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#61 of 62 Old 10-16-2012, 03:30 AM
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That is a really good question! My main concern would be the strength of the seat. If the 5 y/o is too tall for it, that might not be a huge deal, but what if she's too heavy? If the buckles, straps or plastic back of the seat are only strong enough up to 35 lbs and she weighs, say 50 (just making that up, I have no idea how much she weighs), then the seat might break in a crash whereas the lap belt would hold.


I hadn't really thought about weight, I guess that could cause issues. My kids have outgrown their seats by height long (like a year or so) before they reached the max weight limits.

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Originally Posted by amberskyfire View Post

LOL! I'm totally the opposite. :D I babywore my 1 y/o daughter through the airport last time and it just made everything so easy! I loved it. I'll do it again. Strollers seem like such a hassle to me, especially with stairs, crowds, getting on the plane, etc. I just want to be up on my feet and take off. Nothing to trip anybody with. (Or maybe I'm just clumsy because I used to trip backwards over people's strollers all. the. time. before I had kids. I wasn't concerned about what was behind me before stepping back because I didn't have to worry about carrying someone else.)



I would consider getting a cheapie umbrella stroller and having the 5 year old push the 1 year old. We did that when I flew with a 3/5 year old.  The 5 year old who has sensory issues/PDD issues  enjoyed hyper focusing on pushing sister and freed up my hands.  Having the 5 year old have a "job" seriously changed the dynamic for the win.   The CARES you can rent cheaply.  Ask around and see if you can find a radian to borrow from someone.  We had a radian and folded it in HALF and packed it.  Then bungee a backless booster to your luggage.  

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