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Old 02-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Radian for 4 year old?

She's 45" and 45 lb. I'd like to keep her harnessed as long as possible but I'm trying to do a three in a row configuration with two RF and my Kia Rondo is not cooperating

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I wouldn't buy a radian for that age child unless you plan to pass it down?
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Re: Radian for 4 year old?

I'm not familiar with that car, but we have our 6 yr old & 3 yr old in Radians. We could fit another smaller seat in between, but I dont know that we could do 3 Radians in a row. They are big seats!

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I wouldn't buy a radian for that age child unless you plan to pass it down?
I am planning on passing it down at some point, but mostly I just need something that fits and will keep her harnessed. The problem with the Rondo is that the back seat is divided into a 40/60 configuration and the split really makes it hard to put a seat in the middle because it's not stable on the gap. The current plan (and I can't test this until I actually order and receive he seats is to get a combi coccoro for Itsy which would get passed down to the baby once he/she outgrows the bucket seat (by that time she'll be over 30 lb and 2 and I feel comfortable with FF her a that point). Itsy is currently in a Complete Air that was gifted and which barely fits in the car (the driver's side is almost completely moved forward and only I can drive, not DH). Ladybug is half an inch away from outgrowing the Evenflow combination that we have.

This is really frustrating, but getting new seats is cheaper than a new car.
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I bought a radian for my four year old and I like the seat. If it works, why not? They last a long time. I know most people say don't buy a convertible for a FF child but if that is what works you certainly can. Have you looked into the new securekid seats? They also last a good long time and are pretty narrow.
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My truck is a 40/60 split too. It was so tough. Really narrow too. I HAD to do a booster- a ff marathon and my infant seat, no base. It wasn't just about narrowness but how each seat- fit into eachother.., without impeding the function of the seat! It's a puzzle. Now...In my van those same kids are in a 5pt harness, a rear facing seat and the infant seat on a base. Lol. I like my radian but daaaayyymmnnn that thing is so heavy.
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My truck is a 40/60 split too. It was so tough. Really narrow too. I HAD to do a booster- a ff marathon and my infant seat, no base. It wasn't just about narrowness but how each seat- fit into eachother.., without impeding the function of the seat! It's a puzzle. Now...In my van those same kids are in a 5pt harness, a rear facing seat and the infant seat on a base. Lol. I like my radian but daaaayyymmnnn that thing is so heavy.
Yeah, I'm really hoping that I won't have to do a booster for Ladybug. She's still seems so tiny

I may actually just go with two coccoros and just skip the bucket if it means I can get a narrow harness between them for Ladybug. But, if that's the case, I do hope DH doesn't see the bill because though supportive, he doesn't understand why Ladybug can't be in a booster when we can get one for around $25.
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Yeah, I'm really hoping that I won't have to do a booster for Ladybug. She's still seems so tiny

I may actually just go with two coccoros and just skip the bucket if it means I can get a narrow harness between them for Ladybug. But, if that's the case, I do hope DH doesn't see the bill because though supportive, he doesn't understand why Ladybug can't be in a booster when we can get one for around $25.
:'( my almost 6 year old is in a booster when in my truck (maybe twice a month) and harnessed at a other times. It's hard! I JUST started thinking about turning my 4.5yr old forward. Lol. So u totally understand mama.
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I bought a radian for my four year old and I like the seat. If it works, why not? They last a long time. I know most people say don't buy a convertible for a FF child but if that is what works you certainly can. Have you looked into the new securekid seats? They also last a good long time and are pretty narrow.
I did look at the securekid, but they only harness to 50" and the Radian to 57" At the rate she's growing...
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