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March 8th, 2013, 06:19 PM
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I have another post asking about the Graco ReadyRide but haven't gotten any responses about it. We have a baby boy coming in July so we need to get him a seat. We have an older Ford mini-van but we are looking at an older Mercedes sedan for a second car. I am thinking we may end up getting the infant seat if we get the sedan as we would need to fit three seats in back instead of a convertible. Our 18 month old and four year old have Nautilus seats for the van. Love the Graco Nautilus! For the sedan we would have a Harmony booster for the four year old (she fits it well and sits up, doesn't mess with the seatbelt, and it had a lower height/weight requirement which she is in, very nice hi-back booster) and a Graco Comfortsport for the 18 month old. I'm figuring the seatbelts will be like the van seatbelts and we will have to use the clip for the seats. My girls average height/weight, not biggies at all. I've never liked the Comfortsport as the straps get very uneven and are difficult to get even again. That's why I always check the straps in the store to see if they stay even when you pull on one of them, I really really really disliked dealing with the Comfortsports straps. I am willing to spend more if need be thanks to our tax refund but would prefer less expensive to more expensive. I know we may end up having to get seats to fit the sedan if we get it. Van isn't really a problem for seats though I read somewhere that the carseat isn't supposed to touch the seat in front of it? I think all our seats rear-facing have touched the front seats. Just looking for some advice on car seats as getting this Mercedes will mean rethinking my plans for a convertible for the new baby (I had been leaning towards getting the Graco ReadyRide but an infant with two bases would probably make the most sense if we have a second car, my husband had a truck that we couldn't put the kids in that the Mercedes will replace). I know Britax are nice to deal with but are huge and more than I really want to pay. Would consider a Radian though.

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March 19th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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The ready ride is pretty much a comfort sport. The top harness is short, about 14 inches, so it will be outgrown by the age of 2-3, just like a comfort sport is. I can't promise what you could do a 3 across with, it would all depend on your car, seat belts, car seats and positions you put them in. Personally, knowing I have to do a 3 across...I would go with a radian. They also fit newborns well.
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