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Some sources say that there is no difference in safety between a booster and a car seat as long as they are used and fitted correctly. My sons pediatrician disagrees and says that having both shoulders secure gives better protection in side impact and roll over crashes (hence six-point harnesses in race cars). The NHSTA suggests using a car seat as long as ...


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My wife and I worried about this with our son for his first winter at home. Mainly because only weighed 15lbs at 14 months (preemie), and the temperature was hanging out around 16 Fahrenheit. We tried bundling in winter clothes but he would overheat. If he was going in his car seat the most we could put on him was long sleeve onesie, some pants, and ...


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One thing worth pointing out is that children that young have the brilliant feature where if they are cold they will tell someone about it; they don't get as deeply distracted as older children do. You clearly care about your son and keeping him warm, which means you will respond if he's not happy. If he's ok with being transported to a warm car in a coat ...


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A one year old is too old for a carrying car seat, or will soon be. Most of those max out at 30 inches or less; in the US, a boy will reach 30 inches on average on his first birthday, with a 95% range of 8 months to 16 months, and a girl not too different from that, according to the CDC Growth Charts. We're talking about a sitting-up carseat here. The ...


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IIRC, we had a car seat that was also one of those carry things. I think it also may have connected to a stroller? Anyway I imagine they are expensive (Ours was gift), and while made things easier, not a need at all. I don't think we ever actually put him in a full on snow suit + carseat. That was more for in the stroller/walks/etc. If he's not ...


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We wound up adjusting the straps at the beginning of winter to accommodate thicker clothes/jackets. Even then, it could be a challenge to get the straps around my son in his heaviest coat. The workaround we came up with for the coldest weather was this: Bundle my son up in whatever we thought was appropriate for the weather. Bring him out to the car, sit ...


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This seat should not be used - Period. Car seats are designed to do two things, restrain the occupant by not deforming and absorb/transfer energy by deforming in a controlled way. This seat is structurally compromised and will not perform correctly under load. The area below the break will not deform correctly and will absorb less energy than designed ...



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