Ok, my update! I took Ian to the SafeKids carseat check and we did end up getting a new seat. They have the Evenflo Titan Elite Dlx but they call it the Titan 5. The only thing I can think of is that they have a contract for Titan 5 so that's what they call this even though it's exactly like the Dlx I saw in the store. This
is exactly what ours looks like. So it does rearface to 35lbs. I'm so happy!!
It was interesting, I got to help educate the police officer who was helping. He was confused as to why I wasn't turning ds around. I explained the 12mo/20lb guide was the bare minimum and how much safer it was to rear face until they are much older. I also had ds in the outboard position and dd was in the middle (since she was in a less protective seat until I got the Nautilus this week). The officer installed ds in the middle now.
I thought that they would take my old seat since it was so old, but she told me to take it home and I could use it for another few years (she said that they could be used 7-10 years?!?) I told her that everything I had read said 6yrs on avg. She maintained that up to 10yrs was ok, but that since ds was so big, I'd have to use it ff. I'll keep it for a little while just in case something drastic happens and we need an emergency back up, but I wonder why she was so sure that a 10yo seat would still be ok.
I guess this is my last question for you Jennifer and Anna, now with dd in a Nautilus and ds in the Titan Dlx, who should be where? I tried to put the Nautilus in the middle but it seemed to tip to the side a bit and I got a much more solid install by moving her over. Now with her seat and his touching, I noticed that her arm rest was pushed up a bit and I can't seem to snap it down. I was in a hurry though so I'll try again tomorrow. If I can't get it to solidly snap in, would it be better to move ds so they are both on the outsides or should I leave him in the middle?