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December 11th, 2013, 05:27 AM
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Which ones are your favorite and why? There's so many to choose from. Are there any you absolutely would not trust?
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December 11th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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We got the Safety 1st advanced air. It goes up to 70 pounds.
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December 11th, 2013, 08:05 AM
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We ordered a Chicco nextfit on Amazon black Friday....50% off!

From what I've heard, all car seats are equally safe if installed correctly. BUT...some will work better than others for your particular kiddo. For example, if your LO is consistently in the mid- to -upper percentile for height, then Britax seats probably won't work, as baby will outgrow the shell quicker.

The Safety First Alpha Omega Elite seems to get the thumbs down, so try to avoid that one if you can.
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December 11th, 2013, 08:21 AM
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Britax Boulevard. We've used those for both my older girls, and now my oldest is in a Frontier. I really like Britax seats.
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December 11th, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Britax Marathon over here. Diapers.com often has 25-30% off sales on Britax and they ship in 1-2 days free with orders over $39.00. They also offer free 365 day returns.

Some carseats (ie. Britax) do offer better side impact protection and are really easy to install.
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December 11th, 2013, 11:28 AM
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I took back my expensive Britax and purchased a safety 1st and a Greco(?). So far I'm happy with both. We had to change out our infant seat about 1.5 months ago because Brock was too long.
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December 11th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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We have owned a good variety (Britax, Graco, Cosco, Alpha Omega, Evenflo) and ultimately like our Gracos the best. All three of my children are in them right now. They have decent RF limits, comfy features, and install well in our truck (we have three across our middle seat). And, frankly, they are priced right. I'd love a Radian, but it's not going to happen at $300 each! I think all have their little features (the Graco latch isn't ideal aka: easy to use and those seats are heavy), but it's just about finding which one you can prolly live with.

Jo will be getting a MyRide65 when she leaves her infant seat. It's one we already own. Although I need to play around in the car to make sure it fits (should, we have one installed on the other side, so I don't see why not).

But every single seat on the market passed the same safety inspections. No one has better protection than any other one (Britax is particularly good at selling unsubstantiated claims about protection). As long as it's installed and used correctly, it will protect your child well. But like Lab said, it's about your child too. Some seats don't allow rear facing as long because of the limits and such.
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December 11th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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The Safety First Alpha Omega Elite seems to get the thumbs down, so try to avoid that one if you can.
That's what we have!!!! I had to put a rolled-up towel under the base for it to recline as much as it's supposed to, and when it is fully reclined (so Misha's head isn't falling forward when he falls asleep) it takes up SO MUCH room in our Civic. We're actually buying a bigger car (not because of the car seat issue, but partially!) soon, so hopefully that won't be as much of a problem. It's also very, very difficult to tighten with the latch system. Very poorly designed in this respect. I spent a lot of time in ridiculous positions in the back seat, sweating and swearing whilst tightening it. Unnecessarily difficult. Otherwise it's a nice seat, seems very comfortable and is easy to get him in and out of, adjusts easily, etc. But I wouldn't recommend it.
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December 12th, 2013, 02:10 PM
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We have a Britax Marathon that my oldest is in and a Graco MyRide 65 I bought as a spare seat for DH's car for him. We like both, but use the Britax as his main seat. I plan to give Roman the Britax when he's ready for it in a few months and purchase my oldest the Graco Nautilis (since it's FF only and will transition into a booster so it will be his forever seat from now on) then we'll keep the Graco MyRide as the spare in DH's car so if he ever has to transport either child he can.
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December 12th, 2013, 08:22 PM
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That's what we have!!!! I had to put a rolled-up towel under the base for it to recline as much as it's supposed to, and when it is fully reclined (so Misha's head isn't falling forward when he falls asleep) it takes up SO MUCH room in our Civic. We're actually buying a bigger car (not because of the car seat issue, but partially!) soon, so hopefully that won't be as much of a problem. It's also very, very difficult to tighten with the latch system. Very poorly designed in this respect. I spent a lot of time in ridiculous positions in the back seat, sweating and swearing whilst tightening it. Unnecessarily difficult. Otherwise it's a nice seat, seems very comfortable and is easy to get him in and out of, adjusts easily, etc. But I wouldn't recommend it.
I purchased the same one, great deal at Costco. It was hard to install an we also need to use towels. I really like it so much now that it is installed, my truck is large so I have enough room. We did try it front facing just to make sure I liked it every possible way before we tossed out the box. Seems to be so much easier front facing.
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