 4 years old or beyond!

While it may appear uncomfortable to us adults, riding in a rear-facing car seat is, in fact, very comfortable for toddlers. Their flexibility allows them to sit cross-legged, drape their legs over the sides of their car seat, or even prop their legs straight out on the vehicle seat. They find a way to be comfy and often are more comfortable than their legs dangling when forward-facing!

By rear-facing our children we are protecting them from head, neck, and spinal injuries - life threatening injuries. Rear-facing lessens the impact of crash forces and broken legs are actually pretty rare.

If you have any questions or need help choosing a car seat for your little one, feel free to email us at customercare@strolleria.com or chat with us today! 

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