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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 05:33 AM   11
KatO79
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Ugh DH is adamant about the Britax he bought being legal according to the laws here Also that his colleague used it for his child so how bad can it be? They btw do still sell those car seats in this country. I've now threatened to smash it when I next have a few hours alone if need be. I think he's now coming around a bit but says we can't afford to buy a new one until closer to December. He wanted to wait on either the house of his recently deceased grandmother selling or he gets his share of the inheritance but I told him we may not be able to wait that long. So definitely won't be able to get a new one until around December preferably.

As for the Diono they don't seem to sell those in this country I found only one that I can order but it's the Diono Monterey, don't know if it's any good??? They don't seem to have any more left though so guess it doesn't matter

In Denmark they seem to sell almost only Britax Römer, Cybex, Maxi Cosi and Be Safe if anyone wants to recommend a car seat.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 06:07 AM   12
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No no no, do not let Alexander forward face yet. Amari still fits in her infant bucket which is 30lbs or 30 inches. We haven't gotten a convertible yet but we are probably going with a graco my ride 65. They are much safer rearfacing until at least two many can go farther it depends on the seat though.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 10:32 AM   13
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We haven't gotten a convertible yet but we are probably going with a graco my ride 65.

Tried a search to see if they have those here and it doesn't look like it. Here's my search on Graco:

http://www.pricerunner.dk/cl/369/Autostol?man_id=120302

There aren't the huge option in Denmark with car seats as there is in e.g. the US The major brands are the ones I listed in my previous post.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 15:34 PM   14
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Rear facing is so much safer it would be better to keep your baby in their infant one as long as possible. A child outgrows a rf seat at the weight limit or when their head is level with the top of the seat. Obviously check the manual too.

Legs being bent isn't a big issue, I rf my 91st centile for height LG until she was 2.5. Yes her legs were bent but she sits like that on the floor and she was old enough to say by then if it was uncomfortable. Maybe get seat protectors though once they start walking dirty feet mark the seats.

Skimming through the replies the new seat seems fine, but for when you are ready to move on. Britax is one of the safest makes.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 16:01 PM   15
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Ugh DH is adamant about the Britax he bought being legal according to the laws here Also that his colleague used it for his child so how bad can it be?
It's not that the seat is bad, it's that your child isn't old enough to forward face. I'm assuming your husband's colleague was never in a car accident with the seat so of course it appears that the seat is safe even if the colleague forward faced with a child that was too young.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 17:18 PM   16
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No, I'd never use a secondhand car seat. It's not recommended and you never know what's happened to it or how old it is (if it's expired). I would sell it on and expect you'll lose some money on it.

Personally, we stay in car seats to the maximum weight is reached. My daughter is rear facing and she's 4.5. Her seat goes up to 18kg rear facing and she's staying that way until she gets to 18 kg. She's 16.5 kg now. It will likely still be awhile before your son maxes out his current seat.

Ideally, rear facing is safest til 4, but I would definitely keep him in his current seat until the last possible moment if you do want to go forward facing. As others have said, I wouldn't worry about his legs. It's perfectly safe that they're bent (better them than his spine in a bad crash). Mine has had her legs bent in her seat for years and is perfectly comfortable. I think it's probably more comfortable than them just dangling unsupported actually.

Also if it helps, we bought our ERF with birthday money. We got it just after her first birthday with money we would have spent on more presents and also money from grandparents for her savings (and got her just one gift from us). We figured a safe car seat she would use for years (it converts to a high back booster as well) was a better thing to spend money on than more presents.
You can tell how old a seat is, they have indicators. Usually dials, sometimes a grid with dots or a sticker saying "do not use after.... ".



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 20:07 PM   17
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What an awful situation. I HATE feeling like I wasted money on things. It makes me feel so, so terrible. That being said, I started decluttering my home and found hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars' worth of things I'd bought and never even USED. I felt so guilty for spending that much money on things I ended up donating or selling second hand for HALF of what I spent on it or, worse, throwing away! I had to change my mindset. For me, it worked. I don't feel so guilty about wasted money, and my OH and I both have an "allowance" every month and consult one another on most purchases, although we don't HAVE to since we're using our allowances.

That might stop this kind of thing from happening in the future. That being said, I keep all of my kids rear faced until they're 3 years old. 2 is the MINIMUM legal age to turn a child to a front-facing carseat where I live. Do you have consignment shops where you live? You might be able to consign it and get back all, if not most, of your money.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 04:02 AM   18
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jess yes but DH was starting to go into how the seat is up to standards with the law here so since it's legal to use then we must be able to use it. I think he just wanted to feel like he wasn't wrong entirely with the purchase

xdxxtx DH and I already do that. I'm unfortunately unemployed so DH puts some money in on my account every month and I can pretty much spend it on what I want. He tries to keep himself within the same monetary limit as the amount he gives me. I think if we consulted each other on everything we want to buy for ourselves with the allowance we'd not get to buy very much as we don't always have the same taste in stuff (music, hobbies ect.). But I think he saw the car seat as a joint purchase and not directly a purchase for himself as it's something for our son.

Anyway I don't think there are many stores that sell used stuff like this. The only thing we can try is selling it over an internet site for people that want to sell used stuff and see if anyone shows interest. But if not we may be stuck with it



 
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