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    Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    We have 3 months before DD goes back for her next x-ray to check on her hip sockets. She's been right on the cusp of needing to be treated for hip displasia since she was 2 weeks, but she's not bad enough that the ortho wanted to treat her immediately. He's hopeful she will fix herself as she gets older/bigger.

    That said, if there isn't improvement in 3 months, she will be in a rhino cruiser brace. HOPEFULLY just part time, but if I can't take it off to put her in a car seat, what do I do? She could be in it for 6+months

    She'll be 9 months at that point.
    Mama to DS:10/03-Harmony Transit, DD 1/06 Parkway, DD2 4/10- Nextfit/frontier DD3 7/13- Pria

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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    how about something like this? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3B5VTgRoZn...10516-1659.jpg

    I've also heard that you can borrow a hippo car seat or a hope car bed.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4iCHYIN6n1...0/IMG_0295.JPG

    http://hipdiapersforonehipworld.blog...-pictures.html

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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    The Rhino isn't bad. I've seen kids walk and crawl in them. About 2ish years ago I put a 6 month old in a Rhino brace in a Keyfit without a problem. Diaper's do get squished by the brace so leakage tends to be an issue, so avoid seats that are a pain to clean.
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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovatic24 View Post
    That seat is ffing only and cannot be safely used by a 9 month old.
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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    I guess I'll play it by ear and get a radian if she does need a different, lower profile seat.
    Mama to DS:10/03-Harmony Transit, DD 1/06 Parkway, DD2 4/10- Nextfit/frontier DD3 7/13- Pria

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    Our daughter had a rhino cruiser and she could still fit in her Britax decathlon. She was only 6 months and small for her age, though, and I ended up just taking it off for shorter rides.

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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    Well I wanted to come update this...

    DD is in a rhino cruiser brace for 3-6 months full time. Fortunately she fits fine in our Maxi Cosi Pria.
    Mama to DS:10/03-Harmony Transit, DD 1/06 Parkway, DD2 4/10- Nextfit/frontier DD3 7/13- Pria

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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    I know this is an old thread but I referred to it recently, I thought I would give an update for future moms looking for a car seat is the US bc the maxi one only meet UK safety standards . We ended up finding a car seat that my 6 month old fit in wearing the rhino brace, it was called dhino. About 250$ on amazon . Hope it helps future people looking

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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    The Maxi Cosi Pria is a U.S. seat, so it was fine to use. Are you referencing the Diono seats? That's about the price range for them and they are good for Rhino braces because they are low profile.

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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    The Doino has horrible 1/5 crash test ratings. I have a 7 month old in a rhino cruiser. Any other thoughts

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    Re: Seat for a baby in a rhino cruiser brace?

    The Diono seats can be relatively complex to install in comparison to other carseats. Where are you finding the crash test ratings?

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