It was always told me when my girls where younger that they should stay rear-facing in their car seats until they turned two. It was highly recommended by my pediatrician that I follow that procedure. And now, it's not just a suggestion. It's an Illinois law.
There is nothing better then going to a fair and seeing the white "Dottie's #1 Ozark Funnel Cakes" trailer. If you haven't tasted the sweet deliciousness of a Dottie's #1 Ozark Funnel Cake, you, my friend, are missing out.