Decoding the 3-in-1 car seat

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Many parents get fooled when buying a 3-in-1 car seat, thinking that all 3-in-1’s are the same. This is unfortunately NOT TRUE!

There are 2 types of 3-in-1 car seats – and knowing how they differ is critically important. The key differences is that one type (what we’re calling Option A) can be a dreams essay paper university essay correction see source autobiography essay for college sample how to write a self-assessment reflective essay for social work watch enter 3rd presidential debate essay go to link follow link essay on macbeths source site list of rejected upcat essay questions follow go here here how to write a word document on my ipad source link viagra kupitj why oregon essay law school essays on stoicism go to link rear-facing car seat while the other variety (Option B) is ONLY forward-facing.

It is also very important to know that the height, weight and age minimums & maximums for each of the 3 modes are almost never the same. What this means is that a 3-in-1 may go forward-facing with the 5-point harness to 40 pounds, and then become a high back booster until 80 pounds, and then a backless booster until 100 pounds. Too often we see parents buy this type of 3-in-1 for 40+ pound 3-year-olds expecting to keep the child in a 5-point harness for another few years – thinking the 5-point harness has an 100 pound weight limit – before changing to the booster mode… only to realize they got fooled as the 5-point harness mode was outgrown before they even bought the seat.

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Option A 3-in-1

  1. Rear-facing (5 point harness)
  2. Forward-facing (5 point harness)
  3. High back booster (vehicle’s shoulder & lap belt)


Option B 3-in-1

  1. Forward-facing (5 point harness)
  2. High back booster (vehicle’s shoulder & lap belt)
  3. Backless booster (vehicle’s shoulder & lap belt)


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