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    Default When do you spin the car seat around to the front?

    Or forward facing should I say.....Isn't it 1 years old? A lady told me today it's 9kg but how? My 5 month old is already over 8kg so does this mean her seat is forward facing when she's about 6 months?

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    Legally you can turn a baby to face forwards when they are 6 months old and over 8kg. Some seats have a rearward facing weight limit of 9kg, and others have a limit of 12kg for rearward facing. The longer they face rearward, the better, as it is safer.

    (Oops, I just realised I was still logged into my anonymous account. Sorry moderators )

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    I would personally never turn a baby at that age, it's far too young. I wait until the max rearward weight limit for the car seat, which my DS reached at about 16 months.

    I would prefer to avoid an increased chance of serious neck injuries or death (usually from internal decapitation) if we were to be in an accident. There are some videos on youtube which demonstrate the impact a collision has upon an infants neck if they are in the forward facing position too young. Their necks fling forward with so much force, it's really quite scary. I would have my children face rearward for years if our laws permitted (and if I had isofix).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I would personally never turn a baby at that age, it's far too young. I wait until the max rearward weight limit for the car seat, which my DS reached at about 16 months.

    I would prefer to avoid an increased chance of serious neck injuries or death (usually from internal decapitation) if we were to be in an accident. There are some videos on youtube which demonstrate the impact a collision has upon an infants neck if they are in the forward facing position too young. Their necks fling forward with so much force, it's really quite scary. I would have my children face rearward for years if our laws permitted (and if I had isofix).
    I'd really recommend reading some of the extended rear facing websites and the videos are a real eye opener. I felt so bad for facing my first forward so early and ended up going back to rearward again and I kept my second rear facing as long as I could after that

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    I have the safe n sound meridian does anyone know how long it can stay rear? How do I find that info?

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    DD was 16 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoCo View Post
    I have the safe n sound meridian does anyone know how long it can stay rear? How do I find that info?
    12kgs the new one goes on height not weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoCo View Post
    I have the safe n sound meridian does anyone know how long it can stay rear? How do I find that info?
    I'd guess 12 kilos?

    I'll be waiting until DD is 12 kilos

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoCo View Post
    I have the safe n sound meridian does anyone know how long it can stay rear? How do I find that info?
    When the child's shoulders reach the lower height shoulder markers in the new model. The info will be in the instruction manual. If you lost it its on the Britax website. 12kg for the old model.

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    Awesome thanks guys I'll just leave her chair rear for as loooong as possible.


 

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