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Old 08-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Car Seat

Can someone fill me in on this carseat? I'm shopping around for my 3 year old. He's tall and is getting close to outgrowing his Britax Marathon. Came across the Frontier and it seems like it could work for us. My son falls asleep in the car a lot so I want something that will be comfortable for him. Anything I should know about this carseat before I make the plunge?

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Old 08-19-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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Re: Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Car Seat

It sounds like it's exactly what you need! The Frontier 85 has the tallest top slots of any seat, and tends to make a good booster. You could also consider the Graco Nautilus, Graco Argos, and Recaro ProSport.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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I prefer the ProSport because it's easier to install in my car. BUT the Frontier is an awesome seat that will last you for a long, long time. And there is a recline foot that MUST be used when the seat is in harness mode, so most kids are pretty comfortable sleeping in it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
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Re: Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Car Seat

I have a Britax Frontier 80 (its 3 yrs old) and it is a great seat! I can be a bear to install in some vehicles because the belt path openings face straight back towards the vehicle seat, not sideways so they're easily accessible. Other than that, its worked awesome for my 2 yr old as she's grown into a 5.5 yr old girl, still harnessed with tons of growing room. With ther recline foot in place in harness mode, it does lay back just enough and she sleeps in it very well.
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Just got ours in cowmooflage a week ago and my 3 1/2 yo DS has slept in it with no problems. He loves it! It was super easy to install and easy to adjust the buckles. I give it 5 stars!
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Just got ours in cowmooflage a week ago and my 3 1/2 yo DS has slept in it with no problems. He loves it! It was super easy to install and easy to adjust the buckles. I give it 5 stars!
Yay! Curious, who did you buy it from? I'm thinking of buying it from Albeebaby.com for $225 - the free shipping is nice.
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We got ours a week ago for my 5yr old DD. My impression so far is that it is a fantastic seat. She loves the cupholders and the arm rests- LOL- I love that she's going to be 5 point harnessed for a great long while!
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diapers.com has free shipping to you and free return shipping just in case the seat didn't work out for you. Also there are always codes floating around you can use to get a bit of a discount.
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diapers.com has free shipping to you and free return shipping just in case the seat didn't work out for you. Also there are always codes floating around you can use to get a bit of a discount.
Oooh! I need to get a hold of a code, that would be great!
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Yay! Curious, who did you buy it from? I'm thinking of buying it from Albeebaby.com for $225 - the free shipping is nice.
We got ours from amazon for $207. I think they are more now. I ordered my DD's boulevard from albeebaby.com and they were very fast at shipping! We had in less than a week. I would order from them again, they have great prices too!
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