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    Decision now, re: CA

    So, if your choices were to have a 27m old at a 45 degree recline (not yet sure if this is even possible in our vehicle) or FF, which would you choose? DH is not going to go for buying another seat, and our back up seat is a Scenera.


    Sophie 3.13.09 25# and 34"
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    Re: Decision now, re: CA

    Rear facing, without a doubt. Rear facing according to manufacturer's directions is never unsafe.
    Melissa, CPST and Mom to three

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    Re: Decision now, re: CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixels View Post
    Rear facing, without a doubt. Rear facing according to manufacturer's directions is never unsafe.
    I 100% agree, I'm just hoping it fits in our car!

    Sophie 3.13.09 25# and 34"
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    Baby #2 due 3/3/12

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    Re: Decision now, re: CA

    Could you sell the CA to fund another seat? Will the scenera fit at 45* if the CA doesn't.

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    Re: Decision now, re: CA

    I have an issue too here, ours does not fit at a 45 degree angle, he is going to be at an unsafe angle for a few days at least
    Julianna 8/15/02,Adult seat belt Fiona 12/1/05 Harmony backless booster Nolan 8/3/08 ffing in a maestro, and booster training in a vivo seat re-arranging at the moment

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    Re: Decision now, re: CA

    Quote Originally Posted by babyherder View Post
    Could you sell the CA to fund another seat? Will the scenera fit at 45* if the CA doesn't.
    I'm not sure if the scenera fits, I'm at work now so I haven't had a chance to play with it. I could sell the CA, but I know I'll want it when she goes FF eventually. I really like the headwings.

    Sophie 3.13.09 25# and 34"
    Now riding RF in a Scenera
    Baby #2 due 3/3/12

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    Re: Decision now, re: CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Babywearing Meghan View Post
    ...he is going to be at an unsafe angle for a few days at least
    I just want to point out that this (more upright) is a *potentially* unsafe angle. It is also entirely possible that it is just as safe or even a safer angle, and just happens to be non-approved for some other reason (CYA, $$-saving on testing, etc.) Not to say you should disregard the manufacturer instructions, but nitpicking the "unsafe" wording since we do not know that for certain (as Dorel has not seen fit to share their reasoning other than "It is our policy and CPS Curriculum to follow the manufacturer's written instructions." and "If you cannot achieve this angle in your vehicle, we cannot recommend you use this car seat to rear face your child.")
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    DS1 7 yo - 47 lbs (47"/??"t/??"top of head) - boostered in SKMonterey/2TBs/2CowmooPWSG/2HarmonyNBBs
    DS2 4 yo - 34.5 lbs (40"/15"t/??"top of head) - FF in CowmooMA/TrueFit/2Radians/2Nautiluses/HarmonyV7
    Also in possession of: Graco SafeSeat1 and MyRide (loaned out) + 1 demo seat: SnugRide.

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