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post #21 of 61
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Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie View Post
Does anyone know if a Radian will fit RF in a Honda Civic in the center position? If so, will it interfere with the driver's seat being pushed back quite far? That is my one fear in buying a Radian over a Marathon for DS. He has almost outgrown his Touriva, and I need something with a narrow base. I tried the website that lists car/carseat combos for fit, and the Radian/Civic combo were not listed.
What is your reason for needing it in the center?

I don't think it would really fit well there.

We have always had our boulevard outboard because of that reason.

-Angela
post #22 of 61
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Well, good thing I stayed tuned in Thanks again for your replies, ladies.

Has anyone the link to this site or any other that fit the bill? How reliable are they?

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie View Post
I tried the website that lists car/carseat combos for fit, and the Radian/Civic combo were not listed.
post #23 of 61
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
What is your reason for needing it in the center?

I don't think it would really fit well there.

We have always had our boulevard outboard because of that reason.

-Angela
I frequently transport my 17 month old daycare boy as well as my son, and do not feel comfortable with either boy FF. I am very tall and cannot have a RF car seat behind my seat. Ideally, my seat is pushed back as far as it will go, but with the Scenera on the passenger side and the Touriva in the center spot, I have to come forward more than I am comfortable, but am still able to drive.

If the Radian will not fit RF in the center spot, then it will go RF on the passenger side and the Scenera or possibly the Touriva will be in the center RF or worst case, one will be FF behind me.

A new vehicle is absolutely not possible currently, unfortunately.

ETA: I know it is an irrational fear, but I worry about DS being on the passenger side of my car. I know that the safest spot is the center, the next safest is behind the driver and the third is behind the passenger seat. I "know" he is theoretically nearly as safe as I am, but it still worries me.
post #24 of 61
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You're absolutely right... for some reason I forgot to double check the height/age and 30 in is between 12 and 15 months for an average boy. Looks like I'm back looking. LOL

This is what I'm looking at if anyone wants to know: http://pediatrics.about.com/library/...nboysbirth.htm

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And, your child is much more likely to outgrow the Keyfit by height before 30 pounds. The seat is outgrown when there is less than one inch of shell above the head.
post #25 of 61
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Originally Posted by TeaLeaf View Post
Well, good thing I stayed tuned in Thanks again for your replies, ladies.

Has anyone the link to this site or any other that fit the bill? How reliable are they?

Thanks
This is the site : http://www.carseatdata.org/
post #26 of 61
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Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie View Post
Does anyone know if a Radian will fit RF in a Honda Civic in the center position? If so, will it interfere with the driver's seat being pushed back quite far? That is my one fear in buying a Radian over a Marathon for DS. He has almost outgrown his Touriva, and I need something with a narrow base. I tried the website that lists car/carseat combos for fit, and the Radian/Civic combo were not listed.
I don't know how it fits in a civic but it fits very nicly rear facing in the center of my golf, even with the seat pushed back. It fits better in the center than everywhere else. If it was rearfacing on the passenger side the front passenger seat would be unusable but the back sort nuzzles inbetween the seats when it is in the center.
post #27 of 61
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Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie View Post
I frequently transport my 17 month old daycare boy as well as my son, and do not feel comfortable with either boy FF. I am very tall and cannot have a RF car seat behind my seat. Ideally, my seat is pushed back as far as it will go, but with the Scenera on the passenger side and the Touriva in the center spot, I have to come forward more than I am comfortable, but am still able to drive.
Britax seats can be installed VERY upright and that way take up very little space. I would try it!

-Angela
post #28 of 61
okay- somehow misread- thought you were talking about a marathon in the center.

I think a radian might fit.

But I can't envision how you have ANY seats side by side in the civic with one in the middle

-Angela
post #29 of 61
Thread Starter 
Thanks.

Go figure, the one I seem to like, the boulevard wouldn't do well in the back of a 2006 Forester... Marathon is a go. I'm still going to try it myself though when I go to a store

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This is the site : http://www.carseatdata.org/
post #30 of 61
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Originally Posted by TeaLeaf View Post
Thanks.

Go figure, the one I seem to like, the boulevard wouldn't do well in the back of a 2006 Forester... Marathon is a go. I'm still going to try it myself though when I go to a store
Boulevard and marathon are the same base. If one would work the other would as well.

-Angela
post #31 of 61
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
okay- somehow misread- thought you were talking about a marathon in the center.

I think a radian might fit.

But I can't envision how you have ANY seats side by side in the civic with one in the middle

-Angela
It took a lot of puzzling by a tech at a rescue station, and in the end, the two seats that I brought in didn't fit. I had to buy a Touriva that they had on hand and it still is not comfy for me, but the boys are safe. Both front seats have to be pushed forward a bit, and I re-check the seats regularly, but for now they both work.

I am really hoping that if I can get a Radian in there, there will be a bit more wiggle room to get them in tight. As they are, I don't dare to take them out of my car for any reason. I honestly don't think I could get them back in myself if I had to.

How upright can a Radian be? I would think that is the ultimate fit question for my car puzzle.
post #32 of 61
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How upright can a Radian be? I would think that is the ultimate fit question for my car puzzle.
My understanding is that the radian takes up more back to front space than a marathon- no matter what.

I would try two marathons outboard, installed very upright personally. I have a friend with a small mazda and a rf marathon that fits fine.

-Angela
post #33 of 61
I can't get the Radian very upright in my car, since the rearfacing boot much be on. I can easily get the Radian in the center and my Marathon rearfacing passenger side. The Radian and the Marathon puzzle really, really well. What kind of seat is the LO you watch in (maybe you said and I missed it) I was actually suprised that I was able to get 3 across in my golf so I would try out all combinations. I know people have done 3 in a Civic so you should be able to get 2 in next to each other with the right seats.
post #34 of 61
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I know people have done 3 in a Civic so you should be able to get 2 in next to each other with the right seats.
I'd love to see pics of 3 across in a civic.... maybe with all radians... Maybe.

We have a boulevard and a companion both outboard now and there's not space in the middle for anything.... a jacket and a sling... that's it.

-Angela
post #35 of 61
we fit three across in a civic (a few different combinations in fact). almost always included an alpha omega, i know we had some cheap-o evenflo convertible for awhile and the 3rd seat was usually an infant seat or booster seat, but was a tourivo once for sure (so that was tourivo, alpha omega and whatever the cheap evenflo was in like 2002/2003). i was a childcare provider when we had our civic so we usually had 2 seats installed (since i usually had 2 kids) but we did do the odd 3rd seat sometimes. i know we weren't able to go out one day cause the 3rd seat was a roundabout. oh and we had to take the base off of the ao for either ff or rf but not the other (and my memory is fuzzy on which). me and my sil laughed about how it would have been easier to take two trips than fitting the 3 across once. it sure take alot of time and puzzling.
post #36 of 61
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ETA: I know it is an irrational fear, but I worry about DS being on the passenger side of my car. I know that the safest spot is the center, the next safest is behind the driver and the third is behind the passenger seat. I "know" he is theoretically nearly as safe as I am, but it still worries me.
Erm, I think you have that backwards... more accidents impact the DRIVER'S side than the passenger side. The difference is slight, though.

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Originally Posted by TeaLeaf View Post
This is what I'm looking at if anyone wants to know: http://pediatrics.about.com/library/...nboysbirth.htm
Hm, those are the charts normed on formula-fed kids, though ;-). You should probably double-check on the WHO charts normed on a breastfed population!
post #37 of 61
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That's all I could find, better than nothing. Do you have a link for those other charts?

Thanks

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Hm, those are the charts normed on formula-fed kids, though ;-). You should probably double-check on the WHO charts normed on a breastfed population!
post #38 of 61
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
I'd love to see pics of 3 across in a civic.... maybe with all radians... Maybe.

We have a boulevard and a companion both outboard now and there's not space in the middle for anything.... a jacket and a sling... that's it.

-Angela
They have some on the car-seat.org board, in the three across thread. The majority have one or 2 Radians, either puzzled with a MA or BLVD or an infant seat. A few used a Scenera or other narrow convertible.
post #39 of 61
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Originally Posted by Ironica View Post
Erm, I think you have that backwards... more accidents impact the DRIVER'S side than the passenger side. The difference is slight, though.
I thought it was the passenger side that was more at risk, because no matter how much of a mama bear you are, you tend to veer away from yourself when you are about to hit something and tend to hit the passenger side more often. I am pretty sure I read that somewhere, although I don't know how accurate it is.

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Originally Posted by MommyinMN View Post
I can't get the Radian very upright in my car, since the rearfacing boot much be on. I can easily get the Radian in the center and my Marathon rearfacing passenger side. The Radian and the Marathon puzzle really, really well. What kind of seat is the LO you watch in (maybe you said and I missed it) I was actually suprised that I was able to get 3 across in my golf so I would try out all combinations. I know people have done 3 in a Civic so you should be able to get 2 in next to each other with the right seats.
Hmm... Now I am dying to try to install a Radian. If it is not all that upright, but fits between the front seats, that would be fabulous. If it doesn't, then it won't work at all, as I MUST have my seat back quite a bit in order to not be kissing the airbag as I drive.

I wish I could see a Radian in the center in a pic in a Civic. The Touriva nearly fits between the two seats, but has about an inch or so overlap on either side. I know the Radian has a narrow base, but how narrow is the top?


Oh, and just because I just noticed it: :
post #40 of 61
http://car-seat.org/showpost.php?p=458600&postcount=7 this has a pic of a radian in the middle of a civic rear-facing (it also has a couple pics of 3 across in a civic).
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