This conversation on extended rear-facing is sponsored by Chicco. All opinions are my own.
Extended rear-facing is something I’ve been passionate about since I first became a mother. I was diligent about car seat safety. I researched it myself to the best of my ability and sought the advice of our pediatrician. One of the things I was fortunate enough to be educated on was extended rear facing, but not everyone is so lucky.
Did you know the law in Colorado only requires children to ride rear-facing in the car until they’re 1? But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) actually recommends you keep them rear-facing until they’re 2…if not longer! The fact of the matter is that your children are so much safer rear-facing and almost all car seats on the market today support extended rear facing. So why doesn’t everyone do it?