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Free Carseat Cover

If anyone wants a carseat cover, visit carseatcanopy.com and use code THANKSGIVING2012. You'll save $50 (full price) off the cover and just pay the shipping (about $12).

I would get one if I REALLY needed one and if international shipping wasn't $17. Darn international shipping.

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Hummmm, something to think about. Of course I have gotten by with just a blanket for my other 5 babies... But they are so nice looking!! Smile

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Those are cute! I was going to sew one but time and materials would probably be more than $17 for me. LOL!

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If this baby comes in June, it will be out of the infant seat by November so I wouldn't really have use for one. Unfortunately, because they are so cute. But, I have huge babies.

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"PCCGirl813" wrote:

If this baby comes in June, it will be out of the infant seat by November so I wouldn't really have use for one. Unfortunately, because they are so cute. But, I have huge babies.

Wouldn't it be good just for keeping the sun off them too? That being said, I live in a cooler climate, so they would work in September...oh, and I make tiny babies. Blum 3

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Well, my infant seat is good until 30 pounds. I think most of them are these days??? Baby boy is still in it right now at just over 20 pounds and he's 13 months old. Of course I don't take him out of the car in it anymore - haven't done that in awhile...

Oh and Heather, you just never know what size baby might come out. My largest was 8 pounds 4 ounces, and my smallest was 5 pounds, 6 ounces. That's almost a 3 pound difference!!

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"pollo_la" wrote:

Oh and Heather, you just never know what size baby might come out. My largest was 8 pounds 4 ounces, and my smallest was 5 pounds, 6 ounces. That's almost a 3 pound difference!!

Yes! That is so true. K was a normal-ish birth weight at 7lbs 4oz...but that was 10 days before her due date. She got small after she was given full control over what her food intake was. She was 16 lbs at one year!!!! I was 19 lbs at a year, which I thought was tiny, but she's even smaller. She's 2 3/4 now and she's finally hit 26 lbs! A huge accomplishment!

Part of me hopes my next baby is a huge one who eats anything. Having a picky/small eater is frustrating.

As for the infant car seat, ours is 23 lbs I think. We could have spent more and got one that went over 30 but we opted not to. It works out fine though because DD topped it out on height before she did in weight!

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I ordered one. Hopefully they don't sell my info to too many people...although I'm sure they will. LOL.

Shipping was $17 something to Canada, but that's only $5 more than the US price and still a deal when the cover is free!

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I love them! Im hesitant bc one of the things I saw before with a free coupon ende dup being a scam . but searching it seems as if this one was ok! I wish I had the extra cash right now!

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I have one I got a while ago -- it's neutral colored and cute. So, I don't need one, but just wanted to say that I got one and it's nice! Mine doesn't have the minkie material, but I did get it from the same company,

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I've used a promo for a free nursing cover from the same group of companies, and it worked out fine. I am tempted to get one....$17 is a good deal. I have a fleece cover with elastic that I use for the winter, but this would be nice for summer and fall.

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Ya, I got a nursing cover with DD too...but I sold it after she was born. Ugh, I sold so many things...part of me regrets it now...but part of me will be glad to buy a few new things.

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FREE NURSING COVER promo today!!!!!

Use the code THANKSGIVING2012 at uddercovers.com

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FREE NURSING COVER promo today!!!!!

Use the code THANKSGIVING2012 at uddercovers.com

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"PatienceW" wrote:

I love them! Im hesitant bc one of the things I saw before with a free coupon ende dup being a scam . but searching it seems as if this one was ok! I wish I had the extra cash right now!

I got one a year ago, I also got a sling and nursing pads/bf cover from the sister sites. Just paid shipping and the quality is great and they are so cute.

Heather - you could not buy the material for what you pay for shipping.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

I ordered one. Hopefully they don't sell my info to too many people...although I'm sure they will. LOL.

Shipping was $17 something to Canada, but that's only $5 more than the US price and still a deal when the cover is free!

I got mine today!!!! It's actually really nice! Cotton on the outside and blue minky in the inside! Thanks for posting!!!

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LOL Heather, I completely didn't think I'd ended up getting one. Then one arrived in the mail for me today! I totally thought that I'd decided not to get one!

LOL, it was a nice surprise Smile They look nice!

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YAY! I love mine.

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I really think I want one.. the whole caboodle! They're on sale for $79.95 plus 40% off.. only $20 more than if I got the cover. Wish I would've gotten one back when all I had to pay was shipping Blum 3

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I might come up on coupon again....

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

I might come up on coupon again....

I like the Reagan whole caboodle. IDK if to go ahead and get it or wait.. it's only $61.00 5pc set!

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I got the Maddox one and it's really nice.

Personally, I wouldn't use any of the extra items in the Whole Caboodle. Using anything in your car seat that isn't crash tested is considered a big no-no. I know lots of people do it and are fine with it but I just can't. It's super cute though!

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I see it as any other cover people use really.. and I see them a lot but IDK. I'm on the fence. I mean we are having babies in the spring/summer so is all that other necessary.. other than the cover to block out sun/wind? Lol

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Yes, I agree...I see lots of people using special covers on their car seat...I'm just saying that personally I wouldn't. If it was just for carrying, fine, but not for in the car. Anyways, ya, I'm just weird about car seat safety. Smile

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Yes, I agree...I see lots of people using special covers on their car seat...I'm just saying that personally I wouldn't. If it was just for carrying, fine, but not for in the car. Anyways, ya, I'm just weird about car seat safety. Smile

I'm a little crazy about carseat safety too... My 3rd dd rear faced until she was 3, and we have MASSIVE seats with 5 point harnesses for my 4 and 6 year olds. My 8 year old (who could easily pass as a 10 year old because she's tall) just started using a booster seat instead of a 5 point harness within the last couple months. All that to say... I'm crazy about safetly, BUT I don't see anything wrong with the carseat covers. I have a real hard time seeing how they could cause much of a problem. I personally don't use them though.

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"pollo_la" wrote:

I'm a little crazy about carseat safety too... My 3rd dd rear faced until she was 3, and we have MASSIVE seats with 5 point harnesses for my 4 and 6 year olds. My 8 year old (who could easily pass as a 10 year old because she's tall) just started using a booster seat instead of a 5 point harness within the last couple months. All that to say... I'm crazy about safetly, BUT I don't see anything wrong with the carseat covers. I have a real hard time seeing how they could cause much of a problem. I personally don't use them though.

Ya, K is still RF...and the thought of FF her when baby comes scares the crap out of me. She'll be almost 3.5 by then. LOL. I'm going to TRY to fit everyone in the car without turning her FF.

I know, I doubt they would cause a problem but they haven't been crash tested, so who knows? I'd be more ok with the full over cover that's made of minky because it's probably pretty thin and won't cause a compression issue (like puffy winter coats do)...but I'd be a little more hesitant about after market strap covers.

We have cushy seat belt covers for US and when we had K's car seat installation inspected the tech even suggested we take those out for us! I know people think I'm overly spazzy but if it saves a life, it's worth it I guess.

Since you're a car seat freak like me I'll share my excitement. I pre-ordered a Diono Radian RXT for DD! I'm so excited for it to get here. She got too tall for her truck seat to be RF so we ordered her this new seat. It goes RF to 45 lbs, FF in a harness until 65 lbs and a booster until 120 lbs. Plus it has a 10 year life! I can't wait for it! DD is almost 3 and 27 lbs so it should last us a while! I got this new print. So excited!!!

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Just a curious question, how do kids that big sit RF? Where do their legs go? I have always wondered that Smile I am always thrilled when I can turn my kids around!

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Heather, we have a Radian! Smile Not the newest model though...

Leah, you know when someone sits indian style on the floor. That's kind of what they do when they sit rear facing. My kids have never even given it a second thought. They climb right it, and if it's nap time they are comfortably asleep until the car stops! Smile

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I figured you had a Radain. Most car seat nuts do!

Here are a couple pics of K RF in her Marathon. She normally just sits with her knees bent, but sometimes she straightens them out and rests them on the seat back. SO glad we have leather seats! RF is great for naps too because their seats aren't as upright so their heads don't bob forward.

The first pic is from our trip to California. The sun was blasting on her so I used her stroller sun shade to keep her cool.

It's hard to see in the next pic but her shoes are resting on the seat back.

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So cute Heather! Yep, mine typically look like K does in the second pic. Smile

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I was so excited to get my Britex Boulevard 70 cs. But DD is crazy tall and had to be flipped at a year.

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Wow, I LOVE that print. I have a thing for pink car seats. LOL.

How tall is she? K is 3 feet and still fits RF in her marathon at almost 3!

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she is 31 inches

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K is 36"...and she can still be RF. Weird!!!

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My son stayed RF until he was 3. He's getting to be too big for his carseat now and he rides in a booster when he goes somewhere with his nana.. he says he loves that seat lol Probably because he is more mobile which to me just means it's more dangerous!

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"nidia" wrote:

he says he loves that seat lol Probably because he is more mobile which to me just means it's more dangerous!

For sure! They say every step UP in progression (like from RF to FF and FF harness to booster) is a step down in safety. Is he in a 5 point harness in the booster? I hope so! Around here they say at least 5 until they come out of the 5 point harness. I watched this video about two sisters in the exact same booster seat in the same accident....the older one survived but the little one didn't....her body just couldn't handle the impact of the adult seatbelt in the accident. Now not only am I phobic about RF but also about boosters. LMAO! It's funny, I'm not a worrier but once I see something (like crash test footage) I can't NOT think about it...

When my DD outgrew her RF height of her truck seat we switched it with my mom's seat. She can fit it FF but not RF. So my mom's car now has a FF seat and our 2 cars have RF. I'm not sure how she'd handle going back. Does DS mind going back to RF? Once K's new seat arrives in the new year we'll take the one she's too small for out of commission until baby is around and put her new one in rotation.

I had SO much trouble picking this last seat because our car is SO small and we need to try to fit 5 people in it once baby comes (DSD too). It's a Jetta...I'm not sure I'm going to be able to fit all 5 and keep K RF. I'm slowly coming to terms with it...but it's still upsetting. She seems so tiny still (at 27 lbs).

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Heck no, they are in the most dangerous boosters to me. So anytime I KNOW he's going somewhere I make sure we put his carseat in there but it's so heavy.. which is good just a pain to tote LOL

Noah will be 5 next July and I plan on keeping him in his seat for as long as I can and then 5 point harness in booster for sure. Some people just aren't educated in carseats. I can't say anything though bc I remember as a child I wasn't always in a carseat.. I mean like at age 5, not even a booster. What were my parents thinking?!?!?

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It was a different time back then. I was born in 1975 and car seats weren't required....neither were seat belts (here anyways). DH remembers playing and sleeping for HOURS in the car with his older sisters for HOURS outside the pub/bar. Can you imagine leaving your kids in the car for hours while you're drinking inside? Also, he remembers them driving home drunk! Crazy, right?

I think my mom's car seat is only good till 40 or 45 lbs. I guess we'll have to re-visit that one day soon. Hopefully she keeps growing super slowly. My mom only has her in there once every 4-5 months though. LOL. That said, once baby comes we might need more Nana outings to keep mommy's sanity!

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I know some families who had their 6 month olds forward facing and their 3 and 4 year olds in just boosters and a seat belt. now that scares me now that i know what you guys are saying. El is just to long body wise to fit rear facing according the the user manual, she is also less than an inch from the top of the carseat...

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Wow, FF at 6 months is completely illegal here. Wow. I'd report them if I saw that.

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To be fair, now one would have known because they have super huge kids, off the charts. they were in 18 month clothing.

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Perhaps, but the issue is their physiological ability to survive an impact. Their bodies just aren't grown enough to do so.

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I'm not going to get in the middle of the FF v RF debate because I'm not an extended RF'er (I just go to current guidelines). But I will say it makes me nuts this time of year seeing kids in their car seats with HUGE winter coats on!! Hello?! I know it is SUCH A PAIN to get them out of the coat, strapped in, then unstrapped, back into their coat.... but if it keeps them safe, it's worth the effort.

Worse than that, my BIL/SIL let my 4 yo niece sit with her straps loose because she "doesn't like them tight" WTH?!?!?!?! That's on top of her winter coat if she has one. She'd probably be better off in a seat belt! They're the kind of people who if you tell them in any way that they shouldn't do something, you'll get a lecture and then they'll keep doing it to spite you anyway. So there's nothing I can do. When I've tended her, I put her in our spare car seat and do it tight and she whines and I'll tell her tough stuff girl and she gets over it. Drives me nuts when people let their kids dictate their own safety.

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I agree Ashley! I'd be so frustrated to see your BIL & SIL do that! Safety is non-negotiable in our house! When K says her straps are too tight I double check that they aren't pinching, that they aren't too tight and that they aren't on her necklace. I try to fix what might be bothering her but bottom line is they HAVE to be tight!

It's really hard to watch someone you love have their safety compromised like your niece does. Sad

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yeah i wouldn't turn them that soon for sure. and is it safer without a coat? I never knew... our car seat clicks when its tight enough and double clicks when its too tight

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The issue with puffy coats is in and accident they compress and then the straps aren't tight anymore! This image shows you the seat tightened with a coat on...then the child put back in with no coat. Look how lose the straps are? In an accident the puff of those big coats disappears. You're better having them in a light hoodie or a fleece jacket with a blanket over them.

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"akpufa" wrote:

I'm not going to get in the middle of the FF v RF debate because I'm not an extended RF'er (I just go to current guidelines). But I will say it makes me nuts this time of year seeing kids in their car seats with HUGE winter coats on!! Hello?! I know it is SUCH A PAIN to get them out of the coat, strapped in, then unstrapped, back into their coat.... but if it keeps them safe, it's worth the effort.

Worse than that, my BIL/SIL let my 4 yo niece sit with her straps loose because she "doesn't like them tight" WTH?!?!?!?! That's on top of her winter coat if she has one. She'd probably be better off in a seat belt! They're the kind of people who if you tell them in any way that they shouldn't do something, you'll get a lecture and then they'll keep doing it to spite you anyway. So there's nothing I can do. When I've tended her, I put her in our spare car seat and do it tight and she whines and I'll tell her tough stuff girl and she gets over it. Drives me nuts when people let their kids dictate their own safety.

My BIL and SIL are the exact same way! I have seen them take their kids in her convertible, with the top down, in no seats at all! It drives me crazy. They seem to think as long as their kids are in the vehicles then it will all be ok. I am a more lenient than some, but car seats are there to protect our kids.

I also will not let my kids wear their coats in their seats.

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wow those pictures are crazy. I now am going to be more diligent about that. I know my MIL wont listen if I ask because shes more concerned about the cold, she is crazy about it.

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Some people strap their kids in then put the coats on backwards, like this:

or they have car seat ponchos that go over the seat, not between the kid and the seat. Smile

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I just throw a baby blanket in the vehicle and then tuck that over them once they are strapped in. Keeps them warmer and no trying to strap in with a big winter coat. Smile

I also am not as diligent with car seat safety as I really should be. My DH is the worst at not strapping them in tight enough and it drives me crazy but I let it go all too often to avoid always having to nag. I have been inspired to get back on it though so let the nagging begin. I think also since we are about to be installing 3 seats I'm going to take DH and myself (with the kiddos) to get the installations properly checked and I'm going to have them lecture us about how to strap everyone in safely so DH can hear it from someone else. Then I will bug him to enforce what we are taught. Blum 3

We did that with DS1 and I always do the reinstalling of carseats b/c I know DH won't be ticky about getting it right. But I think we are way overdue for a refresher.

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Lynn: sounds like a great idea to have someone else tell him! We move car seats fairly often so I don't get them checked every time, but I have before and know I do a very solid installation. In fact, my friends have come to me to install their seats for them because they can't figure out how to get them as tight as I get insist making mine. Of course, I tell them to get them checked to be sure Wink AFA warmth in the car, except for newborns, I figure my kids will live waiting for the car to heat up the same way I have to for 5 minutes. Half the time they have their own blankets with them anyway.

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