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Elise-N-Matt
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Best Car Seat for a toddler

DS1 is 27 months and he is not comfortable in his carseat. He has been forward facing for a while now and when he falls asleep his neck is all slumped down and so uncomfortable looking. We make a few long tips a year and so i'm looking to get him a new seat. Also DS2 is out growing his so might as well get 2 lol

Posted 7/18/11 2:35 PM
 
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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Graco Nautilus

Posted 7/18/11 2:53 PM
 

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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

i have the evenflo symphony 65. but i think you'll have that problem with a lot of seats. you should get a toddler car seat pillow. i have something like this for DS:



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Posted 7/18/11 3:00 PM
 

Kelly9904
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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Posted by OneOfEach

Graco Nautilus



We have this too and like it. DS loves the cup holder and "secret compartments" for his stuff.

But honestly I think most car seats your DC's head is going to fall forward. DS is 3.5 and his head does this too. The only difference is now at his age he will pick his head up and readjust he doesnt just let is droop while he is sleeping. Its more uncomfortable for us to look at than it is on thme

Message edited 7/18/2011 3:25:48 PM.

Posted 7/18/11 3:25 PM
 

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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Posted by Kelly9904

Posted by OneOfEach

Graco Nautilus



We have this too and like it. DS loves the cup holder and "secret compartments" for his stuff.

But honestly I think most car seats your DC's head is going to fall forward. DS is 3.5 and his head does this too. The only difference is now at his age he will pick his head up and readjust he doesnt just let is droop while he is sleeping. Its more uncomfortable for us to look at than it is on thme




We have the Nautilus also - but like the PP said, its not the seats, its just the nature of falling asleep completely upright.

Posted 7/18/11 3:27 PM
 

tara73
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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Nautilus is actually well known for head slump in sleepers. It sits very upright, which in most kids isn't an issue, but many kids are car sleepers and it bothers.

Look into the Britax Frontier if you want a combination seat. Less issues with head slump.

Posted 7/18/11 3:38 PM
 

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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Posted by memi7206

Posted by Kelly9904

Posted by OneOfEach

Graco Nautilus



We have this too and like it. DS loves the cup holder and "secret compartments" for his stuff.

But honestly I think most car seats your DC's head is going to fall forward. DS is 3.5 and his head does this too. The only difference is now at his age he will pick his head up and readjust he doesnt just let is droop while he is sleeping. Its more uncomfortable for us to look at than it is on thme




We have the Nautilus also - but like the PP said, its not the seats, its just the nature of falling asleep completely upright.



I still don't understand why they don't make a seat with a decent recline for toddlers...It can't be comfortable or safe for them to sleep like that for long periods.. I have the True Fit seat and DS's head is slumped over when he sleeps..
He wakes up screaming sometimes. I guess he has a crick in his neck from it..

Posted 7/18/11 3:39 PM
 

Elise-N-Matt
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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Thanks ladies! I've been researching between the Gracco Nautilus and Britex Frontier 85 for the past few days.....I'm leaning towards the Nautilus mainly for the 3 position recline.... but I am going to take DS1 to test both of them out in the store b4 we buy Chat Icon

Posted 7/20/11 5:37 PM
 

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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Posted by Elise-N-Matt

Thanks ladies! I've been researching between the Gracco Nautilus and Britex Frontier 85 for the past few days.....I'm leaning towards the Nautilus mainly for the 3 position recline.... but I am going to take DS1 to test both of them out in the store b4 we buy Chat Icon



The 3 position recline is bogus... I have the seat and the recline goes from completely upright to almost completely upright!!!

Posted 7/20/11 5:40 PM
 

Elise-N-Matt
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Re: Best Car Seat for a toddler

Posted by BAM 2009

Posted by Elise-N-Matt

Thanks ladies! I've been researching between the Gracco Nautilus and Britex Frontier 85 for the past few days.....I'm leaning towards the Nautilus mainly for the 3 position recline.... but I am going to take DS1 to test both of them out in the store b4 we buy Chat Icon



The 3 position recline is bogus... I have the seat and the recline goes from completely upright to almost completely upright!!!




ahhhhhh nuts thats not good! bummmer

Posted 7/20/11 6:00 PM
 
 

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