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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 #390 on: June 15, 2016, 11:12:19 AM »
any good deals on a convertible car seat? (i know, i missed out on the one on DDMS last week)
Evenflo Momentum DLX on sale for $115
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I have another Evenflo that's not made anymore, very similar. The LATCH's on this are fantastic (convenience-wise, don't know if it's any different safety-wise). They're self ratcheting, so instead of having to pull a strap to tighten, you just push down on the whole seat and it tightens automatically. This one also has some extras that mine doesn't, like little pockets to stash the buckles while the seat is empty (makes it much easier to get your kid in and buckled).

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #391 on: July 06, 2016, 12:50:19 PM »
Anyone has Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat? If yes are you happy with it?

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #392 on: July 18, 2016, 12:46:08 AM »
Any reviews on the doona? Is it worth the extra money? Seems really tempting and especially easy for airports...


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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #394 on: July 18, 2016, 09:02:16 AM »
Any reviews on the doona? Is it worth the extra money? Seems really tempting and especially easy for airports...
If you're going to carry it up / down stairs, think about the extra weight
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #395 on: September 07, 2016, 11:27:48 AM »
I'm in need of a narrow car seat or a booster seat with a 5 point harness for a 3 year old.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #396 on: September 07, 2016, 11:52:37 AM »
I'm in need of a narrow car seat or a booster seat with a 5 point harness for a 3 year old.
Any suggestions?
The blogs that cover this suggest just about anything from Clek or Diono for narrow convertible seats. There's also the Combi Coccoro, but if you're asking for either convertible or booster w/harness, the kids won't be too comfortable in the Combi. The go to for booster w/harness is the IMMI Go (which is what Uber Family uses).

Note that none of these are particularly cheap. There are probably others that can save you some money if you don't need the absolutely narrowest options.

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #397 on: September 07, 2016, 12:38:17 PM »
The blogs that cover this suggest just about anything from Clek or Diono for narrow convertible seats. There's also the Combi Coccoro, but if you're asking for either convertible or booster w/harness, the kids won't be too comfortable in the Combi. The go to for booster w/harness is the IMMI Go (which is what Uber Family uses).

Note that none of these are particularly cheap. There are probably others that can save you some money if you don't need the absolutely narrowest options.

Clek is very pricey. Diono Radian100 I checked out recently it was $240 but it just dropped to $196 so it seems like a great option right now. The IMMI Go is what I would prefer as I'd avoid buying a booster seat in another year, my only concern is that I can't find the dimensions anywhere to see how narrow it is.

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #398 on: September 07, 2016, 12:42:43 PM »
Clek is very pricey. Diono Radian100 I checked out recently it was $240 but it just dropped to $196 so it seems like a great option right now. The IMMI Go is what I would prefer as I'd avoid buying a booster seat in another year, my only concern is that I can't find the dimensions anywhere to see how narrow it is.

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #400 on: May 17, 2017, 05:21:16 PM »
looking for a cheap but good convertible car seat for a 3 year old any suggestions?
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: May 17, 2017, 06:03:03 PM »
looking for a cheap but good convertible car seat for a 3 year old any suggestions?
What do u mean good? All car seats sold in us meat cpsc standards, regardless of price.
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« Reply #402 on: May 17, 2017, 06:07:37 PM »
What do u mean good? All car seats sold in us meat cpsc standards, regardless of price.
i would prefer rather a light weight smaller one rather then a big heavy one, any suggestions?
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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: May 25, 2017, 03:38:28 PM »
GRACO    MY RIDE 65    9999

May 10, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000
Child Seat Webbing may Tear Under Load/FMVSS 213

A child that is not adequately restrained in a crash has an increased risk of an injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000

Manufacturer Graco Children's Products Inc.

Components CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected 25,494

Summary

Graco Children's Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. As such, these car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Remedy

Graco will notify owners, and dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 17, 2017. Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
1 Affected Product
Child Seat
 
GRACO    MY RIDE 65    9999

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17C001000

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Re: Car Seat Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: May 25, 2017, 08:20:26 PM »
GRACO MY RIDE 65 9999

May 10, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000
Child Seat Webbing may Tear Under Load/FMVSS 213

A child that is not adequately restrained in a crash has an increased risk of an injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000

Manufacturer Graco Children's Products Inc.

Components CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected 25,494

Summary

Graco Children's Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. As such, these car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Remedy

Graco will notify owners, and dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 17, 2017. Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
1 Affected Product
Child Seat
 
GRACO MY RIDE 65 9999

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17C001000
Just bought one this week