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# Too Tall To RF? -OT Question For the Car Seat Gurus

Posted by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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I suddenly noticed today that you can't see the "Graco" oval at the top of his seat anymore, does this mean it's time to turn it around?
In the past we've had lower capacity seats and hit the weight limit way before the height limit, so I'm in unfamiliar territory here.

Thanks!
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by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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An inch from the top is usually the rule but bump for a tech!
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by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Another pic, but he's leaning his head forward
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by Gold Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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1 inch from the top of the carseat is the rule. Looks like he is pretty close to that.

by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Looks close but I would say he might have another inch until he's an inch from the top (that could last months).  Find a 1 inch book and put it perpendicular with the seat on top of his head.  Then measure how much space is left and that will let you know :)

by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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Thanks. It looks like he's still ok for now, pfew! For some reason I was thinking they needed 2 inches, not 1. He's got a little under 2 inches right now.

Quoting mollysmom328:

Looks close but I would say he might have another inch until he's an inch from the top (that could last months).  Find a 1 inch book and put it perpendicular with the seat on top of his head.  Then measure how much space is left and that will let you know :)

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by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Yah, you're good to go, mama. When Tater got close to one inch, I measured once a week. I was terrified she was going to have a growth spurt! lol
Quoting larissalarie:

Thanks. It looks like he's still ok for now, pfew! For some reason I was thinking they needed 2 inches, not 1. He's got a little under 2 inches right now.

Quoting mollysmom328:

Looks close but I would say he might have another inch until he's an inch from the top (that could last months).  Find a 1 inch book and put it perpendicular with the seat on top of his head.  Then measure how much space is left and that will let you know :)

by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Haha, I could see myself being paranoid like that....especially at the rate my kids seem to grow!

Quoting LKRA:

Yah, you're good to go, mama. When Tater got close to one inch, I measured once a week. I was terrified she was going to have a growth spurt! lol

Quoting larissalarie:

Thanks. It looks like he's still ok for now, pfew! For some reason I was thinking they needed 2 inches, not 1. He's got a little under 2 inches right now.

Quoting mollysmom328:

Looks close but I would say he might have another inch until he's an inch from the top (that could last months).  Find a 1 inch book and put it perpendicular with the seat on top of his head.  Then measure how much space is left and that will let you know :)

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by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:31 AM
What a cutie! What seat is that, and how old is he?
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by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:34 AM
It sounds like you got good advice so far. Did you post this in the car seat safety group also?
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by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Thanks! He'll be 2 in a few weeks and it's a My Ride 65.

Quoting MommaGreenhalge:

What a cutie! What seat is that, and how old is he?
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