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#1 of 3 Old 12-27-2011, 05:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We were involved in an accident just before Christmas when someone ran a stop sign and slammed into our vehicle.  Thankfully we were all OK but the vehicle will probably be a write off and I need to replace our carseats.

 

My older two are in highback Graco turbo boosters so it's easy for me to replace those.

 

My younger two are 3.5 years old and 35-38lbs.  They are both fairly tall.  They are (or were) ff in True Fits.  We are comfortable with them being ff.  It's been about 3 years since I last looked at seats so I'm looking for some recent info.  I'm not sure if we should go with a forward facing converts to a booster model (Nautilus maybe) or else just a forward facing model and buying a highback booster later as we are happy enough with the Graco boosters.  Can someone please give me the names of a few models that would fit my children?  I would need to spend approximately the same amount of money as we spent on the True Fit's as insurance is replacing them. 


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There are currently no forward facing only harnessed seats on the market, only combination (harness-to-booster) seats.   

 

For you, I would look at the Evenflo Maestros, Graco Nautilus, Graco Argos, Recaro ProSports or Britax Frontier 85s.  Any of them would be fine :-)

 


Don't forget to put the screws in the armrests of the Turboboosters...they aren't optional!


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Thanks.  I didn't realize there were only combination seats out there.  We're leaning towards the Nautilus for the younger two.  We like it better than the Maestro, haven't come across the Argos (U.S. only maybe?) and the Britax is out of our price range.  Now I just need to find a place to order online in Canada as our two local stores did not have it available.

 

We do have the armrests on the turbo boosters screwed in smile.gif.


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