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Old 08-20-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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What is after the SK Radian?

My son will be 3 next month but he is very close on the 45lbs limit rear facing. I wanted to weigh him today and I can't find our manual scale and our digital one is dead. Last time I weighed him (few months ago) he was just over 40 lbs though.

Anyway, I know that if I turn the radian that it is VERY upright and that may not be very comfortable for him. Is that true? If so, what is the next step after this seat?

I figure I can keep the radian and just put it in the car we rarely use with DS if this wouldn't be good for him. I am just wanting to do what is best for my son.

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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Graco Nautilus, Britax frontier 85 or a Recaro prosport are re typically recommended FF seats. If $ is a problem then the Maestro works well too. I prefer the Frontier over the Nauti...just personal preference. The frontier also has the highest harness slots so if your son is really tall that could be a good choice too. I do not have any experience with the maestro or prosport so I can't speak much for them.

Eta: I would give the radian a try FFing before you buy another seat. It does sit upright but it may not be a problem for your LO.

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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Re: What is after the SK Radian?

If possible maybe take him to BRU or BBB and let him sit in seats and see which he likes. DS1 always preferred the Nauti - to this day he chooses it over the Maestro and the Frontier.... DS2 though doesn't like the Nauti at all..... his build is different and its uncomfortable for him. He FF (when he rides FF) in a TF because its what he prefers.

The Recaro ProSport is another option... i have never played with one, but there have been lots on clearance around the internet lately and it makes a very good booster when outgrown harness wise.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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Re: What is after the SK Radian?

It is pretty upright, but my son doesn't seem bothered by it. He used to have a nautilus but we had to switch to the radian to fit everyone in the backseat. I would give it a try. It does have a recline feature, so using that your ds will probably adjust.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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The bottom pops out of the Radian once you remove the RFing boot, to give a little recline if needed. If he's almost 3 and pushing 45, I would pass up the Maestro though, as it only harnesses to 50lbs. The other options would be nice, but if you're wanting to save $, I would just see how he feels about the Radian FFing.
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