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    Quote Originally Posted by JfuckinC View Post
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    Number 2 came a week early last week, so now I’m designated toddler dad. Way more work than expected lol.

    Anyone know how to secure a child seat in the back seat of an S14? The seat belt is too loose for sure..
    You're fucked.

    10 weeks in to baby #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JfuckinC View Post
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    Number 2 came a week early last week, so now I’m designated toddler dad. Way more work than expected lol.

    Anyone know how to secure a child seat in the back seat of an S14? The seat belt is too loose for sure..
    I've offered to put one in mine... wife was a hard no because of noise level and exhaust fumes.

    But if you do really want to get it in, get one of these buckles, its how they used to do it back in the day. It's called a seatbelt lock clip or something like that.

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    Babies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJuan View Post
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    I've offered to put one in mine... wife was a hard no because of noise level and exhaust fumes.

    But if you do really want to get it in, get one of these buckles, its how they used to do it back in the day. It's called a seatbelt lock clip or something like that.

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    attachment doesn't work, but i googled and i think ill try one of those haha.. I don't find my car too fumey, i only need to have her in the car for 5 mins before and after work to and from dayhome... just wanna save some money on gas here haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by JfuckinC View Post
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    Number 2 came a week early last week, so now Iím designated toddler dad. Way more work than expected lol.

    Anyone know how to secure a child seat in the back seat of an S14? The seat belt is too loose for sure..
    Congrats!

    The image in my head:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JfuckinC View Post
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    Number 2 came a week early last week, so now Iím designated toddler dad. Way more work than expected lol.

    Anyone know how to secure a child seat in the back seat of an S14? The seat belt is too loose for sure..

    Alright way too much misinformation being given here. In a prior job, I was a certified car seat tech (yea those are a thing).

    Need some info from ya. Is your kiddo rear facing or forward facing and what carseat do you have them in?

    If rear facing, you can use EITHER the UAS (universal anchor system) clips OR the seatbelt. Not both.

    If you are forward facing, and your child is under 40 lbs, you can use UAS clips OR seatbelt, but you MUST also use the top anchor. If your car does not have a top anchor, you cannot legally or safely use any forward facing carseat in your vehicle until you have one installed.

    Being that your car is older, you may not have UAS anchor points at all. So you're stuck with a seat belt install. If this is the case, you now need to figure how to lock your seatbelt. You'll need to determine if the seatbelt's retractor is only an emergency locking retractor (meaning it locks when you pull on it quick, but releases if pull on it gently), or if it is a switchable locking retractor (meaning if you pull all the webbing out, the seat belt is then locked as you feed it back in - you'll hear a ratcheting sound - and you can only pull it out again if you feed it all back in first).

    If you an emergency only locking retractor, you'll need a locking clip and they are a pain. If you have a switchable retractor, there are numerous videos online demonstration how to install car seats with this method in a secure manner.

    Now, this is where your carseat model matters because some newer carseats have built in seatbelt locks, which enable you to skip dealing with your vehicle's retractor and makes the install much easier. Every brand/model is different, but let me know cause Im pretty familiar with all of them.

    Over 90% of carseats are installed incorrectly and frankly, if its not done properly, you may as well stick your kid on the roof cause you're providing no benefit from a harm reduction perspective during a collision.

    Cycosis recommends the following:

    1. Read your damn carseat manual cover to cover.
    2. Understand the terminology.
    3. Know the weight and height limits of your carseat for both positions (if applicable).
    4. Learn what installation options you have specific to the vehicle your are installing the car seat in.
    5. Practice the install. If the carseat just slides around on the vehicle's upholstery once you think its 'installed', you've done a terrible job. The goal is to make the carseat part of the frame of the vehicle as much as possible. You should have less than 1" of lateral movement in any direction. When you go to move the car seat, the vehicle should rock back and forth on the suspension, the carseat should not move.

    Hit me up with any questions, feel free to post pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJuan View Post
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    I've offered to put one in mine... wife was a hard no because of noise level and exhaust fumes.

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    You’re talking about having a kid, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I feel like it might need to be explained that I was joking about the bungie chords… lol
    I understood you were being facetious. I have goodly brains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I feel like it might need to be explained that I was joking about the bungie chords… lol
    Worked some carseat checkstops, can confirm, bungie cords/ratchet straps/duct tape have all been observed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycosis View Post
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    Worked some carseat checkstops, can confirm, bungie cords/ratchet straps/duct tape have all been observed.
    Holy shit.... thats fucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schurchill39 View Post
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    Holy shit.... thats fucked.
    My all time favourite was someone was using a plastic bath seat and then had rolls of duct tape in the footwell. They literally taped their kid each time and then used scissors to cut them out.

    *This was not observed by me, but a lead trainer at ST Johns ambulance.
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    I once saw a family in a Toyota pass me, the kid was in the front seat in the mom's lap. I then passed them as a cop pulled them over a couple of lights up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycosis View Post
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    My all time favourite was someone was using a plastic bath seat and then had rolls of duct tape in the footwell. They literally taped their kid each time and then used scissors to cut them out.

    *This was not observed by me, but a lead trainer at ST Johns ambulance.
    Damn that’s insane. Everyone knows you need flex tape for truly securing the child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycosis View Post
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    Worked some carseat checkstops, can confirm, bungie cords/ratchet straps/duct tape have all been observed.
    what era was this, Calgary quadrant and family ethnicity? lol

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    Dog owners do this all the time as well. I can only imagine a dog between someone’s face and an air bag going off……

    Woof!
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    great info Cycosis, i will take it all in and try and make it work...

    I don't think it's going to work though, so my hopes are not high haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycosis View Post
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    Cycosis recommends the following:

    1. Read your damn carseat manual cover to cover.
    2. Understand the terminology.
    3. Know the weight and height limits of your carseat for both positions (if applicable).
    4. Learn what installation options you have specific to the vehicle your are installing the car seat in.
    5. Practice the install. If the carseat just slides around on the vehicle's upholstery once you think its 'installed', you've done a terrible job. The goal is to make the carseat part of the frame of the vehicle as much as possible. You should have less than 1" of lateral movement in any direction. When you go to move the car seat, the vehicle should rock back and forth on the suspension, the carseat should not move.

    Hit me up with any questions, feel free to post pictures.
    This whole post was great. It should be stickied in the Parenting subforum
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Any dads of younger kids need a distracting toy? Not joking these are wicked for ages like 3-8. Free.
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    All done with these. Free to the next dad that wants to pick them up. Still lots of paper left. @Pacman ?

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