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    CPS Technician cryswilkins's Avatar
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    Has this been discussed here?

    http://www.babyalert.info/typesearch...p;amp;amp;%20#

    I am surprised to see that NHTSA "recommends" it. Does that really mean anything?

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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    I've never seen it. I really don't think it's a good idea to use a harness retainer clip that did not come with your seat...And I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but if you are that worried about forgetting your child, maybe you shouldn't have children

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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    are they serious? if you need an alarm to remind you there is a baby in the car....
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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieQ View Post
    I've never seen it. I really don't think it's a good idea to use a harness retainer clip that did not come with your seat...And I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but if you are that worried about forgetting your child, maybe you shouldn't have children
    Amen! I feel the same way! I think that if you can not remember your child on your own then you really do not need to have children!
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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Marcus View Post
    Amen! I feel the same way! I think that if you can not remember your child on your own then you really do not need to have children!
    Often the people who forget are parents who typically don't drive the kids, like a dad taking a baby to daycare when mom usually drops off. Then the autopilot-feeling of routine takes over and dad rushes into work thinking about his presentation. Meanwhile baby is silently sleeping in the locked car.

    I really, really wish that at least all infant seats had to have this type of monitor built in. No one plans to forget their child.
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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliantmama View Post
    Often the people who forget are parents who typically don't drive the kids, like a dad taking a baby to daycare when mom usually drops off.
    That's what just happened near me a few weeks ago. A dad who normally didn't being the baby to daycare was supposed to bring the baby that morning and he forgot. The child was left in the car all day and died as a result of the high temperatures.


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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by cryswilkins View Post
    I am surprised to see that NHTSA "recommends" it. Does that really mean anything?
    To Crystal's original point, I find it very, very hard to believe that NHTSA actually recommends this. Do they recommend any products - especially after-market products?
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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    It's being tricky. Unless I am missing something, if you look the alarm and other doodads do not say that. What does is the "cuddlers" (like a rolled up receiving blanket) and the "bibber" (which is shelf liner that they are charging $10.95 for )
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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by BookMama View Post
    To Crystal's original point, I find it very, very hard to believe that NHTSA actually recommends this. Do they recommend any products - especially after-market products?
    Sorry, I didn't want to start a debate on the forgetting kids in the car. I should have specified that in the OP.

    I was just surprised to see the NHTSA was "recommending" such products. It looks HUGE I can't imagine replacing the chest clip with that.

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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by BookMama View Post
    To Crystal's original point, I find it very, very hard to believe that NHTSA actually recommends this. Do they recommend any products - especially after-market products?
    Quote Originally Posted by cryswilkins View Post
    I was just surprised to see the NHTSA was "recommending" such products. It looks HUGE I can't imagine replacing the chest clip with that.
    No, they do not recommend unregulated products.
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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    Quote Originally Posted by emars002 View Post
    are they serious? if you need an alarm to remind you there is a baby in the car....

    Be thankful you have never had problems and have a bit of grace for those who do please.

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    Re: Has this been discussed here?

    i am thinking that it would be far more dangerous to use b/c of the effects it could have in a crash....the seat has not been tested with it - i think it may cause more harm than good b/c i would think you are more likely to be in a crash than need the alarm feature it offers - their wording is very "tricky" they really don't say which product specifically is approved.
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