[Biturbos4] Baby Seat

John Audi-Fans at BackYardEngineering.com
Wed Jul 12 12:24:28 EDT 2006

Chris Newbold wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 10:44 -0700, John wrote:
>> Ignore any age reference on the seats, use the minimum height/weight
>> requirements instead...
> This is actually a very bad thing to do. Forward-facing seats should
> only be used when a child meets minimum height/weight requirements AND
> is at least 1 year old.
> The age requirement is NOT a proxy for infant size. This requirements is
> derived from the neck and spinal development needed to support the head
> during a crash in a forward-facing seat.
> -Chris ("I'm not a pediatrician, but my wife is.")
> 2001.5 S4 Avant 6spd

To be honest, I don't remember if our daughter was already 1 year old. I do
remember that our pediatrician advised us to face her forward as soon as we
found an acceptable seat (minimum height/weight). I guess the best thing to do
is consult with your pediatrician first...

Our original reason for facing forward ASAP was because she was quite often
unhappy and the resultant screams, loud enough to make your ears ring, were very
distracting to the driver and extremely painful to people in the car.  8-0  Once
she faced forward, things were much better...


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