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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-14-2008, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a new seat

The child in my AV is in need of a new seat, she's turning 5 in Sept, she's about 38lbs and I'm sorry I have no idea how tall she is. I drive a 2006 Ford Freestar.

I'm not sure what kind of seat we have now, I know it's due to expire soon. We have a Turbo Booster but I'm not comfortable placing her in the seat. I want her to remain in a 5point harness for a little whole longer. I would love to have a Britax but I can't seem to get my DH on board, he's happier with a safer cheaper seat.

Any help would be great.
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The Evenflo Triumph Advanced, Sunshine Radian 65 or Graco Nautilas are all less expensive than Britax and all harness to higher weight limits. The Graco also converts to a highback and then a backless booster.

I'm trying to figure out what to do for my daughter -- we'll need to replace her seat in my husband's car soon. I'm trying to hold out until I can talk to her ped during her 5-year well visit.
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Have you taken a look at the Graco Nautilus? It harnesses to 65lbs, and converts to a booster. IME, it has taller top harness slots than the Radian or Marathon. And, it's on sale at Walmart.com
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In your shoes I would buy a Graco Nautilus. I have a 2005 Freestar...they install perfectly in all LATCH positions. It's really a wonderful seat. It harnesses to 65 pounds, with 18" top harness position, then converts to a high-back booster to 100 and also a backless booster. The harness/high back portion of the seat has an expiration of 6 years and the backless has a 9 year expiration so it would be quite literally the last seat you'd need to buy.

I can't say enough good things about this seat! It's pretty much the seat I recommend 95% of the time to any forward facing child now.
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Thank you all so much, I think we'll be taking trip to BabiesRUs this week to buy the Nautilus.
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the Burlington Coat Factory ones have nicer fabric and they had free shipping for a while...not sure about now.
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