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My first was around 1 maybe a bit over but a huge baby so was a bit cruel to leave rear facing even though it’s safer. Second I think we got to 15 or 18 months and then turned as this baby HATED car travel so couldn’t wait any longer and was over the markers mind you..
My first at about 10 months, second and third at about 9 months but my 4th, and now 11 month old is still tiny so still rear facing with no imminent plans to turn him around anytime soon. Depends on the baby, their size, neck control, if they're happy rear facing or in my 3rd baby's instance hated the car so had to flip to forward facing before I would have preferred as it was safer to forward face than to drive with the screaming
It's not about age, it's about size. And what's safest for them based on their size.
My thumpers were about 6-7 months. No need to rush.
My first at about 1.5 was swapped to ff. My 2nd at 7 months.
We could have swapped our first a little earlier (maybe 1) but he seemed comfy and fine so we left him in a little longer purely for safety. By 1.5yrs he was so tall (massive growth spurt) that it became uncomfortable for him to be rear facing.
My 2nd child got really badly car sick rear facing and just kept vomiting. We swapped him at 7 months to ff the moment that he reached the marker and he stopped getting car sick completely.
It's recommended to leave them rear facing until at least 2 years old due to how they impact in accidents. My toddler is just over two and was recently changed to face forward.