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post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
Probably wouldn't have survived foward facing. We also have no way of knowing if the seat was the correct size for him, if it was improperly installed, and if the fractures were due to other reasons.
Actually, that was the implication of my post, that he got off LIGHT because he was rear-facing....

I think the seat was properly installed, I got the info from the defect investigator for child seats in canada (she was demonstrating how safe ERF was).
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by cancat View Post
Actually, that was the implication of my post, that he got off LIGHT because he was rear-facing....

I think the seat was properly installed, I got the info from the defect investigator for child seats in canada (she was demonstrating how safe ERF was).
Yeah, I know, I was backing you up
post #43 of 46
Thanks...I re-read it (and edited it) and realized it could have been read the wrong way...silly sleep-deprived me!
post #44 of 46
I had a team of two techs work on my new car seat after my car was hit. Though it met all the criteria for keeping the car seat, we wanted it replaced, and the other guy's insurance paid for it, since he was 100% at fault.

One tech was incredulous that I still had my 16-month-old, 22ish pound baby rear facing. Said he had NEVER seen a baby rearfacing that long. I relaly had to set him straight. The other tech said he was ready to jump in and back me up, but I said everything he was going to say - he even said he was going to steal my line about 1 year/20 pounds being the bare minimum, and I want to give my baby the best of everything, not the bare minimum.

I told the tech how I'd much rather have to deal with a broken leg from DD being rearfacing than a broken neck - or worse. That she's far safer RFing for as long as possible. He tried to show me something on the side that said RFing up to 20 pounds, but according to the manual, my seat limit is 30 pounds.

The second tech commended me for being educated and vigilant - he said usually the people arguing with the techs are trying to get the OK to FF their 18-pound 9-MO as "close enough."
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by _betsy_ View Post

The second tech commended me for being educated and vigilant - he said usually the people arguing with the techs are trying to get the OK to FF their 18-pound 9-MO as "close enough."
I know a few people who've done this. "He was 19lbs at 9 months old, so I think he's okay. I think I know what's best for my child." Okay, and I think you're a flippin' moron. IMO, to not know and do is one thing-- to have the info presented to you, yet refuse to make the safer choice, is terrible. Safety shouldn't be upon the parents disgression. She argued "Well he's almost a year now and he's 22lbs." : My sister turned my niece, at 19lbs, and 1 year. Her ped told her to. Another friend's ped told her it was okay to turn her 13 month old, because she was almost 20lbs anyway. I think the education process needs to start with the peds, because so many parents just blindly follow what their peds says.
post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by _betsy_ View Post
I had a team of two techs work on my new car seat after my car was hit. Though it met all the criteria for keeping the car seat, we wanted it replaced, and the other guy's insurance paid for it, since he was 100% at fault.

One tech was incredulous that I still had my 16-month-old, 22ish pound baby rear facing. Said he had NEVER seen a baby rearfacing that long. I relaly had to set him straight. The other tech said he was ready to jump in and back me up, but I said everything he was going to say - he even said he was going to steal my line about 1 year/20 pounds being the bare minimum, and I want to give my baby the best of everything, not the bare minimum.
I told the tech how I'd much rather have to deal with a broken leg from DD being rearfacing than a broken neck - or worse. That she's far safer RFing for as long as possible. He tried to show me something on the side that said RFing up to 20 pounds, but according to the manual, my seat limit is 30 pounds.

The second tech commended me for being educated and vigilant - he said usually the people arguing with the techs are trying to get the OK to FF their 18-pound 9-MO as "close enough."


I love that quote (bolding mine)
I think I'll steal it, myself :-)
You know, seeing as how they're all trained by the same company (aren't the all by safe kids?) You would think they'd use the same information.
Even the SK website says they know of no cases of broken legs BECAUSE of RF
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