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Convertible car seat?

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Maybe-Baybe
My Sunshine

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My only Sunshine

Convertible car seat?

Which one do you have? DD is approaching the convertible stage and I'm not sure which one to get. I have a Hyundai Santa Fe if that makes a difference.

Posted 9/25/14 11:58 PM
 
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ny55angel
car seat tech & geek :-)

Member since 2/06

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Convertible car seat?

Personally I have a Graco mySize for my daughter. It will last her until a maximum of 40 pounds rear facing and then a maximum of 65lbs (or a seated shpulder height of 17.5") foward facing. It should easily get her to 6 foward facing based on her current stats (10% for height and 25% for weight)

How old and big is your daughter? Do you have a budget for a seat? Is there anything specific you're looking for in a seat (low side profile, narrow to fit other seats/passengers in the back, compact front to back because of a tall driver/passenger, ease of use, ease of installation)

Based on that I can give you some suggestions! !

Posted 9/26/14 12:28 AM
 

ANewDayHasCome
Love multiplies, not divides

Member since 11/12

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Me

Convertible car seat?

Britax Advocate

Posted 9/26/14 7:32 AM
 

Ian&EmmesMommy23
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Member since 11/08

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Diana

Convertible car seat?

i LOVE the Evenflo Symphony 65. I've had it since DS was 1 year and he's now 5 in the Booster. He can stay in it until hes 100lbs

Posted 9/26/14 8:54 AM
 

blu6385

Member since 5/08

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Convertible car seat?

I got DD the britax marathon now at 3.5 I move her to the britax pioneer I think its called and DS will move to the britax marathon

Posted 9/26/14 10:23 AM
 

ElizaRags35
My 2 Girls

Member since 2/09

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Me

Convertible car seat?

We will be getting a Graco 4Ever. The reviews are fantastic and I love that it is a long lasting seat that isn't too big so it will fit well in our smaller cars.

Posted 9/26/14 11:20 AM
 

VeeJay
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Re: Convertible car seat?

I have DD (2 1/2 YO) in the Britax Marathon and I just got the Graco 4Ever for my son. I didn't install it yet, but I am super excited for this one.

Posted 9/26/14 12:02 PM
 

ChristinaM128
LIF Adult

Member since 8/12

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Christina

Re: Convertible car seat?

We have the britax boulevard. Now that its in, I love it but we had a lot of problems getting the correct recline for back facing and had to have it professionally installed.

Posted 9/26/14 12:06 PM
 

Xelindrya
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Member since 8/05

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Veronica

Convertible car seat?

Recaro! :)
because I felt Britax overly hyped as the 'in' thing to buy. Plus (and really my main reason) Recaro makes car seats.. that's what they DO. I'm not talking children's car seats.. I'm talking racing car seats. They are in the business of protecting humans from high speed impacts. They are well respected for comfort, design and use. It made sense to me to choose a company who is most familiar with vehicle crashes of outrageous types to develop a seat that would protect my child while giving her comfort and usable for a long time.

Still.. it wasn't cheap (priced similar to Britax) so I held off .. saving for it. Then Woot.com had them for $99 and I got one as quick as lightning. I should have bought two! Still it was the BEST $99 ($104 since all shipping is $5) I ever spent.

She was always VERY comfortable in that seat. We've moved up to a booster and I do regret not getting another Recaro.

Posted 9/26/14 3:43 PM
 

jams92

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Re: Convertible car seat?

i have the britax marathon which is great, but if i were to need another i would opt for the graco forever

Posted 9/26/14 4:00 PM
 

Lauren82
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Member since 10/06

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L

Re: Convertible car seat?

Posted by ChristinaM128

We have the britax boulevard. Now that its in, I love it but we had a lot of problems getting the correct recline for back facing and had to have it professionally installed.



We have the same seat and love it. It was recommended by an installer for my car and it fits well and was easy to install. Dd is very comfortable in it and we liked the side impact protection and rear tether.

Posted 9/26/14 4:16 PM
 

Pinkisles
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Re: Convertible car seat?

Posted by ElizaRags35

We will be getting a Graco 4Ever. The reviews are fantastic and I love that it is a long lasting seat that isn't too big so it will fit well in our smaller cars.



I'm getting this one too. And I also have a my size 65

Posted 9/26/14 4:40 PM
 

Maybe-Baybe
My Sunshine

Member since 7/12

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My only Sunshine

Re: Convertible car seat?

Posted by ElizaRags35

We will be getting a Graco 4Ever. The reviews are fantastic and I love that it is a long lasting seat that isn't too big so it will fit well in our smaller cars.



I was leaning towards this one because it would avoid another car seat purchase in the future right? I rather get the forever and be done with car seats!

Posted 9/26/14 7:27 PM
 

Naturalmama
Love my boys!!

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Christine

Convertible car seat?

We have both of our boys in Britax Marathons.

Posted 9/26/14 7:29 PM
 

Mama2S2013
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Member since 5/14

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Convertible car seat?

Diono Radian- it's narrow can fit 3 across if you need too, if not it's nice to not have a huge bulky seat, steel frame, and although heavy it folds so easier to travel with

Posted 9/26/14 9:06 PM
 

Mama2S2013
LIF Infant

Member since 5/14

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Convertible car seat?

Diono Radian- it's narrow can fit 3 across if you need too, if not it's nice to not have a huge bulky seat, steel frame, and although heavy it folds so easier to travel with

Posted 9/26/14 9:06 PM
 

ny55angel
car seat tech & geek :-)

Member since 2/06

4346 total posts

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P

Re: Convertible car seat?

Posted by Maybe-Baybe

Posted by ElizaRags35

We will be getting a Graco 4Ever. The reviews are fantastic and I love that it is a long lasting seat that isn't too big so it will fit well in our smaller cars.



I was leaning towards this one because it would avoid another car seat purchase in the future right? I rather get the forever and be done with car seats!



This is a great seat! All the reviews have been amazing so far from technicians who have had the chance to check it out.

The only possible "downfalls" that it could have are

1) if you have a very long torso'ed child they will outgrow the foward facing harness mode too early to be switched to a booster (typically that switch should happen around 5.5-6 years old)

2) if you have a smaller sized child that needs a no back booster past the 10 year expiration the seat has. You would have to buy another low back booster (approximately $15)

Posted 9/26/14 11:39 PM
 

keepingsecrets
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Member since 7/09

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Convertible car seat?

we have the chicco nextfit and love it

Posted 9/27/14 7:25 AM
 

MrsS2005
Mom of 3

Member since 11/05

13118 total posts

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B

Re: Convertible car seat?

I used Britax Marathons with both of my boys.

Posted 9/27/14 8:36 AM
 

Kristin78
LIF Infant

Member since 4/13

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Convertible car seat?

I have the Maxi Cosi Pria love it got great reviews and my DD loves it..super comfy looking

Posted 9/29/14 12:20 PM
 

Pinkisles
<3

Member since 11/13

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Convertible car seat?

I just bought the Graco 4ever on Saturday. I can't wait to try it out.

Posted 9/29/14 1:33 PM
 
 

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