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Is this carseat installed correctly???

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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I need to go somewhere, no time to apply to carseat group right now, so I am asking you lovely ladies!  Did I install this correctly?  I have never had to install a RF seat like this before--only infant carriers (my other kiddos weren't as big as this one! LOL)...So, not sure if I did it right.  I followed the instructions with it, but just want to double check!  Plus, it seems kinda tall--hope it doesn't mess with my view and that I don't get pulled over if cops think it's "obstructing my view"!  Thanks in advance mommas!  (pardon the grass mess on the floor lol)

by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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SOB0313
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:42 PM

BUMP!

SkylursMomma
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:43 PM
Is the seat belt going under where the babys butt would be????
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dosthepost
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Recline it a bit... put a rolled up towel or a cut up pool noodle (cut it into 3 pieces, and tape them together like a triangle) underneath it, then install it. THEN make sure you have no more than an inch of give along the belt path. Otherwise, looks fine.

Randi02
by Platinum Member on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Are you able to move it more than an inch at the belt path? Did you climb in before tightening the belt, to make sure it's tight enough?

How old is this child? It looks really upright.

I am a Canadian,breastfeeding (it IS best, there is nothing even close to that nutrition and bond), co sleeping, extended rear facing (if you don't rear face to the maximum of your seat, you're NOT doing all you can to protect your child), baby wearing, Non spanking (I want my kids to respect me, not fear me) ANTI- CIO, homemade baby food making, cloth diapering, organic (chemical free household!) recycling mama to TWO and one on the way! My husband is my equal and best friend, not my master and I believe basic health care should be a human RIGHT, not a privilege.

dosthepost
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Oh, and just in case... don't use both the LATCH system and the seatbelt... just one or the other :)

Ton-of-Love
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:52 PM

It's more towards the front--like under his "crotch area" (sorry didn't know what else to call it)--where the rear-facing position belt should be (per manual--if i wrote that to make any sense LOL)

Quoting SkylursMomma:

Is the seat belt going under where the babys butt would be????


Ton-of-Love
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:54 PM

No, it' doesn't move--I put my weight on it and tightened it--I'm super paranoid about that!  He is 9.5 months old (26lbs and too tall for his infant carrier--less than inch of shell above his head in it so had to switch to this seat).  Looks really upright to me too, that's why I asked...another mom said to put something under the part where his feet would be to recline it a bit so I'll do that.

Quoting Randi02:

Are you able to move it more than an inch at the belt path? Did you climb in before tightening the belt, to make sure it's tight enough?

How old is this child? It looks really upright.


Ton-of-Love
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:54 PM

my car doesnt have the stuff to do latch anyways, but thanks :)

Quoting dosthepost:

Oh, and just in case... don't use both the LATCH system and the seatbelt... just one or the other :)


superexcitedmom
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:55 PM
Thats about what mine looks like! do you have a leveler thing on the carseat? like the metal ball is supposed to be in the green section on mine... otherwise its not right... check that
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SkylursMomma
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:55 PM
If u can get it to recline some u look ready to rock!
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