outgrown the infant seat?

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WarEagle1

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outgrown the infant seat?

I have a four month old daughter who rides in a Graco SnugRide carseat. As I understand it, Graco recommends that a child outgrows her carseat when she has reached 20 pounds or 26 inches, whichever comes first. She weighs only 17 pounds but is already 26 inches long. However, when she is in her carseat, there is still about 2 inches between the top of her head and the hard plastic shell of the carseat. My question is this - since there is still enough room from her head to the top of the carseat, is she still safe to ride in the infant carrier, even though she has reached the height limit as determined by Graco? Thank you in advance for your responses.
 
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Caviller

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Re: outgrown the infant seat?

In general, the manufacturers recommendations come first, before our rules of thumb. You could contact Graco customer service directly for a clarification, but it is probably a very good time to begin shopping for a convertible seat which you should use rear-facing for as long as possible.

Since she has two inches left and is not above the weight limit, it should be safe to use until you can find a replacement:)

Darren
 
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AURORA

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6YR OLD CHILD /102LBS? CARSEAT OR BOOSTER NEEDED

WAS GIVEN A TICKET FOR NO CARSEAT SHE WEIGHTS 102LBS SHE IS UNABLE TO FIT IN ONE HUSKY
 
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Caviller

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In what state were you ticketed?

I would almost think you could contest a ticket if your child is over 100 pounds. Very few carseats are rated over 100 pounds.

One that comes to mind is this one, but it is very expensive:

www.britaxusa.com/product...E49215DFB3

Ez-On vests are another option:

www.ezonpro.com/

There may be a couple others people can add, but most carseats are only rated to 80 or 100 pounds.

I'd also double check your state law to see if there is a weight limit in addition to an age limit.

Darren
 

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