No longer lonely in the back seat..
Written on October 26, 2006 by Kevin.
My wife and I always felt bad that Rylan has had to sit in the backseat of the car facing backwards. When we were given the OK to turn him around, we jumped at the opportunity.
Rylan has always been a great sleeper when we have been in the car, most likely because he had little interaction with us and basically stared at the back of the seat. I was a bit worried that when we turned him around he would begin to act up or otherwise not fall asleep on his own. This has not been the case however. He sits in his seat patiently as we drive to our destination, most of the time falling asleep during the ride.
The change has been a great one so far and it allows us to keep a closer eye on Rylan and dance with him as his favorite songs begin to play. Rylan definitely seems to enjoy it as now he can look at us and talk.
I have always had a pretty easy time getting a sleeping Rylan out of his seat but now that we have switched the seat around, that has changed. Most parents can likely agree that getting your child in and out of the seat now forward facing is a bit more tricky. This is going to take some time to get adjusted to.