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Old 06-13-2007, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question alpha omega??

DD is 8 months old and is @ 17 lbs and 27 inches. I know all the rules about hight/weigh/front/rear facing, but I don't know what seat to get her. I love the alpha omegas, and my other two DDs have them. But now three yrs later they have so many other new choices.. I know everyone likes the britax, but we can not swing 300$ right now and DDs feet are practicly hanging our of her infant graco seat.

Any sugestions?? thanks
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:06 AM   #2
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Re: alpha omega??

I love my alpha omega, I'll probably buy 2 more for the other car.

www.albeebaby.com usually always has one of the alpha omega prints on sale for a great deal. I got mine for $80!!!

If I didnt get the AO, the only other one I would consider is a Britax.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: alpha omega??

This is the one I want to get, and I have been saving paypal for. I have 98$ saved so far, so I'm getting closer.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...entPage=family
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I love that seat!! That is sooooooooo pretty. Both of my boys ride in an Alpha Omega!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:48 AM   #5
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I have a Cosco AOE and have had no problems with it. Definitely not the most fun seat to install. K seems quite comfy in it. But, and I discovered this after we had already received the seat, it doesn't 5 pt harness past 40 lbs. It is ideal for DC to be in a 5 pt harness as long as possible. So I just bought a Britax for my car where K will be able to be harnessed to 65 lbs. The AOE is going to my DH car and when K hits 40 lbs, we are getting a Britax Regent.

Another seat to check out is Sunshine Kids Radian 65 or 80. The 65 is about $199, when I checked a few months back, might be a better deal now. It harnesses to 65 lbs. I know that my AOE was $159 at BRU, so for not a lot more, you could get one that harnesses longer.

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Re: alpha omega??

Just a warning, the AO and AOE are ourgrown by height before most kids are ready for a booster. The top notch CANNOT be used for the 5 point harness, it is only to use to position the headrest in booster mode. It is not reinforced. Most kids outgrow the 5 point harness by 3 years old, which is too young for a booster. This is not the last seat anyone will ever need! They also do not make great boosters. The best thing I can say about them is they rear face to 35lbs. They are definately not worth the money, IMO, when you will just have to buy another seat anyway!
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:23 PM   #7
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They aren't bad seats, but they will not be the last seat you need, VERY false advertising, and they are not worth the price you pay. They really are only good for RFing. Short top slots for FFing and make a bad booster.

My son is 28 months (not even 2 1/2!!!) and has about a quarter of an inch of growth left in the AO seat.
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Just a warning, the AO and AOE are ourgrown by height before most kids are ready for a booster. The top notch CANNOT be used for the 5 point harness, it is only to use to position the headrest in booster mode. It is not reinforced. Most kids outgrow the 5 point harness by 3 years old, which is too young for a booster. This is not the last seat anyone will ever need! They also do not make great boosters. The best thing I can say about them is they rear face to 35lbs. They are definately not worth the money, IMO, when you will just have to buy another seat anyway!
Personally, I'd go with a Safety 1st Uptown or Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe (FPSVD) before I'd ever buy an AOE. The FPSVD was made by Britax for Fisher Price and is sort of a bargain version of the Marathon. It harnesses to 55 lbs instead of 65 lbs like the Marathon does and it can't be tethered RF (but neither can an AOE or Uptown), and it's on sale for $129 right now at Albeebaby!

You should stop by the boards at www.car-seat.org and ask for seat recommendations! I'm a frequent poster there, too!
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