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    How come the Nautilus is not on the list? Do they not consider it a booster?
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    It was in the list of 36 "ok" seats... http://www.iihs.org/research/topics/...ted_seats.aspx
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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
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    DS age 16.5--DRIVING!!!!--(booster till 11 and almost 5ft tall)
    DD1 age 14--Adult Seatbelt (booster till 11 and almost 5 ft tall)
    DD2 age 8--in a variety of backless boosters
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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
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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!
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    I have a Cybex solution X fix and really like it! I don't know anyone else who has one, but it's been a great seat for us!
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    Thank you for this thread! Just ordered a Boost Air Protect for DD1 in DH's car - it'll be our first time venturing out of harnessed seats.

    Any thoughts on a HBB for Grandma's car? Ridden in maybe 6ish times/year? DD1 is pretty petite, 41lbs, 46"ish. From the list, it looked like a Turbo booster might work?
    Allison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joolsplus2 View Post
    Here's the latest 2010 IIHS booster article on which have good or poor belt fit... http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr090810.html

    2010 IIHS BOOSTER EVALUATION RESULTS
    BEST BETS
    Britax Frontier 85 (combination highback)
    Chicco Keyfit Strada (dual highback)
    Clek Oobr (dual highback)
    Cosco Juvenile Pronto (dual highback)
    Cybex Solution X-Fix (highback)
    Eddie Bauer Auto Booster (dual highback)
    Evenflo Big Kid Amp (backless)
    Evenflo Maestro (combination highback)
    Graco TurboBooster Crawford (dual highback)
    Harmony Baby Armor (dual highback)
    Harmony Dreamtime (dual backless)
    Harmony Dreamtime (dual highback)
    Harmony Secure Comfort Deluxe (backless)
    Harmony Youth Booster Seat (backless)
    Maxi-Cosi Rodi XR (dual highback)
    Recaro ProBOOSTER (highback)
    Recaro ProSPORT (combination highback)
    Recaro Vivo (highback)
    Recaro Young Sport (combination highback)
    Safety 1st Boost Air Protect (dual highback)
    The First Years Pathway B570 (highback)

    GOOD BETS
    Britax Parkway SG (dual highback)
    Combi Kobuk Air Thru (dual backless)
    Combi Kobuk Air Thru (dual highback)
    Evenflo Symphony 65 (3-in-1 highback)
    Graco TurboBooster Sachi (dual highback)
    Graco TurboBooster Wander (dual highback)
    Maxi-Cosi Rodi (dual highback)
    So why is the Britax Parkway SG only rated as a good bet? I did a ton of research when we got my 8-year old his booster 3 years ago and chose that. Now I'm feeling a little lazier and was hoping to just get another one for my 5-year old. I'd rather not get the SGL as it is a LOT more expensive and we need two. Suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Michelle

    PS Just saw this list was 2010, but the 2012 list only has that seat as a good bet too.

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    Which Monterreys have the redesigned belt guide?
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