Quoting The Tsukuno family:" Whats sad is the last few days I have since INFANT Carriers facing forward in car's I'm like did I just ... [snip!] ... her it was okay to rear face her daughter in an infant seat. Luckily she posted on facebook and we avoided death of a baby."
What's worse is when it's the parents who are just ignorant, they know the facts & simply disregard them for ridiculous reasons. It's one thing to not know but when they do & STILL don't practice carseat safety then it's just sad. Know better, do better! I will never judge a parent who just isn't knowledgeable on the subject & doesn't know any better. I myself, didn't know what I know now w/ my 1st baby & turned him FF at 8mos. old....I know now how horrible that could have been if I was in an accident & thankfully I never had to find that out the hard way. Now that I researched it more, I know better & I do better....DD is 29mos. old & still rear facing! She will continue to until she outgrows the maximums for RF in her Graco My Ride & her Evenflo Triumph.
I had a friend who turned her daughter FF at only 4 MONTHS OLD!!! I couldn't believe it!! Her excuse was that her daughter was so big for her age that she couldn't comfortably fit RF. BULLSmurf!! Yes, her daughter was a big baby at 4mos. old but there is NO way her 4mo. old was bigger than what my 29mo. old is now!!