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Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" You should go install the carseat in her car yourself and check it when you get her back to make sure ... [snip!] ... the crash said that it was incredibly lucky that she was still rear facing. I'm not turning her for as long as I can avoid it."


They have their own car seat for her or I would. Last time I checked it was rear facing though. You're story is inspiring. I completely agree with you about preferring LO to be rear facing but I just don't know how pushy to be with my MIL. I'm not even 100% that she's going against my wishes. Just suspicions because I know her style.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
7th Apr '13

Install the seat RF in her car yourself and leave it at that.
My 3 yr old is still RF and perfectly comfortable, and much safer.



Maybe show her some videos from youtube to let her see why ERF is so much safer?

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16920 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" It depends on your state. Here the law is ... [snip!] ... have to be at least 4yrs AND 40 lbs before they aren't in a 5-point-harness anymore. No boosters until at least 4yrs and 40lbs."</blockquote>




I was only stating the laws in my state, and what you cite is not what the car seat safety office told me a couple months ago when I had my seats checked.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" ... [snip!] ... in my state, and what you cite is not what the car seat safety office told me a couple months ago when I had my seats checked."</blockquote>



I'm pretty sure these are the regulations in all 50 states.

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16920 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BunnyGirl19:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" ... [snip!] ... couple months ago when I had my seats checked."</blockquote> I'm pretty sure these are the regulations in all 50 states."</blockquote>



I was told in February my state to be in a booster was 3 years, 36 in, 30 pounds, no wording on harnessed type or not. And the wording is about being in an approved seat until they reach the upper limits for it and until 4'9" or the regular seatbelt fits properly.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
7th Apr '13

I just looked it up for Maine and this is what is listed



The Maine Law

Maine