Carseat Victory!

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Carseat Victory!
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Thu, 07-16-2009 - 6:58pm

My DH was rear ended a couple weeks ago.

Wedding
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Registered: 07-26-1997
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 2:55pm
That's good AAA gave you money back for the car seat.

 

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Registered: 02-19-1998
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 4:16pm
We did the same thing when my dh was in a fender bender and we needed a new booster seat.
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Registered: 10-23-2003
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 12:38pm
Hey there congrats.I am glad
Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker
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Sat, 07-18-2009 - 2:07pm

The one we are replacing was a Cosco Alpha Omega Elite.

Wedding
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Registered: 10-23-2003
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 2:23pm

Ok thats what I thought you did.A better seat for her since she is only 3 would be the Graco Nautalis.It goes to 65 lbs with a 5 pt harness.Then it becomes a high back then a no back booster seat that goes to 100 lbs.The high back part and harness are good for 6 years and the no back part is good for 8 years. The absolute minimum for a booster is 4 years old.Most techs like to see kids in a 5 pt harness till 5-6 years old.Part of the reason is for maturity and the other is there bones are still calcifying. So at 3 a booster seat can actually cause harm as there little bodies are not able to handle the forces a crash puts on them.


eddited to say there are other seats that go over 40 lbs with a 5 pt harness. If you are interested I can tell you more about them.


Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker The WeatherPixie



Edited 7/18/2009 2:24 pm ET by dawnjustamom
Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker
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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 11:28am

Thanks Dawn you said exactly what I wanted to say, but didn't want to start a carseat debate.

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Registered: 10-26-2006
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 9:46pm

I thought the same thing when I read the original post (about a 3 yo in a booster) but didn't want to make any waves. My 5 yo son has the Nautilus and we love it. Just today he fell asleep on the way home from my in-laws and his head fell forward. If he were in a booster seat with seat belt he wouldn't have stayed upright and wouldn't have been well-protected if we were in an accident.

Then again my 2 yo still rides rear facing so I'm a bit anal about this stuff. :-)

I am glad that Jenn's daughter wasn't in the car when the accident happened and that her insurance company paid for a new seat.

Kris

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Registered: 05-20-2005
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 1:23pm
Thanks for all the info and recommendations.

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Mon, 07-20-2009 - 3:00pm
Well said!

 


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