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I'm confused, car seat nazis? Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
29th Nov '12

I just ordered a The first Years Via car seat and I'm reading the manual online. It says you can only use car seat accessories from The First Years, JJ Cole, and the Learning Curve. But then it says not to attach any toys, padding, or other items to the car seat. What do they accessories by the three companies are acceptable, and what aren't?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49290 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Mandy loves Hailey+Boy:" I just order a The first Years Via car seat and I"m reading themanual online. It says you can only use ... [snip!] ... toys, padding, or other items to the car seat. What do they accessories by the three companies are acceptable, and what aren't?"


They've probably safety tested them with the seat. Probably subsidiaries of their own company.

Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" They've probably safety tested them with the seat. Probably subsidiaries of their own company."


So if I were to get, say, a JJ Cole Bundle Me, that would be safe?

10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
29th Nov '12

My guess would be to make their companies a little more money.. could be wrong but that's my best guess.. like you buy an iPod and they make you buy songs through apple.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49290 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Mandy loves Hailey+Boy:" So if I were to get, say, a JJ Cole Bundle Me, that would be safe?"


No no no no no.... Bundle me is BAAAD. NOTHING can go between baby and the seat or them and the belts.

10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
29th Nov '12

My guess would be to make their companies a little more money.. could be wrong but that's my best guess.. like you buy an iPod and they make you buy songs through apple. That and they probably only did testing on their own brands.

Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Alexis's Mommy 2 Be:" My guess would be to make their companies a little more money.. could be wrong but that's my best guess.. like you buy an iPod and they make you buy songs through apple."


Well, I know using aftermarket accessories on any car seat is a no-no because they haven't been tested together. I'm assuming that they just test all of their accessories on their products so they know they are safe.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49290 posts
29th Nov '12

Best rule of thumb is if it didn't come in the box with the seat do NOT use it?

Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Best rule of thumb is if it didn't come in the box with the seat do NOT use it?"

That's what I figured, but it is just confusing wording. Like "you can use these things, but you can't".

10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
29th Nov '12

Lol I got to thinking and just edited my post with pretty much what u said about the whole testing thing :p.. the only thing I have for my daughters carseat is a cozycover that keeps the wind and cold.off her since she will be born in winter time.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49290 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Mandy loves Hailey+Boy:" That's what I figured, but it is just confusing wording. Like "you can use these things, but you can't"."


Maybe it's a more "If you MUST, go with these."