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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 #75 on: February 21, 2012, 07:32:35 PM »
http://m.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-in-corniche.html. Go rather for this model its a 2011 make (mine was made in July 2011) and the color is a really nice black n grey. I liked the seat it's most DEF worth 90$ but u can't compare the quality to the britax marathon seat.
What's wrong with buying this one made in 2010?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #76 on: February 21, 2012, 07:36:20 PM »
What's wrong with buying this one made in 2010?
Umm, 1 year older and $20 more expensive doesn't do it?

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #77 on: February 21, 2012, 07:46:56 PM »
Umm, 1 year older and $20 more expensive doesn't do it?
Nicer..
Although I just realized the difference between XP and SPS and probably won't go for it anyways..
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2012, 07:50:10 PM »
Nicer..
Although I just realized the difference between XP and SPS and probably won't go for it anyways..
what is the diff... and at the time when i bought the carseat the 2010 model was much more money.. they all went down in price since. i would have prob tried out the 2010 model- it can also be its made in 2011 like the cornice model-which btw their all confused as to which year the style came out.. some say in 2008.. no idea. anyhow i would order all and return if thats an option and than u can see what ur gettin...

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2012, 08:22:37 PM »
what is the diff...
The XP has a belt tensioner to ensure extremely secure installation. ($200+)
The SPS (the one you suggested) doesn't.
I still like the fact that the SPS reclines but now that I found out that it doesn't have the tensioner, I'm not that excited about it anymore, Also due to the fact that it weighs 19.5 lbs..
I DID find you that the Graco ComfortSport weighs about 12 lbs., same as Safety 1st OnSide Air so now they are really head-to-head.
The Safety 1st is 65 on CR as opposed to the Graco 59. On http://www.cheapism.com the Safety 1st has a gold medal as opposed to the Graco which got a silver. On Amazon the Safety 1st has 4 1/2 stars as opposed to the Graco which has only 4 stars.
OTOH, the Safety 1st looks a bit outdated, out of style? Or is it just my impression? (that's an important factor for my wife  ;) )...
Help deciding? Is it out of style?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #80 on: February 21, 2012, 08:44:16 PM »
The XP has a belt tensioner to ensure extremely secure installation. ($200+)
The SPS (the one you suggested) doesn't.
I still like the fact that the SPS reclines but now that I found out that it doesn't have the tensioner, I'm not that excited about it anymore, Also due to the fact that it weighs 19.5 lbs..
I DID find you that the Graco ComfortSport weighs about 12 lbs., same as Safety 1st OnSide Air so now they are really head-to-head.
The Safety 1st is 65 on CR as opposed to the Graco 59. On http://www.cheapism.com the Safety 1st has a gold medal as opposed to the Graco which got a silver. On Amazon the Safety 1st has 4 1/2 stars as opposed to the Graco which has only 4 stars.
OTOH, the Safety 1st looks a bit outdated, out of style? Or is it just my impression? (that's an important factor for my wife  ;) )...
Help deciding? Is it out of style?
its JUST a carseat... there will always be a better nicer one out there... and that can happen each month!!! just go with a good one and thats all ull have to buy another one b4 u turn around..

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2012, 09:07:18 PM »
its JUST a carseat... there will always be a better nicer one out there... and that can happen each month!!! just go with a good one and thats all ull have to buy another one b4 u turn around..
I know it's just a carseat but it will stick around for a long time and I'm not just gonna buy a new one the day after I got it cause I just didn't like one feature..
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2012, 02:48:30 PM »
can s/o help me with the safety ratings on http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-mico-infant-car-seat-brown-earth.html compared to chicco 30?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2012, 02:52:39 PM »
I ened up getting the Maxi Cosi Priori Convertible car seat from albeebaby.com

It looks built pretty well, and has all the features I was looking for. I give it my thumbs up  ;)

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #84 on: March 06, 2012, 05:02:19 PM »
can s/o help me with the safety ratings on http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-mico-infant-car-seat-brown-earth.html compared to chicco 30?
thanks
I can't, but the Chicco 30 is a dream compared to the Graco snugride and it has excellent safety ratings.
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #85 on: March 06, 2012, 07:23:58 PM »
I ened up getting the Maxi Cosi Priori Convertible car seat from albeebaby.com

It looks built pretty well, and has all the features I was looking for. I give it my thumbs up  ;)
I ended up buying the Graco Comfprtsport, I am very happy with it aside the fact that I need to put rolled up towels underneath  to make it level properly, it even says so on the instruction manual... how unprofessional...
I also ordered the Maxi Cosi Priori at the same time to compare it but I noticed that the crotch strap is extremely short and not adjustable, also noticed that the shoulder area is a bit too "cosy" (tight). other than that it looks solid but my kid was practically too big for it at 19 months old so I shipped it back.
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2012, 05:31:17 PM »
Now looking for a good NON-convertible carseat for ages 3-4 and up.
Any ideas?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2012, 05:40:34 PM »
Now looking for a good NON-convertible carseat for ages 3-4 and up.
Any ideas?
lol.. ur kid changes ages pretty quickly...

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2012, 06:27:59 PM »
lol.. ur kid changes ages pretty quickly...
Yeah..
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2012, 03:08:36 AM »
Now looking for a good NON-convertible carseat for ages 3-4 and up.
Any ideas?
Bumping this up.
Would anyone happen to have a snapshot or ConsumerReports for this?
Appreciate it.
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