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calling all carseat nazis... Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
26th Nov '12

does the hospital let you take baby home in a convertable carseat? with my girls, i had infant seats and i plan on buying a myride 65 from the get. this is probably an obvious yes, but i am clueless lol.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49100 posts
26th Nov '12

Mine did not, they just ask if u need one, they give them out for free where I deliver...if u tell them no they assume u have one...



The hospital near me won't let u leave without seeing them in a seat

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" Mine did not, they just ask if u need one, they give them out for free where I deliver...if u tell them ... [snip!] ... I deliver...if u tell them no they assume u have one... The hospital near me won't let u leave without seeing them in a seat"


the hospital i deliver at makes you take the seat to the room.



my question is if i take a convertable seat up there (not an infant seat) if they will let me leave in that, or do i have to buy an infant seat.

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Just Ames:" As long as the baby meets the minimum height/weight requirements, yes."


thanks, that's what i figured but i had no experience and don't know anyone that has used a convertable seat from NB.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22779 posts
26th Nov '12

As long as baby meets height and weight requirements they should. When I brought my DD home from the NICU they came out to my car with me to make sure I had the car seat in correctly

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
26th Nov '12

As long as it's one of the ones you can use from birth. Call your hospital and ask them.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49100 posts
26th Nov '12

I have seen some women say that they had to have a carrier to leave

Debra Langlie Lippert 3 kids; Minnesota 130 posts
26th Nov '12

call the hospital and ask...

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
26th Nov '12

Of course. If your baby is over 5 lbs you can.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
26th Nov '12

good question. there is NO law saying you have to use an infant seat. as long your child meets the min weight for your seat. I think the myride is 5 pounds.
i would just bring the seat in. they never checked my infant seat in the car, they just checked that I had dd in it the right way. i guess they didn't' care if I buckled it in the car. lol
you can always call the hospital and ask.

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Just Ames:" I wouldn't even do that :? They walk you to your damn car. Hold the baby in your arms and then put the ... [snip!] ... if they had an issue with this. The best thing to do is call L&D and make sure they aren't crotchety b***hes about it."


i had my 2nd daughter there and that was how they did it. we had to pull the car up but they didn't pay any attention to me getting into the car lol. i'll call them next month probably before my shower.

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting furrbabiesmommy:" good question. there is NO law saying you have to use an infant seat. as long your child meets the min ... [snip!] ... dd in it the right way. i guess they didn't' care if I buckled it in the car. lol you can always call the hospital and ask."


yea i am going to. it's just going to be a pain in the ass bc it's so BIG and they make me hold it in my lap while they wheel me out.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting VAR's Mommy:" yea i am going to. it's just going to be a pain in the ass bc it's so BIG and they make me hold it in my lap while they wheel me out."

I know I have the same seat. it's a pain in the ass!
If they offer a free infant seat, take it. We didnt' even bring our seat in until the day they said we could go home

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22779 posts
26th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" Why would someone do that if they don't need it?"</blockquote>




Because they want free stuff?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49100 posts
26th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" Right, but if you don't NEED it. I guess I'd be thinking about someone who truly needed one not getting it because the hospital ran out or whatever."</blockquote>



I bought a used one but only use it for when I'm shopping or when input to dinner witch is never... But I don't use it as a car seat