Now it really is rear facing until 30 lbs however I suppose you can make exceptions when it is inside the house. Notice how she has her feet flexed up to support the pizza?? She honestly could play for a good half hour with the carseat. I think it is hilarious as this is the child that the minute she saw her carseat as a baby she started screaming. Audrey hated that carseat, okay Audrey did not appreciate life until recently, but the carseat was her nemesis for a very long time.