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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 14:09 PM   11
Nimyra
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In the US it is illegal to have the carseat in the front unless there are no back seats (like a truck or smartcar), and then the passenger side airbags must be disabled.



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 14:16 PM   12
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I always have Evie in the back seat but behind the passenger seat.

This way if I need to get her out in an emergency fir whatever reason she will be on the pavement side instead of the roadside



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 15:24 PM   13
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I agree with the others that have said that it is just as safe in the front as it is the back as long as the airbag has been disabled. Sweeden are about 30 years ahead of us in car safety, carseat.se is an excellent site and i will be getting my Extended rear facing car seat from there xxx



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 15:36 PM   14
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I've also heard the front passenger seat is just as safe.
I contacted carseat.se for advice regarding extended rear facing - I have a small car and won't be buying a bigger one until next year so if I need to go up a car seat then it would have to go in the front passenger seat xx



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 17:07 PM   15
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Originally Posted by wispa86 View Post
Statistically the front passenger seat holds the highest fatality rate (for any passenger not just babies)
thats interesting.............can you link ot the source, as a driver i am always looking for more info

Lana comes in the front with me, i put the airbag off, i am always forgetting to put it back on when i go to work



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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 18:44 PM   16
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only safe in the front if the airbag is off, if you cant or dont know how the carseat should go int he back. TBH i always put LO in the back.



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 18:45 PM   17
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I always put it in the back and I sit with her as I don't drive.

I heard it is dangerous to use it in the front due to the airbag. x



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 19:14 PM   18
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We always put him in the back, no question. If that means there is no room for other people, or something else, so be it.

Someone said to me "but what about when you get a 2 seater car?" ... err i wont be getting one for that reason



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 19:26 PM   19
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max used to go in the back all the time, but now he's so heavy (and i have injured my shoulder) to struggle into the back (we have a 2 door car) so most of the time he's in the front with me , we dont have airbags. or if OH is with me he'll go in the back coz OH can lift him into the seat easier



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2010, 03:02 AM   20
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Ruby has always been in the back, now we have an ERF seat that stays in the car anyway and can't be moved without a big fuss.
If we had a two door car I may have considered using the front seat with the airbag off (very simple to do so in my car) when we had the infant carrier. It must be a bit awkward to strap in an infant carrier into the back of a 2 door car without iso fix.



 
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