21 months for my tiny DD2, 13 months for DS and 8 months for DD1 when I didn't know any better.
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10-08-2013 17:37 #11Senior Member
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10-08-2013 18:10 #12
DS was 6 months, 11kg. Cried rear-facing constantly.
DD will be RF till she's 12kg
10-08-2013 19:14 #13
DD - 8 months, 8kg. I didn't know any better, this was about 4 years ago
DS1 - 10 months, 12kg. I was disappointed to turn him FF but he reached the weight limit for RF.
DS2 - is only 3 months old and will be RF until 12kg/height marker on a newer car seat.
10-08-2013 19:21 #14
Oh, I didn't realise that the convertible car seats had a weight restriction! Better check mine tomorrow, I know it's got a hight marker for shoulders, but not sure about weight! DD is still rear facing at 16 months and 9.5kgs and still has a good 5cm till she reaches the sholder marker, so I guess we'll be turning her around 2, unless there's a weight restriction on our car seat.
10-08-2013 19:23 #15
10-08-2013 19:27 #16
Ds1 was about 15m, he reached the weight limit. DS2 is 17m and still RF and will be until he's about 4.
New seats go by hight marker only btw, no weight limit at all. There are seats available in australia that you can rf till 3-4 years, depending on the size of your child of course. (Like infa neon from bigw)
It's much safer to RF, definitely check out videos on youtube!
11-08-2013 14:32 #17
11-08-2013 14:43 #18Senior Member
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Anyone know anything much about rf when you drive a hatch or SUV? My understanding is that anything in the boot can basically become a missile. Both my boys ff, too long for rf. we drive an amazingly safe car (ancap, I've watched the videos) but I'm really curious about the whole SUV thing.
11-08-2013 17:06 #19
We've got a sportswagon and ended up getting a grill (I think that's what it's called? It's just like a metal fence/frame type thing that screws into the roof and the floor of the boot) and that is there to prevent anything in the boot flying forward.
11-08-2013 17:09 #20Senior Member
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I'm so glad I read this. I always thought it was 9kg or 6 months - whichever comes last, so I would have been turning my (rather large) DD at 6 months!! Hopefully she'll be able to stay in it until 9-12 months, but she's already nearly 8kg at 4 months, so we'll see!
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