Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


 

Sponsored Ads

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 29 of 29
  1. #21
    Carseat Crazy
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    192
    Quote Originally Posted by lanwenyi View Post
    Thank you for the sweet offer. Most of the groups I've found are specifically for growth hormone insufficiency. DS does not have that diagnosis. Although he's had some abnormal tests, he does not meet the criteria for diagnosis. I'm also not on Facebook (as a teacher there are problems with students always wanting to "friend" you). My husband is (albeit using a pseudonym). If the group is more general for growth delays/disorders and he's interested, then I'll pass the info on.
    I sent you a PM.
    A: 1/2010, 45#, 45"
    M: 10/2011, 35#, 41"
    Both riding in a Britax Frontier 90

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
    Join Date
    April, 2001
    Location
    Car-Seat.Org
    Posts
    Many
     
     

  3. #22
    Moderator - CPS Technician safeinthecar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    6,605

    Re: Bone Age Delay and Outgrown Seat

    Quote Originally Posted by lanwenyi View Post


    However, I will absolutely agree with you that harnessing prevents being out of position laterally.
    My comment was intended to add a mod note to the general discussion of the risks of being out of position for those in the process of educating themselves, not directed specifically toward you. I figured if I came across this old thread, others might be reading it too.
    Kimberly
    Proud mommy of Becky 18! Danny 15 Hope 12~Auntie to William-14, David-10, and Logan 2~

  4. #23
    Carseat Crazy
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    448

    Re: Bone Age Delay and Outgrown Seat

    Quote Originally Posted by 3acorns4Christy View Post
    My daughter is roughly -10%tile now, but she does have primordial dwarfism.
    She doesn't qualify for gh as she has some other metabolic complications that her team isn't comfortable with giving gh.

    I tried to be onboard with the Swedish way, but my oldest is on the spectrum and was harnessed until he was 8. My middle is my teeny one, rear facing did start hurting her hips so at 4, her bones had just hit 2, we switched to ff..She will be harnessed for a little longer. So it just doesn't work for us.
    Totally makes sense. I helped my sis harness her daughter until 8 bc she wouldn't hold still, so I totally understand needing a harness!

    As for your tiny one, she has other needs. Given the same situation, I might very well have made the same decision. When dealing with special needs, there are always hard decisions to be made.

    We may have to do it with DS. He's gaining height/weight more rapidly now, but not bone age. Before too long, he may outgrow all the 45-50 lb rfing seats I can get my hands on, so we'll have to turn him. Earlier in the thread, Ketchupqueen made a good point about bone age making a difference for booster readiness, so if he outgrows his rfing seats before his bones are old enough to booster, then we will FFing harness him and he won't get the Swedish method either.

    Quote Originally Posted by MommaMia View Post
    I sent you a PM.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by safeinthecar View Post
    My comment was intended to add a mod note to the general discussion of the risks of being out of position for those in the process of educating themselves, not directed specifically toward you. I figured if I came across this old thread, others might be reading it too.
    Makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.
    K (9/07) 90 lbs, 58" & E (7/09) 70lbs, 53.5", GHD / bone age delay
    2017 Subaru WRX: K - RightGuide, E - Olli
    2014 Subaru Forester: K - RightGuide/5-stepping, E - GoFitPlus
    Other Cars/Travel: K - Incognito, E - Bubblebum

  5. #24
    Carseat Crazy
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    533
    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupqueen View Post
    It also has to do with bone density/fragility. Until around five ish bones aren't as... tough, for lack of a better word, and the additional spread points in a five vs three point harness may be helpful for force distribution. There is also the fact that the three point anchorage system of belt plus tether allows the seat to channel more forces away from the child; for a child whose bones aren't as strong or developed as his peers this obviously has special benefit. At some point most kids' bodies are strong enough to take those extra forces with the help of a booster to position the belt (and channel away some of the forces from their less-developed hips.) Since we aren't sure EXACTLY when that happens, and evaluation seems to place the risk going down for kids over five, five is a good safe age (or in this case, bone age.)
    What about a normal bone age (as far as I know), but slightly low density and fragility caused by malformed collagen (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)? OI also causes joint/ligament laxity so I wonder whether FF harness or booster is most beneficial considering the spine. The child is 5, 38.5 inches and maybe 36 lbs, with a largish head and shorter legs. Last fracture was the collarbone over a year ago. He RF until past 4.5 years and is now FF in the Coccoro that is dated to expire at the end of the year. Do I continue FF harness in a new seat or move to the Rodifix we already have?

  6. #25
    CPST and ketchup snob ketchupqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    L.A. area
    Posts
    20,422

    Re: Bone Age Delay and Outgrown Seat

    For kids with OI I do prefer a 5 point harness as long as possible/practical, as it spreads the forces more, and use of a top tether actually reduces overall forces transferred to the child. I'd also want a seat with load-limiting features (like a Britax, with SafeCell and a rip-stitch tether, maybe. Or a Foonf with REACT.) I think the other potential benefits of booster over harness are probably outweighed by minimizing force transfer as much as possible in the case of kids with OI. It would also be potentially extra helpful in a side-impact to have the child more likely to have that large-ish head contained within the headwings as opposed to a booster...
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

  7. Thank You from:


  8. #26
    Carseat Crazy
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    533
    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupqueen View Post
    For kids with OI I do prefer a 5 point harness as long as possible/practical, as it spreads the forces more, and use of a top tether actually reduces overall forces transferred to the child. I'd also want a seat with load-limiting features (like a Britax, with SafeCell and a rip-stitch tether, maybe. Or a Foonf with REACT.) I think the other potential benefits of booster over harness are probably outweighed by minimizing force transfer as much as possible in the case of kids with OI. It would also be potentially extra helpful in a side-impact to have the child more likely to have that large-ish head contained within the headwings as opposed to a booster...
    Thanks for your perspective on this! We tried a Foonf and liked it, but even at full recline his head would always be fallen forward out of the headrest and his neck fully stretched out because of the way the headrest sticks out further than the backrest. We tried out a new Pria 70 because I like the air cushions and FF recline that he needs, but his head wouldn't even fit between the air cushions in the headrest, so it went back immediately. It looks like the Pria 85 has more space between the headrest cushions though, so I have been mulling that over. Do you know if the Flextech that it claims to have is a load-limiting feature?

  9. #27
    CPST and ketchup snob ketchupqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    L.A. area
    Posts
    20,422

    Re: Bone Age Delay and Outgrown Seat

    I will look it up for you right now.
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

  10. #28
    CPST and ketchup snob ketchupqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    L.A. area
    Posts
    20,422

    Re: Bone Age Delay and Outgrown Seat

    It looks like it is ”energy management” to manage forces in different types of crashes. They don't specifically say load limiting, just that it ”optimizes performance.” So hard to tell.

    Have you looked at the Clicktight convertibles at all? Nice recline range available.
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

  11. #29
    Carseat Crazy
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    533
    No, I haven't ever tried Britax. I think I'll take him next week to try a few out. Thank you!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •