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I never ever go to TRU but tonight I needed to go pick up some Earth's Best diapers for backup on our Thanksgiving trip so while I was there I decided to go see if they had any carseats I hadn't seen in person so that I could check them out. I was specifically wanting to see a Complete Air as I'd never seen one.<br><br>
A salesperson came up to me and began talking to me about car seats. I said I was just looking at the CA and MR65 and asked if they carried Radians (no.) He then launches in on what carseat to get. (unsolicited, mind you)<br><br>
"This one [pats CA] is the absolute safest car seat on the market today. It is expensive but it is the best seat there is. The next safest after this one would be this one [pats Britax MA.] There is no seat safer than the Complete Air right now though. It has great side-impact protection and it is the best seat that anyone is making." He pushed the button on one of those little aisle TV screens that advertises the CA at this point.<br><br>
He then goes on to tell me that he has a one month old and he would love to own a CA but he doesn't have the $250. At this point, I tell him that rear-facing for as long as possible is the most important thing and that a child that is RFing in a $40 Scenera (provided they fit in the seat correctly) is much much safer than a child prematurely FFing in a Britax. I told him that whatever seat he has, to get it checked at a seat safety check.<br><br>
I guess this post doesn't have much of a point but I feel like something bizarre happens every time I step in to TRU, something bizarre happens like totally unsolicited and not accurate car-seat information. Is inaccurate car-seat information the norm everywhere?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I guess this post doesn't have much of a point but I feel like something bizarre happens every time I step in to TRU, something bizarre happens like totally unsolicited and not accurate car-seat information. Is inaccurate car-seat information the norm everywhere?</div>
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Yes. At least he was pushing decent seats. I've had people tell me that the Roundabout was the "safest seat out there" and that the TrueFit I was looking at was "unsafe" by comparison.<br><br>
If I'd listened (as so many parents do) my tall, long torsoed daughter would have outgrown the RA RF by now. She's still got ages to go in her TF. I'd probably have turned her FF in the RA if I didn't know better, so she's have been FAR LESS SAFE than she is in her TF, or even in her Scenera (backup seat)
 

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I had a BRU staffer tell me that she FF her EIGHTH MONTH OLD because she's "big for her age." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i thought the CA was a convertible? am i thinking of a different seat?</div>
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It is a convertible. It's actually a really good, high-weight-limit convertible. The point that I didn't articulate well is that there is no specific "safest" seat. The safest seat is the one that is installed correctly and used correctly every. single. time. It's so sad to me that the TRU employee obviously felt so bad that he couldn't afford that seat because he's convinced it's the safest. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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oh ok, i took your wording out of context i guess. i agree with you for sure. i know a lot of people who are dead set to use their latch system even when they get a poor install from it because they think that latch is always safer. it is sad.
 

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It's got nothing to do with BRU at all. You got a salesperson who thought they knew more than they did - which can, and does, happen EVERYWHERE.
 
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