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#1 of 6 Old 01-14-2013, 09:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi there,

I'm now seriously considering one or two Diono seats, if we can then have an adult passenger in the backseat of our 2008 Santa Fe, with DS ff (5.5 yrs, 38 lbs, 43") and DD rf (13months, 23 lbs, av height). There's a local shop that sells them at the same price as amazon, that will let us try them in the car first.

Just wondering which of the models I should consider for DS and DD? Same or different? (Assuming price wasn't an issue). Thanks

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Any help anyone? Going to local store tomorrow and might try to take advantage of Sears sale on R100 if it's the right seat for one of our two. Thanks in advance.

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I'm not as familiar with the newer models.

 

Don't plan on it being the last seat you need.  It doesn't make a great booster and will not last until your child is big enough to not need a booster. You will have to buy a booster down the road.

 

I know the version with the headwings can be less comfortable as the child gets older.

 

And that's about all I know.  I had one of the original radians - way back when there was only 1 choice!


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Thanks for the reply. If my DS is 5.5 I'm hoping he wouldn't need another seat before a booster? And was counting on using it as a booster to help justify the price (though the sell easily 2nd hand here). I guess I have more thinking/researching to do...

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Might want to check to see if your 5.5yr old even fits. The headwings get in the way of a kids shoulders so once the harness is outgrow the booster feature is also out grown.
Is your ds outgrowing his current seat? You are already entering possible booster time

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DS is only 38 lbs and has only gained 2 lbs in the last year, so I think he'll be harnessed for a while. He's 43.5" tall, so average height for his age I think. He could easily stay in his Maestro - just don't think it's narrow enough to allow for adult passenger with two seats in the back of our 08 Santa Fe. If the Harmony Defender was avail in Canada, would that be a better choice for him over a Radian?

I just bought two RXTs at a local shop last night (they honoured a pre-Christmas sale price for me) but I won't open either box until I try them in the sample seats in store this weekend. So any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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