Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2014, 11:01 AM   #1
myoo
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 800
My Mood:
Chicco NextFit strap pad replacement question

Posting for a family member...

They have a Chicco NextFit and have had a lot of trouble with tightening the straps. They want to get the new replacement strap pads Chicco is now offering that are smaller and removable. Everything says that you have to follow some specific, labor-intensive directions to remove the old strap pads. But if they are just going to throw them away and replace them with the new ones, why do you have to remove them in a specific manner instead of carefully cutting them off (without cutting the webbing, of course)? What harm could cutting the pads off actually do, since they're being thrown out?

Advertisement

__________________
Proud mom to a perfect little boy born 3/16/11 and a precious baby boy born 4/24/14
myoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
leadmare's Avatar
leadmare
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: on an adventure with the one I love!
Posts: 1,197
What!? I don't know the answer to your question, but am so glad you posted. Off to look at replacement pad options!
__________________
leadmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 08:41 PM   #3
beth33
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New England
Posts: 52
Re: Chicco NextFit strap pad replacement question

Same here! I love my nextfit, except for the difficulty I have tightening the harness.
beth33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
myoo
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 800
My Mood:
Re: Chicco NextFit strap pad replacement question

http://carseatblog.com/24962/chicco-...covers-update/
Here's a link with info!
__________________
Proud mom to a perfect little boy born 3/16/11 and a precious baby boy born 4/24/14
myoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
ktmamabird
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Troutdale, OR
Posts: 44
Re: Chicco NextFit strap pad replacement question

Same problem here. Thanks for the info!
ktmamabird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2014, 08:41 PM   #6
ktmamabird
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Troutdale, OR
Posts: 44
Re: Chicco NextFit strap pad replacement question

Ooops - I just realized our carseat is new enough that we have the new shoulder pads. I can't imagine how difficult the old ones must have been. I CAN get the straps tight enough, but it seems like a real pain. My husband thinks I'm a weanie, but I swear I have to tell myself every day that my daughter's safety is worth the extra seconds it takes me. (It is, no question! No question! I just remind myself that every morning that we're running a little late and I'm struggling to tighten the straps.) Maybe it's still break-in period for a new car seat??
ktmamabird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 02:16 PM   #7
myoo
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 800
My Mood:
Re: Chicco NextFit strap pad replacement question

bump - Anyone out there have any idea if the strap pads CAN be cut off as long as you don't accidentally cut the harness webbing and are just going to throw the strap pads away?

Also, ktmamabird - you're freaking me out a little. I actually just bought a NextFit this weekend since everything I've read indicates that the tightening is no longer an issue with the new strap pads. My SIL hates hates HATES the NextFit because of the tightening - says it's the worst money she's ever spent. But I bought it anyway in hopes that the problem is solved now and everyone seems to love it so much...
__________________
Proud mom to a perfect little boy born 3/16/11 and a precious baby boy born 4/24/14
myoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 01:30 PM   #8
ceruti82
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 7
Re: Chicco NextFit strap pad replacement question

If you're just going to toss the pads, cut them off. No issue.
The new ones are velcro
ceruti82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.