Not too long ago I decided to try and switch the kids around in the car. 🙂
As a result, Caitlyn ended up in the ‘Joie’ , and Henry ended up in the ‘BeSafe’.
So this is now how they look in the car, all happy and jolly. 🙂
The ‘BeSafe’ is higher up then the ‘Joie’, so Henry can see more as he’s still quite short and small.
It doesn’t recline as nice though, so I’m still unsure if this is a temporary thing, or if I’ll switch them back the way there were, but atm they are very happy with the change. hehe
And let’s face it, a change of scenery is often nice to have!
And as always I can see him clear as day! 😉
One of the reasons why I take a lot of pictures of the kids showing how good space they have and such, and that I can in fact see them, is because this is one of the main concerns people who are not custom to ERF will ask questions about.
By showing pictures like this, I can hopefully help you relax and understand that ERF children are in fact very happy, safe and have tons of space in their car seats. 🙂
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Henry is very comfy in the Joie Stages. It rear faces to 18KG and can then be used forward facing as a HBB (high back booster) to 25KG. (more info on this car seat can be found –> HERE!)
As you can see he has tons of room. The headrest is adjustable with ease. You just lift a little “handle” in thee back off it to move it up and down. The harness placement is adjusted by the headrest as well, so no need to fumble with it in the back. 😀
The seat also has these little pockets on each side to put stuff in. Like wipes, a nappy, a snack and so forth. 🙂
That can come in great handy.
I will show a picture walk through of the instalment tomorrow! 🙂
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This is Henry in he’s Graco Junior.
He’s 8,5 months old at the picture, he’s in a cloth nappy which does take up a bit more space then a disposable so keep that in mind.
He’s a 98th percentile child of 76 CM (30inch) long and 10.5 KG. (approx. 21lb) He has a longish torso though of 32,5CM (13inch).
Henry still has room in this seat for a little while yet. 🙂
Remember that for every upgrade in car seat, the less safe the child becomes. Don’t be afraid to actually use the babyseat to the MAX, even if your friends are buying new ones. 🙂 This is what is recommended.
PS:We are European, so for my american friends visiting this blog, american standars are at times different, please look in your car seat manual, it will most likely tell you when your child is outgrown the seat. 🙂
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