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25/03/2013 at 19:55
otjot turns out I gave birth to a giant in training- after being weighed and measured on the 98tj centile today (19lb 3 and 2ft 3ins!) it's clear J will not lin him his current car seat (size 0) for much longer- weight wise he's got a little to go but length wise all the straps are at the biggest setting and his toes are nearly poking over the edge.
I'm not comfortable with him going into a forward facing car seat (and don't think he's big enough/old enough) so need a car seat that can still be rear facing an size 0+-1- any recommendations?
25/03/2013 at 20:04
You can get seats that are rear facing til they are 4, I'm not clued up on them though but someone else will be. We have the Britax 1st class plus which is rear facing til 13kg. I've just put J forward facing in his at 21 months
25/03/2013 at 20:06
It doesn't matter about his toes being over the end, he will just fold his legs up. The important bit is that the top of his head isn't protruding from the top of the carseat. Even on 98th percentile I would be very surprised if he truly is growing out of an infant seat, Zoe was 75th percentile for height and still hadn't outgrown it at 14 mths old.
There are bigger rear facing seats, you can stick with a large infant seat such as the Britax First Class or the Maxi Cosi version which stay rear facing until 13kg and then turn forward facing; or you can go for a rear facing stage 1 seat which will keep them rear facing until 18kg although these are very expensive and they don't fit in all cars they are however safer than turning forward facing (have a look at www.rearfacing.co.uk)
When it does come to turning forward facing the MINIMUM requirements are that the child is 9 mths old AND 9kgs AND can sit unaided for 30 mins.
25/03/2013 at 20:16
We have the britax 2 way elite which can stay RF until they are 4 (or you can use it FF if you want to). As JB says it doesn't matter about their legs, worst case scenario it's better to break their legs in a crash than damage their heads/necks. If you are anywhere Milton Keynes, the In car safety centre is brilliant for their selection and they are also happy to give advice over the phone
25/03/2013 at 20:21
Thanks ladies- JB thanks for the infor on guidelines, I think I was getting obsessive that evey part of him needed to be tucked inside the seat- his head is quite away off the top so I won't panic just yet!
25/03/2013 at 20:23
and if you are in Essex there is another in car safety centre near Southend I think
We have the Klippan TRIOFIX it is a great seat but like others have said you don't need to worry until his head is at the top of the seat.
25/03/2013 at 20:25
And if you are in Yorkshire I can recommend Paul Stride for extended rear facing
25/03/2013 at 20:32
What they all said about the top of his head needing to be over the top of the seat. A was 98th for height and well over 99.6th for weight but we still got to almost 11 months in the cabriofix. We now have the Britax 2 way elite, which should hold him until he's
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