Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
MIpiccolo44's Avatar
MIpiccolo44
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 662
growing room?

I'm going to attach a picture of DD that I just took today in her bucket seat - Onboard35 - she is 20lbs, 31.5 inches tall according to her doctor. The manual that I just re-read says the height limit is 32 inches, but it looks to me like she could still have more growing room than that? What do you think? I feel like she must just have long legs, and it still looks like it should be safe for at least another inch, but I'm not an expert and I do want her to be safe....tell me what you think (gently )

I actually have ordered a convertible that will be hers, but I was hoping to use it for my day care kid until the end of May, and keep DD in her bucket seat until then so I don't have to buy another carseat

AND - it won't upload my picture...grr, but anyway, I guess the basic question is - 1 inch from the top of shell, or height limit as it says in the manual?

Advertisement


Last edited by MIpiccolo44; 01-21-2014 at 02:52 PM. Reason: adding picture
MIpiccolo44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
Ola_'s Avatar
Ola_
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,560
Re: growing room?

I think it's 1 inch from top of shell. You're right that some kids have longer legs, others are tall in the torso and it definitely makes a difference with car seats! I count myself lucky that my DD is in the long legs category.

A little googling, here's a post from carseat.org with a similar question that may be helpful:
http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=179132

Last edited by Ola_; 01-21-2014 at 04:57 PM.
Ola_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
genevievej84
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 560
It's both, whichever one is reached first. Standing height limits need to be followed as well as the 1" rule. It's time to move her to the next seat :-)
__________________
Child Passenger Safety Technician- Instructor
DS1 - 8 DS2 - 7 DS3 - 3
SurroBaby born: 11/04/13
genevievej84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
jjordan
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,810
Re: growing room?

Quote:
Originally Posted by genevievej84 View Post
It's both, whichever one is reached first. Standing height limits need to be followed as well as the 1" rule. It's time to move her to the next seat :-)
Dorel in particular is historically VERY strict with the overall standing height limits for rear facing.
jjordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 02:56 PM   #5
MIpiccolo44's Avatar
MIpiccolo44
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 662
Re: growing room?

Why does the standing height matter? How can they get hurt that way? Anyone know?
MIpiccolo44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
jess71903's Avatar
jess71903
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 6,595
My Mood:
Re: growing room?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MIpiccolo44 View Post
Why does the standing height matter? How can they get hurt that way? Anyone know?
No idea, and I think it's stupid, but Dorel insists on it. I have to assume that they know something I don't.
__________________

Gage is Redefining Spina Bifida
jess71903 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.