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Forum: Family Safety   12-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By DahliaRW
You don't need to worry about the booster. ...

You don't need to worry about the booster. Collision data shows that the child in the middle is protected by the outboard seats, not harmed by them. However, in a 3 across situation a booster might...
Forum: Family Safety   12-26-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By DahliaRW
What do you drive?

What do you drive?
Forum: Family Safety   10-24-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By DahliaRW
I believe you can't have more than 20% of the...

I believe you can't have more than 20% of the base hanging over the edge of the seat (check your manual).

I'm not sure on the configuration of the odyssey over the years. But, if you want an...
Forum: Family Safety   10-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By DahliaRW
The Kelty sleeping bags are polyester, and do not...

The Kelty sleeping bags are polyester, and do not have to be treated with flame retardants because of this (or so I was told). My kids have the Big Dipper 30 sleeping bags:...
Forum: Family Safety   09-25-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By DahliaRW
It's actually 65lbs, not 40. ...

It's actually 65lbs, not 40. http://csftl.org/2014-latch-changes-dont-panic/
Forum: Family Safety   09-19-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By DahliaRW
Harnessed ffing in a convertible car seat is no...

Harnessed ffing in a convertible car seat is no different than being in a harness in a harness to booster car seat. The difference comes when you convert out of the harness to booster mode. :) The...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By DahliaRW
That is why everyone on here is suggesting a...

That is why everyone on here is suggesting a backless booster over getting rid of it entirely. :)
Forum: Family Safety   09-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By DahliaRW
I don't know what booster you have, but there are...

I don't know what booster you have, but there are some that adjust higher if you still want a booster with a back for sleeping on trips. But a backless booster is perfectly safe for a child that...
Forum: Family Safety   09-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By DahliaRW
Like the pps have said, it's a personal choice...

Like the pps have said, it's a personal choice and the data we have suggests he's perfectly safe either way. Do make sure he's not too tall for his harnessed seat, though.
Forum: Family Safety   08-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By DahliaRW
If you checked them with the luggage you need new...

If you checked them with the luggage you need new seats. Have you seen how checked luggage is handled? Boosters and car seats can sustain unseen damage when checked with baggage, thrown around,...
Forum: Family Safety   08-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By DahliaRW
Room taken up front to back is not always...

Room taken up front to back is not always dependent on the height of the shell. How it installs, install angle, and whther or not it's on a big base can make a huge difference. Both the seats I...
Forum: Family Safety   08-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By DahliaRW
You could do a Diono WITH the angle adjuster: ...

You could do a Diono WITH the angle adjuster: http://us.diono.com/car-seats

Or look at the Chicco NextFit.

For a child around a year old with good head control, the convertible seat can be...
Forum: Family Safety   08-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By DahliaRW
We've been able to take them as carry ons and put...

We've been able to take them as carry ons and put them in the overhead bins (backless boosters). You can not sit on them on the plane.

You also could invest in a couple of bubble bum boosters. ...
Forum: Family Safety   07-09-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By DahliaRW
I used to have a Subaru Outback. I don't know if...

I used to have a Subaru Outback. I don't know if it's changed in the last few years, but it used to be 60lbs total (child's weight plus seat weight). Newer Subarus might have a higher weight limit,...
Forum: Family Safety   07-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By DahliaRW
In a Chevy and most cars, the weight of the child...

In a Chevy and most cars, the weight of the child seat + the child's weight cannot exceed 65lbs with a latch install. I don't know of any seats that weight 30lbs, so in all likelihood, yes, latch...
Forum: Family Safety   07-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By DahliaRW
Yes, airbag off. And I doubt there are anchors,...

Yes, airbag off. And I doubt there are anchors, so seatbelt install. My biggest concern would be the lack of an upper tether anchor.
Forum: Family Safety   06-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By DahliaRW
Yes, the ride safer travel vest passes the same...

Yes, the ride safer travel vest passes the same tests and traditional car seats and boosters. The main thing it would be lacking is the hard shell, so side impact protection, which is not tested in...
Forum: Family Safety   06-25-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By DahliaRW
He has outgrown the car seat since the straps are...

He has outgrown the car seat since the straps are below his shoulders. If you absolutely cannot afford another seat, use the booster seat. The main concern is that he sit properly, so if you can...
Forum: Family Safety   06-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By DahliaRW
IMO, no, only if he is not mature enough to sit...

IMO, no, only if he is not mature enough to sit properly in a booster. Most typically developing kids are capable of that around 6. There are no studies that show a harness is safer than a booster...
Forum: Family Safety   06-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By DahliaRW
If he's 70lbs he's too heavy to ride in the...

If he's 70lbs he's too heavy to ride in the nautilus harness (it goes to 65lbs). You need to stop using it RIGHT NOW as it is horribly unsafe to continue. Depending on the model of frontier, he may...
Forum: Family Safety   06-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By DahliaRW
Your seat will be very recognizable as not being...

Your seat will be very recognizable as not being an EU seat simply by the fact that it has a chest clip. It would be very easy for any law enforcement officer who looks in the window of the vehicle...
Forum: Family Safety   06-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By DahliaRW
Since Ireland is part of the EU, you have to use...

Since Ireland is part of the EU, you have to use a car seat that is approved for use in the EU. You cannot bring your own and use it legally. Researched this recently because we are going to Europe...
Forum: Family Safety   05-24-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By DahliaRW
Car seats contain toxins because they are...

Car seats contain toxins because they are required to meet flame retardant standards.  It sucks, but it's life.  My advice is to buy one now, wash the cover (NEVER the straps) with vinegar added to...
Forum: Family Safety   05-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By DahliaRW
Most 6yos are mature enough for booster and they...

Most 6yos are mature enough for booster and they are a perfectly safe option at that point.  The only issue you might have is whether or not she can reach the buckle stalk with a radian installed...
Forum: Family Safety   05-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By DahliaRW
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rachelsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401559/lawn-mowing-question#post_17631526)
 You could also...
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