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  1. daisychain

    daisychain Read Only Funster

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    We want to take our two-year old grand daughter on holiday, but are having problems fitting the child safety seat to the front facing rear seat. The problem is the straight back on the seat. We don't want to put her on the front passenger seat. Has anyone else had this problem and any ideas for solutions?
     
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    yes, we've had this problem. Some car seats have a tilt function, otherwise put something under the front of the seat or a cushion behind the bottom of the back of the seat. Depends on the type of seat.
    Would help to have a picture of the seat in situ.
     
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    Thanks for your advice will give it a try. It's very disappointing having this problem, motor homes don't seem to be child friendly. We are also looking for a guard to fit the smev hob.
     
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    Thank you the cooker guard looks good, will. check there is enough lip on the work surface. We tried the car seat upright but it was uncomfortable, she was leaning forwards. Going to try the cushions behind the seat. We asked the motor home dealer but they couldn't t help, and the autocruise web site refers back to the dealers for advice.
     
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    Or try something behind the bottom of the seat back cushion to give it a bit of rake.
     
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    That sounds like a good idea, will try it. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    A wedge shaped piece of polystyrene would offer much more support than a soft cushion.
    remember the child seat will try to twist sideways if it isnt firmly supported on the base or back so maybe two wedges...one for the base and one for the back.

    Can never be too careful with child seats.
     
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    Don't forget to disable the airbag if you have one on passenger side......(y)
     
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    Thanks for all the good advice. Will let you know when the seat is safely fixed.
     
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    Oops .......:blusher:
     
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