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Old 03-04-2008, 11:59 AM   #51
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:40 PM   #52
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I have a semi-related question! I'm really short, and my seatbelt rides across my neck. That cannot be safe! What can I use (safely) to position the belt so it doesn't ride directly across my throat? I've got a cheap $2 belt adjuster but there's probably something safer...
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #53
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Ditto! Any suggestions for us shorties? (For what it's worth, based on current booster seat rules, I would have been in one till at LEAST grade 9, lol, based on height/weight)
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I have a semi-related question! I'm really short, and my seatbelt rides across my neck. That cannot be safe! What can I use (safely) to position the belt so it doesn't ride directly across my throat? I've got a cheap $2 belt adjuster but there's probably something safer...
Yeah, those belt adjusters don't do anything in terms of safety.

How adjustable are your vehicle seats? Some have the option of being raised higher... are your seatbelts able to be slid up or down and adjusted that way? The seatbelt being able to be moved higher or lower is pretty standard on cars for probably 4 yrs now I'm guessing, but it may depend on manufacturer.

The other thing I'd suggest is contacting a store that helps people with mobility and customizing their vehicle. It's likely you can get a customized booster type cushion that would allow you to fit the belt system better & see out the front of the vehicle better. (That's sometimes a struggle too. )

So that's where I'd start, make sure that any adjustability built into your car design is being used, and then contact a company that helps fit vehicles for people with special needs. Not that being short is a special need, but they'll best be able to direct you to what you need or where to go - and they might be able to help too.

(I have heard of smaller adults who have chosen to use a backless booster in the drivers seat. This is dependant on a number of things as to whether or not it'd work... the biggest issues being comfort ie width of boosters are often narrow and designed for pre-adolescent hips, and whether or not you'd be able to reach the pedals and still be a safe distance from the airbag.)
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:58 PM   #55
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A piddle pad presents the following potential dangers:

1. Compression (depending on thickness)
2. Slippage (depending on exposed waterproofing material)
3. Harness interference (if it wraps around the harness stalk in any fashion)
4. Flammability
Question, so If I use the same materials to make my piddle pads as I do my diapers.... PUL for waterproofing (not exposed in seat pads) - cotton velour or snuggle flannel (not slippery), but yes flammable. The kiddos tush is already flammable - does the piddle pad make that much of a difference?
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good 2 know...never thought about this b4 - even w/4 kids!
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Question, so If I use the same materials to make my piddle pads as I do my diapers.... PUL for waterproofing (not exposed in seat pads) - cotton velour or snuggle flannel (not slippery), but yes flammable. The kiddos tush is already flammable - does the piddle pad make that much of a difference?
Yeah, I agree... I'm pretty paranoid about carseat safety, but the flammable thing doesn't make sense, when all there clothes (and diapers) are already flammable anyways.

The other thing I've always worried about, is compression with the thicker, bulkier cloth diapers (cause let's face it, even the trimmest cloth dipes are thicker than a sposie). Although, even a sposie with a decent sized pee in it would compress a lot, so is any kid, in any kind of dipe, truly safe from flying out of their harness in a crash? (To be clear, I am NOT suggesting we just give up because "It doesn't matter anyways"... I still think we should do everything we can to keep them as safe and secure in their seats as possible!!)
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Re: Carseat covers, strap pads, and piddle pads - PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

One the the big things we were told when we had our car seat inspected is no toys hanging from the carrier. And the handle has to be folded down. If you think your seat isn't comfortable you need to buy a more comfortable brand not add to the one you have.
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They wouldn't even let us leave the hospital with stuff on our seat! And it was the middle of winter!! My mom had to go to baby's r us to exchange the wrap thing she bought for baby and buy just a cover. I didn't know any of this going in. Thanks for posting this so other mamas can know in advance of brining baby home!
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Just read this...I have to adjust my kids' carseat straps every day depending what diaper they have on (cloth) so what's up with that?
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