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    Canada SPICA cast car seat for 12 month old

    Hi there,

    My daughter is having hip surgery at the end of the month and we are looking for a car seat that will accommodate her in the cast. We will be renting the hippo car seat from Motion Specialties but we are curious if there is another car seat on the market that we could purchase instead of renting.
    I searched this site and similar questions were asked in previous years, but I wanted to know what the options are now. We are in Toronto, Canada.

    Thank you!

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    Re: SPICA cast car seat for 12 month old

    Depending on the angle of the cast (can they cast with a bend?) and the size of the child, you may be able to use a conventional seat. The Dionos sometimes work.

    Make sure if you rent that you check the expiration. The Hippo is only good for 6 years from date of manufacture, and as I understand it has not been possible to get new special needs seats in Canada since 2012 regulation hit.
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