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High chairs for 10 year olds

Posted by onlydarksets on July 25, 2008

Maybe I’ll take another look at this one in 9 years…

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Posted by onlydarksets on April 29, 2008

Best thing since the block!

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Installing car seats – LATCH and seatbelts

Posted by onlydarksets on November 28, 2007

I’ve been trying to figure out if it’s OK to use both LATCH restraints and seat belts to secure a child’s car seat.  The short answer is no, but I can’t find a satisfying reason, other than, “Car seats aren’t tested that way”.

I posted a response in this thread, but no response yet.

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5-point Harness Car seats for over 40lbs

Posted by onlydarksets on November 28, 2007

I have to upgrade my son’s car seats because he is too tall for the Britax Roundabout he is in now.  However, finding a 5-point harness seat rated to more than 40lbs/40″ is no small feat.  I found a few though:

Beware the other seats listed in the “Combination” section of NHTSA’s website.  The forward/rear combo seats only allow the 5-point harness up to 40lbs.  Above that you just use the seat belt, which is less than a perfect solution.

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Cheap CD Rom titles

Posted by onlydarksets on November 13, 2007

Good for kids’ CD Rom games.

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Kid-friendly websites and games

Posted by onlydarksets on October 16, 2007



  • I Spy computer CD (start with I Spy Junior or I Spy Puppet Playhouse then move on to I Spy School Days – there are also ones for older kids 6 and up like Treasure Hunt and Spooky Mansion.
  • Disney CD learning games featuring Mickey and Pooh
  • Software for little kids at Costco, but it’s always rotating, so you never know what you’ll find that day.

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