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Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

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MamaLeen
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Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

I know this has been discussed a million times but the search feature on this site blows. Chat IconChat Icon

At almost 5 months my DS has pretty much outgrown the newborn car seat, he is not comfortable. He is off the charts for height and weight and my DH is huge so we anticipate a big guy.

I want my DS to be rear facing as long as possible. In researching convertible car seats I found the Britax Marathon 70, is that the largest one for rear facing (up to 40 lbs)??

Does anyone knows which convertible seat goes to the highest weight rear facing?

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or if someone could bump an old thread or a link??

Posted 10/19/10 9:00 PM
 
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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

sunshine kids goes up to 45 rf.

Posted 10/19/10 9:23 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

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sunshine kids goes up to 45 rf.



Thanks! I am gonna look now.

Posted 10/19/10 9:27 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

We have the Safety First True fit that rear faces up to 35 pounds. It is very roomy. It is a wide seat. Some seats are very narrow!

Posted 10/19/10 9:32 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Posted by BAM 2009

We have the Safety First True fit that rear faces up to 35 pounds. It is very roomy. It is a wide seat. Some seats are very narrow!



Thanks! I think we are just gonna have to go look at them, I normally shop online but some of these seem huge and I drive a Civic Chat Icon



Posted 10/19/10 10:08 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Keep in mind that your child will most likely not be rear facing when they are the max weight. My son is big for his age, and he was 38 pounds at 3 years old. There is no way he could face rear.

My second son just turned a year and I'm going to keep him rear as long as possible.

Posted 10/19/10 10:15 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Thats a small car...Hopefully you can go some where that will let you take a floor sample and test it in your car...

Posted 10/19/10 10:15 PM
 

MamaLeen
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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Posted by Diana1215

Keep in mind that your child will most likely not be rear facing when they are the max weight. My son is big for his age, and he was 38 pounds at 3 years old. There is no way he could face rear.

My second son just turned a year and I'm going to keep him rear as long as possible.



Thanks, yeah I have thought about this. I would love to keep him rear facing till at least 2 and I am hoping he won't be too big for it to work.

Posted 10/19/10 10:26 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Posted by MamaLeen

Posted by BAM 2009

We have the Safety First True fit that rear faces up to 35 pounds. It is very roomy. It is a wide seat. Some seats are very narrow!



Thanks! I think we are just gonna have to go look at them, I normally shop online but some of these seem huge and I drive a Civic Chat Icon






DO not get the Graco Myride 65, it will not fit a sedan, especially not a civic. We got it and we were grateful we had an SUV for it.

Posted 10/19/10 10:28 PM
 

MamaLeen
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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Posted by BAM 2009

Thats a small car...Hopefully you can go some where that will let you take a floor sample and test it in your car...



Grr, I know!! We are planning on getting an SUV soon but I think my DS is going to outgrow the seat before then. I might have to squeeze it in my Civic until then. I would rather have a really quality seat and be squished for a couple of months than get a smaller seat.

I am gonna go to BBB tomorrow and see if they will let me try them in my car, they have been super helpful in the past so I think they will.

I think I have narrowed it down to the Britax Boulevard 70 CS, hope it fits!

Posted 10/19/10 10:31 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Posted by mommyIam

DO not get the Graco Myride 65, it will not fit a sedan, especially not a civic. We got it and we were grateful we had an SUV for it.



lol, thanks. Yeah I saw the dimensions on that one, it is really big!

Posted 10/19/10 10:34 PM
 

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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Also, check out www.babycarseats.com

They sell them with 20% off - no tax - and free shipping.

I have the Britax Marathon for my older son, and the Britax Roundabout 55 for my younger son. If you want a seat to last for a long time I would get the Marathon. I love this seat and I don't think you will have an issue with it in a Civic. We had a the Boulevard (or Roundabout - I forget now) in my husbands Civic.

Message edited 10/19/2010 10:55:06 PM.

Posted 10/19/10 10:42 PM
 

MamaLeen
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Re: Rear facing convertible car seat for a big baby?

Posted by Diana1215

Also, check out www.babycarseats.com

They sell them with 20% off - no tax - and free shipping.

I have the Britax Marathon for my older son, and the Britax Roundabout 50 for my younger son. If you want a seat to last for a long time I would get the Marathon. I love this seat and I don't think you will have an issue with it in a Civic. We had a the Boulevard (or Roundabout - I forget now) in my husbands Civic.



Thanks, good to know.

I have been on Amazon mostly, they have 20-30% off but that website looks really good too. I am gonna check them out tomorrow, then buy online.

Thanks again Chat Icon

Posted 10/19/10 10:50 PM
 
 

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