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DS hates the car seat. Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2404 posts
status Nov 20th '12

:oops: He cries. Nothing is poking him, he's fed, burped and changed before we go..Is this something that will pass? Any advice/tips? :cry: I feel like a total fail.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Nov 20th '12

My daughter was the same we. We stayed home ALOT until she grew out of it. Nothing worked except time.

KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28282 posts
Nov 20th '12

Yep. Both of my kiddos went through a "I hate being strapped down" phase and I fully expect it eventually from #3. You do what you can to entertain them and just accept that they'll outgrow it.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Nov 20th '12

I think every kid goes through that phase.
Well, with the exception of my DS but he's a total easy going baby.



How old is he?

Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
Nov 20th '12

Most babies do lol, I always had to keep toys in the car seat to keep them occupied. Things like this helped.
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May♥ Due December 29; 1 child; Texas 9207 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting Binky ♡:" Most babies do lol, I always had to keep toys in the car seat to keep them occupied. Things like this helped. "


Holy shit, what kind of carseat is that?? Lol.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting May ♥:" Holy shit, what kind of carseat is that?? Lol."


That's a European or UK seat. They don't have chest clips.



Nonetheless that baby isn't strapped in correctly still :?

May♥ Due December 29; 1 child; Texas 9207 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting L☮J:" That's a European or UK seat. They don't have chest clips. Nonetheless that baby isn't strapped in correctly still :?"



Gives me anxiety looking at it. :shock:
Looks like one of the baby doll carriers.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting May ♥:" Gives me anxiety looking at it. :shock: Looks like one of the baby doll carriers."

They're made differently than our seats here and they have a requirement that in an accident the EMS must be able to get the child out with one hand.

Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting L☮J:" They're made differently than our seats here and they have a requirement that in an accident the EMS must be able to get the child out with one hand."

:roll:



I would think if there was a accident there would be no child to pull out with one hand...

May♥ Due December 29; 1 child; Texas 9207 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting L☮J:" They're made differently than our seats here and they have a requirement that in an accident the EMS must be able to get the child out with one hand."


Ohh.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting Binky ♡:" :roll: I would think if there was a accident there would be no child to pull out with one hand..."

No, not with the child in the seat like THAT, but with a child properly restrained, the UK/European seats are perfectly safe. Like I said, they are made DIFFERENTLY than US seat. IE, rubber backings on the straps to keep them in place,thinner straps placed wider on the shoulders. European seats are extremely safe and are even tested at higher MPH than US seats.

Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting L☮J:" No, not with the child in the seat like THAT, but with a child properly restrained, the UK/European seats ... [snip!] ... straps placed wider on the shoulders. European seats are extremely safe and are even tested at higher MPH than US seats."

Aha, that makes more sense.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting L☮J:" No, not with the child in the seat like THAT, but with a child properly restrained, the UK/European seats ... [snip!] ... straps placed wider on the shoulders. European seats are extremely safe and are even tested at higher MPH than US seats."

When i go to europe can i use my car seats or do i need buy them there

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" When i go to europe can i use my car seats or do i need buy them there "

I *believe* if you are just visiting, it's fine to use a US seat in different countries.



If you were moving permanently, most countries have different laws about that permitting car seat usage.