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    Quote Originally Posted by bellibean View Post
    Anyone know anything much about rf when you drive a hatch or SUV? My understanding is that anything in the boot can basically become a missile. Both my boys ff, too long for rf. we drive an amazingly safe car (ancap, I've watched the videos) but I'm really curious about the whole SUV thing.
    I've heard this as well, and I was quite worried about it considering the majority of crashes are rear ends and I've always got crap in my boot.

    We've got a sportswagon and ended up getting a grill (I think that's what it's called? It's just like a metal fence/frame type thing that screws into the roof and the floor of the boot) and that is there to prevent anything in the boot flying forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoknows View Post
    We have a sportswagon and it has a couple of airbags in the boot......I have often wondered why but after your post I think I finally figured it out.

    Must be to stop the contents becoming 'missiles' in the case of an accident.

    Hopefully all new wagons/hatches/SUV's are built like this.
    Ohh is that what they're for?! If that's the case we got talked into an extra we didn't need! Lol! Although it was handy when we had our dog!

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    I changed DD at around 13 1/2months, I cannot remember what she weighed but she was close to the limit I believe

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    Our car seat has a 9kg weight limit (about 4yrs old) so DD was changed around 7months when she reached 9kgs and DS was changed at about 9months when he reached the limit.

    A question for everyone who leaves their child facing till 12+months - how do your kids sit, wouldn't their legs be all squished and uncomfortable?

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    The standard changed fairly recently and yep now you just follow the lines. But not all the seats are the same height, infa and sns have the heighest markers. Infa neons are only 118 when on sale as well!
    As for the legs, they put them on the back seat or cross them, I think a lot of kids find it more comfortable than sitting with their legs just hanging with no support. DS1 who's FF always enda up with his lega crossed anyway

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    DS was turned at 7 months he was tall and was over 9kgs which was the seats rf limit ( 4 years ago)
    DD was turned a few days after her 1st birthday

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    Nearly 8 months and not turning here. Will keep as long as possible. She's a small baby and nowhere near 9kg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new mum 15809 View Post
    Our car seat has a 9kg weight limit (about 4yrs old) so DD was changed around 7months when she reached 9kgs and DS was changed at about 9months when he reached the limit.

    A question for everyone who leaves their child facing till 12+months - how do your kids sit, wouldn't their legs be all squished and uncomfortable?
    DD just sort of drops her knees to the sides and has her feet together. Sometimes she'll rest her feet on the back seat, but she never looks uncomfortable or squished.

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    I would not turn a 1 year old! DS is almost 10 months and still RF, but has hit the label and isn't far off the line I'm devastated. I'd happily keep him RF to 3 if our seats allowed it!

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