"Children should ride rear-facing to age 2, use a booster until at least age 8." (via)
I never switched Andrew back to rear-facing, though I do know some parents who did. Ok, if Andrew were a tiny kid then, maybe, but he's just a tad too large now...don't you think?
Honestly, I do not know of a car seat that will hold kids who are older than 15 months in a rear-facing manner. And, if there is one, it always worried me that I could not see my child when they were that way. No mirror worked for the rear-facing seats that allowed me to see him. I tried every one out there. Plus, if you made a big deal out of turning the car seat around like we did, what in the world would you do to get them to be happy going back to being a baby? And where are those long legs going to go? Isn't that going to be a tad uncomfortable during even a 10 minute car ride??? Just sayin'.
Anyhoo. I though Andrew getting into Alex's car seat was pretty funny. And, it made me think of these new recommendations. Again, if you have a smaller 1 year old then keep them safe by all means, but let's be real people. This would not fly with Andrew.