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nak....<br><br>
Evenflo Titan 5<br><br><a href="http://store.babycenter.com/comments/gear/car_seats/infant_and_toddler/4639" target="_blank">http://store.babycenter.com/comments...d_toddler/4639</a><br><br>
i'm looking to buy this car seat but i have read reviews that say the crotch strap is too short. that can't be good for a baby w/ cd's and diaper butt...<br><br>
any thoughts?
 

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I don't have it but have heard the same thing.I know a few people who have returned it because the leg straps were so tight they left huge red marks even when it was on the largest settings. And these babies were under a year!
 

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I don't own one, but we did give the Titan 5 away as replacement seats at the car seat check I worked in June, so I got to use it with several different kids in a couple of different vehicles. I thought it was a fine seat, and added it to my list of <a href="http://www.car-safety.org/carseats.html" target="_blank">seats to consider</a>. The strap may be shorter than some, but that will keep the "lap belt" low across the hips, which is good.<br><br>
Cons to the Titan:<br>
Very stiff harness adjuster.<br>
Twisty straps.<br>
Rear facing loops will be outgrown before the seat is outgrown rear facing. The front facing loops may be used, but the instructions don't say that - you have to call Evenflo to find out.<br>
Rear facing weight limit is "only" 30 lb. Some other seats go to 33 or 35 lb.<br>
Will be outgrown front facing by height before most children reach 40 lb. (this is typical of convertible seats).<br><br>
Pros:<br>
Very tall back means you can use it rear facing all the way to 30 lb. <a href="http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/StayRearFacing.aspx" target="_blank">Rear facing is safer that front facing!</a><br>
Four sets of slots make for a better fit on a wider range of children, short and tall.<br><br>
HTH! If you have other questions, the car seat forums at <a href="http://www.car-seat.org/" target="_blank">Car-Seat.Org</a> are great (in my biased opinion).
 

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My mom has this carseat in her van for Harrison (22 months old - 27 lbs and 32"), and we've never had any issues with the crotch strap not fitting his huge diaper butt! However, as the previous poster mentioned, yes the straps DO get twisted quite often. Also, although he never complains about going in the seat Harrison seems to prefer the Britax RA I have in my jeep. I guess my point is it's not a bad seat and it fits him fine, but it wouldn't be my first choice!
 

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I just bought one for the new baby! I also saw that review so I went to BRU and they had two models-- the old one and the new one. The new one's strap is just fine, the old one is not. I took my toddler along as a model and she fit just fine in the new one. The old strap is about an inch shorter.<br><br>
Let's see . . . I just checked-- I have the BR Austin print-- that is a new one. It's about $10 more than last years's model. Other than the upolstry difference and strap difference they look the same, so just be sure to check that before you buy.<br><br>
I saw some of those "bad" things but it had the widest base and the most safety features for the money. I cannot afford a Britax, sorry. I loved that in the rear facing position the seat reclines very nicely for a newborn--- they have made such improvements since dd was a newborn. I put dd in it rear facing and she still just barely fits at 2 years 9 mos. old, 28 pounds, and 37.5 inches tall.<br><br>
I like the front adjusting harness strap. I had the problem with Abi's old seat-- where it depended on if she was wearing a big cloth diaper or a trim one, I would have to readjust the harness accordingly.<br><br>
Darshani
 
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