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    Urgent Chicco Keyfit question

    Can a rolled towel be used under base to adjust angle for a preemie?
    Customer Service said you just use the base to adjust but didn't really know about towels for preemies. And they said use the angle indicator, which I don't have faith in. I was routed to a carseat specialist for their company but that could take 24 hours.

    So I wonder can a 45 be achieved with just adjusting the base? I hope so. Obviously they don't want to over-recline.
    A family member's baby is about to come home and they are wondering. I don't own this seat and I am not familiar with it. Any issues with preemies? He is 4 lbs., by the way.
    Thanks!
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    The Keyfit was a great fit for my daughter (born at 4 lbs 14 oz). The base has little leg extensions that you can slide in or out to get the right angle - it's very easy to adjust. I suppose in some cars with extreme slopes on the back seat it might need more recline, but I would think it unlikely. What vehicle will the seat be installed in?

    And why do you not trust the recline indication? It works fine! There is also a line marked on the seat that should be parallel to the ground - you can double-check that as well.

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    Re: Urgent Chicco Keyfit question

    The base has a really nice recline foot, so I doubt you'll need a towel unless it's a mega sloped car. And I agree with PP, the bubble works well on the KF.
    Kate // CPST, SK Senior Checker, & Mom to M (12/2010)

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    Re: Urgent Chicco Keyfit question

    Thanks, sounds like this seat will be a good fit!
    Seatbelt and 59" (9 YO)
    Harmony Youth (8 YO)/Clek Olli (6YO)
    Harmony Dreamtime (5 YO)
    Clek Fllo (3 YO, RF)/Graco 40 (15 months)
    + 2 Recaro Performance boosters in spare car

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    Re: Urgent Chicco Keyfit question

    Like the others stated its awesome for preemies, my sister in-law had them for her twins that came early. I also had one and the bubble indicator is very nice...every thing about that seat is nice.

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    You can not use a towel or noodle with a key fit, use only the built in recline. Push the two orange buttons on the top of the base to extend it. For a newborn recline it as much as possible while keeping the bubble in the acceptable range, when you're on level ground.
    Jen ~ Canadian CPST-IT with CPSAC

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