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Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
24th May '13

I rather enjoyed the bit about the clothes. If you want to get to the nitty gritty, clothes are totally unacceptable because it comes between the carseat/straps and the baby. I also want to point out that worrying about whether or not a head support is flame resistant is kind of redundant. If there are flames around your baby's face, then whether or not the product is flame resistant probably won't make much of a difference.

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10186 posts
status 24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" I rather enjoyed the bit about the clothes. If you want to get to the nitty gritty, clothes are totally ... [snip!] ... flames around your baby's face, then whether or not the product is flame resistant probably won't make much of a difference."</blockquote>




The whole clothes point is just grabbing at straws. It's not a sound point whatsoever.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
24th May '13
Quoting Killingℬird(22w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" I rather enjoyed the bit about the clothes. ... [snip!] ... of a difference."</blockquote> The whole clothes point is just grabbing at straws. It's not a sound point whatsoever."


No, but neither are a lot of them. I'm all for car seat safety, but as a parent we have the right to decide what we think is safe.

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10186 posts
status 24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" No, but neither are a lot of them. I'm all for car seat safety, but as a parent we have the right to decide what we think is safe."</blockquote>




Absolutely. You have a right to do whatever you want. And I have a right to explain why i feel it's unsafe.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
24th May '13
Quoting Killingℬird(22w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" No, but neither are a lot of them. I'm ... [snip!] ... Absolutely. You have a right to do whatever you want. And I have a right to explain why i feel it's unsafe."


I wasn't bashing anyone honestly. Just saying I found this entertaining to read. I only used rolled up receiving blankets when my kids were on the way home from the hospital. Otherwise, they held their heads up so I felt no reason to use anything with them. However, my kids most definitely wear clothes while in the car. :wink:

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15218 posts
24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" ... [snip!] ... lays across the lap. So elaborate if you must. Though I don't believe it's comparable, much like your point about the clothes."</blockquote>



Case in point. In an accident, everything in the car is a safety risk.

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10186 posts
status 24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... like your point about the clothes."</blockquote> Case in point. In an accident, everything in the car is a safety risk."</blockquote>



Well I don't see what, other than the Pillow strapped to the kids neck, is a safety risk.



Unless your point is that the blanket could cover the face in an accident. Which I can see that maybe being an issue, though unheard of to me. But alright. Ill give that to you.



I'd still rather use a blanket than buckle my kid in with a bulky coat. Which is a huge safety issue. There's no reason I'd use neck pads or a pad behind the head unless a dr truly thought my premie was in danger of not breathing without it.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15218 posts
24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" ... [snip!] ... I'd use neck pads or a pad behind the head unless a dr truly thought my premie was in danger of not breathing without it."</blockquote>




Are you using non-bunching blankets are are they always flat? Even in an accident?

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10186 posts
status 24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... without it."</blockquote> Are you using non-bunching blankets are are they always flat? Even in an accident?"</blockquote>




I use receiving blankets across the lap. And yes, for the most part the do stay flat.



I've never been in an accident, knock on wood. So I cannot answer that last question indefinitely. But I doubt a little receiving blanket poses anywhere near the risk that those pads do.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15218 posts
24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" ... [snip!] ... answer that last question indefinitely. But I doubt a little receiving blanket poses anywhere near the risk that those pads do."</blockquote>




So how about the head rests? The padding beside their heads? Any stuffed animals? The toys you hang from the handle bar? Other items in your car that will fly around in an accident?

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10186 posts
status 24th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(22w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... heads? Any stuffed animals? The toys you hang from the handle bar? Other items in your car that will fly around in an accident?"</blockquote>




All not strapped to the child in any way and could be moved, unlike strap pads. Which are strapped right next to the head.



No padding should be around the head unless it came with the carseat or is built into the carseat. In which case, it was deemed safe.



Hanging things from the handle bar is a safety issue. It wasn't tested with the carseat.



We are going around in circles at this point. I feel like I'm just repeating myself to you. Basically, did it come attached to the carseat? Yes-you're fine. No-don't attach it.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
26th May '13
Quoting Lara +2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His ... [snip!] ... a car accident and the seat needed to be replaced, the insurance company wouldn't bc you had those products in/on the seat."


it's not that they aren't allowed. They aren't recommended.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
26th May '13
Quoting Lara +2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His ... [snip!] ... a car accident and the seat needed to be replaced, the insurance company wouldn't bc you had those products in/on the seat."


and, I've had carseats replaced. I dont' use after market stuff. But I can tell you they never asked about it either.

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
30th May '13

Like I said, I'm no car seat nazi but when offered the choice of either car seat A (which comes with it's own tested and approved inserts) or car seat B (that has after market additions that have not been approved) I would choose car seat A every time. I am pretty sure that car seat B will be fine but I prefer not to take that risk, no matter how small the risk.