Boulevard Infant Insert - when to remove?


New member
DD is only 19lbs and not quite 30 inches. She is 16 months old and RFing in her Boulevard. When do I remove the infant padding? It seems like it is nice to have and isn't interfereing with getting a comfy fit. In fact, I sometimes have a hard time making her straps tight enough.

When do I need to remove it?



New member
I've had the Decathlon since my DD was about 5months old, She fit perfect with the inserts and felt more secure. I removed them around 10 months old, when she seemed to be annoyed by them and the straps kept getting twisted since there isn't velcro on the padded inserts. I liked to use them when she was younger cause it looked comfy. It is all up to whenever you want to take them out. Some kids don't mind them but others get to chunky for them.


New member
You can remove them any time you want. Or leave them in for as long as you want. As long as the insert isn't making her uncomfortable or causing any problems, you have no need to take them out if you don't want to.


New member
My 3 year old still likes to have his in. Mostly we only put it in when we travel far for the comfort factor. Other than that I keep it out. But he really does like it and he still fits well with it.


Well-known member
I believe the manual says to remove when the child can sit up on their own but then on the same page is a picture of a three year old with it still in, so who knows...

I've asked this here before and I think the general consensus is it's fine until it gets uncomfortable.

We got our Blvd when DS was 16 months and we've never used it.


Senior Community Member
I always tell parents that the infant insert is there to help them with the baby's comfort and positioning...that if it is causing difficulty in harnessing them in, or if it is too hot in the summertime especially, that it is not a must to use. In newborns, we use rolled blankets instead if it is awkward with the insert.

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