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What would you do if you had an under 1 yo that weighed more than 35 pounds? My son is a skinny minny, and always has been, plus he is over 1 (not that we are FF any time soon).<br><br>
Anyway, are there special seats that RF over 35 pounds for super chunk babes?
 

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hypothetically... First I would try to find a seat that had been tested at higher weights though not approved for whatever reason. Ideally one could get one from Europe, though this is expensive and difficult. If money were not an issue, I would investigate a special needs seat to see if there is one approved to higher weights.<br><br>
If all of those failed... (likely) I would get the best seat I could find, make sure it tethered rf AND brace it. European high weight seats have a foot that goes to the floor. I would try to recreate that AND brace the seat with the front seat.<br><br>
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Ditto algena. I think the issue with the rfing seat and weight would be that the harness being pulled "up" rather than forward might not withstand the force and that the seat would overrotate. I'm fairly sure the seatbelt or LATCH would be good up to the FF weight limit.
 

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Yes, over rotation is the big concern. We have no way of knowing how the seat will perform, and neither does the manufacturer since it's never been tested that way. There are rumors that Sunshine Kids are planning on testing the Radian at 40 pounds RF, but of course that could never happen. We're still waiting on that 35 lb weight limit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. If it were my kid, I would tether and brace a 35 lb Britax but I would turn at 12 months if the child were 35+ pounds. I would top tether it in the center and take the bus as much as possible. Of course, I doubt that would happen since I have a 18.5 pound 16 month old <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Thanks for the input! I honestly don't know anyone with a babe that big, but I figured it could happen. The two kiddos I transport are 24 and 22 pounds, so no worries here. Just satisfying my own curiosity.
 

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That depends on how close to 1 year the child was. 11 months, and I'd buy the best forward-facing seat I could, install and top-tether it tightly, and spend as little time in the car as I could. 3 months and I'd look into importing a Swedish seat.
 

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Oh don't get me wrong, I would if I could, but as it sounds right now it would more than our entire monthly 'income' to be able to do so.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh don't get me wrong, I would if I could, but as it sounds right now it would more than our entire monthly 'income' to be able to do so.</div>
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Yeah -- that's why I'd only consider it for a very very young baby or other special needs.
 

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My son was 30 pounds at 1 year and the doctor was floored by his size. He was above the top curve on the growth chart on all measurements. 35 pounds is WAY above the curve for a 12 month old. I suppose it could happen, but it would be very rare. Also, he was 30 pounds at 12 months and did not crack 35 till he was 2. Growth slows WAY down, as hard as that is for us mamas of big babies to fathom when our kids are growing fast enough to pop the feet out of footed sleepers overnight!<br><br>
I'd likely see what I could do to use a RF Britax seat a touch longer if I could not import a seat or just FF and tether tightly.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My son was 30 pounds at 1 year and the doctor was floored by his size. He was above the top curve on the growth chart on all measurements. <b>35 pounds is WAY above the curve for a 12 month old. I suppose it could happen, but it would be very rare.</b> Also, he was 30 pounds at 12 months and did not crack 35 till he was 2. Growth slows WAY down, as hard as that is for us mamas of big babies to fathom when our kids are growing fast enough to pop the feet out of footed sleepers overnight!<br><br>
I'd likely see what I could do to use a RF Britax seat a touch longer if I could not import a seat or just FF and tether tightly.</div>
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Yeah, I realized that, I just was wondering what one would do in that extremely rare case. Glad I don't have to deal with it. We also have somewhat decent public transportation here, so if a mama around here HAD to go somewhere with her big baby, she could take the bus.
 

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Rare, yes, but not totally unheard of. Our DFS was 33 pounds at a year. He is 2 weeks younger than DD2, and she weighed 16 pounds on her birthday. Imagine seeing those two together!
 

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If you had a VERY young babe at 35lbs you MAY be able to get a Swedish seat imported legally. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
OFC if I tried and couldn't, I'd go about it any way I had to.
 
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