Marthon - it's a great seat
BLVD - the head wings are a must
Which ever is cheaper
Is your kid a car napper?
My kids rarely nap in the car and wouldn't tolerate wings for a second. They love their marathons.
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DD has been riding in her MA since age 7 mos or so when we switched from the bucket. She is almost 4.5. Love the marathon- and she totally naps- no need for the headwings!!!
The baby is a napper, but if she did get the BLVD it would be rear facing which is not sounding so great.
My toddler is only an occassional napper, but has no issue with the RA and nappy right now.
Looks like Marathon is a solid choice, thanks. They both look similar to me in size, it's just the headwings.
My DD is a car napper when we go on long drives. She is rear facing and she is always resting her head on the headwings. I don't have a problem getting her in the car. I think a Marathon would be fine too and plan to get a RA for my DH's car.
DD likes the recline on the MA better and the headings on the BLVD help her sleep, given that I would say it is a wash at our house. We have been super happy with them both.
DD 3/07 Itching to take over the universe.
I have two BLVD's, so clearly I feel the price difference is worth it. My kids nap in the car all the time, including my 3 year old. The wings never bothered me at all, and he was RF until just a few weeks ago. If its for a baby or a napper I'd get the Blvd unless you really can't afford the price difference.
DS - June 2009
DD - September 2011
DD1 was not a fan of the Marathon 65 at all so even though I knew the seats had changed slightly I still knew I wanted to try something different. I tried DD2 out in both at the store and she simoly seemed more comfy in the BLVD. 14 months later she is still happy with the BLVD.
Last edited by AnnieW625; 06-20-2012 at 08:45 PM.
My Marathon 70 is newer than the boulevard and pink, so i prefer it. My daughter could care less. However, she almost never sleeps in the car.