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Old 02-19-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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What seats for a mini?????

My mom drives a mini and I have no idea how to get our kids in her car!! Please let me know your suggestions. We are in Canada so we don't always have access to the same seats - but all suggestions are welcome!


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Jake - 2 years old, 30lbs, 33 inches tall, forward facing (over the limit for RF on our seat - Britax Boulevard)
Sam - 1 month old, 10 lbs, 24 inches long, RF (obviously) currently in a bucket that came with the stroller, Graco I think. I would like her to RF for as long as possible.

Neither current seats will fit.

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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Re: What seats for a mini?????

I have a Sunshine Kids Radian XL and it's made to be thin (most cars can fit three in the back). I think your older child could still RF for a few more pound in it, but I am not sure if the little one could fit in it. It's expensive, but manufactured to last longer.

Could you guys trade cars when she has the kids?
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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Re: What seats for a mini?????

Hmm I don't know about the 2-year-old but maybe a Baby Trend infant seat for the baby, they look pretty skinny.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:26 PM   #4
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Re: What seats for a mini?????

I'd think a Maestro and a Coccoro or Scenera, Diplomat, etc would be fine. The big Britaxes fit great rear-facing more upright, but that's not really an option with a newborn who still needs the 45* recline.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:26 PM   #5
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Re: What seats for a mini?????

I can help on this one!!!!!!!

We currently have the Evenflo Symphony in my Mini Convertible for DS who is 26.5lbs, and 34.5" tall. He is RF and we can get a passenger in the front seat (we could even with the 45 degree incline). They don't get the best leg room, but even my 6ft tall sister has sat there many times. I am pretty sure it will fit no problem front facing since it fits so well the other way. I have a Britax Roundabout that might fit forward facing with the Evenflo, but I have never tried it. I do know I can get a infant bucket in there next to the Symphony, but since it was a friends bucket, I don't know what brand it was.

Mini's can be tricky but it is doable!!!
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:03 AM   #6
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I don't know if Amazon.ca has the same policies as .com, but I was able to order the seats I thought would work and when they didn't, Amazon gave me a return label to ship it back free. I had to try two different seats and return them before I finally found one on the third try.
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Re: What seats for a mini?????

Cocorro is small! and great for babies. I think your older son should fit too in a cocorro
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:50 PM   #8
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Canada does not have the Coccoro.
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Oh if you would like me to try the Britax next to the Evenflo, I can, and can send pictures. I need to take some anyway to see how much room DS has.
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Oh if you would like me to try the Britax next to the Evenflo, I can, and can send pictures. I need to take some anyway to see how much room DS has.
Pictures would be awesome! Thanks so much for your help!! I was so worried about what to do but it is awesome to have some one who has btdt and made it work!!!
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