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    Default what is safer... car seats what to do, what to do??

    We have a safe'n'sound meridian ahr (21 month old DS) and we have a new baby on the way.

    Should DS stay in the meridian and we buy the same for the new baby or should we upgrade DS to safe'n'sound convertable booster maxi rider ahr?

    Will he be just as safe in the maxi rider as he is in the convertable car seat???

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    Hi there

    We ended up using the Meridian for DS (11weeksold) and put DD (2) into a MaxiRider AHR. She loves her new carseat!!

    HTH

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    Feb 2009 Australian comparison testing (includes Trek8)

    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadsafety...restraints.pdf

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    the report doesn't seem to have the new maxi-rider in it?

    hmm


    i hate this sort of thinking? it hurts

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    That's what I'll be doing. 11mth old DS, will be getting a Maxi Rider AHR & his meridian AHR will be going to the baby.

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    We have done EXACTLY what you are contemplating...

    DD is 18 months and we have the Meridian AHR in 'my' car. We currently have the Maxi Rider AHR in DH's work car for when we use that.. when bubs number 2 arrives in December he or she will be going into the Meridian and DD will go into the Maxi Rider, both will be in my car of course (unfortunately we will need to buy 2 more car seats for the work car!! - likely to be the exact ones again)

    We were recommended them both from a reputable nursery store that we have dealt with since the early stages of pregnancy with DD.

    The only thing I dont like about the Maxi Rider is the seat does not recline back so when DD falls asleep in it her poor little head flops down at times - i always worry she will get a stiff neck!. Not sure if this is the same with other comparable seats.

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    Ooh MoT, thanks for the info, some good stuff there!
    I have heard many people say that the Meridian is the safest car seat but by the looks of that report it isn't! I'll have to write down a couple of the other names so I can go car-seat shopping! Thank you!

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    Maxi Rider is there - its so far down the list though I'd be very hesitant to use one.

    Its 9th on the booster seat list (14-26kg), and 13th on the forward facing list! (8-18kg)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nic236 View Post
    Ooh MoT, thanks for the info, some good stuff there!
    I have heard many people say that the Meridian is the safest car seat but by the looks of that report it isn't! I'll have to write down a couple of the other names so I can go car-seat shopping! Thank you!
    No worries Simply having a huge price tag doesn't make something safe.

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    I would reccomend hiring or buying a capsule for the first six months minimum to give your older child longer in the meridian.

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