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#61 of 70 Old 09-01-2006, 07:51 PM
 
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W/ the first one if I'm reading it right, there is no back to it, it looks like it just has a back top and bottom, but nothing in the middle back where the straps are.
I guess you have a wrong vision of what the kokkoon's bottom layer looks like and how it functions (which is like what you describe here)...
there are no holes for the straps at all (the top and the bottom part are full but the middle just has velcro (so technically where the straps are there is nothing really between the straps and the seat) I took some pics for you so you can get a better picture of it...

where the straps go:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxye/231350730/

Thickness:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxye/231350702/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxye/231345230/

when closed:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paxye/231350838/

 
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I think I understand. I will run that past the board as well to see what others' thoughts are on it.

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These might work for some.

http://www.kiddopotamus.com/p_flee.php

I don't think any baby could get cold in this!
http://babyfootmuff.com/page/15xrh/P..._and_Hood.html

http://www.goincozy.com/carrier_covers.htm

http://leachco.stores.yahoo.net/13538.html

http://www.skjp.com/Pages/snugbug1.html

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Jennifer,
What do you think about the Radan car seat? Do you think crash test wise it is as safe as a Britax and do you think it would fit a newborn? I can't tell anything by the web site!

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Here's my album of the Radian. http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...Kids%20Radian/ I think the bottom slots are about the same as the Britax seats so I'm not sure how it would work for a small nb. That's about 10" which is kind of big, the boys were about 7.5". I really like the seat for the most part though, AJ really likes it. The straps are hard to adjust when ffing and installing can be a bit tricky ffing w/out LATCH, but rfing I've never had an installation problem. It's slots are taller than the Britax seats which is nice for us since our kids have such long torsos (AJ is already in the top slots at 3!), it's also very narrow which is great for smaller cars and trying to fit 3 across. It does have a big recline though and no way to adjust it as of now so that is kind of a down side if you do have a compact car as well. I got it in the Taurus o.k. behind the passenger, but I can't seem to get in the van behind the driver b/c Adam sits so far back.

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Thanks for the pics...that really helps! How cushy is it really? Some of the reviews I have read have been very mixed about the comfort level compared to the Britax seats.

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I don't think it's bad at all, but I'm not really into the cushy factor as my kids have never complained and they would if things were bad so I don't take that into account much. I think the parents worry about that more than the kids do. I do know it washes well though, after our last vacation and like 10 leaked through pull ups, it's been washed a lot!

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Another question for you Jennifer (okay, maybe more than one question)

I just posted this in the "life with a babe" section but lo and behold, I should have been following this very thread in my own DDC before bothering to post there!

I guess that discussion helped assuage my paranoia over use of a convertible for a nb, but I have another question. --Why is it that it's okay for the car seat to rock a little bit from front to back? Is that supposed to make it safer in a crash?

Also I had to put 2 pool noodles under the scenera to keep it in the right position. Granted my installation checked out by the tech and all, but it seems to me that after some time, especially when the seat wiggles from having babe put in and out, that one of the noodles might slip free. Could that happen or is this just another paranoid thought?
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I've been on vacation, sorry. Unless you have a seat like Britax that can be tethered rfing, your seat needs to be able to move back towards the back seat. In a crash, the seat will go forward and then cocoon back towards the back seat. It's just how rfing seats are designed. Ideally, IMO, all seats would be able to be tethered just b/c it makes the crash shorter for the child, but not tethering is NOT unsafe. Make sense?

We always install w/ 1 or 3 pool noodles b/c of the problem you describe. I would use 3 and make a little pyramid and then tape them together to keep them from slipping away from each other.

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Thanks so much for your reply...I read your response on the other thread, too. That's a good idea about the 3 pool noodles, darn, I'm gonna have to go get one more now!! Even now without the baby in the seat they're getting squished around and pushed in weird directions from putting groceries in the back or whatever.

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