We bought an extended rearward facing car seat for our DD (can be rearward up to 4yo) she has used it happily for the past 6 months and seemed to have no issues. However the last few weeks she has started to get carsick, and we have had a couple of sick incidents. Last time she did have a magazine in the car, but the first time she didn't. I am wondering if it could be because she is rearward facing. I would like to keep her that way for as long as possible (especially as - aside from being sick a couple of times - she has been happy) but my DH thinks we should change her forward. Has anyone else experienced this?
She's 19mo so turning her forward is an option. We have a Cybex Sirona car seat so in the forward facing position it has an impact cushion in front rather than a seatbelt. When we turned her forward the impact cushion seemed so big that I felt like she seemed too small/young for it (although she fits within the guidelines for when it can be turned).
I had an impact shield seat and yes they do look large but that's the point of them - if it was only covering their abdominal area then they are too tall for it really. It's supposed to come up right to the chest almost!
I would try it and see how you get on. If it doesn't make a difference then definitely go rear facing again. I know that I sometimes suffer from travel sickness myself and it's worse if I travel backwards on a train etc. But sometimes it can be okay as long as I can see out of the back window.