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    Belly pad on Husky

    Is it absolutely necessary? I know you can't remove the HUGS but can you remove the belly pad?
    Aaric's been having trouble with getting buckled still, and I'd hoped he'd have it down pat by now. But I havne't been actually watching him do it up - I just let him do it and if he doesn't get it, I go back and help him. But I was in the passenger side for once yesterday and could look back and see the problem as he started getting frustrated - he's getting the fabric of the belly pad squished between the male and female parts of the buckle.
    So, I showed him what was happening so that he can pay attention to that from now on, but if he still has trouble with it, can I remove it?

    Also, he's right at 50 pounds and on the inner crotch strap setting. As long as that's still comfortable for him, is there any reason to move it to the outer position? I know you can't use the outer one UNTIL 50 lbs, but its not "necessary" to use it at 50 lbs, is it?
    Kelly, mom to Aaric (7.5 and 65 lbs), Mikayla (6 and 52 lbs), and Xander (20 mo and 25 lbs)
    No more Huskies due to a wreck...
    Xander's in a MA, Mikayla in a GN, Aaric is temporarily in the pink Vivo...
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    Ah, nevermind, I was just poring over the manual and see that it says "Select the slot closest to, but not under, the child." So, if the inner one still works, keep using it, in other words. I don't see any mention at all about removing the belly pad. It's just for comfort really, right?
    Kelly, mom to Aaric (7.5 and 65 lbs), Mikayla (6 and 52 lbs), and Xander (20 mo and 25 lbs)
    No more Huskies due to a wreck...
    Xander's in a MA, Mikayla in a GN, Aaric is temporarily in the pink Vivo...
    Graco SS1 due to come out of retirement in Jan 09

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    DS hates his belly pad and never uses it.

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    Yeah, we lost our belly pad long ago in some parking lot Not necessary at all -- however, we found it helpful when kiddo is wearing a dress/skirt or shorts (to help prevent pinching the thighs)....
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