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Old 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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What car seats have a long lifespan?

I'm looking into the Britax Frontier and I'm looking into the Radian. Both have long lifespans and I think that's awesome. We currently have a Britax Roundabout and needs to be replaced in the next couple of months as it expires in January. I don't want to jump the gun and buy one of these if there are others that have a long lifespan. I really love the ease of use of the Britax, it is my favorite seat by far! Eventually we're going to replace our vehicle and need slimmer seats (my son has a Nautilus and I HATE how large it is). I'm looking into the Radian for that reason, because it saves on space...


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Old 10-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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I got a Radian for L last year when we were pregnant with Elli. I know some don't like it, but we really do! Tons of growing room for ERF, and I didn't realize the lolnger life span until I got it, but for that.

The only problem I had was with the recline - with L (at about 25lbs) in it, it was reclining further than 45*. We got the angle adjuster, though, and that solved the problem. I think with a smaller/light baby (definitely a nb) it would have been perfect without the adjuster, but with L being bigger/heavier, his added weight was pushing the whole thing down into the van's seat, kwim?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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If you hate how big the Nautilus, you're not going to like the Frontier. It's beastly.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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Frontier is bigger than Nauti, but also makes the tallest booster on the market.

Frontier is going to last you longer than Radian though.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #5
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Some of the Safety 1st brand seats such as the Complete Air have 8-9 year lifespans (they expire in December of the 8th year after manufacture year... so a seat made in December will last 8 years, and a seat made in January will last 8 years and 11 months).
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