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32 pounds at 21 months ...

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
I have a Marathon for DD that she is getting close to outgrowing RF! Really, what would you techs do in this situation? I was thinking about a Radian to keep her RF, but really??? How much more height does the Radian have than the Marathon anyway. DD is 35" tall, not sure about her torso but she's fairly proportionate.

Blahhhhhh after my whole Roundabout (original RA) fiasco I'm so not thrilled. And jealous of my friends with teeny tiny little kids.

Any advice at all would be great.
post #2 of 44
At under two, I wouldn't even consider it a question. I'd purchase a new convertible. (I'm assuming you have a 33 lb Marathon?)

I'd get the Graco My Ride, any of the Sunshine Kids' radians or the Safety First Complete Air. I would absolutely not turn a 1 year old forward facing, nor would I intimate to someone else that it was 'ok'.
post #3 of 44
Thread Starter 
No, it's a 35 lb Marathon. I'm just trying to plan ahead. If it were a 33 lb, I would definitely get a new seat.

Which website has the $5 seat return ... thing? I'd like to try a Radian in my car but don't have a lot of faith in it actually fitting. I drive a 2001 Saturn SL1.
post #4 of 44
I know Target will let you buy on line and return to a brick and mortar store for a full refund including shipping.

Is her weight at 32 nekkid? Or is her weight 32, fully dressed with shoes on?

If you have a 35 pound Marathon, and 32 isn't her nekkid weight, you've obviously got a little more wiggle room. In your shoes, as a parent and a technician, I would still be buying a 40 or 45 lb seat to continue rear facing.

However, there's a possibility that her growth might slow down radically and she could take a year to gain the next three pounds.

If 32 is her undressed weight, with clothes and shoes she's probably near 34, so I don't think you have much time.
post #5 of 44
I have a 33 lb 20 month old FF in a True Fit. Are you against turning her FF?
post #6 of 44
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Originally Posted by Selesai View Post
I have a 33 lb 20 month old FF in a True Fit. Are you against turning her FF?
Neither a 22 month old nor a 20 month old belongs in a forward facing seat. The OP is very wise in exploring her options.

i strongly recommend turning your child rear facing. Having her forward facing at this age is not a safe option.
post #7 of 44
Thread Starter 
She is 32 lbs dressed, but without a coat. I know it could be quite a while until she actually hits 35 lbs, but it could also be next week.

Thank you for the advice. I'm going to try to find a Radian to test out in my car before making any decision
post #8 of 44
Keep in mind that puffy winter coats can't be worn in car seats...just thin polar fleece ones.

If she's 32 pounds fully dressed, you may have a fair chunk of time
post #9 of 44
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Originally Posted by Maedze View Post
Keep in mind that puffy winter coats can't be worn in car seats...just thin polar fleece ones.

If she's 32 pounds fully dressed, you may have a fair chunk of time
I would still make sure you have the money saved for the seat when the time comes. It could take a year, or even two. Or it could be 3 months. My kids go through giant growth spurts, gaining 2 or 3 lbs at a time.
post #10 of 44
Thread Starter 
She has fleece jackets and a wool coat, and we keep a stack of blankets by the door so they're nice and warm for car rides. Those puffy coats are everywhere though! It was hard to find a coat that she could keep on in the car.
post #11 of 44
It sounds like you've got a great handle on what you need to do to keep your daughter safe. Good luck!
post #12 of 44
I would wait and see personally before buying something... DS is 29 months and has been holding steady at 31 pounds for a good 6 months now. I would research but wouldn't buy anything until she is 34 pounds- she may level out and stay at 32 pounds for quite a few more months.
post #13 of 44
I agree that dd might hpld her weight for quite some time...so I'd probably make sure I saved/had the money on hand for a new seat, but wouldn't rush to buy one just yet.
If the radian will work in your vehicle, it's a great bet. However, your child doesn't seem exceptionally tall, which means the nice, cheap graco myride might be a great option for you. 40 lb RF limit, with a decent, but not uber- tall shell, and cheap, $150 usually, but with coupons, could be less. I'd at least go try one out as you try out the radian.
post #14 of 44
I love how the myride came out pretty much the same day DS hit 41 pounds!
post #15 of 44
I have a 21 month old who is 32 pounds fully dressed RF in a True Fit. I will be buying him a Radian XT when he out grows the TF and have asked my family to contribute to the seat purchase instead of gifts for Christmas and his birthday. I am guesstimating him to hit 35 by Feb.
post #16 of 44
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Originally Posted by Maedze View Post
I would absolutely not turn a 1 year old forward facing
At 21 months old she's 3 months shy of two. Hardly a 1 year old.
post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by North_Of_60 View Post
At 21 months old she's 3 months shy of two. Hardly a 1 year old.
Uh... that doesn't make any sense. You are an age for a year so if a child is not yet 2, they are still 1. Would you say that a child that was 3 months from their 16th birthday should just be able to get their license because they are hardly a 15 year old?

Besides, if she's not one and not two, what the heck IS she?
post #18 of 44
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Uh... that doesn't make any sense. You are an age for a year so if a child is not yet 2, they are still 1. Would you say that a child that was 3 months from their 16th birthday should just be able to get their license because they are hardly a 15 year old?

Besides, if she's not one and not two, what the heck IS she?
There is MUCH bigger difference between a 21 month old and a 12 month old, than there is a 15 year old who's 3 months away from 16 and a 16 year old.

Calling the original poster's child a 1 year old when she is almost 2 is for dramatic effect, because it sounds way more neglectful when it's a 1 year old forward facing instead of a 2 year old.

Not that I disagree with the fact that an ALMOST TWO YEAR OLD should still be rear facing, even at 31 pounds, but I'm not going to regress her age to make her sound younger for dramatic effect. She is what she is - almost 2.
post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by North_Of_60 View Post
There is MUCH bigger difference between a 21 month old and a 12 month old, than there is a 15 year old who's 3 months away from 16 and a 16 year old.

Calling the original poster's child a 1 year old when she is almost 2 is for dramatic effect, because it sounds way more neglectful when it's a 1 year old forward facing instead of a 2 year old.

Not that I disagree with the fact that an ALMOST TWO YEAR OLD should still be rear facing, even at 31 pounds, but I'm not going to regress her age to make her sound younger for dramatic effect. She is what she is - almost 2.

id say she is what she is.... she is 1.

recommendations are to keep kids rf till they are at LEAST 2 and 30 lbs is that not so?
post #20 of 44
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Originally Posted by North_Of_60 View Post
At 21 months old she's 3 months shy of two. Hardly a 1 year old.
I'm sure you didn't mean to be sarcastic. It must have been an accident.

A 21 month old is 1 year old. A child under two does not belong in a forward facing seat. There is no wiggle room there.

As the matter of fact, a child over two should continue to be in a rear facing convertible, as well, but those first 24 months are without a doubt the most crucial.
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