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Old 06-14-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Car Seat? 5 pt Past 40lb Question

DS is nearing 40lbs and is only 33 mo old. He is super tall for his age, just under 40 in. Right now he is in a Bolero™ Booster Car Seat by Evenflo. I know it only harnesses until 40lbs and I am not totally sure on the height limit . So I am looking for anyone who may have more insight. I am also looking for recommendations on what seat I should switch him to next. Ideally I would like to keep him in a 5 pt harness for many years to come. Thank you in advance.

ETA: I just checked it out with DS in it again (after reading the entire carseat thread) and moved the straps to the top slot. He only has about a half inch before he is too tall for the bolero.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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Re: 5 pt Past 40lb Question

is he FF?
a regent would keep him harnessed to 80lbs ff
a marathon goes to 65lbs ff harnessed, i think 33lbs rf?
the safety 1st/cosco apex is another that goes to 65lbs harnessed, and is within more ppl's budget
theres others that range like the marathon/regent, like the sunshine kids radian i think its called, others im blanking on
if you decide to go a booster make sure it is a high back at that age...i had to switch 2 of mine to boosters at/before 3yrs because funds wouldn't allow for the marathon/regent which were the only choices at the time. i'd also get one with an adjustable back since he's long...my 5yo outgrew the typical booster cause she was too tall when she was 4.5 (not by the rcmd height on the seat, but by where her head sits, shes got a longer torso)
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He is FF now. I have prepared DH that we may have to spend some $, but if that is what it takes to keep him harnessed then we will do it. I am off to check those seats out. Thank you mama
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We have the Safety 1st Apex carseat. http://www.csnbaby.com/asp/show_detail.asp?sku=SFT1079&refid=FR51-SFT1079

It can be used as a 5 pt harness until 65 lbs and then you can take the 5 pt harness out and use it as a booster to 100 lbs. It's the only one I've found that works this way. We love it and everyone we have told about it loves it.

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Old 06-15-2007, 06:32 AM   #6
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Re: Car Seat? 5 pt Past 40lb Question

i swear i saw a 5pt harness in the carseat thread that attached through the latch system and you just had to use a backless booster with it.. does anyone know/remember what they are? it might be a good option, but yah i cant find it
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found it! its a: Kid-Y Safety Seat... where to buy them, idk.. but i like the idea as my dd is nearing the weight limit of her seat...
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http://www.showeryourbaby.com/riry2in1bose.html
I think this is what she's talking about??? maybe not though

the only one I know about is the Britax carseats that go pretty high in weight limits. Everyone complains about the cost of their carseats but the reason they can price them so is is bc they have no competition. They are practically the only seat that goes that high in weight limit, if Graco or anybody else would just make one in a higher limit then they would have more competition!! IMO!!!!!!

Other than that also IMO I think they should stay in 5pt for as long as you can. There are so many sad stories of seat belts failing or kids not being restrained properly.
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the reason they can price them so is is bc they have no competition. They are practically the only seat that goes that high in weight limit, if Graco or anybody else would just make one in a higher limit then they would have more competition!! IMO!!!!!!
I disagree. Britax seats are far superior in quality and testing. That is why they cost more. The same with other top seats like the Radian 80 and Recaro seats. I wouldn't expect a Ford to cost the same as a Mercedes. Same holds true with car seats.

To the OP: You've been given great advice by other techs. Top slots on the new Recaro seats should be around 19". It's my understanding the Signo will allow about an inch more than the Como. I've heard the Radian 80 can be used until the shoulders are about 1.5" above the top slots, since it has a reinforced steel upper. The Regent still has the tallest top slots.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:20 AM   #10
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Are regents priced the same everywhere? Or is there any sites that have better deals. We don't have a babies r us anywhere near us only a toys r us and it doesn't carry much.
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