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HappyToBe2012:I'm getting the Graco MyRide 65 [or 70, I haven't decided yet since they are the exact same size]. We don't have it yet so I don't know how DD will like it. But it gets good reviews online and a couple of IRL friends have and love it.
This is what we have. We have only been using it for a week or so, but we like it so far.
lancyjo:Hubs has the Safety 1st Guide 65 Sport in his truck. It's a nice seat, very easy on the checkbook, and has side impact head protection. Not many bells and whistles and you have to fight the straps twisting a lot, but it's not the seat we use the most, so it's not a huge deal to us.
We have the Safety 1st - Complete Air 65. I love it! It's really roomy for Eli (who is a peanut anyway..) and fits nicely in my CR-V. Regularly it was about 200.00, but when I got it from TRU, I had a 20% coupon so that made it more affordable.
We just bought the Graco MyRide 65 in Ezra. So far we like it! We are also going to use it RF until 2 yrs Old or right at 2.
sooner1981:We love our Britax Advocate.nbsp; Lots of good safety features, really easy to install, easy to adjust and soft/comfortable for C.nbsp;
I plan on getting the Diono Radian RXT by the end of the month. The best price is on amazon.
It could've been the first and only car seat we ever needed. It goes 5 to 120lbs, up to 45lbs rear-facing. It is compact and it can be folded and carried like a back-pack for airport travel.
karleegirl:Another feature I loved on ds2's carseat was straps you don't have to re thread.
This too. On our Boulevard, you never have to rethread the straps. You simply squeeze a lever at the top and pull up. This also moves the head protection wings. It's a breeze.
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We are getting (ugh) the Orbit baby toddler convertible G2 for my car, with base.
Which I'm sort of upset about, but! It's the only one that we've been able to find that both fits in my car and which I have a chance of getting DD in and out of. Stupid me bought a 2 door honda civic when we were still in "eeeeeh, maybe we'll have a kid?" phase. Which was fine when she fit in the bucket seat still because I could just drop her in the base/pull her out with a minimum of wrangling. But, the days of the baby bucket are coming to a close now and there's no way I could possibly get her in and out of a solely rear facing seat without it being an exercise in massive frustration and complexity.
So we got the Orbit, so that I can just turn it to face somewhat frontwards, strap ehr in, and then turn it back to face rear-wards. Bonus! It actually fits behind my drivers side seat so I can get her in and out while we're in the garage!
We have experience with a few. For DD we used the Safety 1st Complete Air and love it. She uses it still, in my parents car. For DH's car we have the Evenflo Titan Elite. DD is small and outgrew it heightwise RF around age 2. It has a short shell so I would not recommend it. Most LOs won't make it to even 2 in it RF. For a good back up seat we have the Cosco Scenera. It's a great seat, just not very comfy. This is what DS is currently using in my car, but we want to get him something more comfortable.
We're planning on getting the Graco MySize (Size4Me). Same seat, different names depending on the retailer. It has 8 harness positions and is the tallest RF shell on the market. This seat will last him until he needs a simple dedicated booster (age 6 or 7).