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July 21st, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Reese is obvioulsy not forward facing and wont be for a long time but I just want to ask this question. Can you recline a Boulevard FF? I looked on Britax's website and it said that a roundabout can be reclined FF. I thought this was a no no? TIA!!!
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July 21st, 2008, 05:57 PM
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You can use the recline FF'ing on the Marathon and Boulevard up to 33lbs. The Roundabout manual doesn't state a weight, but if the child needs to be reclined FF'ing, then they should probably still be RF'ing.

Whether you can recline the vehicle seat to install a carseat depends on your vehicle owner's manual. Some allow a slight recline (1-2 clicks), though you should have it as upright as possible while still allowing a proper install. Keep in mind that an over reclined ff seat can contribute to spinal compression and neck loading.

(I learned something here too, I had to ask on car-seat.org for clarification)
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July 21st, 2008, 07:48 PM
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I just learned something, too! LOL

I've never been keen on FFing recline. I get the best installs in the fully upright position.
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July 21st, 2008, 09:10 PM
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I just wanted to add, that the Canadian Roundabout manual states that you can NOT use the recline in FF'ing mode, however the US manual states you can use either position.
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July 24th, 2008, 06:05 AM
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My Boulevard manual said that it should NOT be reclined FF.
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July 24th, 2008, 11:17 AM
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July 24th, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Quote:
My Boulevard manual said that it should NOT be reclined FF.[/b]
I just double checked on Britax's website and went through all 3 manuals for the Boulevard, and all 3 say:

Quote:
Child seat must be in the full upright position when installed
in forward-facing mode with children who weigh more than
33 pounds (15.1 kg.).[/b]
the manuals I consulted (on Page 3 and again on page 18 in on each manual):
- 2/7/2008
- 6/11/2007 to 2/6/2008
- Prior to 6/11/2007

Can you double check your manual and let us know? I'd love to know if there is conflicting data out there, for my own educational purposes as a CRST.
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