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post #81 of 166
They are saying the third week of Sep for the Signo now. No way DD2 is lasting in her Companion that long, she just had a massive growing spell and it's getting tight. Looks like I might be looking at getting a cheap seat until the Recaro's are out. :
post #82 of 166
I emailed Recaro yesterday and got a reply- both the Signo and Como will definately have tethers for rear facing
post #83 of 166
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Originally Posted by KayleeZoo View Post
I emailed Recaro yesterday and got a reply- both the Signo and Como will definately have tethers for rear facing
WOOOT!


Now if only my car were big enough to fit three Signos! LOL.
post #84 of 166
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Originally Posted by Peony View Post
They are saying the third week of Sep for the Signo now. No way DD2 is lasting in her Companion that long, she just had a massive growing spell and it's getting tight. Looks like I might be looking at getting a cheap seat until the Recaro's are out. :
Ugh....I'm in the same situation. DS is almost grown out of his roundabout and I'm totally sold on the Signo. If he can just make it until they come out....
post #85 of 166
I can longer recommend the Cosco Scenera to anyone, after reading this article published in the Chicago Tribune. I will never own another Dorel (or Evenflo) product, and will certainly never trust these companies with the lives of my children. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...5.story?page=1
post #86 of 166
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Originally Posted by Still_Learning View Post
Ugh....I'm in the same situation. DS is almost grown out of his roundabout and I'm totally sold on the Signo. If he can just make it until they come out....
Yup, that'd be me. I never thought DS would outgrow the RA rearfacing before he hit 2. : I really don't wanna have to flip him FF until it comes out.
post #87 of 166
I'm confused, (so whats new...) It is my understanding that when a carseat says it goes up to 80 lbs that means 5pt up to a certian weight (40lbs, depending on manufacture) and after that cannot be used as a 5pt, but as a seatbelt booster?

I have two sons, one who will be three in 6 weeks, he is about 35lbs and 38" tall, and a 5 month old who is about 14 lbs. We have the older one in a Cosco Touriva (which we are replacing asap) and the baby in an evenflow infant. So we are looking for a new seat for the older one asap, and to the future for when the little one outgrows his infant seat.

Any recomendations? My head is spinning :
post #88 of 166
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Originally Posted by medaroge View Post
I'm confused, (so whats new...) It is my understanding that when a carseat says it goes up to 80 lbs that means 5pt up to a certian weight (40lbs, depending on manufacture) and after that cannot be used as a 5pt, but as a seatbelt booster?

I have two sons, one who will be three in 6 weeks, he is about 35lbs and 38" tall, and a 5 month old who is about 14 lbs. We have the older one in a Cosco Touriva (which we are replacing asap) and the baby in an evenflow infant. So we are looking for a new seat for the older one asap, and to the future for when the little one outgrows his infant seat.

Any recomendations? My head is spinning :
You're right that that's what a lot of seats mean - some are labeled rather deceptively and aren't clear on just how long you can keep your child harnessed. Many parents assume that a seat that's good till "100lbs" means harnessed that long - but they don't. These types of seats that can harness and later turn into a belt positioning booster are "combination seats." They generally have an obvious shoulder guide for the seatbelt.

There are, however, several seats on the market (and more all the time) that DO harness past 40lbs. (Every harnessed seat goes up to AT LEAST 40lbs.) These are generally NOT "combination seats" - that is, they harness up to a certain weight (55-80lbs) and then the seat is completely outgrown. Each seat should have labeling that spells out the exact weight limits on the seat. If it says "forward facing to 80 pounds" then it really means that you can use the harness that long. A combination seat would say something along the lines of "forward facing to 40 pounds; booster from 30-80 pounds."

Hope that helps some!
post #89 of 166
Anyone else pre-ordered yet? I thought they were going to be cheaper than Britax, but I am seeing $289 now. That's not much cheaper! The BLVD doesn't install well in our car, so I am hoping that this will install better. Anyone found it cheaper somewhere? Now if I could only decide color...
post #90 of 166
Recaro is doing a mandatory price thingy like Britax- all retailers have to sell for the same price. I spoke with one of the retailers and she passed the info along. Anyone caught selling below the agreed upon price can loose their contract w/Recaro. So you probably won't find them cheaper, and I don't know if they will allow discount coupons to be used, either (Britax doesn't let their retailers do it) That blows

And someone on the carseat board supposidly spoke with a Recaro customer service rep and was told that Recaro seats expire in 5 years, since they have a plastic shell. I'm thinking this is just the new convertibles, because the boosters have a steel reinforced frame, but I'm not sure about that. $300 is a lot for a seat w/life span of 5 years, IMO. OTOH, if it's an awesome seat with really good safety features, I'd buy it just for the added safety of the extended RF limit and SIP.
post #91 of 166
Well the Como is cheaper than the Signo, with only a few minor (imo) upgrades for the Signo.

I was not at all thrilled with the color combos. We just bought a Britax Boulevard and will either get another Boulevard or possibly a Como for the second car when they come out, depending on reviews.
post #92 of 166
The price was cheaper a couple months back, I *think* I paid 259 for my Signo when I pre-ordered it in May, but then crept up.


I'm not believing the 5 year expiration date until I see it stamped on a seat, word of mouths can be very different from the reality. Recaro has been elusive about the date saying that they adhere to the industry standard of between 5-7 years but considering that most of the more $ seats are 6-7 years... And I thought their other seats are good for 6 years.
post #93 of 166
I didn't know that about the expiration date! Thanks for the heads up. That does stink! I'd like to use it for DC2 with DS goes into a bigger seat. Since DC2 isn't even planned for 5 years, that expiration doesn't sound good! But I guess by then there will be some way better seats out!
post #94 of 166
I am getting sucked in too! Anyone know anything about the "LATCH bar" that they are using on the signo?

We are saving toward a new convertible and can't wait to see how everyone loves/hates these signos!
post #95 of 166
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I am getting sucked in too! Anyone know anything about the "LATCH bar" that they are using on the signo?
It's supposidly the same design as the Britax convertibles- so you can slide the LATCH buckles along the bar to change the positions between FF and RF. I love that feature on my MA and BV.
post #96 of 166

help w/carseat comparisons

Hey you all knowledgeable ladies. I am in need of getting a new carseat for my 15mo dd to get her out of her infant one. I've been researching Britax and my hubby meantioned Richaro (sorry if splelled wrong). I know in my heart and from what others say is that rear facing, 5pt harness is the best way to go and to keep them rear facing as long as possible. He wants to see proof/data/ website links showing that keeping the child rear facing is actually beneficial. He's thinking that it's only good if we get in a head on collision and if you get hit from the rear, that a forward facing is better and if you get hit from the sides, it doesn't really matter.

I'm willing to shell out the $ for a safe carseat that she will be able to use for many years, but I could use some help to direct me to some facts of which ones are better and why and helping to convince dh to stay rear facing as long as possible.

Thanks,
Miranda
post #97 of 166
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Originally Posted by snitker79 View Post
Hey you all knowledgeable ladies. I am in need of getting a new carseat for my 15mo dd to get her out of her infant one. I've been researching Britax and my hubby meantioned Richaro (sorry if splelled wrong). I know in my heart and from what others say is that rear facing, 5pt harness is the best way to go and to keep them rear facing as long as possible. He wants to see proof/data/ website links showing that keeping the child rear facing is actually beneficial. He's thinking that it's only good if we get in a head on collision and if you get hit from the rear, that a forward facing is better and if you get hit from the sides, it doesn't really matter.

I'm willing to shell out the $ for a safe carseat that she will be able to use for many years, but I could use some help to direct me to some facts of which ones are better and why and helping to convince dh to stay rear facing as long as possible.

Thanks,
Miranda
Here is a great summary. The new Recaro convertibles or a large Britax convertible is the best way to go. HTH.
post #98 of 166
THANKS! That's exactly what I was needing.

Now after spending much of the night researching about carseats (boy my eyes are hurting) I'm sold on the Signo. My only worry is how it's going to fit in my 2001 Ford Escape and my husbands truck (has a back bench seat, but very small).

Do you guys think it would be worth at least ordering/getting and trying it out and then if it doesn't fit, I'm sure it would re-sell well?

I know we can't afford to buy seats for both vehicles and I'm not sure if dd can last until the 3rd week in Sept for a new seat as she's probably at the limit of this one. Does anyone have any recommendations for a smaller/less expensive/yet still relatively safe rf/ff carseat? We could then use this one in my dh's truck and use the Signo in mine since she travels mostly in the Escape anyway. Thoughts?
post #99 of 166
Crap, I just can't decide what I want.

DS1 is in a Boulevard & is 35lb at 2.5yrs
DS2 is in a Safeseat for another 14lb.
We also have a roundabout.

I was planning on moving #2 to the RA when he outgrows the SS. . .I could get a Signo and have him RF until 35 & after that they'd both be FF. . . Then I could put the big one in the recaro & the little one in the BV until someone outgrows theirs then get a Regent. . .
Or I could just keep what I have and have #2 RF until 33lb & when someone outgrows something then get a regent. That'd be $2?? cheaper. . .


I'm ascared that they'll all be sold out when I need to make up my mind.
post #100 of 166
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Originally Posted by Synchro246 View Post
Crap, I just can't decide what I want.

DS1 is in a Boulevard & is 35lb at 2.5yrs
DS2 is in a Safeseat for another 14lb.
We also have a roundabout.

I was planning on moving #2 to the RA when he outgrows the SS. . .I could get a Signo and have him RF until 35 & after that they'd both be FF. . . Then I could put the big one in the recaro & the little one in the BV until someone outgrows theirs then get a Regent. . .
Or I could just keep what I have and have #2 RF until 33lb & when someone outgrows something then get a regent. That'd be $2?? cheaper. . .


I'm ascared that they'll all be sold out when I need to make up my mind.
I'd wait until DC2 outgrows the RA RF and then decide! That way you will hear more about how they install etc. It sounds like you have a while to go!
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