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<p>I got one today and Im wondering what other people's experiences with it are. We were not in any hurry to move our 8 month old out of her infant bucket seat, but we had to get a carseat today. My husband and I are a one car family, and he went to work and left me at home to wait for my parents (who are visiting from out of town) and take me to the city so we could all celebrate my sister's 18th birthday. About 30 minutes before they were due to arrive, I realized that he hadnt left me the carseat. I called my parents and asked them to stop at WalMart and buy a Cosco ($40) and Id pay for it, thinking I could take it back or figure out what to do with it later, but we were in a hurry and I searched for a good cheap carseat, and thats what I found. They were going a different route than I thought and stopped at Target (Walmart was a good 20 miles out of the way) and bought the Titan. It was $100.00, but they wouldnt let me pay for it.</p>
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<p>We used it all day and I loved it. She seemed so much more comfortable, and it was so much eaiser to buckle. Im thinking of keeping it (plus, Id have to ask for the reciept to take it back). When I searched the archives, it seems like there was a lot of people saying you shouldnt buy it, since you can RF for long in it, but this one RF to 35lbs. I know 35lbs isnt long for some kids, but I have a 16lb 8 month old who is 10% in height, so Im thinking it would last for a while. Honestly, the infant bucket was nice for a little bit, but I have completely sworn off taking a carseat in and out of places while running errands due to an accident where a shopping cart tipped all the way over in a parking lot earlier this year. I plan to only wear my next baby too if I am able. So, I could (in theory) get a better seat for DD when #2 is born and just pass it down. (our current plan is to begin ttc #2 in May 2011).</p>
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<p>Also, a little more info: We are a 1 car family who drives a small pickup. The backseat is very very small. I only drive about twice a week, so there isnt a lot of cartime here. When we do drive, it is typically to town that is 20 minutes away or to a mid sized city that is an hour away. On average, my baby spends about 6 hours per week in a vehicle. Im not even sure if that information is at all relavent when thinking about carseat choices, I just thought Id throw it out there.</p>
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<p>What do you think? Would you put your kid in a titan? Is it safe?</p>
 

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<p>the Titan Elite is what I have for both my toddlers.  It rear faces very comfortably well into the toddler years. (following height and weight expectancies of course)  Enjoy.  <span><img alt="winky.gif" height="15" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif" width="15"></span></p>
 

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<p>I don't have one but one of my good friends does, and she seems to like it just fine. If it works for you, awesome, keep it and use it :) If you end up having to buy a new seat in a couple yrs, well, thats a ways off yet :)</p>
 

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<p>It's a nice seat as far as it goes.  Most children will outgrow it by height before 35# RFing and (well) before 50# FFing.  If you're planning on passing it down, it's a decent seat and a good value.  If you're planning on it taking a child to a safe booster size/age, it probably won't.</p>
 

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<p>I had one for awhile as it is a program seat from the health department here. It doesn't have a very tall shell but it was better than a ComfortSport ;)</p>
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<p>It'll probably last you a good long while, and you'll either pass it down to the next one (I think it fits infants relatively well too) or have to get a new seat for your current DC, as it probably won't get you anywhere near a good booster age. It's just not tall enough in that regard.</p>
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<p>But other than that I loved it. :)</p>
 

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<p>i have one. got it for $100 i really like it. it is very roomy. DD is 14 m/o and rear facing in it just fine with a long way to go.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks guys! Im glad to know that you all like it. Im really intending on passing it down, I personally dont think it will work as a booster. Thanks for all your replies, I really appreciate the help!</p>
 

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<p>No, it absolutely cannot be used as a booster!  That would be potentially deadly as well as illegal.</p>
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<p>We talk about "passing it down" because it is extremely unlikely to get a child to a safe booster size/age -- children outgrow the seat by height well before the 50# harness limit.  You will almost certainly need another harnessed seat after this one.</p>
 
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