above is a link to sian HAPPILY rear facing at 3yo (much longer than the average child in teh UK) she outgrew the seat RF by height soon after this was taken. below is a link to a petition for car seat manufacturers to make car seats that can RF till a child is 4. statistically it is safer. if you know me at all, you know i'm passionate about car seats and car seat safety. and would love to keep my kids harnessed/rf much longer than i currently can.
Independent research has shown, and child safety experts agree, that rear facing stage 1 car seats are five times safer for the child in an accident. Despite this, these car seats are not available on the UK market and UK parents are not informed of their existence. We demand that all parents get information about and access to these seats and that guidelines from the government actively promote rearfacing stage 1 car seats for all children 9 months to 4 years old via all available governmental channels, retailers, manufacturers, child and safety organisations, health clinics, health visitors, road safety officers, child carers etc. for better protection of young children in traffic. Our goal is that no child should get injured or killed in traffic accidents in the UK due to unsafe car seats!