2.5 yr old complains of back pain in carseat



Hey there. I have a 2.5yr old daughter who has never had issues in a carseat until recently. The last couple of months, she's been complaining of back pain while in her carseat. At first I thought it was growing pains but now thinking it's something more since it's been awhile. She's currently rear facing in a Graco 360. She's about 3ft tall and weighs 33lbs. We recently removed the padded insert thinking that would help to no avail. Any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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Hi there! Can you clarify what seat she's in? 360 isn't a model, it's a trim description.

The first thing to check would be whether there's anything behind the cover that's bothering her. Kids can get things stuck in the weirdest places!

Once you clear that, you can try changing the angle.

You may also want to check and make sure the harness is correctly adjusted, at the proper height just below her shoulders, not too tight nor too loose, that the crotch strap is in the correct setting per the manual, and that she's sitting all the way back in the seat when you buckle her.

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