Yesterday, at 20 months, we flipped the car seats.
My reason for doing this was because lately the temperature has already reached 90-degrees and my car was getting hot. In Arizona, cool air blasting on your face is a must and you cannot get that experience when you are in a carseat facing backwards.
Of course, the DAY after we flipped, a storm came in, cooling the temperature to a mere 60...and the AAP officially came out with the new guideline of keeping children rear facing until two.
I do feel guilty that we flipped early. However, I know next week when it is hot again, the kids will be a lot happier. I also feel a little sad because this is yet another step away from baby-hood; my babies are real kids. I am realizing that before I know it, our days of running with the stroller will be over. I am going to try not think about that, but instead savor every single one of our runs. I am so grateful that they love the jogging stroller and that I have been able to share one of my biggest life passions with them.
Anyway, back to the car seats - our first car trip was to Trader Joes: