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Trying to decide! My older two are in Alpha Omegas, which I bought before car seats started trending towards higher weight/harnessing limits. I'd love to replace them, but dh won't go for that!<br>
Dd3 is in a Snugride 32, which she still easily fits in. She's 26.5" and 16lbs3oz at 8.5months. So she still has lots of room to grow in it! My problem with it is that it's kind of a pain to get her in and out of, and for some reason the handle is really annoying to me (and oldest dd, who has to climb under it to get to her seat.) Dh thinks I'm a nutjob, but I guess I just prefer convertibles!<br>
We have an '02 caravan, and while the front seat has latch, the back does not (don't ask me why on that one!) so I want a seat that is easy to install with the seatbelt if need be. We also use the seats in non-latch cars fairly often.<br><br>
So. I've found a My Ride 65, a True Fit AND a marathon, all in girly colors, all between $115 and $158 online. I'd like to know the pros and cons of them all. If you have one I'd appreciate your opinion!<br><br>
Also, does anyone know the harness weight/height limit on the alpha omegas? The manual got destroyed and I need to know if my 39lb, 43" dd is going to outgrow it soon.
 

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Unless you have a new Alpha Omega Elite with the 50# harness limit (I'm guessing you don't from the OP), the Alpha Omega has a 40# harness limit and may already be outgrown by height -- a forward-facing harnessed seat is outgrown by height when shoulders are above the top strap setting, and the top setting in most Alpha Omegas is not useable in harness mode.<br><br>
So yes, your daughter needs a new seat, because the Alpha Omegas make terrible boosters. How old is she?<br><br>
If two new seats are not in the budget right now, baby can ride in the Alpha Omega rear-facing and big girl can get a new seat.
 

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thanks chicka. Right after I posted this I went out and tested dd1 again in her AO. Two months ago she had about an inch left before she outgrew the last harness setting. But she must have had a massive growth spurt so her shoulders are above it now. So. I think we'll keep dd3 in her bucket until I can convince dh to get a new seat for her, and then we'll get a new one for dd1 tonight!
 

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You can just pass down the AOE for your DD3, at least for now. It can be used rear facing till 35lbs. Have fun shopping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Can't you have the handle up or down in a snugride? Can you rotate the seat handle *all* the way forward (so it goes over the top and actually ends up pointing towards the floor of the vehicle)? Then it wouldn't be in the way anymore.<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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