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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 13:46 PM   1
marymoomin
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When to get the next size of car seat?


My lo is 24 weeks and seems squashed in the maxi cosi car seat, what age should I get the next size?



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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 13:47 PM   2
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You can move to another rear facing seat when she's of the right weight to fit in whichever you choose But should stay rear facing for as long as possible, a few more years.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 13:49 PM   3
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Hey,
I bought a car seat that is forward facing and suitable from around 9 months. Basically the baby has to be completely able to sit up by itself, so hence the 9 months.
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 13:50 PM   4
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Yeh its 9 months as far as I know. Guidelines in the UK state they shoudlnt have a forward facing one until they can sit up by themselves



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 13:55 PM   5
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9mths / 9kg but yes - they should be able to sit up as the seat is obviously an upright unlike the baby carrier.



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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 14:33 PM   6
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You can buy car seats that can be kept rear facing for a while and then when you're ready (when baby is the right weight and age obviously) you can turn the car seat round and it will last until they are much older. This means the seats are much bigger for baby so they wont be all squished but still rear facing for safety.

Im buying one (britax do them) and keeping LO rear facing until shes at least a year and a half thn just turning her around.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 15:54 PM   7
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9mths / 9kg but yes - they should be able to sit up as the seat is obviously an upright unlike the baby carrier.
the reason they need to be able to sit up is actually to do with muscle development in the neck and back, babies who cannot sit up would suffer much more damage in comparison with a baby who was more developed in the event of a collision, not even a collision, an emergency stop is enought to throw the bay forward



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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 15:59 PM   8
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What Maxi Cosi have you got? I thought all their baby ones went up to 13kg and were meant to last until 12-15 months ish.

Have you taken out any head hugger/foam padding bits?



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 16:01 PM   9
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9 kgs/9 months for forward facing but you are not suppose to switch if your LO is 9 kgs but not 9 months, or 9 months but not 9 kgs. If you can get an extended rear facing carseat it's much better than forward facing. Some are suitable from birth. xx



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 16:35 PM   10
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Daisy still fits in her maxi cosi and she's 1 in Jan how much does LO weigh? x



 
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