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    Moderator - CPS Technician BookMama's Avatar
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    Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    Has anyone ever used the Carseat Buddy to aid in installing car seats? I've thought about getting one ever since I saw www.carseatbuddy.com on the back of a van last year (it's apparently a local-ish company) but now that I have three Radians, I really think I might need one. The RF belt path is soooo narrow that I have a hard time getting the seat belt through it, and it kills my hands.

    Anyway, anyone ever use one?
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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    some of the girls who run the health department fitting station have something similar, except it rolls up like the snap bracelets from the 80's- totally handy.

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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    I could see the appeal. Especially if I were doing installs at a clinic. (Even thought I guess really you are only suppose to be teaching the parents how to do it... And they wouldn't have one all the time...)

    As is however my hand is small enough that its not so hard for me to reach through.

    But if it wasn't too expensive, $10 or less, then I think I'd like to have one. Oh, and if it was flexable. I could see it being a pain (or not as handy) if it wasn't very flexable.


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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    Can't a wire hanger effectively do the same thing?
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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    That is nifty!! It would work beautifully in the rf beltpath on the Radian!!
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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    It came up a few months ago. http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=84236
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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    I do Have a carseat buddy!! Her name is Brooke and she is 4 yr old and has tiny hand to fit into the RF belt path of my RN Iher!!

    Sound cool though...I could have totally used this yeaterday when I cleaned out my car
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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by brookelynn2005 View Post
    I do Have a carseat buddy!! Her name is

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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    I have both a car seat buddy type thing (plastic key shape thingy) and the snap-bracelet thing. I hardly ever use either of them. My hands are pretty small and I can reach all the way through the rfing belt path of a RN. I did use them when I had a broken finger and they were quite handy.
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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    I'm not sure I'm coordinated enough to use that.

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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    I think it totally depends upon the seat. I wouldn't want or need it with a Britax convertible or the Regent. But on the seats my son used to have: Summit, Evenflo Chase yes definitely! I have small hands, and those holes tore up my hands every time I had to install. I hated it.

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    Re: Anyone ever use the "Carseat Buddy" to aid in installation?

    I bet that would be handy for the rf belt path on the CA as well. I could not get my hand in that thing it was so small. I've never used one and likely would not buy one since my own seats don't need it but it looks handy!
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