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#1 of 5 Old 01-26-2012, 09:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I used to keep up with car seats pretty well, but with my last baby turning 3 in May I haven't for a long time.  The boulevard he is in expires in March so I need to get him something new.  He is tiny, so he will be rear facing for a long time still, it's not even an option right now, since he's still under 20lbs and even if he was I'd keep him rear facing till past 3.  I don't really have any $$ limit for it, most likely he will be in this seat till it expires, like I said, he is really small, and even my 9 year old isn't 50lbs yet and can still fit in a boulevard so we will get a lot of use out of it.


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You are shopping for a <20# 3yo and you need a convertible seat?  I'd look at the Evenflo Triumph65, Diono Radians, and Graco MyRide.  The Safety 1st Complete Air is a nice seat, but has a RFing limit of 40":  some people choose to disregard this, which is not something I'm comfortable choosing to do when there are seats that can be used with full compliance.


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#3 of 5 Old 01-27-2012, 09:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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He will probably be 6 before he is 40", so that won't be too big of a deal.  He has a genetic growth disorder and won't start growth hormones till between 4-6 years old (it's determined by bone age) so he's going to be extremely small till that point (and will never be average height).

 

I'll definitely look at those seats, thanks!

 


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I would probably take him to the store and let him sit in ones you like (or he likes) and choose from there.  If you have a BRU that lets you go install them, then you can also check out how you like them in your vehicle.


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The car seat world is your oyster.   Buy....whatever you want!


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