Is it safe to add padding to car seat? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 02-13-2009, 12:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
amlikam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Berkshire County MA
Posts: 777
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a Cosco Seneca we just pruchase for DD- my husband keeps insisting it will be fine to add "padding" underneath the cover for DD to have a cushion under her bottom.

I feel like this would be unsafe.... (I mean we bought this as our occasional use car seat but he feels some cushion would be beneficial.)



So I mean- what do you think? Safe/unsafe?

Thank you for any help... I'd hate for this to be another source of contention between us....

hang.gif  WOHMama to dust.gifDD (July 2008) and coolshine.gif DS (May 2013); wife to DH sleepytime.gif.

Live your life, like your life depends on it. joy.gif         

amlikam is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 02-13-2009, 12:47 PM
 
MacKinnon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Great Lakes State
Posts: 3,844
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nope, not safe. At all... Period. You may not modify a restraint in anyway. It is against the 'rules' and will void the warrenty on most (if not all) car seats. Read your manual, there is probably a section that discusses modifying you could point your DH too. The Scenera is not crash tested with your additional padding, cover, etc. It is crash tested the way you got it. Adding padding would cause compression in a crash. Same principal as why coats, bundle-me's, etc. are not safe under straps.

sleepytime.gifC.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to  blowkiss.gifA.- 02/04, bouncy.gif I. 01/07,babyf.gifE. 09/10 and

stork-suprise.gif expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
 

MacKinnon is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off