Or forward facing should I say.....Isn't it 1 years old? A lady told me today it's 9kg but how? My 5 month old is already over 8kg so does this mean her seat is forward facing when she's about 6 months?
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19-12-2011 00:45 #1
When do you spin the car seat around to the front?
19-12-2011 00:55 #2Junior Member
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Legally you can turn a baby to face forwards when they are 6 months old and over 8kg. Some seats have a rearward facing weight limit of 9kg, and others have a limit of 12kg for rearward facing. The longer they face rearward, the better, as it is safer.
(Oops, I just realised I was still logged into my anonymous account. Sorry moderators )
19-12-2011 01:51 #3
I would personally never turn a baby at that age, it's far too young. I wait until the max rearward weight limit for the car seat, which my DS reached at about 16 months.
I would prefer to avoid an increased chance of serious neck injuries or death (usually from internal decapitation) if we were to be in an accident. There are some videos on youtube which demonstrate the impact a collision has upon an infants neck if they are in the forward facing position too young. Their necks fling forward with so much force, it's really quite scary. I would have my children face rearward for years if our laws permitted (and if I had isofix).
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19-12-2011 04:42 #5
I have the safe n sound meridian does anyone know how long it can stay rear? How do I find that info?
19-12-2011 05:52 #6
DD was 16 months.
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19-12-2011 09:24 #10
Awesome thanks guys I'll just leave her chair rear for as loooong as possible.
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