Thanks for the replies. For those who have their older child in the middle, right next to the baby, is this ever a problem? I'm considering moving DD to the middle so I'll still have a little space on the side of the backseat, but does the older child ever interfere with/ annoy the baby, or is it helpful having them right next to each other?
Unfortunately the rewards she got for looking after her sister was having her hair pulled and being pinched. The youngest isn't as adoring...
I would sit them next to each other now if ds2 was FF but I'm not turning him yet.
My 2nd and 3rd are 3yrs apart and my DD has always been next to the baby. When he was little she would pop his dummy back in, now she is incharge of keeping him awake if he looks like falling asleep when we're in the car and it is almost nap time. I think it depends on the age gap and the toddler though.
I have left my eldest on the passenger side and have DD2 behind me in the capsule. DD1 can get into the car on her own, so I open the door and then go around and put the capsule in, before returning to buckle DD1 in. I couldn't do that if her door wasn't kerbside.
Had Miss 2.5 in middle before Miss Newborn came along. Then Miss 2.5 went rf behind driver and Miss Nb is in a capsule behind passenger.
I had mr 4 behind the passenger. when bub come we put him behind the driver.
Just last week i swapped to mr4 behind me and mr 10m behind passenger (still rf)
All children need to be in a 5pt harness till a minimum of 4years old, however travelling harnessed is much much safer than traveling in a booster with a lap/sash.
both infa secure and safe and sound (britax) have seats that harness the average child up to 8. Seats are now sold based on height, with labels stitched to the covers to indicate a minimum and maximum shoulder height.
There's no exceptions to the law, sorry. even if your child is big for their age, they should be in a correctly fitting carseat.
...ds1 isa big boy. he will be 5 in march and is still harnessed. he has about 2cm in a comfi caprice and 5ish in a maxi rider easy adjust, and the new seats available harness for much longer than these
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