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Forum: Natural Parenting News   02-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,107
Posted By brigala
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Graco-Rec...

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Graco-Recall-Leiana-Ramirez-Death-Lawsuit-Car-Seat-Safety-245232161.html
 
Quote: Graco Children’s Products is recalling nearly 3.8 million car seats...
Forum: Family Safety   09-08-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By brigala
The new Graco seats TiredX2 mentioned are also...

The new Graco seats TiredX2 mentioned are also narrower than the MyRide so they tend to fit better in more vehicle situations. Personally, I think they're a HUGE upgrade over the MyRide, and I would...
Forum: Family Safety   09-08-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By brigala
It is approved to twist the female end of the...

It is approved to twist the female end of the buckle a maximum of 3 full turns. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
It would be interesting to see how the Nextfit fits.
Forum: Family Safety   07-16-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By brigala
What is your son's height, weight, and age?   ...

What is your son's height, weight, and age?
 
Britax car seats in general fit in almost all cars. The Roundabout 55 isn't terribly expensive. The downside is that they don't offer as much...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By brigala
I feel your pain. My daughter is hovering near...

I feel your pain. My daughter is hovering near the RF limits of her spare car seat and she turns 3 next month and I'm very stressed out about it. LOL!
 
I suppose if your budget allowed for it,...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By brigala
If a 2-door car were my primary mode of...

If a 2-door car were my primary mode of transportation, I would use an infant seat for the newborn stage.
 
One of my vehicles is a 2-door and it's not too bad to put my toddler in the back seat...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By brigala
Thank you for posting this.   For parents...

Thank you for posting this.
 
For parents who don't believe this can happen to you, or who are quick to pass judgment on another parent who "forgets" to drop a kid off at day care on the way to...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By brigala
1" is the rule of thumb limit, and I'd say if...

1" is the rule of thumb limit, and I'd say if he's under the overall height limit and has 1" of room left it's OK. Make sure you are measuring correctly, though. Many many parents believe their kids...
Forum: Family Safety   07-14-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By brigala
If you like Britax, why not get a Roundabout 55?...

If you like Britax, why not get a Roundabout 55? It's great for petite kids, and it's a lot less expensive than the others. $150 is a typical sale price and I occasionally see them for as little as...
Forum: Family Safety   05-13-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By brigala
The Ride Safer Travel Vest is legally classified...

The Ride Safer Travel Vest is legally classified as a belt positioning booster.
 
I would absolutely use one for travel once my child is too big to rear-face and is old enough to use a booster...
Forum: Family Safety   05-10-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By brigala
It's hard to say for sure, but I think he'd get...

It's hard to say for sure, but I think he'd get more use out of the Foonf. If he's under 40" tall but already that close to the top of the Boulevard, that indicates to me that his torso is...
Forum: Family Safety   05-10-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By brigala
I have traveled with small children on trains...

I have traveled with small children on trains half a dozen times or so. Twice for longer (overnight) trips. 
 
One thing that has worked for us is to get a set of seats that face each other with a...
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By brigala
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CelloMomCars http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By brigala
I would not put a child under 40 lbs, of any...

I would not put a child under 40 lbs, of any age, into a booster unless I had no other option (perhaps a super tall lightweight child who had outgrown every harnessed seat I could afford, for...
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By brigala
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LLQ1011 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380872/i-am-so-mad#post_17319242)

I had a lot of counseling...
Forum: Family Safety   03-09-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By brigala
It definitely makes it more complicated with the...

It definitely makes it more complicated with the ex takes it personally.
 
Maybe you should tell him that if he didn't try to put his child in danger he wouldn't have to worry about his child...
Forum: Family Safety   03-08-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By brigala
I like the Britax Roundabout 55 for petite...

I like the Britax Roundabout 55 for petite children. It's super easy to install and it fits in just about anything. $150 is a typical sale price, if you shop around a bit.
Forum: Family Safety   03-05-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By brigala
Wow! Thanks for sharing!   That could...

Wow! Thanks for sharing!
 
That could potentially be a serious safety problem, too.
 
Have you contacted Diono about it? They might want to see those pictures. I wonder whether there's a way...
Forum: Family Safety   03-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By brigala
A lot of people are talking about the new Graco...

A lot of people are talking about the new Graco Connext (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Graco-CONNEXT-Backless-Booster-Car-Seat-with-Latch-Red-Pepper/22621020) which is about $18 at Walmart. It's being...
Forum: Family Safety   03-04-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By brigala
Yes, this is totally normal. Seat belts in...

Yes, this is totally normal. Seat belts in different cars fit kids differently. 
 
Your DS is old enough to learn about the 5-step test and advocate for his own safety. Teach him how to tell...
Forum: Family Safety   03-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By brigala
The only drawback to the Turbobooster is that...

The only drawback to the Turbobooster is that the backless portion separates from the high back WAY too easily. You have to learn to hold both pieces and keep them at a right angle when transferring...
Forum: Family Safety   03-02-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By brigala
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nia82 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374725/radian-question#post_17283197)

With harness covers, do you...
Forum: Family Safety   03-01-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By brigala
What Radian models do you have? The R100 rear...

What Radian models do you have? The R100 rear faces to 40 lbs, but the R120 and the RXT rear face to 45. 
 
You already have the very best seats for 3-across, really. You're not going to be buying...
Forum: Family Safety   02-27-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By brigala
If you are in Canada, the big puffy harness pads...

If you are in Canada, the big puffy harness pads are optional for rear facing but mandatory for forward facing. 
 
In the US, they were unpopular enough that they stopped sending them out with the...
Forum: Family Safety   02-27-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By brigala
Diono has changed the rules for the Angle...

Diono has changed the rules for the Angle Adjuster. Child just needs to have good head control. I would be comfortable using it for a child who can sit without any assistance.
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