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    Help... low tone SN kid...

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    Re: Help... low tone SN kid...

    Have you explored getting a special needs seat covered under your insurance? If you get an OT or PT to write him up for low tone you should be eligible for a seat with positioning aids that could harness him for much much longer.

    In the mean time, would he still fit in a Recaro Como or Signo? What about a MyRide? Those are all very reclined seats. And from where he is on the slots on those seats, he would still fit in them for a while to come.

    In fact, he could still be rear-facing by weight. If you got a taller seat (such as a True Fit or Radian), is it possible he could rear-face longer? Rear-facing is even better sometimes (depending on his specific low tone issues.)
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    Re: Help... low tone SN kid...

    That's understandable, I have a kid with sensory issues whom we turned before the weight limit because she just hated going backwards. (Still does. Doesn't do roller coasters or anything that goes backwards, won't ride backwards in the wagon, etc.)

    At 4, I won't push it, it was just a convenience suggestion, but if it's not convenient... definitely look for a more reclined FF seat.

    I'd probably wait on the special needs seat if you have the funds for a regular one. Go for a Recaro or a MyRide, which have high weight limits and fairly tall slots, and then once you outgrow that it will be time to get evaled for the SN seat. There may even be better options on the market by then, perhaps. The Roosevelt might be an option at that point. But like I said, wait and see what you need when a regular restraint is outgrown.
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    Re: Help... low tone SN kid...

    the SN seats do have some more positioners to help. i've seen them, and there are several options, with more or less padding. i wouldn't hesitate for a SECOND to get him a SN seat, since he needs extra helps due to both behavioral AND physical (low-tone) needs. He really is solidly in the SN category, so i'd def. try to see if you can get some insurace coverage to help!
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    Re: Help... low tone SN kid...

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupqueen View Post
    That's understandable, I have a kid with sensory issues whom we turned before the weight limit because she just hated going backwards. (Still does. Doesn't do roller coasters or anything that goes backwards, won't ride backwards in the wagon, etc.)

    At 4, I won't push it, it was just a convenience suggestion, but if it's not convenient... definitely look for a more reclined FF seat.

    I'd probably wait on the special needs seat if you have the funds for a regular one. Go for a Recaro or a MyRide, which have high weight limits and fairly tall slots, and then once you outgrow that it will be time to get evaled for the SN seat. There may even be better options on the market by then, perhaps. The Roosevelt might be an option at that point. But like I said, wait and see what you need when a regular restraint is outgrown.

    I agree, as all seats expire, especially if your insurance may decide to only cover one SN seat.

    I've only had the Nautilis for 2 days, but you quickly get used to the chest clip, I was annoyed with it at first too.

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    Re: Help... low tone SN kid...

    Wow- it looks like he has a nice, short torso!

    I am thinking maybe a graco cozycline or recaro como might give you the recline you want until he gets a little bit older. Maybe even the new Graco My Ride 65. Then you could move him back to the regent (which I think you should keep, because it is being discontinued) in a couple years when he has more tone.
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    Re: Help... low tone SN kid...

    I think the Frontier is a good fit for him.

    The way it's sitting on the floor there it's in booster mode, which is very upright, but once you flip the recline forward to harness mode it's actually very reclined.

    My ds was about 36 pounds when I took this picture of his sleeping in the Frontier, and it's even installed as upright as I could get it, it's naturally more reclined then this...
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    Re: Help... low tone SN kid...

    Quote Originally Posted by dd9736 View Post
    I agree, as all seats expire, especially if your insurance may decide to only cover one SN seat.
    That's exactly why I was suggesting holding off. I know many people whose insurance will only cover one and/or will only cover a SN seat when all other seats on the market are outgrown.
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