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Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Andie.:" If she isn't mature enough to keep the clip up, then she really isn't ready for all the freedom of movement a booster would give her. "

not nesscareally DD would scream and fight to get out of the pumpkin seat changed the carseat no more tears or fighting

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" not nesscareally DD would scream and fight to get out of the pumpkin seat changed the carseat no more tears or fighting"

Who gives a crap if she screams and cries?
OPs child is NOT ready for a belt positioning booster.



Not having the discipline(not saying OPs child is bad) to keep the clip in the right spot, means they won't have the discipline to sit correctly in a booster.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" not nesscareally DD would scream and fight to get out of the pumpkin seat changed the carseat no more tears or fighting"


Glad your child is the parent in your house :)

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
16th Nov '12

Here are some more ideas from a tech:



a) move the shoulder pads from the shoulders and put them under the chest clip (although some people don't like this option, it can be a good temporary solution)
b) put a zip up coat on the child, unzip it (but leave it on), put the child in the harness, then zip the coat up OVER the harness (safety pinning the zipper on the coat if necessary)
c) use the scratchy side of the velcro on the clip, but make sure it doesn't interfere with the clip at all.
d) give toys to distract from the chest clip.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" Who gives a crap if she screams and cries? OPs child is NOT ready for a belt positioning booster. Not ... [snip!] ... OPs child is bad) to keep the clip in the right spot, means they won't have the discipline to sit correctly in a booster."

i care if DD is screaming and fighting to get out and i made a sugesstion many kids at 4 dont want to be in a 5point im not saying to give in all the time but at some point kids will sit better in a boster than the 5point what good does the 5point do if its not used correctly?

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" i care if DD is screaming and fighting to get out and i made a sugesstion many kids at 4 dont want to ... [snip!] ... time but at some point kids will sit better in a boster than the 5point what good does the 5point do if its not used correctly?"

No 4 year old should be in a booster seat.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Glad your child is the parent in your house :)"

excuse me? i say she isnt in the proper seat? she is rearfacing in a convertable car seat i changed seats and she is much happier i dont want her screaming so hard she pukes

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" i care if DD is screaming and fighting to get out and i made a sugesstion many kids at 4 dont want to ... [snip!] ... time but at some point kids will sit better in a boster than the 5point what good does the 5point do if its not used correctly?"

Thing is, by putting them in a booster, you are putting them in charge of their own safety. They need to be able to sit still 100% of the time, no leaning to grab a toy or being wiggly, putting the belt behind their back, falling asleep, etc. If the belt is not on them correctly in a crash, it can cause serious injuries. Most kids just plain do not have the impulse control to handle it until age 5 or 6, sometimes longer.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" No 4 year old should be in a booster seat."

a highback bosster?????????? yea right

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" a highback bosster?????????? yea right"

:roll:
Why even risk it if the child can still fit in a 5pt and be immensely safer?



It's people like you that make me wish there were mandatory car seat safety classes.
You don't give in to a 4 year old and sacrifice their safety just because they won't listen. You teach them right.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Andie.:" Thing is, by putting them in a booster, you are putting them in charge of their own safety. They need ... [snip!] ... cause serious injuries. Most kids just plain do not have the impulse control to handle it until age 5 or 6, sometimes longer. "

im saying try it it may be what works because she feels shes in control of her seat if the 5point isnt being used correctly its no safer than a highback booster IMO

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" im saying try it it may be what works because she feels shes in control of her seat if the 5point isnt being used correctly its no safer than a highback booster IMO"

Wrong.
She's not going to die in a wreck if her clip is pushed down a few inches.
It NEEDS to be in the right spot, yes. Put putting her in a booster.
Did you even read the part about her child being 29lbs? Not even the MINIMUM weight needed to be in a booster.

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" Wrong. She's not going to die in a wreck if her clip is pushed down a few inches. It NEEDS to be in the ... [snip!] ... in a booster. Did you even read the part about her child being 29lbs? Not even the MINIMUM weight needed to be in a booster."

:!:
At 4 years, it's a issue of talking to the child about why it is so important. You (general you) wouldn't put your 2 year old in a booster if they kept pushing down the clip would you?



Not to mention, kids under 40lbs are at a higher risk of submarining (sliding under the lapbelt) in a crash.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" :roll: Why even risk it if the child can still fit in a 5pt and be immensely safer? It's people like ... [snip!] ... classes. You don't give in to a 4 year old and sacrifice their safety just because they won't listen. You teach them right."

at her size yes she NEEDS to be in a 5point thats why i said depending on her size and people like me? explain people like me? if shes not waering it correctly how is it safer than the highback booster and if i recall correctly i said punish her if she keeps pushing it down OR try switching seats

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" Wrong. She's not going to die in a wreck if her clip is pushed down a few inches. It NEEDS to be in the ... [snip!] ... in a booster. Did you even read the part about her child being 29lbs? Not even the MINIMUM weight needed to be in a booster."

yes i read that you should read from the begining i said depending on her size and when she said shes 29lbs i said keep her in the 5point and discipline her