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Old 06-30-2010, 01:21 PM   #11
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Thanks for the super replies! Velour it is!

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Old 06-30-2010, 05:01 PM   #12
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You should get Flora. Its the one I wanted to get but DD wanted Petal instead.

Also, the material doesn't get hot at all.
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I have a velour but no baby in it yet so I can't say from personal experience yet.....

I can see pros and cons to both... potentially hot in velour, but the mesh could hold stuff making it difficult to clean....
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I have both a velour and a mesh (XT red mesh, and light gray velour) The mesh holds crumbs/dirt and looks dirtier even though it's darker, and has frayed from when my son would cross his legs and rub his shoes on it. I contacted SKJP about the fraying and they did nothing to resolve the issue I love the velour one, it isn't hot because it's not a thick material and it wipes clean! No help here on which pattern, I'm still trying to decide for us! I love the flora!
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Re: Help me pick a carseat fabric...

IMO, if your going to spend this much on a convertible carseat,a Britax roundabout or marathon are the best on the market and you can use them with a newborn.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:13 AM   #16
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IMO, if your going to spend this much on a convertible carseat,a Britax roundabout or marathon are the best on the market and you can use them with a newborn.
I had purchased a Britax prior to the birth of my last newborn and had to buy a different seat because she didn't fit in it.
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IMO, if your going to spend this much on a convertible carseat,a Britax roundabout or marathon are the best on the market and you can use them with a newborn.
Actually, that is not true. I have never seen a newborn fit properly into a Britax convertable. Both a Roundabout and Marathon will be outgrown long before the Radian XTSL, both rear facing and forward facing, and the Radians have an 8 year life vs the 6 years of Britax.

Also want to add, there is no "best on the market" when it comes to carseats. The best one for your baby is the one that fits him or her properly and can be installed properly in your vehicle. You can get the most expensive carseat and that doesn't make it the best if it's not used correctly. Someone riding in a $30 carseat is just as safe as in a $400 carseat as long as manufacturer instructions are followed and the child fits well in the seat.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:21 AM   #18
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Re: Help me pick a carseat fabric...

i <3 the flora pattern... which is why its the pattern in my car, but its not really a good boy pattern
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