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  1. marciemp

    Best seats for 6 and 4 year old

    I have 2 little ones who are almost 6 1/2 and 4 1/2. The 4 year old has been rear facing in a Graco My Ride and the 6 year old harnessed in a Graco Nautilus. We are in a Yukon XL 8 passenger and have 3 older kids (10,10,12) who are in regular belts meeting the 5 step test well. The 4 year old...
  2. marciemp

    New seat for 2.5 year old

    I am looking for a new seat for our youngest, she is almost 2.5. My requirements are that she can rear face as long as possible and then forward face harnessed as long as possible. It would be beside her 4 year old sister's seat which is a Graco Nautilus from 2009. We have a Yukon XL so space...
  3. marciemp

    How to tell someone their child is unsafe in their seat?

    I have a friend (not someone I am super close with, we see each other occasionally, but she is very laid back and nice) who has a little girl in a backless booster with no head rest on the seat. The little girl will be 7 in September and is average in size. I noticed this while following them...
  4. marciemp

    where to buy D-ring & where to Rf tether in Uplander

    Where can I buy a d-ring to RF tether a roundabout in my van? Do they sell them at Toys r us where the seat are or maybe at a specialty kids store that sells Britax's? Also wondering where is the best place to attach the tether behind the drivers seat? I looked around under there I can see...
  5. marciemp

    Weird wording in Radian Manual about RF limit

    While I was shopping around for a new seat for almost 8 month old I was flipping through the radian xt manual and near the front of it, in the warnings part, I thought it said something like "Use only in Rear facing position with an infant weighing less than 22 pounds (10kg)" Did I read this...
  6. marciemp

    What seat after the infant carrier?

    Littlest one is now 7.5 months old and I m starting to think about what seat to put her in next. She had to temporarily ride in an Eddie Bauer AIO and really liked being up higher so she could see around and laugh at her big sister in the back row! I also feel like she was more comfortable in...
  7. marciemp

    Best way to install 4 seats in our van

    We have a 2005 Chevy Uplander. Would love to upgrade to a newer safer van but it is probably not possible financially for the next while anyways. Right now we have 3 kids (you can see their stats in my siggy), new baby due in 6 weeks. All 3 are harnessed in Graco Nautilus. In the van only...
  8. marciemp

    Any plans for more higher weight infant bucket seats in Canada

    I am really hoping to get a higher weight infant bucket seat for baby number 4 due to the amount of times we will be in and out of the van with driving my other 3 kids to school. I guess right now my only option is the Graco Snugride 32? Are there any plans for other bucket seats to be higher...
  9. marciemp

    Graco snugride 32 patterns in calgary

    I am wondering if anyone knows which stores carry which pattern for the Graco Snugride 32 in Calgary. I have seen the blue one and the grey/blue one, and one of the green ones but would really like to see the one with the red on it (Sachi pattern) in person. The all blue one is nice but the...
  10. marciemp

    Really Really torn between Nautilus and Frontier, going INSANE!

    We are replacing all 3 of our seats due to an accident. Replacing a Frontier, and 2 Dorel comfort booster/car-seats. Kids stats are in my siggy We went today to buy 3 Reese Nautilus, had totally decided. When we got there they had a lot of new seats (new in Calgary). The Britax and...
  11. marciemp

    Any way to decorate a seat without causing safety issues?

    I have a little boy who will be 4 in September. We are looking at getting all 3 of our kids new car-seats. The girls (6 in September and 4 in September) are picking pink seats (we haven't decide which yet but probably Graco Nautilus with new pink covers sent from my American family because we...
  12. marciemp

    Can you point me to comparable seats for insurance purposes

    My twins are both in Surveyor/vantage point comfort high back deluxe child restraint and high back boosters by Dorel. We need to replace these due to a car accident. I believe we paid about $189 at TRU, but it was a couple of years ago and I can't find the receipts. The insurance agent wants...
  13. marciemp

    Help me pick 3 (or 4) new seats

    I have a 5 3/4 year old, and twin 3 3/4 year olds. We recently got into a minor car accident so we are replacing all of their seats. We are also expecting a new baby in December and will need a new infant seat before then, as the ones we used before have had it. Oldest DD is 42ish pounds...
  14. marciemp

    Frontier Recall really? Can't I just return the shoddy thing?!

    I have not been here for quite a while and this is my first time seeing the recall for the Frontier. My oldest rides in a Frontier and I am sure there have been many times that we loosen one strap at a time. I did mail in my registration card right after buying the seat, which was the first...
  15. marciemp

    Booster seat for 5 year old

    I have a 5 year old little girl who is 43" and 41 pounds. She is in Kindergarten this year and they have several field trips planned. Unfortunately I cannot volunteer for all of her trips as I don't have a babysitter for my other children every time. She needs to have a booster seat for the...
  16. marciemp

    2005 Ford excursion tethers?

    We are looking for a vehicle to tow a trailer. How many top tethers are there in a 2004 or 2005 Ford Excursion? Where are they located? Thanks, Marcie
  17. marciemp

    Got a Frontier in Calgary

    I went yesterday to Bo Bebe and bought a Frontier for DD#1. They had both the Rushmore and Canyon. Not sure which I got but it is the grey one, Rushmore I think. I called around and TRU and Kacz Kids didn't have them yet. Bo Bebe got them on Tuesday, and have sold lots but still have them in...
  18. marciemp

    The Law: Tethering a booster?

    Does anyone know what the law (in Canada) is for tethering boosters? Have 3 kids now but planning a 4th, looking for a new vehicle but don't know if we need 3 or 4 top tethers. I am sort of thinking that if we kept our youngest rear facing for as long as possible (2.5-2.75 years if they grow...
  19. marciemp

    Need to know how many top tethers & where in large SUV's

    We are looking at buying a large SUV to pull a trailer. We need a high tow capacity, and are looking at 2005-2007 Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, Dodge Durango, Chev Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX56. I thought I had made my mind up, but then...
  20. marciemp

    Can you buy extra covers for the Frontier?

    Does anyone know if you can buy extra covers for the Britax Frontier? Where do you get it from and how much $$$ is it? Would like to have a pink cover but here is Canada only the tan and blue will be available. Thanks

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