need a new car seat

Lori - posted on 03/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hey all. We need a new car seat. Our girl is getting too big for the travel system. Any suggestions? No Britax too expensive.

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Jennifer - posted on 03/02/2009

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We had to buy a new one a month ago.  I was lucky and got a Britax on sale at Target.  I know they're expensive, but they are made in the US, not in China.  That's one of the main reasons I got it, along with the 65 lb weight limit.  The only thing I can tell you is watch the weight limits, some of the cheaper seats aren't as high, and you'll want one that can be rear facing at this age. Avoid the Eddie bauer seats, I've heard they're hard to put in the rear facing position.  Anyway, hope that helps some.

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Jennifer - posted on 03/03/2009

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If you are looking at Evenflo, look at the symphony.  It's more expensive than the triumph, but you would not have to buy a booster later.

Annabelle - posted on 03/03/2009

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I just got the Evenflo Triumph Advance LX after some review and research.  I like that the harness loosens and tightens from the side knobs so it can adjust to what she's wearing.  I also like the fact that the shoulder strap easily adjusts too.



We haven't installed it in the car yet but my baby likes sitting in it so far.  It holds up to 47 lbs.... but by then, I can just buy a booster which is only $40 or so.

Karen - posted on 03/02/2009

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The Evenflo Triumph Advance has similar stats to the Britax and gets very high safety ratings and is a better price.

Donna - posted on 03/02/2009

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We got a Cosco one that is convertible. It can go up to 35 lbs. rear facing and 40 lbs. Forward facing, which I think is fine cause they can be in just a regular booster seat at 30 lbs. We had to put him in this one cause he is 25 lbs. and our infant seat only went to 22 lbs. This Cosco one is only $49.00 at Wal mart

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