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DS is probably about 35 or 36 pounds. We have an Evenflo Triumph. Should I put out the money for a Britax boulevard? I see many reasons to do it, but MAN is it super expensive. phew! What would be the reasons for it? What other options do I have? Anyone know of good sources for deals on this carseat?

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Children gain weight slowly at this age. HE has 4 more pounds to go. It could be 2 years before he outgrows the Triumph.
It could be 6 months.
I have triumphs and I plan on moving my kids into belt positioning boosters when they outgrow them.
 

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I wouldn't. But we don't spend much time driving. I think my son is safer logging 40 miles a week in his belt-positioning booster than other kids are in fancier carseats logging 40 miles a day. But it depends on your own comfort level....
 

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The Boulevard is a souped-up Wizard, which is now discontinued. I doubt you will find any good deals on the Blvd, but how about a good deal on the Wizard? : http://www.specialtybaby.com/br20wicocars1.html or a Husky for $199: http://www.specialtybaby.com/brithuswiclo.html

I am about to run out the door, but if you remind me tomorrow, I can post links to crash test videos showing the difference between a harnessed child and a child in a booster in frontal collisions. I would keep a kid harnessed for as long as possible. Please don't get me started on the frustrating laws in Canada.
 

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If it's discountinued, will that affect warranty, recalls, service/parts if there's a problem, etc?

thanks for the opinions....keep 'em coming!

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ps: how easy is it to take off the cover of a britax? ours is covered in throw up right now and i have to unscrew the whole back to take it off. i'd love an easier go at it....

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It being discontinued shouldn't effect recalls and the like. Britax is pretty good at keeping up with their stuff- if you go to their site you can find information and instructions on lots of discontinued seats.

As far as I can tell the covers come off easily (haven't had to yet...) They are elastic all around and I think they just pull off (you probably have to disconnect the straps....)

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Run a search for Britax on MDC - you'll get all the convincing you want.


I just want to contribute one word: ebay. Lots of retailers are selling new Britax seats on ebay as part of their business. Watch a few models to get a feel for a decent price, wait for an auction to end at a weird time (like Thanksgiving), then go for it! You'll never regret a Britax...

(no, I don't work for them
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DS is probably about 35 or 36 pounds. We have an Evenflo Triumph. Should I put out the money for a Britax boulevard? I see many reasons to do it, but MAN is it super expensive. phew! What would be the reasons for it? What other options do I have? Anyone know of good sources for deals on this carseat?

thanks!
megin
Motor vehicle crashes...the number 1 killer of people ages 3-33....
http://nhtsa.gov/people/Crash/LCOD/index.htm

Watch this video.........

http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/p...nt/badseat.htm

And here is the pinned sticky at the top of this forum for you to look through
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=331682

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I can't see the video Dallas but I would like to see it very badly. My boys are 40 plus pounds and in boosters but I worry every time I go out, because sometimes they are just in the belts
 

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My youngest is going to be 7 in a couple of months, and I bought the Marathon when she was not quite 5. She is 44 lbs & 44 inches tall as of her pedi checkup last week. If she were a larger child, i would have gotten the larger Britax seat. I can't see compromising on this. Certainly I have wasted more money on less important items in my life.
 

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Should I put out the money for a Britax boulevard?Anyone know of good sources for deals on this carseat?

megin
albeebaby was where we got ours. but that was almost a year ago...don't know if they are still the best price on britax and if they still have free shipping. one caveat...if it isn't currently in stock, they will process your order and charge your credit card then send you an email saying they will ship as soon as they can and hold your money all the while...but they by far had the best prices, especially with the shipping counted.
 

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I agree, the problem is my husband. He is going by the mainstream guidlines on this and it is one of the only parenting issues that we fight about. I don't know how to convince him. Maybe I can send him the links to the videos!
 

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I found a really good deal on a wizard by just googling britax on sale. I got the wizard for $189.00 for free shipping.
Wish I could remember the site for the actual seat ,sorry, mommy brain.

I love the seat and it goes to 65lbs.

An investment well worth it.
 

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Ok...here is some more (sorry...I have a whole lotta links bookmarked
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From a European site (their crash test standards are very similar to the US)

http://www.carseatsite.com/babycenter_links.htm

http://www.carseatsite.com/babycenter_links.htm

And here:
http://www.carseatsite.com/babycenter_links.htm
(scroll down to CPS tech week 2002)

They may not all be applicable to your exact situation MamaBug, but watching these videos will remind all of us exactly how catastrophic crash forces are at any rate of speed.

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I agree, the problem is my husband. He is going by the mainstream guidlines on this and it is one of the only parenting issues that we fight about. I don't know how to convince him. Maybe I can send him the links to the videos!
Just remind him of all of the wonderful parenting choices you two have made and how the issue of car seat safety is the icing on the cake of your journey through parenthood.

Ok, sorry that was really corny, but I think you know where I was going with that.

And remind him that the guidelines set forth are only MINIMUM guidelines. There is quite a bit of political BS involved when setting forth those minimum guidelines even. If you only knew.....
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DC
 
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