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    Default Rear facing after reaching lower height markers??

    Its not 100% clear in the car seat manual, so I was just wondering whether our baby can stay rear facing after he's reached the lower height markers ('must rear face below this line')?

    Really hoping we dont have to buy a new seat!

    He's got a really long torso but he's only 3 months old, obviously he cant be turned before 6 months & I wanted to keep him rf for as long as possible after that

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    Sorry but yes he does need to be turned (but obviously can't because he is too young).
    Have you taken the padding out?
    Maybe ring the manufacturer. I have heard of safe n sound saying it's ok to rf till 12 kg even above the height markers.

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    What sort of seat do you have? 3 months seems crazy young to outgrow height markers.

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    I would say that you can keep in rear facing. It just says 'must rear face' not 'must forward face' after this line. What sort of seat do you have.

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    Maxi cosi hera

    Just pulled the padding out but there wasnt much under his bum, might buy us a bit of time though

    Will have to call the manufacturer & check

    He is tall, he's in 0 onesies already!!

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    Oh my goodness he must be long, my almost 13 month old is still in 0 and has ages before he reaches the height markers on his SnS Meridian. He's a tiny little thing though, they come in all shapes and sizes, don't they?

    6 months is the earliest you can legally turn if he has reached the height markers so he can definitely stay RF for the time being. It's also not an issue if his legs are hitting the back of the seat. Good idea about calling the manufacturer, they will hopefully be very helpful.


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    I was at a few baby stores today picking their brains about car seats. I was told that they can still rf even if they reach the height markers!

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    I personally would keep him RF. The height markers indicate where the seat has been tested to, however I don't really understand what the average child is they would have used for their testing. I would say there is no way a 3 month old has the upper body strength to be turned no matter what size they are. There are always going to be exceptions to the average child and obviously you are one. Ring the manufacturer but I think they are probably going to suggest a new seat.

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    Thanks ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkers View Post
    I was at a few baby stores today picking their brains about car seats. I was told that they can still rf even if they reach the height markers!

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    Not correct. The seats are only tested in rearfacing mode until the shoulders reach the markers.

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