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    It was in the list of 36 "ok" seats... http://www.iihs.org/research/topics/...ted_seats.aspx
    Julie
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    DD1 age 15--Adult Seatbelt (booster till 11 and almost 5 ft tall)
    DD2 age 8.5--in a variety of backless boosters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joolsplus2 View Post
    It was in the list of 36 "ok" seats... http://www.iihs.org/research/topics/...ted_seats.aspx
    Thanks Jools I'm glad the Frontier rocks a s a booster!

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    Here're pictures comparing the Parkway SG, Sunshine Kids Monterey, and Recaro Probooster... http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=140917
    Julie
    Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)

    DS age 17--DRIVING!!!!--(booster till 11 and almost 5ft tall)
    DD1 age 15--Adult Seatbelt (booster till 11 and almost 5 ft tall)
    DD2 age 8.5--in a variety of backless boosters
    http://picasaweb.google.com/joolstag/LeahInCarseats#

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    I keep editing the first post to update it, but realize this doesn't change the date of 'last post' so it looks like this is a very old thread...but it's not
    ~laura in miami~
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    Thanks for this thread! I'm in the middle of car seat swapping hell - just realized DD#2 has gotten too big to RF in her Cosco Scenera so turned that around Sat (she'll be 4 in May but is small). Then realized last night that DD#1 needed a harness adjustment on the Nautilus, straps were too low (she's 6). So I also checked on the Marathon and lo and behold, she's outgrown that (and I put her in it 3-4X a week and hadn't noticed!). So went to BRU's trade in sale today - gave them a backless booster hand-me-down for the 25% off. They didn't have any Maestros in stock to look at - I did like the Symphony but in the end the $90 difference in price made me choose the Maestro (BRU could order it online through the store). Then I get home and realize Maestro only has a 50 pound weight limit for harness - which we're almost up to (and I see that Julie did point that out, it just didn't register). Nautilus and most others seem to be 65. Also, after moving Nautilus to my car from DH's, I see in the manual that LATCH can only be used up to 48 pounds, so I had to re-do that. I thought I needed the locking clip but then I read my car manual and figured out how to do the ELR/ALR conversion by pulling the belt all the way out after buckling. Lots of chocolate involved in figuring this all out.

    So, long story short. Maestro - cheap, but low harness weight limit. And be sure to check the LATCH weight limits for older kids (some cars are even lower than 48). And I think I'll be getting the Symphony now anyway, as both DD#2's seats expire later this year. Hate to turn in a Britax for scrap, but it expires first, in 3 mos.

    As always, thanks to Julie! Just this little bit of carseat swapping is making me tear my hair out!
    Last edited by Kendra; 02-06-2012 at 06:21 PM.
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