I need alittle help.....my Little boy is getting so big and its time to upgrade....
hes 7 mo 28in and about 18/19 lbs (a bean pole :giggle2:)
DH and I have been between the Radian by SunshineKids or a Britax...any suggestions?
I like both, just need help. Its hard to pick one when they all look about the same safty wise...THANKS!!!!:goodvibes:
Oh and I know theres a pic thread of the Radian, could someone give me that link so I can show Dh those pics of the seat.....:thumbsup:
09-27-2010, 09:44 AM
Here is one Radian pic thread: http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1044994
09-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Radian hands down. More leg room, higher rear-facing weight, and taller shell. :)
I would also look at the TrueFit Premier. It has a very tall shell, built in lock offs, easy adjust harness, and fits tall kids very well.
09-27-2010, 09:49 AM
If you buy a Radian, there may be other deals out there, but if you order on the Sunshine Kids' site, use code seat20 for 20% off.
09-27-2010, 11:16 AM
I have a britax blvd and radian xtsl. unless it won't fit in your car I'd def. get the radian -- DS (11 months and about 31 inches tall) has about 4 inches above his head in the BLVD and already has to bend his knees because his feet touch the back seat. He has probably double that room above his head in the radian, and his feet barely touch the back.
wild fire child
09-27-2010, 11:20 AM
Things I really like about the Radian: 8 year expiration, 65 lb tether. Things I don't like: harness requires rethreading to change strap height. I considered it heavily for my LO due in February, but in the end I decided on another True Fit.
09-27-2010, 11:42 AM
What car do you have?
09-27-2010, 11:48 AM
I'm not a big car seat expert, but I have both a Britax and a Radian. The Britax is BIG! The Radian seems much narrower so fits better with another seat or a person next to it. I have two Radians in the back seat of my minivan and an adult can sit in the middle. If I had a Britax and a Radian back there, that could not happen. I also love the folding option of the Radian for travel. It is a lot lighter that then Britax as well. We bought a Britax first and then bought 3 Radians after that. It was a lot easier to get my 18 month old into the Radian RF because the sides are lower. (I have 3 kids 3y and under). We use the Britax RF for our 9 month old right now. It has higher sides and I like the support for the littler one. Hope that helps a little.
09-27-2010, 11:50 AM
We have a big truck (Full crew cab) and a Santa Fe.
I just bought a Radian XTSL 5 minutes ago (sunshinekids with the 20% off, best deal I could find as no one else would price match and stack coupons:banghead:)..in NITRO- SO EXCITED!!!! CANT WAIT!