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    WHY should children not wear puffy coats in carseats?

    I know the answer, obviously.
    Does anyone have a good link from a "valid" resource?
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    Re: WHY should children not wear puffy coats in carseats?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDhng9hvjlI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDhng9hvjlI[/ame]



    I share this link with people and they end up having the "light bulb" moment
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    Re: WHY should children not wear puffy coats in carseats?

    Check your manuals. I know I've seen it in at least some of them.

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    Re: WHY should children not wear puffy coats in carseats?

    Quote Originally Posted by mavmakmar View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDhng9hvjlI



    I share this link with people and they end up having the "light bulb" moment
    See that video is not particularly wowing to me. I have space bagged items and the seal got open and the bag didn't expand all that much more (I am talking T shirts not coats but if someone wants to argue they will) a parent could see that and say "Well I pull the harness tight, it takes out that slack when I push down on it". Any ad that sells a product is going to be a turn off for someone "looking for a fight" ykwim... I like the photos Bodhi's mom did not too long ago where she showed her kids in medium weight coats (so not even super puffy, just not thin fleece) that were "tight" and passed the pinch test then took off the coats and her kids were able to pretty much climb out from all the slack.
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    Re: WHY should children not wear puffy coats in carseats?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4boysmom View Post
    See that video is not particularly wowing to me. I have space bagged items and the seal got open and the bag didn't expand all that much more (I am talking T shirts not coats but if someone wants to argue they will) a parent could see that and say "Well I pull the harness tight, it takes out that slack when I push down on it". Any ad that sells a product is going to be a turn off for someone "looking for a fight" ykwim... I like the photos Bodhi's mom did not too long ago where she showed her kids in medium weight coats (so not even super puffy, just not thin fleece) that were "tight" and passed the pinch test then took off the coats and her kids were able to pretty much climb out from all the slack.
    Think you might remember what thread that was? My searching skills are...sad.
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    Re: WHY should children not wear puffy coats in carseats?

    Here it is: http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=151522

    It's a great illustration!
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