And how long does it usually take?
We don't want to be caught out by not having the car seat put in early enough but I also heard that it shouldn't be in too early (something about if there is an accident? No idea!).
I am almost 34 weeks.
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19-08-2014 09:53 #1
When to install car seat?
19-08-2014 10:03 #2
I'd get onto it now. If bub comes early you may be too busy in hospital (SCN if too early) to arrange it. If bub comes around 36-37 weeks that only gives you 2-3 wks to get it done. If you're planning on having it installed by an installer, some have waiting lists.
Eta-It only takes a few minutes to install.
19-08-2014 10:14 #3
Now! We installed ours at 36 weeks & bub arrived bang on 37 weeks. I would hate to think how DH would have managed doing it by himself in a sleep deprived state after the birth!
19-08-2014 10:16 #4
Also it's not that hard - just confusing the first time. First time took us about half an jour, but we moved it to my mums car the other day & it took 5 min now we know what we're doing!
19-08-2014 10:19 #5Senior Member
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Read the manual a couple of times first and have a play with the seat before trying to put it in the car. If you aren't sure you have it right you can always pop into a fitter to have it checked.
19-08-2014 14:40 #6
Thanks everyone. We have a voucher to have it fitted professionally, so I'll get DH to book it in and they can show him how to do it too. Better get onto it
19-08-2014 17:50 #7
Oops better do that. I'm 39 weeks!
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19-08-2014 17:58 #8
I'd do it now, can take awhile to make sure it's in correctly.
19-08-2014 18:19 #9
I didn't even have a car seat when DS was born! He was 6 weeks prem and we'd only recently ordered his car seat when he was born! Trust me, you don't want to be in hospital wondering if you'll have a way to take bub home!
19-08-2014 18:34 #10
We installed ours at 36 weeks.
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