Not sure I made the right choice on seat

J'sMamaCC

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I just switched my DS to a Britax Pavillion. I FINALLY achieved an install that I am happy-ish with, I will try to get a photo later...
However, I am not sure I made the right choice with the seat.... DS SCREAMS every time I put him in there. I don't know if it's becuase it's new & unfamiliar, but he never cried getting into his Chaperone, even when I had to dig straps from under him. I tried him in the seat in the house before it went in the car (he cried then too :( )
I also don't know if I love that click safe feature, becuase it totally clicked and I still had a great deal of slack in the harness that I was not thrilled with, so I kept adjusting of course, but wondered if parents just hear the click, assume it's safe and off they go even with a serious amount of adjusting left to do :confused:
I don't know now if I can return it either, since it's been installed in my car & I've "used" it for 3 days :confused: Sigh.
Maybe I am just sad about letting go of the Chaperone :(
 
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henrietta

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I just switched my DS to a Britax Pavillion. I FINALLY achieved an install that I am happy-ish with, I will try to get a photo later...
However, I am not sure I made the right choice with the seat.... DS SCREAMS every time I put him in there. I don't know if it's becuase it's new & unfamiliar, but he never cried getting into his Chaperone, even when I had to dig straps from under him. I tried him in the seat in the house before it went in the car (he cried then too :( )
I also don't know if I love that click safe feature, becuase it totally clicked and I still had a great deal of slack in the harness that I was not thrilled with, so I kept adjusting of course, but wondered if parents just hear the click, assume it's safe and off they go even with a serious amount of adjusting left to do :confused:
I don't know now if I can return it either, since it's been installed in my car & I've "used" it for 3 days :confused: Sigh.
Maybe I am just sad about letting go of the Chaperone :(

Maybe he just needs a little time to get used to it. Maybe it's b/c it's more upright than the Chaperone and he likes laying back a bit more. Maybe there's something under the cover behind the seat. (I throw this out there b/c years ago, my niece cried and cried in her new highchair..till I discovered that an extra set of straps or something was stuck behind the pad and digging into her back! It could happen w/a carseat, too, even if it's just that the padding got bunched up a little behind him). Some kiddos are super sensitive to these things. My oldest has was very premature and has autism.and along w/that sensory integration disorder (or SPD...same difference). Little changes like that bothered him a lot.

Did you put it in a different spot in the car?

And fwiw, it may just be coincidence. At some point, most babies realize that being strapped into a seat isn't really "fun" and they fuss about it. A lot of times, this happens around one year of age, and parents use it as an excuse to turn their babies forward facing, stating "He just doesn't like rearfacing..." :thumbsdown: It's really just that they are growing up and have learned cause and effect better!

Give it some time and see how he does. It's a good carseat. I've heard that the "clicksafe" feature doesn't give a great read on if the harness is correct or not, so go w/what you know is right.
 

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