If there is something you'd like me to look into for you let me know. I've put in hundreds of hours now helping people and it feels really good to help. It's something I can do from my little corner of the world. I also know that not everyone is going to take advice and I think that's the hardest thing.
I know what's safest, I know more than the average bear, and yet sometimes I have people look at me like I have three heads. I mean if my kids knees are bent they won't spontaniously combust?! That's crazy talk! What they are so uncomfortable that way?! Suuure they are, wanna see how uncomfortable they are there are tons of pictures floating around of those "uncomfortable" children sound asleep. Now I don't know about you but when my son is uncomfortable the LAST thing he's going to do is fall asleep because he's not going to let me forget he's not comfortable.
Gabe is one of the tallest kids I know for his age and he has a really long torso too. He outgrew the Britax Marathon rear facing by height 3 weeks shy of his 2nd birthday. Something that if you didn't see many people wouldn't believe. He'll be 2 1/2 next month (June 23rd) and he's already 40 inches tall. At least he was when I measured him about 2 weeks ago, the kid grows like a weed.
So he's forward facing in a Britax Regent that was VERY generously donated to me (brand new) from a mom that I have never met in person. She wishes to remain anonymous but if she's reading know that I am FOREVER grateful. Gabe's Marathon is in my mom's car forward facing now since honestly I hated the Cosco Scenera. It drove me nuts. He's THIS CLOSE to outgrowing it forward facing by height anyhow.
Many of our kids are getting older, taller, heavier and as they transition to forward facing if they aren't already there is a whole new set of rules and things to consider.
So anyhow I got side tracked. If anyone ever has any questions email me, comment, poke me with a stick if you have one long enough and tell me what you NEED and I will do the Googling for you. I can help and it makes me feel useful.