Baby’s barfing rear-facing

barf bagSo at 19 months something that’s never happened before has happened twice in a week, and this is Maggie tossing her cookies while riding rear-facing.

While we converted the Element to front-facing, it’s not been the vehicle of excursions with the baby as we really want to keep her as protected as is possible for as long as possible. If you’ve ever worked in an Element, you’ll understand that over 24 pounds there’s no more options for rear facing. Can’t be done without full arm extension, holding the roof, and hoping you don’t drop the pop-out car seat.

After she horks, she’s fine and dandy and eats a big replacement meal and shows no signs of being the worse for wear. My initial thoughts were she was too hot in the back, but today dispelled that.

We’re going to do a final proof of a slightly longer ride in the front-facing Element before we take any measures, but it seems Maggie’s not good at coping with the seating.

Evidently our options are drugs, smelly stuff, and turning the seat around so that she is facing forward.

We’re going to pick up the smelly stuff tomorrow, which will be a right bit better than the smell of baby vomit.

It’s interesting that a baby who loves to be spun around doesn’t fancy going backwards.

Nothing particularly insightful here, just pondering what we’re going to do.