Don't believe the rumors that your child is "too tall" to rear-face.
A lot of parents worry about what their taller child will do with his feet in a rear-facing convertible seat, but Hawker says it's just a perception. "Often when we do car seat checks, we find that older, taller children in rear-facing seats sit with their legs crisscross, which is very common for kids who are 2 to 3 years old. They're very comfortable that way, and we haven't seen any issues with that. Even if their feet are against the back of the seat, that's fine, as long as they're rear-facing."