:yeahthatsad: - Could have written this post myself.My long-torsoed daughter outgrew the seat by the 1" rule before she was 36", so I didn't need to worry about making a parental decision. Based on my conversations with the rep, I would have used it beyond 36" if there was still room.
I actually prefer to have more than an inch of room (at least 2), but I used the Coccoro until DD had an inch specifically because I used the European routing because it would reduce downward rotation. In fact, when I didn't see mention of the 1" rule in the manual, I secretly hoped that meant you could use the seat even beyond 1" like a lot of European seats, but alas, no.
I wouldn't stop using a T35 at 32" if a child had four inches above their head. You probably have six months left. Nor would I stop using the Coccoro at 36" if Laine had more than 1" above her head.
My T35 manual has a bolded, all caps MUST in the section describing size limits - "child MUST be under 32 inches". I feel like if it weren't important they wouldn't have been so adament about it.
IMO if that were the case, they could have gone with the 1" rule in bold, added an age limit, or used a different height limit. They must have stated it for a reason and they selected that height specifically.SeattleRain said:Well they're bolding it because they don't want you to put your 35lb 7 year old in it and call it a day. Unless your 7 year old is the size of an 18 month old.
For most people it's not an infant seat vs convertible issue. It's a matter of who believes what.djma said:Not being snarky, hope it's not coming across that way, just really confused as to why there seems to be 2 completely different opinions for infant seats vs. convertibles.
I absolutely would. I couldn't tell you the height limit on any seat I own because I firmly believe it really doesn't matter. Seatbelt geometry (boosters) and torso height (harnessed seats) is simply just more important.Wendy - as a parent, would you use the new graco convertible past the 40" rf limit?
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