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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 #270 on: October 09, 2013, 03:02:37 PM »
How much driving are you doing?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: October 09, 2013, 03:19:27 PM »
+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?

Chicco KeyFit is amazing for everyday use. Easy to install, easy to put  the kid in and cool looking.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: October 10, 2013, 11:55:04 AM »
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?
Does the nextfit work at all like the key fit 30?
1-Is it removable from the base (to leave base in car always) ?
2-Does it connect to strollers with the chicco connectors?
3-Does is connect to the keyfit travel system?

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: October 10, 2013, 12:36:48 PM »
Does the nextfit work at all like the key fit 30?
1-Is it removable from the base (to leave base in car always) ?
2-Does it connect to strollers with the chicco connectors?
3-Does is connect to the keyfit travel system?
No, no and no. It's a convertible car seat, not an infant car seat. Generally speaking, only infant car seat have the features you mentioned.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: October 10, 2013, 04:19:21 PM »
Anyone with leads on the best place to get an additional base for a Graco Click Connect?

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: October 14, 2013, 10:37:28 PM »
How much driving are you doing?
4 hours at a shot.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: October 16, 2013, 09:48:59 AM »
Is the chicco keyfit30 still the best infant carseat out there? and does it fit in the graco snap n go or should I just use the UB base with adapter?

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: October 16, 2013, 05:20:30 PM »
Is the chicco keyfit30 still the best infant carseat out there? and does it fit in the graco snap n go or should I just use the UB base with adapter?

A) Accroding to most, yes
B) I am not sure but I know for the Uppababy you need the Chicco adapter.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: November 16, 2013, 08:17:06 PM »

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: November 24, 2013, 11:58:45 PM »
With 2 deals on the main page I'm trying to decide which convertible car seat to get.
I thought it was just going to be a decision between Britax (which I've used in the past) and Chicco (which seems like a nice change).
Now that Dan posted the Recardo deal I started looking into that as well.

Not really ready to start using a convertible yet, but expecting to need one by early spring, and the prices on all three seem pretty good now.  So I'm thinking of buying one now.

Any thoughts?

Chicco NextFit  ($210)?

Britax Marathon 70-G3 ($199)?

Recaro ProRIDE ($220-60)?

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: November 25, 2013, 03:42:15 PM »
With 2 deals on the main page I'm trying to decide which convertible car seat to get.
I thought it was just going to be a decision between Britax (which I've used in the past) and Chicco (which seems like a nice change).
Now that Dan posted the Recardo deal I started looking into that as well.

Not really ready to start using a convertible yet, but expecting to need one by early spring, and the prices on all three seem pretty good now.  So I'm thinking of buying one now.

Any thoughts?

Chicco NextFit  ($210)?

Britax Marathon 70-G3 ($199)?

Recaro ProRIDE ($220-60)?


I'm thrilled with my Chicco NextFit, cant vouch for any others..

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: November 25, 2013, 04:23:34 PM »
I currently have this lightning deal in my cart for $122, anyone have any info on it?
http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Alpha-Elite-Convertible/dp/B00E4HUFXW

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: November 25, 2013, 04:47:27 PM »

I'm thrilled with my Chicco NextFit, cant vouch for any others..


+1000

Originally pruchased the Britax Boulevard 55 and returned it within 2 weeks.

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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: November 25, 2013, 04:48:13 PM »
Chicco makes great carseats, no doubt.
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Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: November 25, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »
Chicco makes great carseats, no doubt.

...and the NextFit has a cool look as well.