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    New European RF carseats

    Adventuredad has a write-up on his website about some new seats. I thought it might be interesting to fellow car seat geeks

    Maxi-cosi (as usual!) has a great cover - soccer balls. Wish they had that here in the US!

    http://www.carseat.se/new-rear-facing-car-seats/


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    Re: New European RF carseats

    I read that link and then followed the comments to a facebook page "Rear Facing - The way forward" and I was wondering if anyone knows the (generalized) height limits on Sweedish seets. In the FB pics, these kids heads' are sticking out over the top of the seat. I'm assuming it's correct, just wondering about it.


    ***Just found where it says to the eye line. Interesting that it's different from here.
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    My 8yo would still fit (weight wise) in that Axkid Mini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kam1011

    ***Just found where it says to the eye line. Interesting that it's different from here.
    Swedish seats use tethers AND a foot prop or bracing for RF. Thus, they won't have the same downward rotation as a NA seat so child's head can be over top of seat. Not the same worry of the child ramping up and hitting head on seat/vehicle interior in front of them.

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    Re: New European RF carseats

    My husband is drooling over the soccer booster seat! This man who knows NOTHING about seats, and can't even install one, wants to call one of his aunts or cousins in Salzburg, Austria and see if they will go buy one and ship it to us.
    DS 4/06 Recaro Performance Booster; DS 1/08 FR90; DD 10/09 RF XTSL; 10/11 RF XTSL

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGranola

    Swedish seats use tethers AND a foot prop or bracing for RF. Thus, they won't have the same downward rotation as a NA seat so child's head can be over top of seat. Not the same worry of the child ramping up and hitting head on seat/vehicle interior in front of them.

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    The Swedish seats are also installed much more upright for 9m+ kiddos. So they are travelling straight back into the shell instead if ramping up and out.
    NA limits (1 inch rule, plus numerical heights) might also be a bit conservative than needed.

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