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We're looking to purchase a safe but inexpensive car seat just for traveling. We're visiting relatives this month. Taking Amtrak but don't want to carry our huge car seat. We'll be in a car whenever we go out and want to find something safe just to use for travel.<br><br>
Been eyeing the Cosco Scenera because I've seen it on sale for sometimes $30 but want something safe. I would really appreciate any suggestions.
 

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If the scenera fits your child (how old/tall/heavy?) then it is perfectly safe. I have traveled with a scenera many times.
 

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Thanks! She's 29 lbs, 2'10 and 2 years old. Was it easy to install in a rent a car/another car other than the one you usually use?
 

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It can be a challenge to install rfing. I would practice in your car and bring a towel to roll or a cut pool noodle. After installing it a few times I can install it pretty quickly in almost any vehicle, but it took some practice. Ffing it's a breeze, but most seats are ffing.
 

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She'll probably fit in it then, that's about my DD's stats (DD is a bit taller). It's not a bad install RF, I did it the first time in an airport pickup line in MIL's non-LATCH car... Definitely keep a rolled towel or pool noodle handy though, you'll likely need it RF. In rental cars I've never had a problem, they're all newer and have locking seatbelts and LATCH. I've installed it in a few airplanes too, that's the easiest of all. It's a bit of a bear in older vehicles that don't have locking belts (pre 1996, I think), but otherwise I've rarely had issues with it. I've probably installed it 15 or 20 different times (my car, mom's car, my truck, MIL's car, neighbor's car, airplanes, rental cars...)
 
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