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    Transporting in a wheelchair...

    So this is not something we are going to be doing anytime soon, but if we get to the point that DD is too big to get in and out easily, we'll be looking at getting a van. The chair we are getting for her has tie-downs and the guy from the supply place said it can be used forward facing OR rear-facing! He said it was crash-tested. I don't know any specifics about how safe this is, or if the kid should be a certain age or weight, or how much weight is too much, ect.

    Anyone know anything about this? We are getting a kimba ottobock:

    http://www.ottobockus.com/products/p...iltinspace.asp

    He said it's tested using both restraint systems together (vest portion and lap belt).

    I'm kind of excited thinking we wouldn't have to worry about turning DD ffing!
    Shauna, mom to Adrian (9 yrs, 54" and 83 lbs), in an Evenflo Amp and Charlie (6 yrs, 42" and 35 lbs), in an Evenflo Titan 65.

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    Re: Transporting in a wheelchair...

    Wow! That is really cool!

    I have never heard of that wheelchair, but it sure looks cool!


    “Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” ~Carl Sandburg
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    Re: Transporting in a wheelchair...

    Wheelchair? WOW! That is the coolest looking stroller I have ever seen.
    Melissa
    Peyton 10
    Camden 9
    And a new baby on the way

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    Re: Transporting in a wheelchair...

    Wow, nifty! Yes, most wheelchairs with a 5-pt harness can be used in the car (WC-19 certified). That one has those little black bars above the wheels, which are attachment points.
    Anna~ RN and expired CPST (hoping to recert soon!)

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