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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:18 AM   1
Abz1982
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Illegal to have car seat in front seat?


It is if you have airbags yes? And its not if you don't yes?

Just wanted to make sure I understood it ok as someone I know has said that even if I don't have airbags I cant put LO in front seat and the police will stop me.

But what if you have a van???

I don't always have the back seats actually in my car - as for moving horse feed etc I turn car into a van basically.

Plus, I have a 3 door....now god forbid I should ever have an accident, surely it would be better for her in the front as they would be able to get to her more quickly?



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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:30 AM   2
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Do you have airbags? If you do, put her in the back as the damage that can be caused by an airbag squishing a rear facing carseat is unimaginable. If you don't, she is fine in the front.



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:34 AM   3
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If you have no airbags then yes it is fine to put her in the front. In my Mum's car he goes in the front because she has no airbags and his seat doesnt fit very well in the back x



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:37 AM   4
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you can get the airbags deactivated if need be.



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:37 AM   5
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Yep, if there's airbags, the rear facing seat needs to be in the back. Statistically, your likliehood of being seriously hurt is greater if you're in the front rather than the back seat.



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:39 AM   6
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Joseph is in the back in my car but the front in DH's. My car doesn't have rear airbags but DH's has them everywhere. He has the option to turn off the front passenger airbags so that's where we put Joseph's seat and we have those airbags off.

It's a bit weird because his car has the Isofix system for the back seat and yet we can't install the seat there because of the airbags.



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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:51 AM   7
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I have no airbags at all, its a P reg Peugeot 106. Someone told us to get another car - pah! Only of hey want to pay for it!

I would feel safer with her in the front as my back seats can come out, and as I have had them out a lot for moving things they come out easily - mayb too easily now, so if something was to happen I would worry that they would come out and thus move the baby seat.



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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 09:58 AM   8
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The back seat is MUCH safer for the baby... I think your baby's life is wroth more then the trouble of putting the seats back in.

The only time I know of people putting a car seat in the sfront is in a truck, but it still doesnt make it safe. When given the option you should always go for the back seat.

I work in a hospital and a year a half ago we had a family be brought in to the ER who's baby was in a carseat in the front (actually she was 5) and the carseat ended up going through the front window... they didnt have the harness done up properly and she died.



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 10:01 AM   9
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The back is much safer, but if u need to put LO in the front, then u can deactivate the airbags. Usually when u open the passenger side door theres a lil sign with a slot for ur key to turn the passenger side off, its in the hinge of the door. But never put her in the front with air bags. xxxx



 
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 12:21 PM   10
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I have Mylo in the front of my peugeot 307.. with airbag deactivated via a dial I can turn off with the ignition key.
p reg isnt that old.. you sure u dont have airbags you can turn off?



 
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