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I'm struggling to get an adequately upright position on my Radian XTSL. It's more upright than 45 degrees but I'd like it a little more, to make it more comfortable for my 28 month old, and also to make the front seat of my civic a little more usable.<br><br>
So is it safe to put a rolled towel under the most forward part of the base to prop it up a bit? Not in the crevice between the seat and seat-back, but more directly under where her bum would be while in the seat (but between the carseat and the passenger seat, if that makes sense). It's rock solid tight and appears to be no different if I pull (with great effort) the towel out. I'm guessing it's not a good idea, but maybe I'm wrong? (I hope - it's at a good angle that way).
 

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No, that is not a good idea at all. The towel would be compressed in an accident, so your install would actually not be tight.<br><br>
Can you get a car-seat knowledgeable friend to help you with the install? It can help to pull the seat out a bit from the seat bite, have a friend push down as hard as possible on the front of the radian (by the adjuster strap) while you tighten the seat belt/LATCH.
 

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Agreeing that you can never use a towel or prop under the front end of the carseat.
 

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I'm pretty sure radian says thay you can NEVER prop their seats. For a more upright install rearfacing, I pull the base back a bit from the bite of the vehicle seat and then lean on the carseat and tighten; this pulls the seat more vertical and into the vehicle seat. I have an extremely snug install, and it is moe vertical. Hope that helps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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