We had been waiting to turn around Maddy and Libby's car seats until they were one year old. They had both hit the 20 pound mark already, but I would rather err on the side of safety. Well, one year came and went and we just hadn't gotten around to it. Then after a couple of short trips (15 minutes) and finding them with soaking wet hair because they just weren't getting any A/C finally prompted us to do the big flip.
Hubby went out yesterday to work on them and came back inside looking at the direction manual. He casually mentioned that there were no instructions to turn them around, so we went online. While the car seats that we have are good up to 35 pounds, they are rear facing only. I have no idea how we missed this when we picked them out, but I was ticked that we made that error.
We have been planning to buy one of the Britax models for their next ride, but I guess we'll be doing it a little sooner than expected! Nearly every Mom I have ever met has a Britax, and I did some research today and am leaning toward the Boulevard or Boulevard CS. I'm wondering if any of you have the CS model and if the special "clicking" sound when the straps are tight is really that beneficial. It seems to be the only real difference in the two.
I'm also wishing that there were a few more patterns to choose from. Call me picky, but it's either boring beige or "I'M ALL GIRL" pink. I have a feeling we'll be shouting "I'M ALL GIRL" from the back seat!