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Old 08-06-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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AOE strap issue

I have the eddie Bauer version but it's the same seat. My DD is 11 months old and still on the first notch for the straps. That notch also fit her correctly at 3 months... If I move it to the next notch and she slouches the strap holes are above her shoulders but on the first notches her head is to the top of the sliding head support and the straps are an inch below her shoulders. Is this ok?

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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Yep..at or below the shoulders for RFing. If you move them up and her slouching causes them to go over her shoulders then they need to be down a slot.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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Yep..at or below the shoulders for RFing. If you move them up and her slouching causes them to go over her shoulders then they need to be down a slot.
That's where I've kept them. I guess I'm asking if they can be too far below the shoulders rear facing?

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They can only be too far below the shoulders when they are so far down that they cause the straps to fall off the shoulders. The purpose of the straps being at or below the shoulders is to keep the baby from ramping up and going over the shell of the seat exposing the head to striking something.
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However, if the head wings are getting uncomfortable and she is really *almost* there, I'd go ahead and move them up. I would only do this for a child who had a TON of shell above her head, so ramping up won't be as much a concern since she will still be contained in the shell.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:25 PM   #6
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However, if the head wings are getting uncomfortable and she is really *almost* there, I'd go ahead and move them up. I would only do this for a child who had a TON of shell above her head, so ramping up won't be as much a concern since she will still be contained in the shell.
She has plenty of shell (5 inches plus) but the top of her head isn't above the wings, the top is at the top of them, so I think I'll leave it for now. I was just worried that and inch was too far below. It definitely doesn't fall off bc of the tightness and chestclip.

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