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    CPST Instructor azgirl71's Avatar
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    New HWH seat...Special needs

    Wanted to share a new manufacturer was recently added to the car seat manufacturer list on SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.
    Merritt Manufacturing
    PO Box 17152
    Indianapolis, IN 46217
    317-409-0148

    This is thier seat.

    ETA: OOH very pricey
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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    Cool, huh? I think we had a thread on it a few months back.

    Here's one! http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=24129
    And another: http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=28680

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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    Cool, huh? I think we had a thread on it a few months back.

    Here's one! http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=24129
    And another: http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=28680

    I am running alittle behind I guess . Great seat! just very pricey.
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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    I'm sure no one minds you posting it again - now it's fresh, so anyone who missed it the first time has a chance to see it!

    I just posted so you'd know why in case there weren't many responses.
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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    I am sure they don't mind either Thanks for showing me the other posts since I missed them.
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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    does anyone know how i could get something like this approved thru an insurance company?

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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    It depends on your insurance and the child's condition, I think. If it were my child, and our current insurance, I'd start by calling the Roosevelt's manufacturer to see if they had any tips on how to get it covered.
    Debbie, CPST-I
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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather and Alex View Post
    does anyone know how i could get something like this approved thru an insurance company?
    A medical prescription from you pediatrician might work. You will have to convince your Ped taht it is neccesary.
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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    i will talk to her at his 3 yr check up next week... im pretty sure i can get her to write it..hes almost 35lbs and has autism.. def not ready for a booster by any means and wont be for a long time

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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    My Pediatrician said he'd have no problem writing a prescription for it once they outgrow the Regents. Whether or not I could put two of them in any vehicle would be a different story altogether though...

    I've been drooling over it for a while though. lol
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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    DBK's mom is trying to get insurance to pay for one. So far, no luck. It has higher harness heights than the Britax version.

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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather and Alex View Post
    i will talk to her at his 3 yr check up next week... im pretty sure i can get her to write it..hes almost 35lbs and has autism.. def not ready for a booster by any means and wont be for a long time
    My insurance denied me the seat, my son has Asperger's Syndrome along with a slew of other things going on. Some insurance companies simply don't view Autistic disorders as a "disability." I wound up paying out of pocket for the seat, though not the price listed. IMO, this seat is well worth the peace of mind I get having it for Debug.

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleMomTo2Girls View Post
    My Pediatrician said he'd have no problem writing a prescription for it once they outgrow the Regents. Whether or not I could put two of them in any vehicle would be a different story altogether though...

    I've been drooling over it for a while though. lol
    Chelsae, I'm sure you could get two of these in a car...there's just be NO room in between them. It's really no wider than a Regent. I think the biggest issue will come in when you have to start double tethering the seat (80lbs, it's required as is the tilt [recline] bar). One nice thing is that LBP installs are allowed for ALL weights with this seat. I've only installed it in an '04 Santa Fe so far, but it was actually quite easy!


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    Re: New HWH seat...Special needs

    i contacted the company to see if they had any advice for me ... i am going to find a way to get i have a little time to come up with the money if i have too ... im also going to talk to my sons ei and see if she can get the state to fund it

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