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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Hi Darren! I am trying to join the Tech forum now that I'm a CPST but I can't find a section for...

    Hi Darren! I am trying to join the Tech forum now that I'm a CPST but I can't find a section for group memberships. I added my tech ID to my profile already. Please let me know what else I should do. Thanks :)
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    xpost: Around the world with two kids!

    cross-posted from International We're seriously considering checking out for a year and travelling the world with our two kids! We'd plan to start in October, when they will be 3y4m and 6y. We have travelled extensively with them and always taken our own seats, but that seems like a really...
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    Around the world with two kids!

    We're seriously considering checking out for a year and travelling the world with our two kids! We'd plan to start in October, when they will be 3y4m and 6y. We have travelled extensively with them and always taken our own seats, but that seems like a really impractical option for a year on five...
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    Croatia rental car - locking belts? top tethers?

    Has anyone rented a car in Croatia in the last few years? We're going in May and will rent an Opel Zafira (or similar, whatever that means). Any idea if it has locking belts and/or top tethers? DD will be RF in the CCO assuming she still fits, so no worries there DS will be 5.5 but he's small...
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    Nextfit crotch strap

    Nextfit users: When did you move the crotch strap out? I had it in the outer position for my son RF, but now that we switched him FF it seems like it's hard to get him to sit with his butt all the way back in the seat. I wonder if moving the crotch strap back in would help him stay in position...
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    How important is a steel frame?

    I currently have two SecureKids (one DLX, one platinum) for my son to move into this fall when he turns 4, but now I'm wondering if (at least in our primary car) I should get him a combination seat with a steel frame instead? He's small and we are globe trotters who drive non-minivans, so the SK...
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    SecureKid and NEXT on a plane

    Any installation tips? Will I need extenders or a buckle flip? I haven't used either seat much yet so I'm not familiar with their quirks, though I've use my CCO on a plane many times. Thanks!
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    Question BubbleBum clips

    Woohoo! I just won a BubbleBum :dance: Which colors have the new and improved clips?
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    RSTV petition for FAA approval

    Check it out! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/faa-please-prioritize-approval-alternative-child-restraints-aircraft-fostering-competition-and-innovation
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    CR-V potential 3-across

    My 3.5yo will be going on a field trip with his preshool class and sadly DH and I can't chaperone. The school is soliciting parent drivers and have said to send the child with their car seat. How they plan to coordinate this with FORTY KIDS is beyond me. But I digress... There's only one stay...
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    Diono after-market accessories

    I noticed on Zulily today that Diono sells extra strap covers and infant inserts, the generic kind that are sold a BRU and are never supposed to be used in car seats. What's up with that? Do their car seat manuals permit use of these add-ons? If not, how extremely unethical for a car seat...
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    07 CR-V 3-across

    We'll have our nephew for the weekend so I don't want to buy new seats. What's our best bet? All kids are small (ok, tiny) for their ages. Seats available to each kid: 3.5yo: SecureKid 400, Nextfit RF/FF, CCO FF 2yo: Nextfit RF, CCO RF, maybe Scenara NEXT 8mo: Keyfit w/ base, Nextfit RF, CCO RF...
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    Question travel seat advice

    Hi all, Looking for travel seat advice. We will be flying to Germany in a few weeks, but once on the ground we will not be renting a car. The only times we'll be in a taxi are to/from the airports and train stations (Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam). We will be staying in three cities, so taking...
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    Question Standing height limit

    What is the rationale (from a crash physics perspective) for imposing a standing height limit in addition to or in lieu of a 1" rule or similar?

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