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Just to say be careful with rear facing car seats

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Fanlight Wed 13-Aug-08 07:26:06

...as we have had several near misses lately with our Concorde Ultimax.

It's a good seat and all that, but Ds2 started to stick his little foot in the area where the door closes. I have had to be very very careful not to slam the door on his foot shock

I put it back where it should be but he just quickly points it at me again.

So I have reluctantly had to put him forward facing at 14 months...

I guess he might have stopped doing it but I could not take the risk.

He already got hit by the Skyride yesterday, Ds1 was swinging really high and couldn't stop when baby crawled towards it...that was pretty bad sad

<<crap parent>>

PigeonPie Wed 13-Aug-08 07:57:26

Thanks for the warning. We've just got an Ultimax for DS2 and I really like it, but he's only 6 months old. I'll try to remember about this for when he's bigger.

14 months is ok to go forward facing though. DS1 was 10 months because I didn't like our Jane Matriix sitting up (great flat though).

Fanlight Wed 13-Aug-08 08:56:03

Glad if it helps Pigeonpie, watch the shoulder straps too - Ds easily wriggles out of them as they're so far apart. I have put him in the Britax now which is narrower wink

You can get a little device to clip the straps together I think. I don't like to see him being held only by his nether regions!!

Thanks for reassurance too - we had an Auto carrycot which I really liked, keeping that for next baby!

soremummy Wed 13-Aug-08 09:04:16

Fanlight I wanted one of those clip things for the harness of the pushchair but I lost the link do you know where I can get it from? My dd gets out of the buggy straps and stands up but the wont go any tighter. angry at m & p stupid harness

Fanlight Wed 13-Aug-08 09:18:59

Hiya SM, there are several links on google but nearly all in America - it's by Sunshine Kids and is called a 'locktite'. Apparently it isn't meant for car seats because of the need to release child quickly in an accidnet, but you should be Ok in a buggy - sorry I can't find a UK supplier atm, will look more later smile

PigeonPie Wed 13-Aug-08 10:32:07

Thanks for the warning about the shoulder straps too. DS2 is a fairly chunky chap (I've said that he's going to be a 'prop' whereas DS1 will be a 'fly'!) and he's already broader than DS1 was at the same age and as we'll be going into winter soon he'll be wearing more layers, so I hope that we won't have that problem till next spring/summer.

DS1 escaped from his shoulder straps when he'd grown and they needed adjusting (he has a Maxi Cosi Priori) which was quite frightening, but at least we were only going down an A Road - one of his friends did it when they were driving down the M1.

I do really like the Ultimax though and DS2 seems very comfortable in it.

soremummy Wed 13-Aug-08 10:34:19

thanks fanlight will google it now I did have a link for one in uk but they had none in stock and my ds wiped the pc for me without keeping favs

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