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    no idea op. my brother and SIL got sick of their Subaru Forrester as it was tiny inside spacewise with 2 seats at the back. they got rid of it asap. there was hardly any leg room at all.

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    Capsules are smaller - we couldn't use a rear facing car seat in my old rav4, but a capsule was tolerable. The guy that fits our car seats said subarus are one of the worst for rear facing seats, it's something to do with the arch over the rear wheels being too big or too far forward?

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    Op had the same issue with our triton ute.

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    Is it an option to take the car seat back and swap it for a smaller one? We have a safe and sound compaq that is quite small in rear facing so it's better for the front passenger. But I have small children, so the smaller seat is fine and lasts a long time still.

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    Id rather avoid taking it back & swapping it, im due in 2 weeks & dont want to be left without a seat when bubby arrives. We also got big time stuffed around by the people installing it & dont want to go through that again.

    Thanks beta, I have posted on the facebook page

    Pandemonium, I was under the impression that most capsules only fit bubs until 6 months of age (& thats if they're not long babies) & we want to stay rear facing till at least 12 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post

    Pandemonium, I was under the impression that most capsules only fit bubs until 6 months of age (& thats if they're not long babies) & we want to stay rear facing till at least 12 months

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    Not since the introduction of height markers, my DS3 still fit his capsule at 10 months we only moved him into a normal rearward seat cos my wrists were hurting from carrying it.

    ETA: oh and my DS3 is by no means small. 90% for height.

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    Ok thanks peanutmonkey. I do know a few people who's babies only fitted the capsule for 4 months or so though, which is why we didnt get one in the first place. Id really rather not change seats now but I guess we might have to have another look at capsules

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    My dd fit in the capsule for over 12 months. granted she's little. . but these days its really the waist to shoulder measurement that keeps them rearward facing.
    I recently bought a safety 1st seat. . is still rear facing at 19 months.

    OP we even had trouble with space in our ix35 hyundai ... There was enough room but the seat had to be quite far forward. So frustrating.

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    You would think car manufacturers would take this into account!

    Thanks ladies, I'll talk to DH about capsules, but otherwise I guess we'll just have to manage somehow without a front passenger seat for the next 12 months.

    Oh btw, if we dont need it for our pram, can a capsule just be left in the car all the time like a normal car seat? Due to my neck issues there's no way I could carry it in & out all the time.

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