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our 5 mo old does not fit in her infant seat anymore, but the next size car seats that we are seeing at Target and BRU are not right for her either. When she sleeps her head flops forward or to the side. She needs something that reclines more.<br><br><br>
Suggestions?<br><br>
We have the Graco comfort sport right now (it doesnt recline enough)<br><br>
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What's your price range?<br><br>
A Britax Boulevard, Marathon or Roundabout would fit her great, have recline position for rearfacing and fit up to 65 lbs forward facing, still in a five point harness. They're basically the most awesome car seat on the market and are extremely safe.
 

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ok, my price range should be low, however, i am willing to buy anything that is safe.<br><br>
you can also find me lurking on frugal board b/c i spend like that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am the mama of a giant baby too! We just bought my 6 month old his new convertible car seat. We got the Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1 seat. As I understand it, the Eddie Bauers and Alpha Omegas are basically the same seat with different names. I chose this seat because of the buckle!<br><br>
Anyway, it is big and it is tall, which is what I was looking for. The first time I took ds out in it, he fell asleep and his head flopped forward. What we needed to do was roll a towel and place it under the front of the seat to recline it slightly more. This carseat also has an infant head insert to keep babe's head from going to the side.<br><br>
My point is, you can control the level of recline to some degree. And so far, this seat seems to be pretty good for my big baby.<br><br>
The cost of the EB was 179, but you can get the alpha omega for 149.
 

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I won't have my kids in anything less than a britax. I am super cheap, but I can't justify saving money by buying a cheaper car seat.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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The Comfort Sport probably won't last you very long, is there anyway to take it back? My son isn't even 3 and has way outgrown the seat by height. Evan is only 15mos and doesn't have much room left either. What is your budget? There's no reason to mention Britax seats if you honesly can't afford them (and there's nothing wrong w/ that). I want to get you the best seat for what you can afford. All seats are going to pass the same tests required to pass US standards. The cheapest seat is going to be the Cosco Scenera for $40. We have one and for the price, it's great. It rf till 35# and has decent strap height so will last a long time (AJ can still fit in this one). To get it reclines right though, you'll need a pool noodle which any carseat check area should have and can help you get it at the right angle. <a href="http://www.seatcheck.org" target="_blank">www.seatcheck.org</a> If you want to pm me your budget (if you don't want to post it) I can help you find a good seat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Another advantage to the Britax seats is that, because they can be used with a tether rear-facing (the only seats on the market that have that feature, as far as I know), the rear-facing incline is better. That is, you install the seat tightly in the reclined position rear-facing as per the manual directions, and then you fasten the tether to the anchor on the floor (look in your owner's manual for the location for rear-facing seats) and as you tighten the tether, the seat reclines a bit more.<br><br>
We <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"> our Marathon and Boulevard.
 

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Just wanted to add that Evenflo Triumph is a good seat and less expensive than Britax. I have one for my three year old and one for my six month old. Works great for both of them.
 

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My kids were both big babies, DD outgrew her infant seat at 5 months and DS at 4 mo - they were both happy as clams in their rear facing Britax Marathons. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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we love our evenflo triumph! it has 5 recline positions (including upright) & is very cushy. dd HATED the bucket seat & got really big really fast. we took her to BRU & sat her in seat after seat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> she smiled in this one & we buckled her in & she stayed smiling & happy- sold!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> she's still in it & very comfy.
 

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DS was a *big* boy, and we ended up with the old version of the Cosco Scenera. It costs $40, and most importantly, has a 35 lb rear-facing weight limit. That was a relief, because he was 34.5lbs at a year.<br><br>
If you can find a car seat inspection station nearby, you can have someone teach you to install the car seat with the appropriate amount of recline.<br><br>
Is the Scenera as cushy or easy to use as the Marathon? Nope. Still, not bad as long as you get the 5-point harness version. It will get you by, and make sure that she is rf until at least a year. Longer is better, though.<br><br>
If budget is a concern, you could also look into the new Fisher Price seat. It is made by Britax, but lacks the RF tether and only has a 55 lb weight limit. Still, it is $189 with no tax and free shipping here: <a href="http://www.specialtybaby.com/fiprsavodeco.html" target="_blank">http://www.specialtybaby.com/fiprsavodeco.html</a>
 
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