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    Installing snugride 35 with pool noodle

    I was told to never use the foot on a car seat with a pool noodle. I was just reading through the manual for our snugride 35 and it said that you can install with the foot completely extended with a rolled towel underneath the foot. Does that include using a pool noodle as well? We just need about 3-5 more degrees to reach the 45 degree angle.

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    Re: Installing snugride 35 with pool noodle

    When the recline adjustment on the base is not enough, a common solution is to use a rolled towel or pool noodle. Some manufacturers want the foot on the base fully extended when you are using it with a noodle; some manufacturers want the foot on the base fully retracted; a few don't allow any noodles at all. Your manual says to fully extend the foot, so that's what you should do.

    Pool noodles, tightly rolled towels, or a rolled up sweatshirt, it doesn't really matter as long as the item is lightweight and relatively non-compressible. Lightweight so that it is not dangerous as a projectile, and non-compressible because it wouldn't do much good if it just squished away when you tighten the belt.
    Melissa, CPST and Mom to three

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