Baby's too small, what to do?

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Registered: 03-17-2008
Baby's too small, what to do?
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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 11:35am

My daughter was born just under 6 lbs and 19 1/2 inches long. She is super skinny, and even on the tightest, the straps on her car seat are too loose. What do I do? I am using a Graco Snugride 32.

Brocha



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Registered: 06-07-2006
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:34pm

I would first contact Graco and see if they have any suggestions.

 

 

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Registered: 03-17-2008
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:50pm

Thanks Karen,

I will contact Graco.

I have been trying to limit car rides. It terrifies me! The car seat swallows her!

Oh and on a side note, my daughters name is Emily too :)

Brocha



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Registered: 06-07-2006
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 2:16pm

I remember bringing my relatively large baby home from the hospital at 9 lbs, and I still felt she didn’t really fit into her infant seat (Graco Snugride 22lb weight limit) very securely. I know the hospital I had my daughter in had a CPST on staff that inspected each car seat prior to leaving the hospital.

 

 

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Registered: 10-13-2006
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 5:25pm

I just had a regular Snugride a couple of years ago, but I do know that there was an adjustment for strap length. Check your seat and manual because I'm not familiar with the 32, but on the back of the seat you could remove the straps from the metal yoke and put it on a tighter setting. It's worth checking!

Also, you can put rolled receiving blankets next to the baby after she is strapped in (but not under her). You can also put a small rolled washcloth between the crotch and strap area if there is extra space here. These are adjustments that the CPST recommended to help my 1 week-old at our seat inspection.

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Tue, 05-25-2010 - 1:50pm
ditto on the slot where the back metal thingy is, there are two slots, one is about two inches higher then the other proving for a tighter fit. do not put anything between baby and seat unless it was there when you purchased it.





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