I will admit that I was a parent that was super excited to turn my child forward facing in his car seat as soon as he could. The law in Canada is 22 pounds AND one year. At the time, I had no idea that you could actually leave your child rear facing up until 30 pounds (now there are seats that go up to 45 pounds rear facing in Canada), and that it is actually exponentially safer to do so. I really wish that car seat safety and car seat laws were common knowledge, but sadly, there isn't enough exposure on these issues, and parents have no clue.
So, I was super excited to see this video this morning. Please take a couple minutes to check it out. You might be surprised what you can learn :)
*Currently Rowan and Bria are both forward facing. It is only in the last couple months that the 45 pound seat has been available, and they are already both in excellent seats. Bria's seat (Sunshine Kids Radian 65) is rear facing til 30 pounds. She was rear facing almost til then. Rowan was getting too tall for his seat, so he is in a booster (Sunshine Kids Monterey). Emery is obviously rear facing :) She will be as long as possible. I just ordered the Sunshine Kids Radian XT for her, which is rear facing til 45 pounds.