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Carseat experts Marie Dates Japan 7 posts
4th Feb '13

*Note: This is a good friend of mine, she said I could use this photo if I blurred her little girls face out in some way, this is to settle and argument we have been having for a few weeks. Her daughter is 1 years old in April, she's not sure of her daughters weight right now until her next checkup.*
Is this illegal? Is this unsafe? Should she be using a different carseat? How about her daughters coat? how about the straps?



To ME, this picture doesn't look right, at all, but she says everything is fine.



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ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
4th Feb '13

This is all wrong. And why does she have her baby FF?

Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Marie Dates:" *Note: This is a good friend of mine, she said I could use this photo if I blurred her little girls face ... [snip!] ... her daughters coat? how about the straps? To ME, this picture doesn't look right, at all, but she says everything is fine. "


That is a horrible picture to tell if the child is in right. The coat is okay, because it looks like a thin jacket, but as far as the straps and everything else goes, there is no way to tell in that picture, get a better one. And she should be RFing still.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
4th Feb '13

Well since her daughter isn't one she should still be rear facing.

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
4th Feb '13

Straps are way too lose. Coat is hard to tell. Should be rear facing still.

MonkCakes 3 kids; Texas 20945 posts
4th Feb '13

Wow way way unsafe my she's only eat 9/10 months? Dear lord not safe she should be RF till 2 ideally

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
4th Feb '13

The chest clip looks fine. I can't tell if the straps are tight enough. I also can't tell if the straps are at or below her shoulders. And why is she ffing if she's not 1? Plus she's so tiny. Why rush ffing? Why not just rf to the limits of that seat?!

Marie Dates Japan 7 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Party of FIVE!:" That is a horrible picture to tell if the child is in right. The coat is okay, because it looks like ... [snip!] ... the straps and everything else goes, there is no way to tell in that picture, get a better one. And she should be RFing still."


This is the only one she has right now that's the BEST. She has another one, but you can barely see anything but the top of her daughters head.

MonkCakes 3 kids; Texas 20945 posts
4th Feb '13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssIsceKd6U

Marie Dates Japan 7 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Marie Dates:" This is the only one she has right now that's the BEST. She has another one, but you can barely see anything but the top of her daughters head. "


and she's still cocked to the side.. I think the carseat is too big? but I'm not sure..

MonkCakes 3 kids; Texas 20945 posts
4th Feb '13

show her these videos and tell her to look it up RF till 2 is way way way safer



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8gU9zzCGA8

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5420 posts
4th Feb '13

uh my daughter is going to be 1 in April, and she is DEFINITELY still RF. It's illegal here not to have them RF until after 1 here. My DD only weighed 16 lbs at her last appt, I can't imagine FF this early (granted, my DD is small). The coat looks fine though, and I can hardly see the straps, so idk about that.

MonkCakes 3 kids; Texas 20945 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Party of FIVE!:" That is a horrible picture to tell if the child is in right. The coat is okay, because it looks like ... [snip!] ... the straps and everything else goes, there is no way to tell in that picture, get a better one. And she should be RFing still."


the sweater is thin my daughter has one just like it the straps need to be tighter and like you said DEF needs to be RF

MonkCakes 3 kids; Texas 20945 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting melindapple:" uh my daughter is going to be 1 in April, and she is DEFINITELY still RF. It's illegal here not to have ... [snip!] ... FF this early (granted, my DD is small). The coat looks fine though, and I can hardly see the straps, so idk about that."


my DD will be one in april also :)

Mama Rachael♥ 17 kids; Asheville, North Carolina 15828 posts
4th Feb '13

That carseat does rear face and it's illegal to be forward facing before 1 and rear facing till at least 2 is recommended. Chest clip looks ok and the coat seems fine, looks like fleece to me.



Eta: at least I'm pretty sure it rearfaces. It looks like the carseat I'm thinking of