Baby Care Advice » How to Buy Baby Car Seat http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 CAN YOU USE AN INFANT CAR SEAT AFTER FEET HANG OUT? http://birthpolicy.org/520/can-you-use-an-infant-car-seat-after-feet-hang-out/ http://birthpolicy.org/520/can-you-use-an-infant-car-seat-after-feet-hang-out/#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 03:34:47 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/520/can-you-use-an-infant-car-seat-after-feet-hang-out/

Question by LT’s Mommy:
Can you use an infant automobile seat after feet hang out?

My son is not close to 22lbs or one year yet so we are going to keep him rear facing regardless. However his feet are nearly hanging out. I know infant seats are made to fly forward in the event of a crash, so would not that crush and snap his feet if they were hanging out in the event of a crash? The automobile seat states it should last until 28″ but his legs are much longer than his torso is.
I have a Designer 22 by Safety 1st I thought that the height was 28″, however I am having trouble finding it on the web now. Where can I find this information other than the manual?


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Answer by Ethel
As long as he meets the stipulations for height and weight you are golden, they know about torsos and leg length too.

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HOW CAN I CONVERT A GRACO BABY REAR FACING CAR SEATER TO A FORWARD FACING BABY CAR SEATER.? http://birthpolicy.org/504/how-can-i-convert-a-graco-baby-rear-facing-car-seater-to-a-forward-facing-baby-car-seater/ http://birthpolicy.org/504/how-can-i-convert-a-graco-baby-rear-facing-car-seater-to-a-forward-facing-baby-car-seater/#comments Wed, 01 Dec 2010 05:37:51 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/504/how-can-i-convert-a-graco-baby-rear-facing-car-seater-to-a-forward-facing-baby-car-seater/ Question by sammy:
How can I convert a Graco baby rear facing automobile seater to a forward facing baby automobile seater.?

I purchased a rear facing baby automobile seat in error,instead of a forward facing seat.pls how can I make the baby sit in the automobile facing forward.The product is graco.


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Answer by Bobbi
Can’t, unless the seat states OK for forward facing. Most infant seats rear-face up to 35 pounds. So, if your child is under that weight for the seat, keep them rear-facing. IGNORE THAT OUT-DATED UNSAFE 1 YR / 20 LB STATE RULE. Babies shouldn’t forward-face till after the age 2. Mine just turned at age 3 1/2, when he hit 32 lbs. Some rear-facing seats are only for small young infants. You might be stuck. What Graco model is this ???

http://www.car-safety.org/rearface.html

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DO WE NEED TO BUY 2 INFANT/TODDLER SEATS, ONE FOR EACH CAR, FOR OUR BABY ONCE HE OUTGROWS HIS INFANT CAR SEAT? http://birthpolicy.org/485/do-we-need-to-buy-2-infanttoddler-seats-one-for-each-car-for-our-baby-once-he-outgrows-his-infant-car-seat/ http://birthpolicy.org/485/do-we-need-to-buy-2-infanttoddler-seats-one-for-each-car-for-our-baby-once-he-outgrows-his-infant-car-seat/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:40:06 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/485/do-we-need-to-buy-2-infanttoddler-seats-one-for-each-car-for-our-baby-once-he-outgrows-his-infant-car-seat/ Question by emilyclaireb:
Do we need to purchase 2 infant/toddler seats, one for each car, for our baby once he outgrows his infant automobile seat?

With the Graco Infant Snugride (the seat we have been using for the last 4 months), we were able to purchase an extra automobile seat base for our 2nd car, but I am not sure how the infant/toddler convertible seats work. My husband and I swap dropping off and picking up with our daycare and I am confused as to how this will work once our baby boy graduates to the infant/toddler convertible automobile seat.

Help!


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Answer by Kathie L
The convertible seats do not have bases, so you have to absolutely uninstall and reinstall them to get them out of one automobile and into another. It will probably be easier to purchase two, even though once you get the hang of it it’s not so hard to install them, you would just have to plan for a tiny extra time. If you have the LATCH system in your automobile it makes it quite a bit easier to install them IMO.

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HOW DO I TAKE MY BABIES CAR SEAT ON AN AIRPLANE? http://birthpolicy.org/464/how-do-i-take-my-babies-car-seat-on-an-airplane/ http://birthpolicy.org/464/how-do-i-take-my-babies-car-seat-on-an-airplane/#comments Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:07:27 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/464/how-do-i-take-my-babies-car-seat-on-an-airplane/ Question by dtrivunovic08:
How do I take my babies automobile seat on an airplane?

She is going to be sitting in my lap but how can I take her carseat as well? I read that you can take strollers and they take them right before you board the plane, tag it, and its waiting when you land. Does the same go for her carseat?


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Answer by bubbles_bubbles_2003
well call the air lines but i am pretty sure they tag it and its waiting for you when u land.. but i would call and make sure..

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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET A CAR SEAT COVER FOR A GRACO INFANT SEAT? http://birthpolicy.org/320/does-anyone-know-where-to-get-a-car-seat-cover-for-a-graco-infant-seat/ http://birthpolicy.org/320/does-anyone-know-where-to-get-a-car-seat-cover-for-a-graco-infant-seat/#comments Sun, 07 Nov 2010 11:35:41 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/320/does-anyone-know-where-to-get-a-car-seat-cover-for-a-graco-infant-seat/ Question by joels_mommy04:
Does anyone know where to get a automobile seat cover for a graco infant seat?

I have been trying to find an infant automobile seat cover..I found some places on the web but they are very high in price…If im gonna spend 80 on a automobile seat cover i mine as well just purchase a new automobile seat…Does anyone know of a place that sells them for cheap?


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Answer by emmy_nicole27
I would look at like walmart or something. Maybe a thirft store?

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DOES EVERYONE HAVE THERE NEWBORN CAR SEAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK SEAT? http://birthpolicy.org/301/does-everyone-have-there-newborn-car-seat-in-the-middle-of-the-back-seat/ http://birthpolicy.org/301/does-everyone-have-there-newborn-car-seat-in-the-middle-of-the-back-seat/#comments Sat, 30 Oct 2010 13:36:15 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/301/does-everyone-have-there-newborn-car-seat-in-the-middle-of-the-back-seat/ Question by bababoey24:
Does everyone have there newborn automobile seat in the middle of the back seat?


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Answer by az_couple
I did.

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HOW EARLY DID YOUR BABY GROW OUT OF THEIR INFANT CAR SEAT? http://birthpolicy.org/277/how-early-did-your-baby-grow-out-of-their-infant-car-seat/ http://birthpolicy.org/277/how-early-did-your-baby-grow-out-of-their-infant-car-seat/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:14 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/277/how-early-did-your-baby-grow-out-of-their-infant-car-seat/ Question by LT’s Mommy:
How early did your baby grow out of their infant automobile seat?

I am constantly reading on reviews that a lot of babies grow out of their infant seat a lot sooner than 1 year. When did your tiny one weigh too much or was too tall for their automobile seat?


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Answer by KInkyJ
HI
My kids who weighed between 3.9kg & 4.6kg at birth all out grew their baby seats at approx 7 months. However my niece has just come out of hers at 11 months as she was too tall to fit into it.
Sorry I cannot give you a more definite answer but there are so many factors that affect baby’s size its very hard to guess when they will not longer fit into their seats.

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WHAT’S YOUR THOUGHTS ON WERE TO PUT THE SOON TO BE BABIES CAR SEAT.? http://birthpolicy.org/210/whats-your-thoughts-on-were-to-put-the-soon-to-be-babies-car-seat/ http://birthpolicy.org/210/whats-your-thoughts-on-were-to-put-the-soon-to-be-babies-car-seat/#comments Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:38:47 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/210/whats-your-thoughts-on-were-to-put-the-soon-to-be-babies-car-seat/ Question by justasking:
What’s your thoughts on were to put the soon to be babies automobile seat.?

Ok This will be my 3rd automobile seat! I have a mini van that fits 2 carseats in the middle and 2 automobile seats and 1 booster seat in the back. I think i’m going to put my 2 older ones in the back with a small toy box between them then the new baby and automobile seat in the middle so it’s easier to get to. What do you think the ideal would be?


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Answer by lilmama19832
i think that sounds good so it is easier to get to the baby Good Luck

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SHOULD I BUY AN INFANT CAR SEAT OR A CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT? http://birthpolicy.org/192/should-i-buy-an-infant-car-seat-or-a-convertible-car-seat/ http://birthpolicy.org/192/should-i-buy-an-infant-car-seat-or-a-convertible-car-seat/#comments Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:35:10 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/192/should-i-buy-an-infant-car-seat-or-a-convertible-car-seat/ Question by Amy-Eden’s mom:
Should I purchase an infant automobile seat or a convertible automobile seat?

My daughter is 3 months old today.Well,today we were in a wreck.It was not bad by any means,but she does need a new automobile seat.Should I get her another infant seat or a convertible one?The only concern I have with getting a convertible is that she doesn’t sit up yet obviously,so if we went in restaurants or anything it would be a pain.Any suggestions?


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Answer by I love you forever♥
She do not need a convertible automobile seat until she is 1 years old. She is only 3 months old, you should purchase her a infant automobile seat.

Edit: I had no idea that many PEOPLE used convertible from day 1 and I have never seen an infant on a convertible carseat. I know I am not educate like you guys. Well Thanks for the TD’s anyways.

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WHERE/HOW DO YOU INSTALL A NEWBORN BABIES CAR SEAT? http://birthpolicy.org/175/wherehow-do-you-install-a-newborn-babies-car-seat/ http://birthpolicy.org/175/wherehow-do-you-install-a-newborn-babies-car-seat/#comments Wed, 06 Oct 2010 20:02:54 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/175/wherehow-do-you-install-a-newborn-babies-car-seat/ Question by Sam:
Where/How do you install a newborn babies automobile seat?

I have heard that the babies automobile seat needs to be put in the middle of the back seat and facing the back seat. I have seen on the left and the right side of the back seat, where is the safest place?


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Answer by Tina
The safest place is back seat, middle position, rear-facing (the rear facing is law in most says until the baby is 1 years old and 20 lbs or more) . . . but that is sometimes not possible due to the automobiles people drive. Some automobiles have a hump in the middle that makes fitting a automobile seat impossible and others opt to move them to one side for convenience.

I had twins and we could not fit one in the middle and one next to it so they were on either side.

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