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    Question Q about rf'ing angles.

    My ds is 7.5 mos old and in a SS1. He fits the seat well, the problem is that he's constantly trying to sit up. So when he's buckled in, he's craning his neck forward trying to be upright. I've tried installing his seat more upright and he still does it, and then when he falls asleep his head slumps to his chest. So I've increased the angle somewhat and he's still lifting his head forward - it doesn't slump to his chest when he falls asleep now, but I can't imagine it's comfortable the way he's trying to get his head forward.

    I just re-installed the base again and increased the angle again hoping that that'll help. It's still within the blue range on the carrier, so it's not over-reclined.

    Anyways, just wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem, and did adjusting the angle of the seat improve it or were you able to fix it? If adjusting the angle worked, did you increase the recline or decrease it?

    When we briefly had the Radian ds did it in that seat as well, so I don't think it's specific to any car seat, I just think it's him trying to sit forward.
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    Re: Q about rf'ing angles.

    I would try exactly what you did, so I'm not sure that I have an answer. If you have the chance, I would try installing the Marathon RF and see if he does it in that. Maybe he doesn't like how the SS1 positions him. He looks big enough, but just remember that the straps have to be at or below his shoulders when RF. Let us know if that works.

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    Re: Q about rf'ing angles.

    Good idea to try the MA and see if he does it in that. He's definitely big enough for it, has been for a number of months already.

    He did it when he was in the Radian for a single trip, that was actually the first time I noticed him doing it... so I don't really think it's the SS causing it. I'll be so upset if it is considering we just bought it a few months ago hoping to get him through part of this next winter in a carrier. And I'm hoping for another convertible choice to show up like the new Triumph so that I have more to choose from.
    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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