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#1 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 09:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok. Deleting the links. I feel stupid now.

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I'm no expert but I think the first link you posted is outdated. A 30lbs rear facing seat with a over the head shield isn't recommended as a good seat I thought. It says the article was posted in 2006.

Thanks for sharing but I am interested in what CPST's think about the site and the info it gives out. I agree it is hard for new parents to figure out what is best in buying a car seat.

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Hmm, yeah I agree with Katie T. The first link is way outdated. They recommend the Comfort Sport, which is just about the worst value these days in terms of how long a kid will fit in it (most infant seats fit kids longer RF than the CS!) And shield seats are a huge no-no.

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My apology, I didn't look at the date that the article was published.

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Not to mention that anyone can write an article for associated content. Whether they know what they are talking about or not.

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The second isn't TOTALLY up to date either as Texas recently (like, this past year) passed a law that EVERYONE in the vehicle must wear a seatbelt....no matter the age or where in the car you're sitting. (It used to be that if you rode in the back and were 17 you could choose to be unbelted)

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Thank you

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It's not your fault or anything...it's hard to find the updated law anywhere but the Texas highways.

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My apology, I didn't look at the date that the article was published.
I think it was very sweet of you to post this. I agree that it is hard to find the most current best seat and newest laws. I don't think people are "knocking" you but want to make sure people are aware. Please don't take it personally.

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Thank you. This made me feel better. I guess I'm just feeling somewhat disheartened b/c some of the posts I created asked certain questions that I really needed feedback on but only got few responses. It is as if people weren't really interested in giving ME feedback. I'm just insecure like that.

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Thank you. This made me feel better. I guess I'm just feeling somewhat disheartened b/c some of the posts I created asked certain questions that I really needed feedback on but only got few responses. It is as if people weren't really interested in giving ME feedback. I'm just insecure like that.
I have had that problem and shared your feelings.

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Mama! Thanks for sharing the links, don't feel stupid! It is hard to see a million posts on one topic and one on your thread, it's worried me before too. Your thoughts were in the right place, and it's a great reminder of how quickly CPS material becomes outdated! We all, as parents and CPST's, have to work hard to stay on top of the most current info!

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