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post #21 of 166
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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post
so, these are supposed to be really good? like good enough i should maybe be thinking about getting one of these for the babe due in october instead of a boulevard?

looks like the britax has better colors/prints though
yep. worth looking at for sure.

-Angela
post #22 of 166
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So what's with all the commotion with these? Why are they so good? I need a new convertible for #2 around sept.

ETA - and what's the difference between the como and the signo?
They have all the features of the boulevard and more

Okay, as far as I see, these are the things the signo has that the como doesn't:

infinite headrest and strap adjustment (like the boulevard)
slightly higher top strap height

anyone else see a difference?


-Angela
post #23 of 166
So what about safety/crash testing? Anyone have info on that?
post #24 of 166
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So what about safety/crash testing? Anyone have info on that?
No safety or crash testing information is available on any carseat on the market. Just that they pass the minimums.

But this company makes racecar seats, so they have some experience in the field.

-Angela
post #25 of 166
Alright, i'm going to be the thread hater. I love love looooovvveee Recaro but OMG i think the seats coming out are uuugggllllyy. :

You can't call that "pink" it's like half red half brown with a little rust thrown in there. Then again i'm used to the very ummm feminine pink/pastel Britax line.

Although, it does have awesome safety features. I'm really excited about the height feature, but I just don't "see" how the seat is going to adjust for someone that tall. I just really really really want to see one in person before I fall head over heels in love with all of it's newfound car seat glory.
post #26 of 166
But would you still buy a regent for the last 10 pounds of being in a car seat? So your toddler could rear face for two pounds more in the new seats but if you are going to buy a regent anyway??? I guess it makes sense if they are cheaper then a Boulevard though.

Sorry I am rambly...
post #27 of 166
I am bummed that my kids are all way too old for one of the new Recaros. DS would still probably fit, but there is no way I could justify a Signo for a 7 year old. Unfortunately, our next seat is going to be a couple of these:

http://www.magnaclek.com/us/english/olli/index.aspx
post #28 of 166
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Alright, i'm going to be the thread hater. I love love looooovvveee Recaro but OMG i think the seats coming out are uuugggllllyy. :

You can't call that "pink" it's like half red half brown with a little rust thrown in there. Then again i'm used to the very ummm feminine pink/pastel Britax line.
I wonder if it's your monitor? The pink looks plenty pink to me. Somewhere between cotton candy and bubblegum.

-Angela
post #29 of 166
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But would you still buy a regent for the last 10 pounds of being in a car seat? So your toddler could rear face for two pounds more in the new seats but if you are going to buy a regent anyway??? I guess it makes sense if they are cheaper then a Boulevard though.

Sorry I am rambly...
I doubt I will get dd anywhere near the 70 or 80lbs in a carseat. She will outgrow everything by height.

And I'd play it by ear- but maybe by then there will be more big seats out there.

-Anglea
post #30 of 166
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I wonder if it's your monitor? The pink looks plenty pink to me. Somewhere between cotton candy and bubblegum.
That's what I was going to say. I see no brown or red in it. I was going to call it a baby pink as it's the same color as many of dds' infant outfits.
post #31 of 166
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That's what I was going to say. I see no brown or red in it. I was going to call it a baby pink as it's the same color as many of dds' infant outfits.
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That's about as pink as pink gets. My guess is the PP needs to adjust the settings on her monitor
post #32 of 166
I only hope that these are available before #2 outgrows her snugride. I knew I should have bought the safeseat, lol.

So from the looks of the seat, you really wouldn't need to buy any other seats than this one, right? It would work from birth on? If you couldn't tell already, I'm trying to convince dh on this one. Also, I'm thinking I should probably pre-order as they'll probably get sold out, backordered, etc when the come out?
post #33 of 166
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Originally Posted by Lisa85 View Post
So from the looks of the seat, you really wouldn't need to buy any other seats than this one, right? It would work from birth on? If you couldn't tell already, I'm trying to convince dh on this one. Also, I'm thinking I should probably pre-order as they'll probably get sold out, backordered, etc when the come out?
I can't imagine that a child would go from a Signo straight to the car's seat belt. So, no you will have to buy another seat, but depending on the child's age and maturity, ie if the seat lasts to when the child is six or seven, you would be able to move them to a belt positioning booster which don't need to cost a whole lot of money.
post #34 of 166
About when does a child reach 70lbs? Of course this will vary, but I'm trying to remember when I hit 70lbs and I know it wasn't until sometime in middle school but I was also very petite for my age. I can't imagine still using a carseat then, I would have been MORTIFIED. Of course it was a different time back then too.
post #35 of 166
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About when does a child reach 70lbs? Of course this will vary, but I'm trying to remember when I hit 70lbs and I know it wasn't until sometime in middle school but I was also very petite for my age. I can't imagine still using a carseat then, I would have been MORTIFIED. Of course it was a different time back then too.
They won't last until 70 lbs. They will outgrow it by height like other seats. I would expect it would last most kids to age 6 or 7.

-Angela
post #36 of 166
I think if I bought one for DS2 it's expire before he outgrew it...At 25mo he is still in his standard infant bucket, and has plenty of room to grow in that.

However I would feel comfortable moving a child who has outgrown this seat into a booster...

Steph
post #37 of 166
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I think if I bought one for DS2 it's expire before he outgrew it...At 25mo he is still in his standard infant bucket, and has plenty of room to grow in that.
Wow- really? How tall is he and how heavy if you don't mind? Does he not mind laying down?

I'm trying to picture a 2 yr old in an infant seat...

Dd hated laying down in the infant seat by 4 months...

-Angela
post #38 of 166
I love Recaro, I didn't know they made carseats too.

I bought a car for $85 back in the day that had Recaro seats (an old VW) and those things were the most comfortable seats ever. I am in the market for a new carseat too...
post #39 of 166
Anybody know when they expire? Are they going to be 6 years?
post #40 of 166
great, just what I need, a stronger carseat addiction.
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