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#151 of 166 Old 09-14-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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Kaylee, those pictures were very useful, especially as my two year old is about as tall as your daughter. I do hope you can get torso measurements, too - that will certainly help me. Thanks!

Makes you wonder about Recaro's crash-test dummies though - 60 inches tall with a super-short torso - must be quite a sight.
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Okay, my 4.5yo DD's torso is 13.75" and 2.5yo DS's torso is 12.75"

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Right. I would choose the Signo/Como if kiddo is not yet 35# (because RF is just sooooo much safer regardless of age, so long as they still fit the weight/height limits) -- I'd choose the Regent only if kiddo absolutely could not ride RF anymore. Of course, the ultimate dealbreaker is whichever seat will be used correctly 100% of the time
Unless, of course, they're over 34" : My dd is only 30lbs, but she's been over 34in for at least a year. She's still safely RF in her boulevard, but in a recaro she would have to be ff.

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DH and I went back and forth re: the Recaro 34" rule. The logical thing is to use the seat even if the child is taller than 34", provided that their head is lower than 1" below the seat shell, as per NHTSA standards. BUT Recaro told me very emphatically that the warranty would be void if we used it against manufacturers instructions since it was not tested past 34" RF. DH felt that we should go with a seat that DS could RF in and still be within the manuf. guidelines, so we bought another BV. I sure hope that they change the wording in the Signo manual, but more importantly, I hope they did indeed test the seat RF w/the standard 37" dummy.

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Yikes, no way would I buy a new Recaro now! My 20 mo. old is 34" tall and only 27 lbs. I think I'll just keep him in his Scenera until 35 lbs. and then buy a Regent... although then neither kid could ride in the middle seat... maybe I should buy a Britax convertible, or a Radian...
I feel like I'm walking in circles with this carseat confusion! Thank goodness my oldest is happy in his Husky for years to come.
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Okay, my 4.5yo DD's torso is 13.75" and 2.5yo DS's torso is 12.75"
My son's torso length is 14 1/4! Looks like the Regent is our best option, so I just ordered one.
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They have the manuals updated and posted on their site now. Looks like they rethought the 34" rf rule and now say the headrest isn't required at all, only highly recommended
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Hmmm. They don't seem to have their acts together....

I'd be interested in hearing what they "officials" there are saying now.

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They have the manuals updated and posted on their site now. Looks like they rethought the 34" rf rule and now say the headrest isn't required at all, only highly recommended
Yes. Thankfully, they changed it. My 2yo is 37" so I'm very glad they changed the "rule".

I visited the Como and took pics of both my kids in them. I was very pleasantly surprised with the seat. DD1 is 26mo, 37", 27 lbs, 14" torso. DD2 is 6mo, 26", 15lb, 12" torso. Both fit very well, and will be getting new Comos in the near future

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Where did you find a Como to look at IRL? I live in Skagit County too...
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Where did you find a Como to look at IRL? I live in Skagit County too...
I'm actually visiting in Arizona right now and I went to a store here to take pics. You can go to the Recaro website and find a dealer, but the closest I could find was at The Right Start in Seattle/Bellevue.

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Thanks.
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I just got my Signo yesterday! I hope to post pics soon.
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snitker, make sure that you check the forward facing lock offs- they are faulty on the Como and the Signo has the same design. People have been returning their Comos to Recaro because of it. Even if your vehicle has LATCH and locking seatbelts, you never know if you'll have to install the seat in a different vehicle with emergency-only locking belts.

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What are the forward facing lock offs for? I'm still rfing her, so I haven't had to do it yet. Also, I have a Scenera to put in all other vehicles since it is smaller and more compact/easier to transfer into other cars.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Never mind, found my answer.

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