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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 #90 on: March 25, 2012, 01:45:47 AM »
Bumping this up.
Would anyone happen to have a snapshot or ConsumerReports for this?
Appreciate it.
This is for what they call "toddler booster seats"

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #91 on: March 25, 2012, 03:04:32 AM »
This is for what they call "toddler booster seats"
Thanks.
Wow, looks like the Nautilus takes the cake hands down! No need to spend much time doing research on this one... Unless there's another page on CR that you didn't post...
But.. where can I find it for the price that CR says?...
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #92 on: March 25, 2012, 03:17:59 AM »
But.. where can I find it for the price that CR says?...
I take that back. Walmart has it for $149.
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2012, 02:17:04 PM »
Anyone owns this piece?
« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 02:29:07 PM by Dan »
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #94 on: May 14, 2012, 11:03:46 PM »
I seem to have convinced myself to get either the Britax Boulevard 70 (~$230) or Britax Boulevard 70 CS (~$250) or the Britax Advocate 70 CS (~$270). Anyone have info regarding fitting in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, or any input in general? Any other carseats to look into? Thanks.
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #95 on: May 15, 2012, 02:48:01 AM »
i have the britax boulevard 70 -... only did the research AFTER i bought it. i ruled out the advocate cus i think its just a waste of money and not really necessarily. between the other 2- not sure what diff was- i dont remember. BUT i think wtvr is the diff i said i shudda gotten the more expensive one and i didnt (i think that is the CS one) cus it was just a bit more- and had s/t better. but overall i love the car seat, and it fits into small israeli cars...

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #96 on: May 16, 2012, 08:49:32 PM »
Can someone with consumer reports look for the Graco Smart Seat? I guess it must be relatively new, and it's also sort of a hybrid of different categories. I'm intrigued by the idea, because if it has top level safety ratings, I could just get this for after the infant car seat and it'll last till 100 pounds.

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #97 on: May 16, 2012, 11:58:37 PM »
i have the britax boulevard 70 -... only did the research AFTER i bought it. i ruled out the advocate cus i think its just a waste of money and not really necessarily. between the other 2- not sure what diff was- i dont remember. BUT i think wtvr is the diff i said i shudda gotten the more expensive one and i didnt (i think that is the CS one) cus it was just a bit more- and had s/t better. but overall i love the car seat, and it fits into small israeli cars...
Awesome, thanks for the info. I guess I will watch the prices on the those and see if they end up on sale any time soon. Thanks.

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #98 on: June 08, 2012, 12:07:30 PM »
Anybody have experience with an Evenflo Convertible Car Seat? Specifically the" Evenflo Momentum65 LX" www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6YW/?tag=cl03f-20
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #99 on: June 18, 2012, 10:22:25 AM »
Anyone have experience with the Evenflo Symphony? I like the idea of the extended window of use it provides, but Consumer Reports didn't test it and I can't find much safety info.

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #100 on: June 18, 2012, 01:30:32 PM »
In the hunt for a convertible car seat. I'm clueless, can s/o Plz tell me what factors I should be looking at? Does more expensive necessarily mean better? Thnx

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #101 on: June 18, 2012, 01:39:18 PM »
Does more expensive necessarily mean better? Thnx
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #102 on: July 15, 2012, 10:15:43 PM »
Would this work for my 22lb 17 month old for the plane?

Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller Frame

www.amazon.com/dp/B005JDOYF0/?tag=cl03f-20

and the Chicco Keyfit 30?



I already have the base for the graco snug rider but my baby doesnt fit in the seat? is there a bigger size?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #103 on: July 15, 2012, 11:56:30 PM »
There is also Graco 35.
How many inches is your little one?
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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #104 on: August 10, 2012, 10:28:36 AM »
i'm looking to buy a car seat. i bought an evenflo titan elite for $50. is it a good car seat? is it worth spending more money on a dif car seat that may be better or hold more pounds. does anyone have any reccomendations?