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Hey Aussies! I have a carseat question!

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Califrau Tue 19-Aug-08 03:19:16

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Califrau Tue 19-Aug-08 03:19:32

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eidsvold Tue 19-Aug-08 06:11:57

how much does he weigh and how old is he??

eidsvold Tue 19-Aug-08 06:14:34

there is one like this

@ I have one similar to that on layby for dd2 who is 4 in Nov and is around 18kg or so.

eidsvold Tue 19-Aug-08 06:15:21

that link did not work.


superloopy Tue 19-Aug-08 06:15:40

You will probably just need a booster seat

like these

superloopy Tue 19-Aug-08 06:21:09

Have a look here and it will calculate which kind of seat you will need. There is other safety tips etc there too.

eidsvold Tue 19-Aug-08 06:21:16

painful link - page 19 of the catalogue.

lispy Tue 19-Aug-08 06:24:29

"child retraints with inbuilt 5 or 6 point harness until at least 5 years oldand booster seats that incorporate the adult lap/sash seatbelt and have back and side protection until child is 145cm". legally after age 1 you can do anything but OBVIOUSLY should follow advice above (just copied it from a local mag. just looked at yours, there are heaps like that, depends on if you use a harness seatbelt (bought seperately) or if it has a built in one.

Califrau Tue 19-Aug-08 17:18:11

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Califrau Tue 19-Aug-08 17:19:16

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eidsvold Wed 20-Aug-08 02:43:16

to convert to kgs - 2.2lbs to a kg.

for 78 bucks they can keep it for when their other grandchild is older. They can get seats very reasonably at BigW.

I have a convertible booster which starts off at 5 point then you can attach the h-harness and then you can just use the seat belt. But i got one like yours for dd1 at a later date - such a good price and she is getting bigger.

arfishy Wed 20-Aug-08 08:42:53

I did the same when I flew to the UK. I pre-ordered a car seat and got it delivered to mum's.

Here I was astonished to see how many parents at pre-school were arriving with their 4 year olds just sitting in the front seat of their cars. I don't see many of DD's school friends arriving in boosters either tbh. This makes me shock but then regulations are much tougher in the UK. I looked very odd with a carseat for DD in Thailand when the natives were propping their babies up in front of them on their motorbikes!

I managed to get this one for DD at half price: Boosters. Don't think this link goes through to it, it's the Barcelona booster, bottom right on p19. I was happy with it until another expat friend said that she'd heard recommendations about using 5 point harnesses beyond 5 years, so now I'm not sure (for long term use obviously, I used a very basic one in the UK and with hire cars).

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