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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: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: May 28, 2017, 01:38:06 PM »
Just bought one this week
It might be a fixed version.

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: August 10, 2017, 07:33:13 PM »
Can anyone recommend a cheap lightweight car seat for a second car?

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: November 02, 2017, 10:39:22 PM »
Can anyone weigh in on the Chicco NextFit vs Maxi Cosi Pria 70

Or, is there anything cheaper that's worth looking into as well?

Until what age do people use these carseats in general?

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: November 03, 2017, 02:37:06 PM »
Can anyone weigh in on the Chicco NextFit vs Maxi Cosi Pria 70

Or, is there anything cheaper that's worth looking into as well?

Until what age do people use these carseats in general?

TIA

Check out the graco extend 2 fit, you can sometimes find it under $200 on sale . Great car seat.  Use the car seat until read for a high back booster, usually around age 5. You can also switch to a harness booster from age 2 and on.

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: November 06, 2017, 10:29:25 PM »
Check out the graco extend 2 fit, you can sometimes find it under $200 on sale . Great car seat.  Use the car seat until read for a high back booster, usually around age 5. You can also switch to a harness booster from age 2 and on.
Thanks! Are you referring to the 4ever extend2fit or the regular one? The 4ever one is like double the price.

BTW target has a bunch of gracos on sale today
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: November 06, 2017, 11:25:19 PM »
I see that the Chicco NextFit Zip has a feature where you can remove the fabric part to wash it without unbuckling the carseat. Any other carseats have that feature?

Looking for something comfortable as we spend a lot of time in the car. Any recommendations? For a 2.5 year old kid who is about 35 pounds. It doesn't need to turn into a booster if that makes a difference.
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: November 06, 2017, 11:37:17 PM »
I see that the Chicco NextFit Zip has a feature where you can remove the fabric part to wash it without unbuckling the carseat. Any other carseats have that feature?

Looking for something comfortable as we spend a lot of time in the car. Any recommendations? For a 2.5 year old kid who is about 35 pounds. It doesn't need to turn into a booster if that makes a difference.
The maxi Cosi Pria 85 definitely does. Even some cheaper ones have that these days. Very handy.

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« Reply #412 on: November 07, 2017, 11:10:12 PM »
Does anyone have any input on the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 vs 85? I've been googling but finding contradictory information and advice.
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« Reply #413 on: November 07, 2017, 11:36:06 PM »
Does anyone have any input on the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 vs 85? I've been googling but finding contradictory information and advice.
85 is wider on the inside and could get taller, supporting kids that are older. There may some other improvements. I got mine on eBay brand new for about $130 iirc a couple of years ago. I just searched around recently and they're all much more expensive now.

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« Reply #414 on: November 07, 2017, 11:39:59 PM »
85 is wider on the inside and could get taller, supporting kids that are older. There may some other improvements. I got mine on eBay brand new for about $130 iirc a couple of years ago. I just searched around recently and they're all much more expensive now.
Thanks! It looks like the minimum weight is higher too in the 85. Aside from that are there any differences?
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: November 12, 2017, 09:56:31 AM »
Does anyone have any input on the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 vs 85? I've been googling but finding contradictory information and advice.
http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/2015/02/09/compare-2015-maxi-cosi-convertible-car-seats/ also look at these other posts for great comparisons http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/category/product-comparisons/compare-car-seats/
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