SnS Meridian forward facing
Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:28 PM
We've just turned the car seat around for Zoe as she is close to 12kg now, however when I was looking at the instructions on the seat, it says to put the harness straps the lowest slots with the headrest in positions 3 or 4 which are the lower ones. It doesn't make sense to me as her head is higher than that as are her shoulders. So currently we have the headrest in position 2 with the straps coming out the middle slots near her shoulders?
I can't get the full instruction manual online. Hopefully this makes sense and someone can help out? What settings do you have your seat in for your similar toddler?
Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:08 PM
We had a meridian and we let DDs size dictate which slots to use.
I think from memory, her eyes were not to be higher than the top of the seat - so we adjusted it so the head rest was in a suitable position, and the shoulder straps were slightly higher than her shoulders (so that the strap came down over her shoulder, not up her back to come down again over the top of the shoulder, IYKWIM?)
All very puzzling ..
Good Luck getting it sorted
Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:10 PM
Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:53 PM
Just a note, I have found that the seat belt buckles need to be firmly pushed in as a few times I have turned around to see my daughter standing on the seat laughing at me! I appears that I had not firmly secured the buckle! I looked like it has clicked in but it hadn't. Scared the living daylights out of me!
Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:37 AM
I'm just finding though that there doesn't seem to be enough strap coming through to loosen, and then they aren't retracting well when I go to tighten once she's in. I don't remember having these issues when Josh was in the seat!
Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:50 AM
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 10:34 AM
And this is correct: (although I think the straps can be up to an inch below their shoulders when FF or something like that). You set the headrest first, then pick the strap posotion that is closest to their shoulders.
Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:49 PM
Posted 02 May 2010 - 10:57 PM
The straps can go up to an inch below their shoulders. Also, if the bottom of the headrest is touching their shoulders, you either have it set incorrectly or they are too big for it.
I found also that the metal part on the harness was getting caught on the cars seat belt. You need to make sure that you have these the correct way around...........can't remember which way it is, but it does specify whether to have the cars seat belt at the very back, or in between the Meridian's seat and the Meridian's harness straps.
Also make sure the infant insert is long gone.
Posted 02 May 2010 - 11:57 PM
Melissa/Amy, I did set the headrest first and then insert the straps according to where Z's shoulders would be so that all seems fine. Infant insert is gone too. I just found that if I put the headrest and straps in the positions that are on the instructions on the side, Zoe wouldn't fit into it and she is not big at all! It's just so strange.
Anyway, I'll double check the back/seat belt/metal bit tomorrow and if still no luck I'm just going to book someone to come over and fix it. Actually I think our council was having a free day of getting your child restraints checked. I must go look that up and book it if it hasn't already been on.
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