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#1 of 5 Old 11-16-2009, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is it when they are at his shoulders?

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We moved the straps up because my babe is growing so tall and it is cold when we go out and he is usualy bundled really good. I wish I knew the specifics.
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While rear facing the straps should be at or below your baby's shoulders. So, don't move the straps up until your baby's shoulders are at the next strap level.

Once tightened, you should not be able to pinch the straps at the shoulders. The clothing your baby is wearing should not interfer with the straps at all. A heavy jacket, thick sweater, etc will compress in an accident, and could result in your baby being ejected from the seat if the straps are too lose to hold the baby in the seat. Here's a HUGE FAQ list that covers how tight the straps should be among other things. When it's cold, a blanket over the already strapped in baby or a jacket put on backwards over the buckled in baby is your best bed. A thin fleece jacket shouldn't interfer with the straps.

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By the end of the first month Asia's carseat straps were at the highest setting. She is soooooo tall.

We need a new carseat specially made for extremely tall babies.

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While rear facing the straps should be at or below your baby's shoulders. So, don't move the straps up until your baby's shoulders are at the next strap level.

Once tightened, you should not be able to pinch the straps at the shoulders. The clothing your baby is wearing should not interfer with the straps at all. A heavy jacket, thick sweater, etc will compress in an accident, and could result in your baby being ejected from the seat if the straps are too lose to hold the baby in the seat. Here's a HUGE FAQ list that covers how tight the straps should be among other things. When it's cold, a blanket over the already strapped in baby or a jacket put on backwards over the buckled in baby is your best bed. A thin fleece jacket shouldn't interfer with the straps.

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Thanks for the info, time to move the straps down. It is jut crazy to think that I am only going to put baby in a thin fleece jacket when it is 40 below here. But to be safe it is what you got to do.
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