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#1 ~Zoe~

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:45 PM

Change the baby seat from reward facing to forward.

I know Ryder is my second child and it says 8kgs. But when we are travelling he scrunches up like doing sit ups. Just wants to sit up all the time.


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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:50 PM

Our seat says 9kg or 6 months, I changed Nate around when he was 6 months and about 9.5kg i think. There is a thread about changing seats to forward facing around here somewhere.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:22 PM

I changed Archie at 6 months because thats how long the capsule was hired for....and he was a bit long

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

We changed Felix over at New years, so he would have been 9.5 months. He's pretty much spot-on 9kg (although I think our carseat said you can change them at 8kg). He was also doing "sit-ups" in his seat when he was rear-facing, he seems much happier now being forward-facing.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:57 PM

I was advised to wait until they meet the weight requirement and also have very good head control otherwise they could seriously injure themselves. Amy is doing sit ups in her seat but I'm going to wait until she meets the weight requirement.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:06 PM

I wanted to wait till 12 months but he was all squished and hard to get into & out of the seat so we moved Odin at 8 months.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:42 PM

Definitely wait until at least the minimum weight requiement for your seat - I think most are 8kg. Cate has gone through lots of stages of trying to sit up all the time. They do pass.

I have only just turned Cate around now at almost 13 months as she was getting too long and we had to put the shoulder straps up - which can only be done forward facing.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:03 PM

Will is still rearfacing at 14.5 months. Granted he is on the small side and didn't reach 8 kilos till nearly 12 months.

Personally I plan on keeping my children rearfacing as long as they fit length wise and are under 12 kilos.

My opinion on the sitting up: they all go through stages of it. If they didn't feel comfy doing it they'd stop. I'd prefer them to lift their head up while awake (in rear facing) than have nod forwards when asleep (fwd facing).

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:11 AM

Thanks for all that girls. Cooper was such a big baby that he was 9.5 kgs at six months so thatswhy we changed him

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:49 PM

Ash has just started doing the sitting up/ crunch thing. He has a head support in his car seat, but because of the way he tries to sit up, when he falls asleep his head is out of it and flopping down.

He's still 2kgs off of being able to turn around though
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:29 PM

Max is still rear facing at 11 months, we are going to get the seat turned soon as he is getting too long for it, he is very tall ! he weighs about 10.5kg would of kept him till 12kg but his legs are getting squished. Safest to have them facing the rear as long as you can.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:35 PM

My rear facing seat is a right PITA to get bubs in and out of. The tether straps are high, so you have to hoist bubs high up to get him in and out. Not too bad as a newborn but difficult now he's piling on the kilos. Is there some magic/simple trick to make it easier that I'm not aware of?

Our car seat is in the middle seat, so would moving it to the left help?

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:34 PM

I have heard that by law all babies have to be rear facing to 12 months regardless of size as of January this year. No one else heard this???? I cant remember how I found this out, but maybe it only applies in NSW.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:22 AM

Yeait is a PITA i always hit his head goin in and out, plus cant get him out when he is asleep cos it wakes him. I have noticed tho it is easier on the side, so maybe change ur seat to the left.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:09 AM

It can be quite confusing...I'm going to wait until Charli is at least 9kg but if she is happy to stay rear facing then I'll leave her like that for as long as possible.

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