For me it's 13, but if a child is particularly tall I would reassess. Some of the Year 7 kids (11/12) at dd's school are taller than me :/ so I would feel bad squishing kids that size into the back seat on a regular basis. But for average sized kids, I am uncomfortable with having them in the front before 13.
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09-03-2012 13:48 #1
*spin off* When are YOU comfortable allowing kids in the front seat of a car?
09-03-2012 13:51 #2
The anxitey in me tells me not until mid teens lol
In reality i dont know.
09-03-2012 13:51 #3
Like you said depends on the size of the child, but around 12
09-03-2012 13:53 #4
My grade 7 boy is taller than DH and my grade 5 dd is almost as tall. Yes they are both tall but I am not comfortable with dd in the front seat. I don't think she has the same core strength than ds. Mind you it is only in the last few weeks he has been allowed in the front seat.
09-03-2012 14:46 #5
DD will be allowed in the front seat once this baby is born. She's 11, but she's as tall as me at 160cm. We only have a sedan, so when the capsule goes in she'll be squished in between 2 car seats. If its a family trip she'll just have to deal with it.
09-03-2012 14:57 #6
My eldest sits in the front. She is 11 and tall for age ( nearly my height) Terror toddler tends to attack aka point out with pointed finger where peoples eyes,ears,nose and mouth are (ouch), if you are unfortunate enough to sit next to her...also enjoys throwing things. So have TT on one side in back and DS on other side. DS is not allowed in front he is also tall but at only 8 too young.
If we had a bigger car all kids would be in the back.
09-03-2012 15:26 #7
My kids are fairly light for their age, so I am thinking high school...
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when they fit the seat properly. i was tall enough at 8 (and driving at 10)
09-03-2012 16:32 #9
I've just moved my 8yo from car seat to booster, it will be ages before she can go in the front lol. Yet other kids at her school, one her size and age, the other 7 and small, fight over the front seat. I don't get it, the have 3 kids in a 7 seater 4x4 which means there are enough seats in the other 2 rows.
09-03-2012 16:42 #10
As someone whose had severe facial damage from an air bag (the force is unreal) there's no way DD will be in the front before 12/13 unless she fits the seat properly.
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