Jump to content

Meridian AHR Tilt & Adjust
Am I missing something? 2 y.o. growing out of it


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 FeralFemboside

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

I was hoping someone could advise me. My son just turned 2 and is approx 88cm tall and seems to already have his shoulders level with the straps of this seat even with the headrest pulled up as high as I can get it.

Is there some trick I'm missing about how to get it higher? As for his body shape, he's pretty slender, so he might have a long truck and short legs proportionally, but it's not apparent to me looking at him.

#2 VeritasVinum

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Have you made the straps loose as you adjust up? The headrest goes up quite high (see pic on britax website below)

http://www.britax.com.au/car-seats/meridian-ahr-tilt-adjust

ADJUSTING HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT AND HEADREST: FOR CHILD USE FORWARD-FACING
Correct fitment of the harness is very important as it restrains the child in the restraint. The harness must fit firmly around the upper torso of the child and be positioned so as to leave the child's arms and legs free.
The headrest must be in the position where the top of the shoulder slots are nearest to the child’s shoulders, but
not more than 25mm below the child’s shoulders. If the headrest is in the top position and the shoulders are above the upper shoulder height marker then the child is too tall for the restraint and the restraint should not be used; move to next type of restraint (see pages 8 and 9).
Upper shoulder (Height marker hidden when the headrest
is not at full height)
Lower shoulder height marker
Harness Shoulder slots.
ADJUSTING AHR TILT & ADJUST HEADREST AND HARNESS STRAP HEIGHT
A. Loosen the harness straps before adjusting the headrest.
B. You do not need to remove the restraint from the vehicle to adjust the harness or headrest positions. Small adjustments maybe done with the child the seat, the child will need to lean forward to allow the headrest to be pulled forward.
C. To adjust the headrest, gently pull the top of
the headrest forward and then pull up or push C down so that the shoulder strap slots are level
with or slightly above your child’s shoulders. If
the headrest is just above the shoulders then the
harness level will be correct.
NOTE: For comfort ensure the bottom edges of the headrest are not contacting the child’s shoulders.
D. Release headrest so that it moves back and locks into position. Ensure that it has locked in position by gently pushing down on it.
E. Ensure there are no twists in the harness strap and the buckle tongues face the correct way.
F. If the headrest is moved up, then down with the child in the seat, before use, check that the headrest cover has not bunched up behind child’s back.

#3 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

My DD is 92 cm (not yet 2 - eek!) and fits fine. PP is right, you need to really loosen the straps before you pull the headrest up. We've still got more room to move, so I'm sure you will too. Good luck.

#4 FeralFemboside

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I did go an have a play without the toddler on hand to "assist" me. biggrin.gif

I loosened the straps massively and pushed it up and down the full extent of the range a few times. The head rest did go up another couple of clicks - so thanks very much for the advice. original.gif It doesn't seem like it went up a lot though, so I might let a non-arthritic car seat specialist have a fiddle with it next time I'm in the vicinity of a baby shop.

However, next question: this seat is going to be handed down in about 5 months to number 2 when he/she is born. What would you get for a slender, might be tall 2.5 y.o.? The car's a Mazda 6 so plenty of room and we'll only be 2 seats across, so much more interested in the safest option with length to grow in than other criteria.

And again, thank you for the opinions.

#5 VeritasVinum

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

New SnS Maxi Rider or SnS Compaq.



#6 FeralFemboside

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Thank you! lsolaBella, you ought to be awarded Australian honours for services to child safety!

#7 ELH05

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

I have that seat and also am just about to hand it down to baby #2 - I'm getting the Maxirider Easy Adjust as its very similar in the way you adjust straps/headrest in the Meridian.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.