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GingerbreadWoman

It's so good how many people were able to do extended rear facing.

 

My son screamed solidly in the car from 5-6 months and we turned his seat around from 6m. DP and I had both had minor accidents and at least he was enormous. Also totally different baby ff. I also had a shoulder issue and he was horrendous to get into the seat. However knowing what I know now I probably would have tried a new seat. Although he hated being worn as well and we tried 50 million carriers.

 

Really hoping to do extended rear facing with the twins, hopefully they're easier than their brother was. Maybe starting on capsules will make a difference?

 

Now at 5 he is still in the harnessed 0-7 we bought when he outgrew the 0-4 at age two. He will be going in whatever fits in the middle!

 

So glad I am not alone. Was a bit scared to admit I turned my DD to FF as soon as she was six months but I think we were actually safer without the constant screaming distracting the driver. She had bad reflux and the more upright position once she was forward facing really helped. It also reduced the amount of vomit in the car seat...

She went into a 6 month - 8 year harnessed seat at about 2 and half when she outgrew the 0 - 4 one. I will keep her in that for as long as she fits, and then see what is available.

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gracie1978

 

 

So glad I am not alone. Was a bit scared to admit I turned my DD to FF as soon as she was six months but I think we were actually safer without the constant screaming distracting the driver. She had bad reflux and the more upright position once she was forward facing really helped. It also reduced the amount of vomit in the car seat...

She went into a 6 month - 8 year harnessed seat at about 2 and half when she outgrew the 0 - 4 one. I will keep her in that for as long as she fits, and then see what is available.

 

I got a bit of grief for it, put up a cute picture of him in his carseat on FB and a heap of well meaning friends jumped in to tell me he should still be rf... Nevermind the formula feeding, dummy using, sleep training, lack of baby wearing, packet baby food etc that I also had going on ;)

 

But we were 100% safer, no accidents since. We were only using the car for essential trips, but our train station didn't have a lift at the time and it was starting to get very isolating.

 

I got the seat professionally reinstalled and he said loads of parents turn up at six months for the same reasons.

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nom_de_plume

I don’t remember exactly for the older 2. I know they were rear facing until just after their first birthday, and then forward facing until they outgrew those seats (Infasecure Neon). Then they went into a Type G seat (it was another Infasecure seat but can’t remember which model), until they could pass the 5 point test.

 

6yo DD was rear facing in the Neon until just before her second birthday when it became too difficult to wrangle her with the boys seats. She was forward facing in the same seat until just after her 4th birthday. Now in a Baby Love Ezy Grow and will be until she can pass the 5 point test.

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Hands Up

Capsule to rear facing 0-4 seat - 6 months

Rear facing to front facing - 18 months

Front facing 0-4 to front facing type G (not a booster) - 5.5 years (tall kid but short body).

 

Hopefully he can stay in this seat until he doesn’t need a seat anymore. He has plenty of room.

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