It was finally time. As much as I loved Hannah’s bucket car seat it was time to move her to a big girl car seat. The bucket we had borrowed was good up to 35 lbs and 32”. She still had a lot of room weight wise but had suddenly grown taller so it was time to trade it in and install her new seat that had been a gift from some great bloggy friends just before I received Hannah’s referral.
I had put off the change for as long as possible for a couple of reasons. My baby girl still loved to sleep in the car and the bucket allowed me an easy transition into the house when we got home where she could continue her nap. Also, it was an emotional move for mommy to move her out of the baby seat and into the bigger one. All too quickly she has left babyhood behind and is now all toddler. The car seat was one of these transitional points.
I have chosen to put Hannah’s full sized seat in rear facing hopefully until she’s at least 2 years old. I read on both the Canadian and American Paediatric websites that they recommend babies be rear facing up to 2 years of age when possible. Hannah doesn’t mind and since we spend a lot of time in the car I want her to be as safe as possible.
As you can see from these pics, the change was much harder on mommy than it was on Hannah!!
My little monkey teasing Mommy about taking her piggy out.