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Old 08-27-2010, 12:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice Nice! My wife says she'll race yours - our daughter is due Oct. 4! This is our 3rd. Is the back seat really just a board like that? You had to ditch the cushion to make it all fit? That's not always a bad thing. Makes it REAL easy to level car seats out...

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I originally wanted to keep the back seat, so that the whole thing would be stock and comfy and usable, but it is surprising how low and curvy car back seats actually are!

The battery box came up a little too high to make the original seat still work. Finishing it off with a piece of 3/4th" plywood was real easy, and looks pretty good with the grey recycled carpet on there.

So, wait, are mothers going to race each other, or the babies? I would love to see babies race electric cars.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I originally wanted to keep the back seat, so that the whole thing would be stock and comfy and usable, but it is surprising how low and curvy car back seats actually are!

The battery box came up a little too high to make the original seat still work. Finishing it off with a piece of 3/4th" plywood was real easy, and looks pretty good with the grey recycled carpet on there.

So, wait, are mothers going to race each other, or the babies? I would love to see babies race electric cars.
You better get those Power Wheels back out and pimped out again! Just think, you now have 16 years to build the little one her own full EV! (The Power Wheels will suffice for a while)
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We finally got the car seat and baby buggy (shower gift from my Mom.)

It's kind of a pain to install the base. It's one of those systems where the baby basket snaps into the car seat base, and also into the baby carriage.

We may end up buying a spare base to make it easier to use the baby carrier with both cars.

Anywhoo - it WAS really easy to level on the plywood battery box cover! I just set it in there - BOOM! LEVEL!

It amazes me how BIG the car seat is. I swear, it takes up more space in the back seat than I would! With it in there, you can NOT put the passenger seat all the way to its biggest leg-room position.









The seat sits very nice and flat. With the carriage bolts through the plywood and battery-box frame, everything is very solid.
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ooh, that looks like one of those nice Graco ones like what we had! It's awesome! You can take that thing everywhere! It snaps right in to the stroller too. And when you go to a restaurant, you ask for a high chair and then flip it over: it fits perfectly.
You'll probably have it mostly behind the DRIVER seat though, as it's easier to go across rather than directly behind you (unless you don't have a passenger to handle baby duty)
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Just today I heard about that upside-down high-chair trick!

I am new to fathering, so I will have to figure all these things out.

Also, when I put the wheels on the stroller, I was noticing how similar the wheel hubs were to the ones on PowerWheels. It really made me think about what it would take to swap out the stroller wheels for some PowerWheels tires....
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Baby stuff kinda scares me that we are expected to BUY so many things to have a child.... "You MUST have a stroller! AND Couple of cars seats..... AND a bouncy chair!"

And PLEASE! Help me make sure I NEVER buy anything DISNEY!
Marketing to children should be illegal!

Anywhoo - yes, I suppose a stroller will be a useful item. I don't intend to spend the next couple of years carrying another person around.

I was a little worried about the stroller ACTUALLY FITTING in the car.
Turns out it fits. Just barely. It doesn't fit if you put it in the wrong direction. It only goes in one way!





That still leaves the rest of the back seat for the diaper bag and other items.
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Now you will need to add the diaper bag, change of clothes, toys, baby viewing mirror, and then comes the dogs... You better start building the electi-mini-van. I think my daughter has more stuff than I do.

You will want a medium size wide view mirror at the top of the back seat near the carrier. It is so hard to see the baby with those rear facing seats.

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