Typically, after a 20 minute car ride in his rear-facing car seat, A.J. would be pretty fussy. I guess it gets boring watching the world go by from the rear window. I thought A.J. would be more excited about his forward-facing car seat. He was just O.K. with it.
He’s 22 months old and I waited as long as I could to switch him to a forward-facing car seat after I read about the American Academy of Pediatrics new guidelines for children and car seats.
I took his old Graco Snug Ride 35 car seat to Toys R Us for the Great Trade-In Event and new Evenflo Maestro forward facing car seat that qualified for 30% off. The Evenflo had fair reviews and if I had purchased it from Amazon, would have been three times the price! I also liked how trading it in took the hassle out of trying to re-sell it on Craigslist.