At the end of May, we decided it was finally time to install the new carseat. Katie had been in the rear-facing one all her life and looked a bit cramped. We didn't want to change it out before we drove 10+ hours to the beach - we wanted her to be comfy and familiar with her carseat for that. But I have to say, I think she loves facing forward and kicking around. She loves looking out the window and pointing at things. As you can see, she also likes playing with and grabbing the chimes on her little toy. I am sure it took a little bit of getting used to as far as facing forward instead of backwards, but she has loved it so far!