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    Senior Community Member melniemi's Avatar
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    Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    I'm wavering. I've always loved my marathons - especially rear facing. My dd is 3 yrs (1/16), 28#s, 36", as of yesterday. She has room in the marathon. Her head is around the Britax label.

    But I love the Flora XTSL and am thinking of selling one of my marathons to get her one. I'm worried that I won't like it. WWYD? I know I will like her having more legroom. The white in the cover worries me. Does it wash up like the Britax covers?

    I drive an 02 Chevy Venture that now has 8 passenger seating. She will be passenger outboard. I found a successful install with the radian in that seating position, both rfing and ffing.

    So would you get her one?

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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    Yes! But that is mostly because I am coveting this cover and wish I could justify buying for myself!

    or you could wait till she outgrows the MA then get her one...
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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    Oh yeah, get it!

    We have a XT that will be delivered tomorrow. Trade from another mama here. Can't wait.
    Mom to four ages 25, 23, 18 & 11. Busia to my new grandson.

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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    I am another vote for YES! I got my second XT today and love it!

    Plus since I have no girls I must live vicariosly through you...
    Elizabeth SAHM to 5 Boys and 1 Fuzzy Dog ...
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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    Quote Originally Posted by MOM25BOYS View Post
    I am another vote for YES! I got my second XT today and love it!

    Plus since I have no girls I must live vicariosly through you...
    What color did you get for your second xt? We're got Malibu and I bought a Nassau cover from another mom here so we'll have a spare.
    Mom to four ages 25, 23, 18 & 11. Busia to my new grandson.

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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    Quote Originally Posted by BABYGIRLLYNDSEY View Post
    What color did you get for your second xt? We're got Malibu and I bought a Nassau cover from another mom here so we'll have a spare.
    I got the Nassau and Love it! Kinda making me rethink the Rio, but DS4 is so attached to his red seat.
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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    I would definitely get it. I love my xtsl and I drool over the flora cover. I have the Ventura cover and I'm not thrilled about it. I think I should have gone with the bentley cover instead.
    Caleb Joshua: 8/17/2007; 45.5 inches, 46-47lbs, 17 inch torso; FF in a FN85 and Complete Air Sarah Rose: 05/15/2011; 22lbs, 31 inches; RF in a Britax Roundabout 50 and Combi Coccoro

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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    I would get it. DS was in a cowmoo Marathon that I LOVED but was getting to heavy so I bought the Raidian XTSL and have been just as happy with it although I do still miss the Marathon sometimes.
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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    Thanks Now to come up with the funds

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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    If you are a new diapers.com customer and order from there I can pm you a $10 off code. I forgot to use it on my XT purchase a few weeks ago so hopefully someone else can!

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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    the flora is more beige/cream not white. and price match to babyviva for 20% off and if you are new to diapers.com(or make a new account) yoou can get it for 215.99$!!
    Aiden Robert 9/16/08 32# 38" ERF in a MTcowseat) in an '01 Odyssey

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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    We love our XT so I'd say yes. Mine is stuck in my neighbor's car so my son can ride in her car once a week and I miss it. I'm going to have to get another one for DH's car and I'm secretly happy even though I don't want to spend the $$.
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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    YES... I've not had a problem with Radian covers (and I had the champagne one) at all.

    they're not as easy to remove and wash, but for the extra rearfacing capacity and the fact it also goes longer ff, it's TOTALLY worth it.



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    Re: Should I get her a Flora XTSL?

    I was torn between the Flora and the Petal. I have a budding "girly girl" and decided on the petal (it's BEAUTIFUL), but am thinking about acquiring a Flora cover as a spare!!! What a tough decision
    Beth - 8 passenger mini-van w/ 6 seats!!!
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    Other Regular Riders: Nephew 9 yrs, 68 lbs; Niece 6.5 yrs, 50 lbs; Nephew 4 yrs, 39 lbs

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