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#91 of 95 Old 03-06-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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Carbeds are an absolute last resort only. They don't restrain babies as well as traditional car seats at all.

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FTR: bucket seats don't "perch" on shopping carts. They snap on.
This is not the purpose of the clips on the seat and not the intended use of the cart.

I recently saw a bucket seat "perched" on the front of a target shopping cart. The back of the seat was clearly "snapped on" but the front was hovering 2+ inches over the front bar of the cart. The only thing attaching the seat to the cart was a thin inch of flimsy plastic shopping cart and clips intended for the carseat base. It was scary to say the least.

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But he wasn't officially a preemie, and he was officially "over" the lower limits on the seat. (He was 5lb, 13oz at birth and they measured his length right at 18 inches . . . I don't know his release weight, and he was only measured at 17 inches at his 5 day appt.)
Mine was pre-term and the exact same size as your LO. She failed the first carseat test and eeked by on the 2nd (the nurse held her feet and sang to her to try to help her not cry since they can desat if they get worked up). They let us use her Snugride. We ONLY used it for doctor's appointments for a few weeks. We stayed home otherwise.
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Mine was pre-term and the exact same size as your LO. She failed the first carseat test and eeked by on the 2nd (the nurse held her feet and sang to her to try to help her not cry since they can desat if they get worked up). They let us use her Snugride. We ONLY used it for doctor's appointments for a few weeks. We stayed home otherwise.
Doctor's appointments were about all we used it for then too.

Although, he shot up pretty quickly from there . . . even though he only measured at 17 inches at his 5 day, he was already over birth weight, and at his 2 week appt, he was 7 lbs and 20 inches.
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A lot of newborns won't fit into a 3-in-1 properly. DD went home at 5 lbs 4 ounces (she was pre-term). The smallest slots on her Marathon were comically high on her until she was closer to 9 months. Honestly. I can't even begin to imagine how they think it's safe to put a newborn in one. Plus the rubber strap covers over her chest would automatically make it not fit a tiny baby, since their torsos are shorter than the strap covers. Here's a photo (those are the lowest shoulder slots) of a newborn in a Marathon: http://www.freewebs.com/sacredjourne...6778505&prev=1

I find that article and the videos really concerning. I think it's disgraceful that the safety test for carseats (the bench slide test) is so inadequate. How do we know what is safe and what isn't when there isn't any good testing of various seats or any safety rating for them?
The marathon isn't a 3 in 1 seat. Anyway, the marathon is rarely a good fit for a newborn, just like all of the other britax convertibles. The slots are just too high. My 4 month old is just now riding in her blvd.

Also--the HUGS can be removed for RF (the rubber pieces)
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