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Forum: Family Safety   02-15-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By mamasthree
I will chime in as to the comfort on long...

I will chime in as to the comfort on long rides....the nautilus does not work for us in that respect.  Terrible head droop.  How big is your 3 year old?  If he is average, then the Marathon will...
Forum: Family Safety   01-05-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By mamasthree
We have a ComfortSport in Grammie's car and DD4,...

We have a ComfortSport in Grammie's car and DD4, who just turned 2, has been RF in it.  She made it to 2 RF (surprised, she is taller than average)....but did finally outgrow it by height, so I...
Forum: Family Safety   01-04-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By mamasthree
I'd look at the Evenflo Maestro for your FF DD2...

I'd look at the Evenflo Maestro for your FF DD2 and keep the booster for DD1.  DD3 in the Scenera RF.  Are you looking for an infant seat (bucket style) or a convertible that will fit from birth?
 ...
Forum: Family Safety   11-13-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By mamasthree
Our radian does not fit at all RF on the bench...

Our radian does not fit at all RF on the bench seat 3rd row of our suburban--it is just crazy reclined, the seat of the car is very flat.  I would really like to continue RF my nearly 2 year old,...
Forum: Family Safety   11-13-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By mamasthree
For my dd who is just over 4 years, I went ahead...

For my dd who is just over 4 years, I went ahead and bought a turbobooster (we are in the US, she is about 38 lbs.).  I still have her harnessed seat installed and we use that for longer trips.  We...
Forum: Family Safety   10-31-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By mamasthree
they meet the same safety standards....but that...

they meet the same safety standards....but that doesn't necessarily mean that some aren't better than others, right? Maybe I'm just not understanding, but it seems very likely that some seats would...
Forum: Family Safety   10-27-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,957
Posted By mamasthree
The one they had at sale at Target was the...

The one they had at sale at Target was the Roundabout 50--a great deal, IMO, for $99 (I saw that too).

I for one love my Britax seats. Super comfy, easy to install in any vehicle I've tried, and...
Forum: Family Safety   10-20-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By mamasthree
We have this set...

We have this set (http://www.landofnod.com/family.aspx?c=3148&f=1323)...I got it at TJ Maxx. Hearthsong has a ladybug set (http://www.hearthsong.com/Ladybug-Tea-Set_p1533_S2003_D1103_C2303.html).
Forum: Family Safety   10-09-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By mamasthree
I don't think there is a keyed shutoff...I'd...

I don't think there is a keyed shutoff...I'd have to check.

The center adjusts with the driver side of the seat--I think, LOL. My DH is out camping with DD #2, we're meeting up with them...
Forum: Family Safety   10-08-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By mamasthree
WWYD if your family wanted to go on a camping...

WWYD if your family wanted to go on a camping trip, and the truck you haul your camper with has 6 seats (it's a Chevy quad cab)....but the front middle seat is a lap only belt and the manual says no...
Forum: Family Safety   09-16-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,226
Posted By mamasthree
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread (http://www.car-seat.org/search.php?searchid=2843735) for your year Pilot...you should be able to get some combo to work, though you will probably need to buy at least 1 new...
Forum: Family Safety   09-07-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By mamasthree
do they take booster seats? I have an old...

do they take booster seats? I have an old backless booster and I'm wondering if that is considered a "car seat". Also, do they take the 25% off the retail price or off the sale price? The complete...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By mamasthree
Quote: The ridiculous legal climate is one...

Quote:
The ridiculous legal climate is one reason
this. America is one of the most litigous countries in the world. It seems nothing is ever anyone's own fault, fault always belongs to someone...
Forum: Family Safety   08-31-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By mamasthree
well, we have an XT (not SL, so I got a good...

well, we have an XT (not SL, so I got a good deal on it, bought it maybe a year ago?) with the Nassau cover. I love the low profile, seat comfort, kids fit in it good....installation depends on...
Forum: Family Safety   08-26-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By mamasthree
The Maestro is quite a bit narrower and less...

The Maestro is quite a bit narrower and less bulky at the top (& less bulky overall), so it would probably be better for your dsd.

We have both, Nauti in our car and the Maestro in my Mom's...I...
Forum: Family Safety   08-05-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By mamasthree
The Maestro is an easy install, lightweight and...

The Maestro is an easy install, lightweight and works well as a harnessed seat...it will be outgrown as a booster usually at the same time as the harnessed is outgrown, so you will need a booster...
Forum: Family Safety   07-21-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mamasthree
Quote: Originally Posted by chickabiddy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickabiddy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15649915)
It does not have EPS foam, but if I had...
Forum: Family Safety   07-21-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mamasthree
My youngest, 18 mos, rides in a Graco...

My youngest, 18 mos, rides in a Graco comfortsport in my mom's car. She takes them 1 day a week, and they usually just ride from my house to her house (less than 2 miles). Sometimes they go to...
Forum: Family Safety   07-21-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By mamasthree
We have a maestro as a second seat--it's great...

We have a maestro as a second seat--it's great for that. Light, easy to install. I saw one at Target today--they had their new line of car seats out.
Forum: Family Safety   07-20-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,772
Posted By mamasthree
The chlorine will eventually degrade the...

The chlorine will eventually degrade the elastic...it doesn't happen all at once, but it will happen faster than under no chlorine conditions. We have a chlorine pool, and I noticed it with the swim...
Forum: Family Safety   07-20-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By mamasthree
try putting one of the smaller ones in the...

try putting one of the smaller ones in the radian, use the hbb, and one other seat (probably the marathon, since it does sit up on a base, and the base isn't as wide)...don't know if it will work,...
Forum: Family Safety   07-19-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
Posted By mamasthree
Here is the "law sheet" from TN...

Here is the "law sheet" from TN (http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/ghso/pdf/Child_Restraint_Summary-English.pdf)...the booster law here is 8 years and 4'9" (which is 57"). Bold/large text is the law,...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By mamasthree
what is most important to you? ease of install?...

what is most important to you? ease of install? longest RF time? price? where in the car the seat needs to go?

these answers can help others suggest seats for you...
Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By mamasthree
if all else fails, you can order new straps...

if all else fails, you can order new straps (usually)...
Forum: Family Safety   07-14-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By mamasthree
Thanks guys! I told my IL's he should still fit...

Thanks guys! I told my IL's he should still fit RF, they still have it installed in their car from the last visit (it was a spare of ours, still 2 years left before it's expired). I can't wait to...
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