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    Carseat Crazy selinajean's Avatar
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    Creaky, squeaky car seat?

    Has anyone else noticed a lot of creaking noises from a car seat during install? I have never heard this before and when I installed our new My Ride it was just making a huge racket; like the plastic was groaning as I tightened the UAS belt. It was the oddest thing. I notice that the seat feels a lot lighter in shell weight compared to the TF that we just moved from, maybe similar to the AO that we used before. I never had that sound with the AO though... anyone else notice this?
    Selina - Canadian Mom. BC CPST
    James (04/12/02) 84# In a SK Monterey
    Nicholas (09/02/07) 34.5# FF in a Britax FrontierXT and giving me anxiety over the switch forward

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    Moderator - CPST Instructor snowbird25ca's Avatar
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    Re: Creaky, squeaky car seat?

    I've had it with a few different seats. My EFTA comes to mind first off, but I think even my TF might have done it a time or two.

    I think it's somewhat weather/humidity related, and somewhat pressure on the EPS or EPP foam related. I know in the case of the triumph there's a small amount of space at the edge of the foam and there's lots of it, so I think that's why it squeaks.

    I never really thought much of it to tell you the truth.
    Trudy - Canadian CPSAC certified CRST Instructor-Trainer and mommy to:
    Janeen - 17 yrs and learning to drive!
    Jillian - 11 yrs, 80'ish lbs, 5-stepping in each car. :O
    Jonas - 8yrs, 65lbs, Riding in an Oobr in each car.
    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.

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    CPST Instructor Minnesota's Avatar
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    Re: Creaky, squeaky car seat?

    I've really only had this happen when it's very cold out, which I'm assuming it is where you are! (I'm in Minnesota, and we're having a heat wave - we hit 30 degrees today!)

    I get the occasional EPS foam squeak in all weather, but the real squeaky/groany activity comes in the bitter cold. By the time I get it tightened down, my hands are so frozen that I'm not sure if it's me or the car seat making all those complaints!
    CPST-I, Special Needs trained
    Mommy to two boys
    A ~ 9 years, 70 lbs ~ Boostered in Chicco KidFit & Graco SafetySurround
    K ~ 6 years, 45 lbs ~ Boostered in Parkway SG & Harnessed in Frontier85

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    Senior Community Member Polola0628's Avatar
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    Re: Creaky, squeaky car seat?

    I had the SAME issue with the MyRide. It was odd, to say the least!
    DD1|N|6y10m| - FF Turbo / Big Kid HB
    DD2|M|4y10m| - FF Livia FR85/Ventura XTSL
    DD3|N|2y1m| - RF Plum RXT
    2006 Nissan Pathfinder

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