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greenracing

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162 posts

58 months

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Friday 10th August 2012 quote quote all
We are expecting our first child in 6 weeks (all being well).

Having done a search, it seems either a recaro start or a proper tvr seat are the only 2 options avaiable if I want to get our baby into the cerb.

Do I need some sort of cerb specific bar to fit both or just if I am lucky enough to find a tvr car seat?

Does anyone have a tvr or recaro seat and bar they would like to sell?

Any help or advice would be appreciated

Rawhide

698 posts

100 months

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Friday 10th August 2012 quote quote all
Hi, I had a TVR seat and decided to sell it on. I replaced it with a recaro start which works pretty well as I heard it was the only seat that would fit.

However I recently saw a Janes Monte Carlo R1 fitted in a Porsche 997 which I bought for our Volvo V70 which also fits in the Cerbera. This is Isofix but it also fits in the Cerbera. There is another Montecarlo seat without Isofix that would work better.

http://www.mothercare.com/Jane-Montecarlo-R1-Xtend...

I still have the Recaro Start but just to let you know there is another option to consider. It has really good head support as well.


FarmyardPants

2,563 posts

105 months

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Friday 10th August 2012 quote quote all
Don't forget you won't need a forward facing seat for at least 2 years, plenty of time to find one :-)

greenracing

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162 posts

58 months

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Saturday 11th August 2012 quote quote all
I thought it was around 6 months when the baby got to 20 pounds as long as the restraining system fits correctly ( as in baby is big enough). I am obviously new to this and am happy to be corrected.

FarmyardPants

2,563 posts

105 months

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Saturday 11th August 2012 quote quote all
Yea maybe 2 yrs is a bit of an exaggeration, I think 9 months or so is nearer the mark.
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GT6k

355 posts

49 months

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Saturday 11th August 2012 quote quote all
It doesnt mean that the little darling will be all that impressed by you efforts though.



Mind you the cerb seems to have got a better reception (a few years later)


DonkeyApple

17,422 posts

56 months

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Saturday 11th August 2012 quote quote all
FarmyardPants said:
Yea maybe 2 yrs is a bit of an exaggeration, I think 9 months or so is nearer the mark.
Yup. It's based on a combo of weight, age and development and is ultimately quite subjective and probably better to err on the side of caution.

You can start from 6 months/9kg.

greenracing

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162 posts

58 months

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Sunday 12th August 2012 quote quote all
Love the pics!

Thanks for tthe comments so far, good to know what people are using!

After seeing the magnolia tvr seat, definately want to try and get one (my cerb is magnolia and black) anybody got one they no longer require?

tom_loughlin

311 posts

87 months

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Monday 13th August 2012 quote quote all
I've got a TVR baby seat in grey/blue you're welcome to borrow until you can find what you're looking for. Drop me an email if you'd like it.
Tom

Royster

310 posts

103 months

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Monday 13th August 2012 quote quote all
I've got a recaro start and the impact cushion that I don't need any more. No-longer have the Cerb and by the time I get another one (which I WILL) my girls will be too big for it. You're welcome to have them for nothing as they're in the way a bit now anyway.

Let me know,

Olly

big h h

34 posts

32 months

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Tuesday 14th August 2012 quote quote all
IVE'E GOT A CHROME POST THAT FITS A GUBINS IN THE FLOOR, YOU EITHER PUT A BABY SEAT ON IT, OR STRAP THE CHILD TO IT, ONE OF THE TWO, ANY USE. YOU CAN TELL I HAVEN'T GOT CHILDREN.

DonkeyApple

17,422 posts

56 months

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Tuesday 14th August 2012 quote quote all
big h h said:
IVE'E GOT A CHROME POST THAT FITS A GUBINS IN THE FLOOR, YOU EITHER PUT A BABY SEAT ON IT, OR STRAP THE CHILD TO IT, ONE OF THE TWO, ANY USE. YOU CAN TELL I HAVEN'T GOT CHILDREN.
If you're going to strap kids to posts you might as well just gaffer tape them to the roof while the weather is good. biggrin

natben

2,537 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 14th August 2012 quote quote all
Just wait for some of the looks you get when you park in the parent and child spaces at supermarkets!!. They give you dirty looks and frown then you lift you kid out the back....priceless!!

G

greenracing

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162 posts

58 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
Hi Tom, I have taken Olly up on his offer of the recaro start so wont need your kind offer of the loan seat. However, if someone does have a cream leather tvr seat they want to part with, please let me know!

Ryan

Gazzab

16,000 posts

169 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
natben said:
Just wait for some of the looks you get when you park in the parent and child spaces at supermarkets!!. They give you dirty looks and frown then you lift you kid out the back....priceless!!

G
LOL - still one of my best cerbera moments. Waitrose godalming 2002. Angry lady beeping and shouting.

greenracing

Original Poster:

162 posts

58 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
You have a PM puff

big h h

34 posts

32 months

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Monday 20th August 2012 quote quote all
puff, what's a pm, H.

GT6k

355 posts

49 months

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Tuesday 21st August 2012 quote quote all
Fairly soon after getting the babyseat working in the Triumph I parked in Asda car park and was just getting out when the husband in a family getting out of the euro box next to me pointed at my car and said indignantly to his wife 'See you can get a baby seat in a sports car'

lenats31

354 posts

60 months

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Sunday 26th August 2012 quote quote all
greenracing said:
I thought it was around 6 months when the baby got to 20 pounds as long as the restraining system fits correctly ( as in baby is big enough). I am obviously new to this and am happy to be corrected.
yikes Ohh much too soon I´m afraid;). They are better off in a rearfacing seat for physical reasons until they are 4 years old. Their bones are underdeveloped, organ tissue likewise. The head is large and heavy at app 25% the total bodyweight. From memory that is roughly 30% of total body weight for a 6 month old. The neck is weak but is the part that stops the head when it propells fast forward. That movement can cause the neck to overstrecth and cause injuries there - the last place you want a child to be injured.

The law is about to change in this area, from 9 kg to 15 months minimum.



jamieduff1981

4,188 posts

27 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi all,

I'm new to Piston Heads. Well, I've been browsing the classifieds and reading articles for years but only signed up recently and this is my first post here.

I'm soon to begin TVR shopping and I'm fairly set on a 4.5 Cerbera. I have 2 young girls however so child seats are on my shopping list. I don't want second hand seats from anyone I don't know and trust, and most of the Recaro Start recommendations on here are years old and the current models look fairly chunky. I'm quite interested in the Jane Montecarlo R1 recommendation in this thread and wondered if anyone had photos of either this seat or the current Recaro seat in the car?

I'll be buying two, unless the older one's Britax will fit which I doubt as it's pretty substantial. My elder daughter will be 3 years old by the time we get the car, and the younger will be 1 year old (although the younger is big for her age and well developed). We need to get at least one seat imminently because the younger is now at the limits of her rear-facing stage 1 seat and has her knees up round her ears. We've got a pair of Jags at the moment which we'll be keeping so any seats would work at the moment, but we'd much prefer to buy seats which will also fit the Cerbera.
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