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    Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    Tried out my son in the monterey today. It fit great! He liked it... then we drove away and he piped up and told me he couldn't move his legs like he could in his current booster (parkway) I am thinking it is due to the monterey has more of a slope to the seat and the parkway in more flat. What is your opinion if you have seen both in person? Do you think it will make his legs hurt. We have a 12 hour trip ahead of us for vacation. I am going to either hook a noodle for a foot prop like I have seen on this site or buy a small styrofoam ice chest for him to prop his feet on.

    I really need to order a booster soon so I can make sure we get it before leaving on vacation. I waited because I wanted to see pics of the probooster but no one local has it for us to try out and I do not have time to mail it back if it does not fit my car/son.

    Thank you in advance for your help. This mom really appreciates it!!!!!

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    I felt the parkway was sloped, not the Monterey...

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    Well that is good news lol

    I was looking so much at the fit of the seatbelt I really forgot to look at the total fit. I hate to go back and try it again knowing I am going to order it online.. save me $50.

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    I wouldn't feel bad, really.

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    The Parkway is flat across. Doesn't the Monterey slope a little up towards the edge(back of the knees)? So you don't get that (the booster is throwing me out) feeling?
    Brooklyn- 7 years, 47 lbs and 49 inches riding in an Oobr, 2 Ollis, Monterey, Vivo, Literider, and Cruz

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    The parkway is sloped on the front. Tyler felt like he was getting spit out. We tried them 3 different times.

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    We have the old style parkway...

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    I figured it was the old style. The new style is less slopped.

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    Oops, I should log out...this is Judi...on Gabe's PC.

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    Quote Originally Posted by Judi's DH View Post
    Oops, I should log out...this is Judi...on Gabe's PC.
    LOL at your dh's screen name.

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    Re: Tried out the Monterey today.. fit great but have 1 question

    I am ordering the monterey tomorrow. I like the deep side wings too much and the seatbelt fit was perfect. Either an ice chest or the noodle (hopefully) will help or maybe it was just because it was different than what he was in. I am going to have to do some research for the best price our there.

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