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Local and/or state laws regarding car seats and child restraint systems (booster seats).

New York's Occupant Restraint laws require the following:

  • Children up to the age of 4 must be properly restrained in a federally approved child safety seat that is attached to a vehicle by a seat belt or universal child restraint anchorage (LATCH) system.
  • Children less than age 4 but weighing more than 40 poundsmay be restrained in a booster seat with a lap/shoulder safety belt. However, a child safety seat that accommodates higher weights can be used.
  • Children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 must be properly secured in an appropriate child restraint system, one for which the child meets the height and weight recommendations of the child restraint manufacturer.*
  • An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child's size and weight recommended by the manufacturer.
  • A vehicle's safety belt is NOT a child restraint system.
  • Children riding in booster seats must be secured with a combination lap/shoulder seat belt, NEVER secure a child in a booster seat with only a lap belt.
  • From the age of 8 until they reach their 16th birthday, children must be restrained in a seat belt whenever they ride in a vehicle. All Front seat passengers must be properly restrained at all times, regardless of age.
  • Children 12 years and younger should ride in the back seat. By simply buckling up your child in the back seat reduces his/her risk of death by 33%.

*It is recommended that booster seats be used until your child is 4 foot 9 inches tall or weighs 100 pounds.[/li][/list]


New Jersey law going into effect 9/1/2015

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2012, 02:23:11 PM »
i think we shud change this thread to say- All carseat info, and deals... ? i dont think we have that yet...

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 03:56:57 PM »
+1.
Why get the 22 pound when you can get the Chicco 30?

First of all, cost is a factor. Second of all, my wife is constantly moving the baby in the car seat from the base in the car to the stroller frame. Once the baby get to 25-30 lbs she feels the car seat will be too heavy with the baby in it to do that, and she'll want to switch to a forward facing car seat where she'll only be holding the baby when going in and out.

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012, 04:08:55 PM »
So once it gets too heavy you'll switch to a convertible, why would you want to lose the ease of keeping the baby in the carseat when you go out once they hit just 22 pounds?

And you don't need a Chicco, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 05:13:39 PM »
So once it gets too heavy you'll switch to a convertible, why would you want to lose the ease of keeping the baby in the carseat when you go out once they hit just 22 pounds?

And you don't need a Chicco, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.

I have no problem carrying the baby in the car seat till 35 lb, or whatever the heaviest limit is for rear-facing. But my wife, who will be making the most use of it , feels that the weight and unwieldiness of carrying a 25 lb baby in a car seat is a bigger inconvenience than the added convenience of not having to take the baby in and out of the seat.

As far as price, we bought the Graco 22 at $75, and in the pattern my wife wanted. The Graco 30 is $105 for the cheapest pattern. And obviously the price climbs for the 32 or 35. So it's not a question of brand. Any brands 22 lb car seat will be significantly cheaper than its 30 or more lb car seat.

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 03:47:57 AM »
Can somebody please explain what a "convertible" car seat is?

I'm on the lookout for one for an 18 month old, want the best based on quality and price. Any recommendations?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 10:39:26 AM »
Can somebody please explain what a "convertible" car seat is?

I'm on the lookout for one for an 18 month old, want the best based on quality and price. Any recommendations?
Convertible is a carseat that you can use rear-facing until the baby is big enough to face forward.

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 11:24:51 AM »
Convertible is a carseat that you can use rear-facing until the baby is big enough to face forward.
Thank you. Is it chatzy b'dieved when it had two uses? Or is it full fledge whether you use it rear or front facing?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 11:34:23 AM »
Thank you. Is it chatzy b'dieved when it had two uses? Or is it full fledge whether you use it rear or front facing?
You mean safety wise? I would assume its the same. The reason why you face them one way over the other can be seen here>>

http://www.diaperpin.com/articles/article_carseat2.asp

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2012, 11:38:11 AM »
You mean safety wise? I would assume its the same. The reason why you face them one way over the other can be seen here>>

http://www.diaperpin.com/articles/article_carseat2.asp
Safety AND comfortable wise.
Thanks fort the informational link.
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 11:40:17 AM »
Safety AND comfortable wise.
As the article says, the longer a baby can be rear faced the safer it is. Facing forward is for comfort when the baby is getting agitated etc by facing the back..

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2012, 11:43:12 AM »
As the article says, the longer a baby can be rear faced the safer it is. Facing forward is for comfort when the baby is getting agitated etc by facing the back..
I hear you, but my question is if the above mentioned car seat, due to the fact that it's convertible, is it as safe and comfortable as a non convertible both when its used rear facing and front facing?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 11:49:50 AM »
I hear you, but my question is if the above mentioned car seat, due to the fact that it's convertible, is it as safe and comfortable as a non convertible both when its used rear facing and front facing?
The safety shouldn't change as the base attaches the same way.."convertible" is an added convenience that shouldn't affect the safety. Again as in any situation it would be safer to be facing the back, this car seat scored very high on the crash tests. In terms of comfort, it would depend if the baby fits in it. If the baby is a bit bigger then he/she may want a seat that allows him/her to sit more upright rather than leaning back..
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2012, 09:03:44 AM »
BUmpin' this up...
Still looking for the best possible rear-facing car seat for an 18 month old. Convertible is a big plus, want it to last for as long as possible.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2012, 08:16:06 PM »
Nobody has a 18 month-old?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2012, 09:05:20 PM »
Nobody has a 18 month-old?

lookin for the same thing. let us know what you get ;D