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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    The guidelines are very wishy washy and don't contain the certainty you are trying to claim. They do not say you have to rear-face until 3. They don't say you have to upgrade to purchase an extended rear facing seat. You are grabbing an American guideline and trying to apply it here. Should I apply every American guideline that isn't replicated in Australia? Maybe I should go out and buy a gun to ensure my own personal safety? Or prohibit my kids from drinking alcohol until they are 21 to ensure theirs?
    It's not just an American guideline...but that's not really the point.

    Let's use the SIDS one then, 6-12 months. 12 months is obviously optimal, 6 months at the earliest, and you chose 6 months. Did you wait until 7 months to give a comforter or did you give it earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point (serious, not sarcastic!). I had a quick google and could find SIDS recommendations regarding no soft toys, but not comforters (sometimes same thing, sometimes not)? Maybe I'm not looking on the right place. Still a good point though.
    'Safe' comforters are from 7 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Let's use the SIDS one then, 6-12 months. 12 months is obviously optimal, 6 months at the earliest, and you chose 6 months. Did you wait until 7 months to give a comforter or did you give it earlier?
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    Confused - isn't 6-12 months for a kid sleeping in their own room?

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    Back to rear facing--

    'The rear facing restraint offers better protection as long as the child fits in it.'

    Is a pretty straight forward comment by kid safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I'm
    Confused - isn't 6-12 months for a kid sleeping in their own room?
    SIDS and Kids advises room sharing for the first 6-12 months of a baby's life, what is confusing about that?

    ETA: it was two questions:

    1) 12 months room sharing is obviously optimal, 6 months is the earliest, and you chose 6 months right? Why?

    2) did you introduce a comforter before 7 months?
    Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 05-01-2017 at 07:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Back to rear facing--

    'The rear facing restraint offers better protection as long as the child fits in it.'

    Is a pretty straight forward comment by kid safe.
    I also noticed that they have mentioned 3 types of chairs. A1, A2, A3. That indicates shoulder heights. A3 is the highest height for children to rearface 2-3 years. It passes Australian standards. Just because the government is slow to update legislation as they are busy arguing about other ridiculous stuff does not mean that extended RF is rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point (serious, not sarcastic!). I had a quick google and could find SIDS recommendations regarding no soft toys, but not comforters (sometimes same thing, sometimes not)? Maybe I'm not looking on the right place. Still a good point though.
    I edited my original post as I had the age wrong. (Was working off memory and it's been a long time. I never used a comforter so I never investigated it, just what I remember reading when my first was a baby). But it is an interesting point isn't it...the cot bumper guideline seems to be out there as common knowledge now, but every baby shower I go to someone has bought a comforter for the baby.
    ETA - if you google sids risk and comforters another forum had this discussion and emailed SIDS directly. The response was that they do not endorse any object that could cover the baby's face...so that absolutely would include a comforter.
    Last edited by Full House; 05-01-2017 at 07:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    1) 12 months room sharing is obviously optimal, 6 months is the earliest, and you chose 6 months right? Why?
    ?
    trying to get ready for work etc with a sleeping baby in the room is difficult (alarms going off etc). Also I had movement monitors (not fool proof I know..). Fortunately 6 months was within the guideline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post

    2) did you introduce a comforter before 7 months?
    I can't find the 7 month thing?

    With ds1 it was about 6 months (not a traditional comforter though - a strip of breathable muslin cloth). Can't remember with ds1 probably earlier I am thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I can't find the 7 month thing?

    With ds1 it was about 6 months (not a traditional comforter though - a strip of breathable muslin cloth). Can't remember with ds1 probably earlier I am thinking.
    https://rednose.com.au/article/can-m...ave-a-soft-toy

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