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and it is 15 inches. When he is in his MA he seems to only have about 3/4 an inch left before his shoulders are even with the top slots. Does that seem right? What is the top slot height on a MA (I searched but could not find that specific information).
03-20-2009, 10:02 PM
I think the MA is 17". BUT, it's a known issue that when a car seat is installed and the child is in the seat, that they have less torso room. It's because of how the seat is installed, recline of the vehicle seats etc and the padding of the seat. It happens with all car seats. DS has a 13.5" torso, the Uptown has 16.5" harness and DS has 2 inches to go, not 3.
ETA> Also check that the cover hasn't slipped down and is lower than the actual slot in the shell of the seat. That can make it seem like the slots are lower than they are.
03-20-2009, 10:22 PM
Sounds about right - I measure DS2 at 14" in the torso and he is just at the second to top slots.
03-21-2009, 11:04 AM
What is the top slot height on a MA (I searched but could not find that specific information).
Got a tape measure or yardstick and your seat handy? :wink2:
Annnyway...I noticed there was a LOT less growing room in the MA in our Ody than in the Escape, because the Ody seats are more reclined. Almost the same story with the Radian, it's so upright that it appears taller than the MA, even though I got 17 inches for both (even in the Ody it's more upright and lasted Bitsy a year longer than the MA). I wonder if there's a way to install the MA more upright in your captain's chair so there's more growing room in it? Make sure the captain's chair is upright, headrest on, MA base pushed as far back as possible, then install? Might eke a few more months out of it that way.
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