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Old 03-07-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Speaking of carseats...

DD who just turned four and weighs 34 pounds is not fitting in her carseat! I know it's winter and she's wearing a big coat, but I have the straps as loose as they can go and I'm like squishing her to click it! She's tall too. I have those integrated seats in my Dodge Caravan....I have no idea what size they are for or anything as no info came with my van about them. What should I do????

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Re: Speaking of carseats...

First off no coats in the car seat! thats a big no no! please call dodge and get specifics on there seats, but a lot of thoes ones go to 40 pounds

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First off no coats in the car seat! thats a big no no! please call dodge and get specifics on there seats, but a lot of thoes ones go to 40 pounds

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No coats in the carseat! So now maybe she'll fit for a little longer.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: Speaking of carseats...

No coats in the carseat, ditto again! They'll compress in a crash and she could fly out of the harness.

It is okay to wrap a warm blanket or whatever *over* the harness to keep her warm, and thin but warm fabrics to dress in are fine - fleece, wool, etc.

Basically, put her in a normal thickness outfit and set the straps. Now put her in something warmer (wool etc) and see if the straps still fit. If they do, you're okay; if not, she's dressed too thickly.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:05 PM   #5
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Re: Speaking of carseats...

OMG! NO COATS????? It's like below 0 here, with bitting winds! How do I manage that? I freeze when I'm bundled up and trying to get her buckled in! She's gonna die of cold!
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I know it's hard.

Dress in fleece or wool etc and bundle her up *to* the car. You can let her sit in her seat or your lap until the car warms up, then shimmy her out of her coat and bulky layers before buckling her in. You can lay the coat or a warm blanket over her after she's buckled in, too.
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