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Car seat for big 6 month old?
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#1 Nerak253

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I'm looking for a UK and for an AU carseat for my six month old. He is currently in a Maxi Cosi Cabriofix but at 10kg and 75cm won't fit for much longer.
I would like to keep him rear facing as long as possible in both countries but have found the Australan seats to have low height/weight limits. Any ideas?

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Australian seats have recently changed. new Infa Secure Neon/Comoressor and Sns Compaq/Lifestyle have high RF markers for children around 90-95Cm to RF (difference is body to leg ratio). SnS are starting to change their markers on other seats. These seats are now tested by the manufacturers to 15kgs in anticipation of Standards change which will allow for RF longer to these size/weights. There is no Type D Rf to 4yrs seats though.

Cabriofixi have used to 80-84cm RF (their head can go to top of this seat). For further RF you would probably need to get a Scandinavia type RF to 4yrs or larger seat like the Britax Multitech.

Eta if you hunt down Lenats31 Lena on the web and find where she is currently posting she will be able to give you better advice about ERF seats in the UK. She is from Denmark. Previous poster of EB.

Edited by lsolaBella, 30 January 2013 - 02:07 PM.

#3 Nerak253

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Thanks very much for your response isolabella.

I had a look at the Compaq a while ago and it doesn't seem to recline very much. Have you used this seat? Do you know how well babies can sleep in it?


#4 IsolaBella

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

The Compaq would be used RF so the recline if installed correctly would be not greater than 40 degrees. It is designed to be used from birth.

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