best seats for my kids?

Traci - posted on 03/07/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




I ask this every where. I am obsessed with car seats, which is a good thing in my mind.

I have 3 kids. My 6-1/2 yr old is VERY tall, at 4'9" exact he has a torso height of 22 inches. He is currently sitting in a backless turbo booster because I can't find a belt positioning booster tall enough for him. He is close to passing the 5 step test, but his feet are still not flat on the floor yet. Is there possible a better idea for him?

My 3-1/2 yr old just moved into a Graco Nautilus. She has been rearfacing up until a few months ago when she was 34 lbs. I feel this is a good seat for her as I want her harnessed until she is at least 5, preferably longer if possible. I couldn't tell you her height for the life of me...

My 8 month old is in the Evenflo Triumph Advance, and will remain rearfacing until max height or weight, whichever is first. We chose this seat due to the sliding harness and easy adjustment. With his health concerns and medication it is important to us to be able to easily adjust his harness when he gains and looses weight. I felt it safer with how much his weight fluctuates to have an easily adjustable harness.

So, do you think they are in the best possible seats for them or is there better seats for any of them. All my seats have been inspected and are properly installed. None are expired or have ever been in any accidents. I just want to know if maybe there are better seats for them.


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Crystal - posted on 02/10/2011




soundsto me like there in good seats and good job on the extended rear faceing not to many people do that how much does your 6 1/2yr old weigh?as long as he fits in the booster i'd keep him in it

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yeah the only other thing i would recommend is the first years TrueFit over the advanced, I have both though.

April - posted on 03/08/2009




Sounds like you have it all under control! My 7 year old has a torso height of 16! So your kiddo is a big one! I have him in a Nauti and a Sunshine kids radian. I have never used a Triumph, but the First years true fit is a fantastic seat you could look into. This seat RFs 35 lbs and FFs 65. Has slide knob adjuster, lock offs for a tight fit and a easy breezy install! I love it!! Check out the pictures at the bottom for a picture of it.

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