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hi all - i know britax does not sell an accessories, but now that i had to ff my dd in her marathon, she drops her snacks and toys and its real tough since i cannot reach her from the front (we have a truck with a full cab). I found this tray, that looks flexible - anyone have it and like it on their marathon?<br><br><a href="http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534362&parentCategoryId=85193&categoryId=85251&subCategoryId=86245" target="_blank">http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...tegoryId=86245</a><br><br>
i guess she could keep her cup in one of the side pockets. does anyone have another that works well with their marathon that they really like? also, dd is quite tall and now that her legs are hanging down rather than resting as they did with her rf reclined, she really hates it and is always trying to rest her feet on the back of the seat, but its too far and she gets mad.<br><br>
lastly, a head resty thingy that doesnt put the head forward, but prevents the head from flopping forward? she is a big car sleeper even on shorter trips and now that her head flops forward she wakes up crying in what im sure is a major pain in the neck (no pun intended...)<br><br>
ever since we had to ff a week back, things have been crappy!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> why cant they just make a seat that rfs forever?!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
eta....anyone used or heard anything about this one?<br><a href="http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=427769&parentCategoryId=85193&categoryId=85251&subCategoryId=86245" target="_blank">http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...tegoryId=86245</a>
 

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nobody? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I understand the frustration <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I was just thinking about this today as DS will be probably FFing within the next couple of months. I wouldn't use those products, I don't think. The soft one looks the least harmful, it looks like it just rests in their lap and doesn't interfere with the actual car seat. But it does buckle around their waist. Keep in mind when they say "crash tested" that there are no standards for them to meet, no way to know if they are safe. Acessories are not covered under US moter vehicle safety standards. I would be OK with putting something soft like a quilt or pillow under her feet, so she has something to rest them on. It helps now that DD is outboard, because she can put her feet on the seat in front of her and reach the built in cupholders in the van. So maybe outboard would be better?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I understand the frustration <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I was just thinking about this today as DS will be probably FFing within the next couple of months. I wouldn't use those products, I don't think. The soft one looks the least harmful, it looks like it just rests in their lap and doesn't interfere with the actual car seat. But it does buckle around their waist. Keep in mind when they say "crash tested" that there are no standards for them to meet, no way to know if they are safe. Acessories are not covered under US moter vehicle safety standards. I would be OK with putting something soft like a quilt or pillow under her feet, so she has something to rest them on. It helps now that DD is outboard, because she can put her feet on the seat in front of her and reach the built in cupholders in the van. So maybe outboard would be better?</div>
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she is outboard but dh is fliping out about the footprints on the back of the seat, plus it is a reach and they slip off pissing her off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> plus with mud season coming im not looking forward to that argument with dh.<br><br>
the seat really does sit very far forward now that it is ffing..... dont even think a pillow under her legs would help, if it would even stay without falling. she has super long legs, i feel bad im sure they will fall asleep hanging down like that on small trips.<br><br>
there really is nothing? i would think that britax would want to delve into this area, they could make some serious coin! i mean, i already spent close to $300 on a carseat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Is the seat in the fully upright mode? It shouldn't be really far forward, the back of the car seat should be against the seat back of the vehicle. What about hanging an old towel from the back of the seat in front on her? You could just cut two small holes to punch through the head restraint (if it's removable). Then your DD could put her feet up on the seat w/o muddying the seat back? No, there really isn't anything Britax has made or recomends.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is the seat in the fully upright mode? It shouldn't be really far forward, the back of the car seat should be against the seat back of the vehicle. What about hanging an old towel from the back of the seat in front on her? You could just cut two small holes to punch through the head restraint (if it's removable). Then your DD could put her feet up on the seat w/o muddying the seat back? No, there really isn't anything Britax has made or recomends.</div>
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yes its fully upright, i think it is just the angle of the actual seat, or maybe even the squishiness of the seat material. i have it in really tight.<br><br>
i will try that towel idea...thanks
 

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those trays are way dangerous, especially the 2nd one. For dropping snacks and stuff how about these?<br><a href="http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534512&parentCategoryId=85184&categoryId=85218&subCategoryId=86219" target="_blank">http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...tegoryId=86219</a><br><br><a href="http://www.snacktrap.com/Categories.bok?category=Made+For+Mom%3ATethers" target="_blank">http://www.snacktrap.com/Categories....+Mom%3ATethers</a><br>
For the footrest I have seen people make a footrest out of a pool noodle. See photos here:<br><a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/mommy2cias/car%20seat%20pictures/?action=view&current=footrest1.jpg" target="_blank">http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...=footrest1.jpg</a><br><a href="http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=52384" target="_blank">http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=52384</a>
 

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How about a New seat. I have a nautilus and the cup holder and cubby holes are invaluable. DS rides in the middle of the 3rd row of our Mini van so its not like I can reach back and hand him stuff he's dropped.<br><br>
I also think the Nautilus has a lot of leg support, more so than the Marathon.<br><br>
Denise
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">those trays are way dangerous, especially the 2nd one. For dropping snacks and stuff how about these?<br><a href="http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534512&parentCategoryId=85184&categoryId=85218&subCategoryId=86219" target="_blank">http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...tegoryId=86219</a><br><br><a href="http://www.snacktrap.com/Categories.bok?category=Made+For+Mom%3ATethers" target="_blank">http://www.snacktrap.com/Categories....+Mom%3ATethers</a><br>
For the footrest I have seen people make a footrest out of a pool noodle. See photos here:<br><a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/mommy2cias/car%20seat%20pictures/?action=view&current=footrest1.jpg" target="_blank">http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...=footrest1.jpg</a><br><a href="http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=52384" target="_blank">http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=52384</a></div>
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we have a snack trap....for some reason she hates it. she loves to spread her snacks out in front of her....odd child <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
i will def try the pool noodle thing. might be another month before we can get them up her in NE....im gonna start looking though.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">How about a New seat. I have a nautilus and the cup holder and cubby holes are invaluable. DS rides in the middle of the 3rd row of our Mini van so its not like I can reach back and hand him stuff he's dropped.<br><br>
I also think the Nautilus has a lot of leg support, more so than the Marathon.<br><br>
Denise</div>
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it took an act of god to on the $275 for the marathon out of dh a little over a yr ago, and my argument was that she could ride in it til she was either 65 lbs or we had another baby that would need it and she would trade up to a radian or something like.....but thanks for the idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Treehugger">:
 
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