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post #21 of 44
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Quick update -- Got a referral from wic for a new seat for ds. Now I just have to wait for a call back from Safe Kids. I'll let you know what happens next.
post #22 of 44
Super! Where are you located? Did you do a search for a technician in your area?
post #23 of 44
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Apparently the lady at SafeKids is a technician. The friend of a friend that I talked to who is a firefighter said she is no longer able to do them. Another friend of mine that is a police officer also is on the list, but she isn't able to do them any more either. I know her certification lapsed when she got pg and went to part time. It seems like everybody I talked to said there is just this one person to talk to. I hope she calls back soon.
post #24 of 44
Yes, that is what SafeKids is--that is who certifies the techs, and as techs we are part of local SK coalitions. There probably will be more in your area--you can do a zip code or city search here.
post #25 of 44
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It's funny, every link I use to find a tech turns up a different list. Right now though the only person that gives out carseats is H. So I have to wait for her to call me back. It's kind of frustrating since her answering machine says she returns calls once a week on Monday, but then she called last week on Thursday while I was gone, so I really have no idea what to expect. I'm afraid that she will call today while we are gone.
post #26 of 44
Good for you for wanting to keep your kids as safe as possible and asking for help!

SO glad you are listening to the educated CPSTs on this thread. RF is at least 4 times safer under age 2.
post #27 of 44
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Originally Posted by KayleeZoo View Post
Good for you for wanting to keep your kids as safe as possible and asking for help!

SO glad you are listening to the educated CPSTs on this thread. RF is at least 4 times safer under age 2.
Thanks! It's unbelievable the wealth of knowledge here on MDC. I'm very grateful to the cpsts that come here every day and answer all the questions that are asked. Now if I can only get this all taken care of, I'll feel so much better.
post #28 of 44
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Great news! I got an appointment for next Monday to get a carseat for my toddler.

Plus I saw a graco nautilus at Meijer today! I'm hoping that I can get seats for both kids on Monday for only $20 each, but if not my tax return is going toward a Nautilus for dd.
post #29 of 44
Super! That is great news
post #30 of 44
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I emailed the cpst that we'll see Monday and she said that they only have ff harnesses to 40lbs (Evenflo Express). So we'll have to get a Nautilus for dd.

She said that for ds she's bringing an Evenflo Titan 5, that rear faces to 35lbs! I'm so excited!

I'll update again after we get the seats!
post #31 of 44
There's no Titan 5. The only Titan that rf to 35# is the Elite and it ff to 50# (don't see this happening though). Just be sure to check the stickers and manual to make sure of the limits.
post #32 of 44
Super! I know that here we have a few Titans to give out (the new ones, 35RF/50FF) so hopefully that is what you get!
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by thepeach80 View Post
There's no Titan 5. The only Titan that rf to 35# is the Elite and it ff to 50# (don't see this happening though). Just be sure to check the stickers and manual to make sure of the limits.

Ok, that is odd. I will def double check with her. Here is exactly what she said in her email "We use the Evenflo Titan 5 seats, which are rear facing up to 35 lbs and forward facing up to 40 lbs." I guess I'll find out on Monday. At this point, even if it only rf up to 30lbs, it's safer than the outdated/almost outgrown seat he has now and it will buy me some time to get him a better seat. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!
post #34 of 44
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You know, I'm just sitting her trying to figure all this out. How come this has to be sooo hard? Am I just that dense? All I want to do is to keep my kids safe and not spend so much money that I won't be able to feed them too. YK?

If the carseat that the tech brings really only goes to 30lbs, should I just save my $20, decline it and stop at Walmart and get a Scenera instead? I'd hate to spend $20 on a carseat and have him outgrow it in a couple months and have to buy yet another new seat. If I'm doing that I might as well get one of the more expensive ones that will last him till he's 50lbs.

Every time I think I know what's going on, I don't. I feel so lost. Thank you Jennifer and Anna for walking me through this. I appreciate it more than I can express with mere words. to you both!
Jen
post #35 of 44
This might be a long shot, but call all your local Wal-Marts and see if they have any Safety 1st Uptowns left (have them check in the back too). I should've thought of this sooner, but these seats were clearanced out for $22 and rf to 35# and are slightly bigger then the Scenera.
post #36 of 44
Thread Starter 
Ok, I did a little digging around online and found this order form link on our Safekids website and it says Titan 5 -- convertible -- 5pt harness -- 5-40lbs.
post #37 of 44
I just couldn't find a Titan 5 on the Evenflo site, so maybe they stopped making them recently? It still will only rf to 30#.
post #38 of 44
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It's really confusing, because I couldn't find them anywhere current either.

On a totally better note, I got the 2nd to the last Nautilus for my dd. I checked online and our state tax return was deposited today. They were all gone at all the Walmarts nearby and I remembered seeing them at Meijer, so we ran over this morning and got one for her. What a relief. I have to put it together tonight.
post #39 of 44
Glad you got the Nautilus for your DD!

As far as the Titan, the old ones RF to 30 pounds, FF to 40. The new ones RF to 35, FF to 50 but have the same strap heights as the old ones, so probably won't last any longer. There won't be any that both RF to 35 and FF to 40. If they try to give you a 30/40 seat, I would say no thanks and go for the Scenera instead. I'm surprised they give out Titans over Sceneras anyway, since the Sceneras are cheaper.
post #40 of 44
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Got the Nautilus put together today. After I bought it, I got a coupon in the newspaper for 15% off any baby item. So I had to take the seat back, return it and repurchase it, but it saved me $24! I got the seat put together, but it's not in the car yet. Ds just woke up from his nap, so I'll have to wait till tonight or tomorrow to hook it up. We aren't going anywhere till tomorrow afternoon anyway.

Thanks again Jennifer and Anna!
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