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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: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: July 31, 2013, 01:34:15 AM »
Does this recline?
And can it be used facing forward?
yes, its mainly for a second stage kid after the infant seat. its an amazing piece. and very big so it looks like a throne :) but my son likes it (at least pesach time he did)
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: July 31, 2013, 01:51:10 AM »
yes, its mainly for a second stage kid after the infant seat. its an amazing piece. and very big so it looks like a throne :) but my son likes it (at least pesach time he did)
Sounds perfect, we'll have a look at it.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: July 31, 2013, 01:53:38 AM »
Sounds perfect, we'll have a look at it.
i got it from albee baby, they only had brown which it happens to be a really cool color, but i can understand why ppl would differ from me :)
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: August 29, 2013, 09:06:16 PM »
if a car seat is the same price on amazon and in buybuybaby (since now there is 20% off for both),
1. should I buy on amazon or bbb?
2. use gift cards or amex?
3. is there a difference between buying on buybuybaby or bedbath?
4. is there a way to get free shipping from bbb?

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Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
« Reply #259 on: September 09, 2013, 01:02:20 PM »
I have the Diono Radian RXT and I like it a lot!
I've been looking through the offerings in the current Amazon Mom Appreciation Event and then checking back in this thread to see the Consumer Report ratings and people's comments. I see that the Radian is not listed in the ratings. Anyone know why?

MarkS, how does it compare to the more standard type of convertibles? If I bought it I'd probably be moving my 21 month old into it and my younger son into the convertible we already have (Evenflo Symphony). He doesn't really need to be forward facing yet as he's well under 40lbs and doesn't complain about facing backwards. Is the Radian good for that position? It seems very tall, which might not fit well in a midsize sedan when rear-facing.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: October 09, 2013, 12:15:55 AM »

Huge fan of the Chicco Nextfit!

Does anyone know if this is compatible with any type of travel wheel system. I'm flying and would love to bring the Chico along, however it is extremely heavy... Any suggestions?

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: October 09, 2013, 12:48:30 AM »
Buy the scenara for travel.
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: October 09, 2013, 08:42:38 AM »
Buy the scenara for travel.
And everyday use
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: October 09, 2013, 11:01:18 AM »
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: October 09, 2013, 11:12:00 AM »
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: October 09, 2013, 01:23:57 PM »
Because it's pretty crappy and hard to properly secure.
It does the job in a pinch but it can't compare with the Britax or Chicco.
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: October 09, 2013, 01:25:29 PM »
Because it's pretty crappy and hard to properly secure.
It does the job in a pinch but it can't compare with the Britax or Chicco.
Has good safety ratings. Secures fine for me with latch system
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: October 09, 2013, 01:28:07 PM »
Has good safety ratings. Secures fine for me with latch system
Seems to have much more give in LATCH than other carseats.  Also doesn't seem nearly as comfortable for an extended drive.
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: October 09, 2013, 01:31:39 PM »
Seems to have much more give in LATCH than other carseats.  Also doesn't seem nearly as comfortable for an extended drive.
I guess we'll agree to disagree then.
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: October 09, 2013, 03:00:21 PM »
Because it's pretty crappy and hard to properly secure.
It does the job in a pinch but it can't compare with the Britax or Chicco.
+1 It's crap! I have Chicco NextFit and Seneca and there is no comparison.
I'm doing a lot of driving on my trip and the Seneca is not comfortable enough for the long drive. What are my other options?