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September 2nd, 2010, 07:34 AM
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Good morning everyone,

My almost 5 month daughter's legs stick out of her infant car seat. I swear I read somewhere that if they seem too tall for their car seat, you need to move to a convertible and this may happen before they even reach the weight limit? Is this true?

Also, do they make rear-facing convertible car seats for 2 door coupes? I can't get a 4 door car until April due to leasing.

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September 2nd, 2010, 07:38 AM
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The height regulation usually has more to do with where their head is on the seat...not their legs. Their legs can be long, and that is fine, and usually doesn't impact the height regulations. It depends on the seat, but for example, most seats require that their be an inch or more shell remaining above their head. If the child's length is in the legs rather than the torso, they are just fine.

The product manual will tell you its specific requirements.
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September 2nd, 2010, 07:46 AM
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Thank you Alexa!
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September 2nd, 2010, 08:14 AM
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A child outgrows any RFing seat in one of two ways:

1. They exceed the weight limit on the seat OR
2. There is less than 1" between the top of baby's head and the top of the seat.

The length of legs or feet hanging over have nothing to do with outgrowing a seat. My DD2 who is 2y8m is RFing, and she always hangs her feet over the edge of her seat. It's funny to look back and just see one foot dangling over.
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September 2nd, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Since your first question was answered...to answer your second question: Erica has a two door car and has a rear facing Graco MyRide 65 for her two year old.

You could go to Babies R Us and install the car seats and see which is easiest for you.
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September 2nd, 2010, 09:57 AM
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i think the new britax carseats are good for 2 door cars as well!Convertable car seats can be more upright once your DD is older so it takes up less room then your infant seat,you'd be suprised that you can fit most seats in.I would def go to babysrus and play around with some though
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September 3rd, 2010, 04:39 AM
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I have a 2 door VW polo and a britax convertible installed. The only thing to keep in mind with 2 door cars is the back seat is very angled (the part you sit on tilts down towards the seatback, more so than a 4 door car) so you may need a rolled up towel to put where the vehicle seatbase meets the vehile seatback else the babyseat will be too upright, even on its furthest recline.

So if you think that all the seats you try are too upright, that may be a soloution.

Also my 17 month is rearfacing and puts her legs like a little frog in her infant carrier when we have to use it, but she has a couple inches head room still.
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September 5th, 2010, 08:51 PM
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Also my 17 month is rearfacing and puts her legs like a little frog in her infant carrier when we have to use it, but she has a couple inches head room still.

My DS is 4 months old but his legs hang over his seat if he straightens them out. Most of the time he's got them frogged up as we call it in the seat. He's got plenty of head room though.
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