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Mommylena
02-07-2005, 09:12 AM
Hello:

Can anyone tell me what the basic differences are between the Parkway & Body-Guard Booster Seats? Also, is the Parkway available ANYWHERE yet?

Joolsplus2
02-07-2005, 02:46 PM
The Parkway is lighter, better padded, has no lockoffs, and has cupholders. The headwings are a little wider apart, so it's more comfortable, and the starting weight and height limits are lower.
www.britaxusa.com
I just bought two yesterday at Babies R Us, and they've been available online for over a month now (but they sell out FAST and are often out of stock!)
My kids love the Parkways much better than the BG's, and they ADORED their BG's, so I wasn't sure they would.

:)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 2 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx

Joolsplus2
02-07-2005, 02:46 PM
The Parkway is lighter, better padded, has no lockoffs, and has cupholders. The headwings are a little wider apart, so it's more comfortable, and the starting weight and height limits are lower.
www.britaxusa.com
I just bought two yesterday at Babies R Us, and they've been available online for over a month now (but they sell out FAST and are often out of stock!)
My kids love the Parkways much better than the BG's, and they ADORED their BG's, so I wasn't sure they would.

:)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 2 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx

Mommylena
02-09-2005, 02:45 AM
Thanks! I actually bought a Parkway yesterday at BRUs. I got the last one in stock. My daughter loves it. I also looked at the BG in Buy Buy Baby, I think the Parkway looked more comfortable and I liked that it had more padding. The fact that my daughter likes it is just great!

Can I ask, what exactly do the lock off clips do in a booster? I got it on the convertible (Roundabout) but I don't get it on the booster seat. THanks! :)

Joolsplus2
02-09-2005, 01:35 PM
Oh, the reason the BG has the lockoffs is because it is technically too heavy to pass government booster seat requirements. They must be 9 pounds or less, and it was over 9 pounds, so locking the seat to the lapbelt was a way to "lighten it" in a crash, to keep it from loading the child and basically crushing them between the heavy seat and the seatbelt. The PW's nice and light, so it won't do that, and no lockoffs are needed :) (The Recaro Start is also a super duper heavy booster, and it requires a top tether to get around the rules)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 2 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx