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    Quote Originally Posted by momo
    I have a very surprised and pleasant experience to report with my purchase of Joeysafe harness. Despite the un-returned telephone messages and bad press of this company I decided to give it a try because the Tote-N-Go portable car seat I have was just too heavy and difficult to use. I ordered the harness online on 5th April and much to my surprised it arrived today (11th April) !!! The company responded to my email and gave me a tracking number after my order, but the tracking number was not correct. I was beginning to think that here is the start of trouble but was very surprised and pleased to receive the harness today.
    I too have a very pleasant suprised, I got my Joeysafe harness within 5 days of ordering.

    GGHK,
    How do you keep your child to sit still in the joeysafe. When my son was in his car seat (also 13 months), because of the lack of space, he just remained seated for the whole journey. When I try using the joeysafe this weekend, because it is less restrictive, he wants to stand up, move around etc.

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    I have not got round to using it yet because I use the car seat in Hong Kong. I bought it mainly to use when we go on holiday. So I am afraid I cannot answer your question

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    We only use it when one of us is sitting next to him - e.g. in the back, in a taxi.

    We do tighten the seat belt which is attached to the joeysafe as much as possible, but that still gives our son (now 17 months) room to move around, so we have to make him sit up properly if he shifts around. He's mostly good about it, because he knows there is no alternative, and of course we keep him entertained.

    I definitely wouldn't see it as a substitute for a car seat in your own car, at least not at this age. Its not ideal where you are driving and the child is unattended at in the back. However for taxis its absolutely fine and we use it every time we take a taxi.

    Incidentally, we ordered some as presents for friends and now have one extra, if anyone is interested (just put it on geoexpat.com).

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    Joeysafe

    I just wanted to update this thread for anyone who is considering ordering the Joeysafe harness (now called FreedomRide). I had read the posts about the delivery problems but really wanted to try this -- I have the ToteNGo but it is just too cumbersome to use. So I decided to take my chances, despite the warnings about this company, and I ordered the FreedomRide last week. It arrived today! I was very pleasantly surprised. I would like to thank that previous posters who dealt with this company because apparently you straightened them out.
    Kathleen

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    Joeysafe

    I just wanted to update this thread for anyone who is considering ordering the Joeysafe harness (now called FreedomRide). I had read the posts about the problems with the company but really wanted to try this -- I have the ToteNGo but it is just too cumbersome to use. So I decided to take my chances, despite the warnings about this company, and I ordered the FreedomRide last week. It arrived today! I was very pleasantly surprised. I would like to thank the previous posters who dealt with this company because apparently you straightened them out.
    Kathleen

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    i have a flight vest from bumps to babes. i think it's the one that you're asking about oahman. it's a vest, and there's a loop at the back of the vest, so u put the seat belt in the loop. so baby is not strapped between the seat belt & the seat, but rather outside the seat belt. it's approved by the AAP (american flying safety ass. or sth) for inflight only, not for take off or landing. some of my friends use it for the taxi. of course it's not as safe as a car seat, but it's better than squashing your child between you & the seat belt. and if one is going to take public transport, i think this is a better options than the rest, when it's not possible to bring a car seat? heh heh

    if u do decide to buy, there are 2 sizes, one for infant & one for toddler.

    hkmommy, can't find the vest that you'r talking about at rightstart.com

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    omg, i can't believe i'm replying to a thread that's been posted 3 yrs ago. i feel so stupid.....

    anyway, any body else who's recently purchased the freedomride?

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