Does anybody have this car seat? If so when did your bub start forward facing? Do they HAVE to reach the shoulder markers? dS is 15 months and TALL but he still doesn't reach the shoulder markers, this would make me happy except that he is a nightmare in the car and whinges the whole time. Everyone has said for me to flip his car seat front facing and he will settle down. But I don't know if I'm able to with this car seat yet? I'm getting it professionally fitted tomorrow morning as we have just got a new car which is why I need to know asap if he can front face in it yet... Thank you!
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11-01-2015 16:58 #1
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11-01-2015 17:01 #2
I have this seat. Personally I would keep rearfacing until reaching the height markers. It is so much safer. Can you attach a mirror to the back head rest? Or some toys?
Eta: i've also heard its common for toddlers to go through a stage where they hate being restrained. Could this be it?
As far as I know, legally you can turn them forward facing from 6 months of age.
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11-01-2015 17:45 #3Senior Member
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Legally you can,
My youngest has been forward faced in one from a similar age, I had the same problem
11-01-2015 17:51 #4
Much safer rear facing. A bit of sooking is no reason to compromise safety.
11-01-2015 17:53 #5
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11-01-2015 19:50 #6
My LO reached the makers at 10 months. I wanted her to RF up to 2 years, but it wasn't to be. She is VERY tall.
Still kicks up a fuss when restrained from about 14 months. 20 months now, and still not loving it.
11-01-2015 20:00 #7
My DD2 is same age and tall too, hasn't reached the height markers yet which I love. Thankfully a good traveller.
I was contemplating turning her then I watched the youtube videos on rear facing versus forward facing in a crash. Now I won't be turning her for a long time. Seriously watch the videos before you decide.
Even when she reaches the marker it says "must be rear facing below this line", not that they can't be rear facing over the line.
DD1 was a bad traveller, put a DVD on the back headrest and see if that helps. I have DD1s car seat next to DD2 so they can see each other well and I think it amuses DD2.
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I realise I may be too late, but no, you cannot forward face if your child is still below the line. The instructions are pretty clear on this, it is NOT designed to hold a child in the FF position before they reach that height. If you are not following the manufacturers instructions then it is NOT safe. I really hope you kept your DS rear facing.
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