I need help making a decision! My mom is going to be helping me take DS to daycare and picking him up for the next 2 years while I'm in school. DS is currently 2.5, 36", and 30lb. My first thoughts are to get him a cheap seat but the only cheap seat I've found here in Canada is the Cosco Scenera (which is still $100 but I thought I might get it on sale somewhere..) I've also been thinking that maybe it makes more sense to spend a bit extra and get a seat that will last longer (ie. a forward-facing harness/booster combination) and was looking at the Britax Frontier (which is on sale for $240 right now). But I already have a radian xt in my own car which will work until ds is 65lb. My mom would use the frontier for 2 years but then after that I wouldn't need it again until ds was 65lb. And ds would be forward-facing (although only in my moms car for drives in town). But my only other option is to buy a cheap seat now and then eventually down the road i'll need a booster (or some future carseat that experts will determine is better.. 65lb seems a long ways off!). But if I get a cheap seat, which one? There doesn't appear to be any seats that are actually 'cheap'. And the scenera is only good to 40lb, will ds reach that point before he's 4.5?
I just don't know! Help please!
Oh ok - good to know! So I guess that leaves me with the Frontier.. Are there any other forward facing harness/booster combos in Canada? I'm not having much luck finding anything else.
There's also the Graco Nautilus, it harnesses to 65lbs, then converts to highback booster, then lowback booster. It's about $229, unless you can find a really good sale.
I'd do the Nautilus too. It makes a good highback and then backless booster (the backless portion has a 9 year expiry) so you could use it as a booster in your vehicle when your child outgrows the Radian.