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post #81 of 93
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With the Nautilus you have to move the headrest part up to reveal more slots. Maybe that was the problem? I think it has 4 set of slots.
Okay, that's where I messed up. We'll have to go back just as soon as we can to get another. Thanks!
post #82 of 93
Yeah, you have to move the headrest up to find those last slots. It can bey tricky that way. But it should fit her.
post #83 of 93
The Nauti has a top harness height of 18.5". She will have a good couple of inches You have to push in the red button and pull the headrest up to expose the last 2 slots. I have a very long torsoed 3 year old, and she has plenty of room
post #84 of 93
Glad you figured that out-- the Apex is the same way and it confused me at first when I went to look at it (a couple years ago).
The Nautilus should last at least a year in the harness and the Regent would probably last 3+ years.
post #85 of 93
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You're compromising your kids safety, and you don't seem to care (as I've stated before, and you were so offended).
Hmm... what I've seen on this thread is a mamma go from sharing dangerous info that she accepted at first without question, to questioning it, getting more info, accepting a WHOLE lot of criticism with fairly minimal defensiveness, and ultimately deciding to put her children in much safer seats. She expressed regret that she couldn't find a harness to fit her 3-year-old, and is relieved to learn that she likely missed the extra slots in the Nautilus. Lots of moms would not go so far as to explore these issues at all, much less going back out to the store to take another look at a seat that she may have misjudged the fit on.

You've come a long way, baby. ;-) Congrats, mammal_mama!
post #86 of 93
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Hmm... what I've seen on this thread is a mamma go from sharing dangerous info that she accepted at first without question, to questioning it, getting more info, accepting a WHOLE lot of criticism with fairly minimal defensiveness, and ultimately deciding to put her children in much safer seats. She expressed regret that she couldn't find a harness to fit her 3-year-old, and is relieved to learn that she likely missed the extra slots in the Nautilus. Lots of moms would not go so far as to explore these issues at all, much less going back out to the store to take another look at a seat that she may have misjudged the fit on.

You've come a long way, baby. ;-) Congrats, mammal_mama!
I agree! to mammal_mama!
post #87 of 93
I agree as well. Good job, mammal_mama!
post #88 of 93
OP- I'm glad you discovered the Nautilus.... I hope you get back soon to grab one! The headrest thing is a little tricky so make sure to post questions about it here to make sure you get it in the right position. These mamas will be glad to help

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I'm wondering, how many carseats do you recommend buying for one child?
You could do with a minimum of 2, sometimes. For us we had the infant seat (free, used from my baby sister who was 15 months when my ds was born so the seat was still safe) until he was 3 months. At that time he outgrew it so I bought a Graco ComfortSport for my car ($110). Once I realized what a pain in the butt it was to constantly move it AND get a safe install each time (I was moving it a couple times a week) I bought a Britax Marathon for my car ($280) and moved the ComfortSport to the other car. Once he outgrew the ComfortSport at about 2 1/2ish I bought a Britax Regent ($280). I recently purchased a Graco Nautilus for him, as he's close to outgrowing the Marathon (by height) and I found it on an awesome sale ($110). So now he has a Nautilus, which will be in my future in laws car as soon as I get it installed, a Regent (currently in the garage, waiting for me to move the Nautilus out of my car so the Regent can go back in there) and a Marathon (in DP's car for an emergency). Total of 5 carseats in 4 years for a total of a little over $800, after you add in taxes. I will be buying another seat (unsure of what) to replace the Marathon in dp's car in the next year. In 3ish years when ds outgrows the Regent he'll get another seat, depending on what's on the market at the time.
post #89 of 93
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Hmm... what I've seen on this thread is a mamma go from sharing dangerous info that she accepted at first without question, to questioning it, getting more info, accepting a WHOLE lot of criticism with fairly minimal defensiveness, and ultimately deciding to put her children in much safer seats. She expressed regret that she couldn't find a harness to fit her 3-year-old, and is relieved to learn that she likely missed the extra slots in the Nautilus. Lots of moms would not go so far as to explore these issues at all, much less going back out to the store to take another look at a seat that she may have misjudged the fit on.

You've come a long way, baby. ;-) Congrats, mammal_mama!
Thanks for the support!

I've overall found the posters on this thread to be supportive and helpful.

One or two dud posts among so many good ones isn't so bad!
post #90 of 93
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Originally Posted by mammal_mama View Post
I'm wondering, how many carseats do you recommend buying for one child?
You could generally get by with 3 per child I think :
- one infant seat that rear-faces to 30 or 35 lbs (depending on the country you live in)
- one forward-facing seat that harnesses to 65 or 80 lbs (again, country dependent)
- one dedicated booster
post #91 of 93
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However, my local taxi firm has cars where one of the seats folds down like described in the op only it folds down and there is a 5pt harness.
I drove someone's van once that had a seat in the back that did this. I wish all my van seats (in the middle and back anyway) had that capability.
post #92 of 93
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Thanks for the support!

I've overall found the posters on this thread to be supportive and helpful.

One or two dud posts among so many good ones isn't so bad!
i am also soo impressed w/ your openmindness. i have friends IRL that are nowhere near as open minded when it comes to car safety. they have to stick to the idea that they are doing the best they can (which they obviously are not).

congrats! you are a great and caring mom!
post #93 of 93
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i am also soo impressed w/ your openmindness. i have friends IRL that are nowhere near as open minded when it comes to car safety. they have to stick to the idea that they are doing the best they can (which they obviously are not).

congrats! you are a great and caring mom!
Thanks!
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