Why do I keep Adeline rear-facing? Because she is 4 times safer! And the American Academy of Pediatrics is reccommending to keep kids rear-facing until the age of 2 or until they outgrow the rear-facing weight limit on their convertible seat. At 22 lbs, Adeline still has a ways to go, even in the lower 35 lb weight limit seats. I hope to get 2 new seats that RF to 40 lbs so that both kids can be rear-facing longer!