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Old 06-14-2007, 05:22 AM   #11
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i cried when i paid 213.00 for this one...
You can get a MUCH better car seat for $213!!
http://www.albeebaby.com/sukiracarsec1.html
http://www.albeebaby.com/sukiracarseg.html
Sale ones here http://www.albeebaby.com/brrococarse.html
and here http://www.albeebaby.com/brmacocarse.html
as well as the ones listed below. No way would I pay that for a Cosco seat, sorry.


To the OP: I'm not an AO fan either. There are better seats out there for the price. Albeebay has the Fisher Price convertible for $130 w/free shipping. It RF to 33 lbs and FF to 55 lbs, high harness slots too.

http://www.albeebaby.com/fiprsavodeco1.html
http://www.albeebaby.com/fiprsavodeco2.html

All AO users PLEASE make sure you are aware of the top harness/head position. As was said above, it can NOT be used with the harness. It is ONLY for positioning the head rest during booster mode. Please also know that kids need to pass the 5 step test before moving out of a booster to a seat belt alone, http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm . No child will make it to the seat belt alone in the AO.

HTH! Email me anytime I can be of help.

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Old 06-14-2007, 05:36 AM   #12
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You can get a MUCH better car seat for $213!!
http://www.albeebaby.com/sukiracarsec1.html
http://www.albeebaby.com/sukiracarseg.html
Sale ones here http://www.albeebaby.com/brrococarse.html
and here http://www.albeebaby.com/brmacocarse.html
as well as the ones listed below. No way would I pay that for a Cosco seat, sorry.


To the OP: I'm not an AO fan either. There are better seats out there for the price. Albeebay has the Fisher Price convertible for $130 w/free shipping. It RF to 33 lbs and FF to 55 lbs, high harness slots too.

http://www.albeebaby.com/fiprsavodeco1.html
http://www.albeebaby.com/fiprsavodeco2.html

All AO users PLEASE make sure you are aware of the top harness/head position. As was said above, it can NOT be used with the harness. It is ONLY for positioning the head rest during booster mode. Please also know that kids need to pass the 5 step test before moving out of a booster to a seat belt alone, http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm . No child will make it to the seat belt alone in the AO.

HTH! Email me anytime I can be of help.

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Old 06-14-2007, 05:40 AM   #13
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:11 AM   #14
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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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Old 06-14-2007, 08:23 AM   #15
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:49 PM   #16
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ITA with raceNzanesmom -- the AO is fine for RF, but there are more affordable seats that are at least as good RF & much better FF ... IMO the AO is horrible FF because of it's excruciatingly infuriatingly confusing top slot issue (it's not for harness, but only for booster, which means too many kids outgrow the harness before they're ready for booster use!) ... it also sucks as a booster IMO because the shell is so short that kids outgrow it before they pass the 5 Step Test to graduate to seatbelt only They sure advertise it well, tricking the average buying population, otherwise it wouldn't be in production anymore based solely on technician feedback.

If Britax or Recaro are out of the question, then I'd choose between the Evneflo Triumph Advance (with 35# RF limit, 55# FF limit + taller shell & superduper EASY harness adjustment!) or the Safety 1st Uptown or Sunshine Kids Radian if it installs in your vehicle correctly (Triumph Advance & Uptown are more likely to install correctly in more vehicles than the Radian, but the Radian can tether RF)
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Good to see you here, Papooses! There have been lots of car seat questions lately!
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:37 AM   #18
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