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Old 04-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #31
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Re: mamas with britax, or other brands...

I haven't really read the responses but here is my thoughts - I have a myride, a marathon and a radian for my 35 lbs 2 year who is as tall as his 3y cousin (his pretty tall). Height is likely not going to be your issue with a Britax - it's going to be leg room - kids get pretty cramped at about 30ish lbs. We have recently moved to our myride as our go to seat because of leg room - there is a ton more with the myride. My preference would be our radian but I can't get it installed Rfing in my car and it is just sitting here waiting until I geta van at the end of the summer to install it in - again for the leg room which by far is the best (with no sides it prefect for a longed kiddo.

I LOVE LOVED my britax but it shelved for the moment until I can use it on our newbie in the fall and I will like be getting a frontier in the next year for DS to FF in when he grows out of the RFing seats.

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #32
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My son is 24 months, 35 pounds and 38 inches. He prefers his Radian. He does OK in his MyRide in DH's car, but his legs are a bit cramped and it's horrendous to get him into it because the sides are so high - I end up whacking his head on the door frame most of the time, poor kid. Britax doesn't have any legroom at all for him.

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #33
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no babies r us

i like the radian cuz id be able to use if for a while longer....

but i dont like the low sides...

im mostly between the radian, britax, graco my ride, and the complete air...not necessarily in that order...but those are the main ones im looking at...
graco would probably be my last choice out of those 4....
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #34
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no babies r us

i like the radian cuz id be able to use if for a while longer....

but i dont like the low sides...

im mostly between the radian, britax, graco my ride, and the complete air...not necessarily in that order...but those are the main ones im looking at...
graco would probably be my last choice out of those 4....
I like the low sides on a Radian a lot, especially for ease of use and leg room.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #35
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i understand the ease of use... but the higher sides seem like theyd be safer with a side impact crash...
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #36
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Re: mamas with britax, or other brands...

Thanks for the tread. May I ask a question? Does Raiden safe for a 18lb not sure on length guess 24 inch 8 month old? Or for older children?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #37
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Thanks for the tread. May I ask a question? Does Raiden safe for a 18lb not sure on length guess 24 inch 8 month old? Or for older children?
Yes it is It is actually safe for nb through I would guess 6 or so.... Until they are too tall or heavy for the seat. They are rated as boosters now too (the new diono radian seats) but they don't make the best boosters.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:20 AM   #38
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None of the SK manuals say that. I go with an inch of hard shell as I trust the Diono reps exactly as far as I can throw them and the 1.5" is supposed to give room for the padding; since I feel comfortable finding the shell I go by an inch.

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I knew I read the padding thing somewhere. I'll stick with 1 inch
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Re: mamas with britax, or other brands...

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None of the SK manuals say that. I go with an inch of hard shell as I trust the Diono reps exactly as far as I can throw them and the 1.5" is supposed to give room for the padding; since I feel comfortable finding the shell I go by an inch.

BRU is babies r us
Yeah, I hadn't actually ever looked at a Diono manual before yesterday. But if someone buys a radian today (new) then they are getting Diono, so they should know what the Diono manual says about RF limits.

I think it is interesting that the Diono manual has an overall height limit for RF (very clearly stated, twice). I wonder about the origin of that.
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