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7 & 10 year olds and car seats...

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In New Zealand, my children (7&10 years, 125cm tall/48inches) are in these booster seats...


should we leave them behind and purchase new in Switzerland, or should we bring them with us???

(assuming that luggage allowance isn't an issue)
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Re: 7 & 10 year olds and car seats...

They definitely are expected to use the booster seats (by law) - until they are 150cm or over age 12 I think ??

Whether or not the booster seats are 'technically legal' will depend on whether they have an EU approval number on them - check the moulding/labelling, you might find they already have one...

You're looking for a number that looks like 'ECE R44/03 or /04'

On the other hand, it will cost you about 50chf to buy one of those booster seats, new, at one of the large supermarkets... I bought one of these last week for 48.50chf. http://www.bubblebum.ch/

Those basic ones are only 28chf.
http://www.united-kids.ch/autokinder...e-2-3-15-36kg/

Not everything in Switzerland is more expensive than New Zealand or Australia....
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Re: 7 & 10 year olds and car seats...

Gidday and welcome to the forum.

A new booster such as that costs between 20 and 50 CHF, depending on design. (Does it have Lightning McQueen on it etc).

The law here says that children up to 150cm tall require a booster.

If you are going to be shipping them, wouldn't you need them immediately anyway if you had a car?

I wouldn't take them, unless you want them for sentimentality.
Fill the space with vegemite instead!
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Re: 7 & 10 year olds and car seats...

Swiss pea, you are a star...
50CHF is about right, I purchased them for $NZ67


Swisspea, I have appreciated your second hand wisdom too
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Gidday and welcome to the forum.


I wouldn't take them, unless you want them for sentimentality.
Fill the space with vegemite instead!
Have your heard, the nation is in crisis...


YOU CANT BUY MARMITE at the moment
The factory which makes marmite is in Chch, and it's production stopped after one of the Chch earthquakes..we now have a national shortage... In fact, you can buy a jar ANYWHERE!!!!!!
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Re: 7 & 10 year olds and car seats...

you can get them from Carrefour for 10 if you live near the French border...
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I wouldn't take them, unless you want them for sentimentality.
Fill the space with vegemite instead!
Kiaora, IMPORTANT:....... and chocolate fish, brown sugar and even several-months-old Cadbury's marshmellow Easter eggs, with the orange yolk colour in the middle........... :-)

Most of the Edmonds book is available on-line, but I find it's still nice to have one's own copy to hug during moments of feeling crybaby homesick (whilst munching on afghans)

TRIVIAL: By the way, NZ lamb is cheaper to buy here, than Swiss lamb ( but still expensive.) Across the French border, a leg of NZ lamb is sometimes half the price of French lamb.
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....... crybaby homesick........


Oddfellows, oysters from the fush & chups shop, potato-top pies,
why did i suddenly think of pork & puha....?
*sniff*

ohh look... flights to NZ, only 2k!
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Kiaora, IMPORTANT:....... and chocolate fish, brown sugar and even several-months-old Cadbury's marshmellow Easter eggs, with the orange yolk colour in the middle........... :-)

Most of the Edmonds book is available on-line, but I find it's still nice to have one's own copy to hug during moments of feeling crybaby homesick (whilst munching on afghans)

TRIVIAL: By the way, NZ lamb is cheaper to buy here, than Swiss lamb ( but still expensive.) Across the French border, a leg of NZ lamb is sometimes half the price of French lamb.
So now much is NZlamb in France??
A leg cost around$NZ45 here... A price that means it is only purchased for special events...

I must say that ten years ago, I was in Paris for a while, and found the meat awful to look at... It put me off, and I am currently practicing vegetarian cooking on the chldren....
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Kiaora, IMPORTANT:....... and chocolate fish, brown sugar and even several-months-old Cadbury's marshmellow Easter eggs, with the orange yolk colour in the middle........... :-)

Most of the Edmonds book is available on-line, but I find it's still nice to have one's own copy to hug during moments of feeling crybaby homesick (whilst munching on afghans)

TRIVIAL: By the way, NZ lamb is cheaper to buy here, than Swiss lamb ( but still expensive.) Across the French border, a leg of NZ lamb is sometimes half the price of French lamb.
If I have room for two cookbooks (and only two cook books) then I think I will bring the Edmonds Cookbook and Alison Holsts meals without meat...

am I a kiwi????!!!!
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Re: 7 & 10 year olds and car seats...

hi there...
lamb is the cheapest meat we eat - nz lamb chops and leg of lamb in the freezer next to the frozen dog food at any migros - i buy it every month - its around CHF25/kg and delicious (after eating the CH lamb you don't even think about the fact that it is rock frozen and imported on CO2!).
at first i was amazed that they always store it next to the pet mince, now i'm used to it...
welcome, good luck and enjoy the ride!!!
sd (south african...we like lamb as well...and it helps me get over my not-able-to-watch-rugby-live-blues)
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Re: 7 & 10 year olds and car seats...

I pay about 23 euro for a frozen leg of NZ lamb, with the French version being around 45.

Yes, meatless meals are certainly kinder on the budget, and the norm for me except when I get that craving for mint sauce and lamb.
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