Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


 

Sponsored Ads

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Community Member Michi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    920

    Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    It was a nice day so I got some photos of my two oldest in their Monarchs.
    Julie (9 yrs, 60lbs, 54")


    Joseph (7 yrs, 46 lbs, 49")
    Michelle ~ Mom to 4
    DD16 - adult seat belt, DS 14 - adult seat belt,
    DD 11 - Britax Frontier (booster), DD 9 - Graco Nautilus (booster)

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
    Join Date
    April, 2001
    Posts
    Many
     
     

  3. #2
    Admin - CPS Technician joolsplus3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, VA
    Posts
    21,249

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    Thanks!!!! I'm so wanting one of these... Tell me...what height setting is your dd on? Cuz my ds is the same size and he's using the top position on the PW, but has room to grow till he's really AT the top position, KWIM? I'm trying to decide if I need a gender neutral one or if I can get a girly one (one 9 yo boy who might never ride in it, two girls age 7 and 1 who could ride in it... pink or red, pink or red, hmmmmm...). I'm just wondering how much growing room your eldest has, basically?
    Julie
    CPST since 2003, pu"R"ple since 2008, three kids growing too fast since 1997, 1999 and 2006

    Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good

  4. #3
    Senior Community Member Tara's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,360

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    Cool.
    Your 7 yr old is rather on the small side too eh? My 7.5 yr old is around 45# and...maybe 47" ?? maybe not...somewhere thereabouts..shorter than yours, THAT much I know LOL

    ~Tara~
    7 kids in 3 seats
    Ages 16yr - 2yr



  5. #4
    Senior Community Member Michi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    920

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    She is on the top setting (although I think I could lower is down a notch) she likes the wings/pillows up higher.
    Michelle ~ Mom to 4
    DD16 - adult seat belt, DS 14 - adult seat belt,
    DD 11 - Britax Frontier (booster), DD 9 - Graco Nautilus (booster)

  6. #5
    Car-Seat.org Ambassador Patriot201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    9,006

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    Thanks for sharing the photos! They look great!

  7. #6
    Carseat Crazy kimk2230's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    169

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    Are these seats wide? I am looking at getting one for my dd. We have a turbo booster for my ds and I was wondering how they would compare?
    Kim

    DD 8 riding in a Husky
    DS 10 1/2 in a Monterey

  8. #7
    CPS Fanatic JaRylan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Saskatchewan
    Posts
    1,079

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    They look great!
    Jacqui ~ Rylan ~ 08.13.02 ~ 57.2lbs on 9/26/08 ~ Radian 65
    Join Starlight's Book Club, read your manuals! Car seats are cheaper than caskets & you can use them more than once. How much did your wedding cost? How long did it last? Does your child's safety seem more affordable now?

  9. #8
    Senior Community Member Michi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    920

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    Quote Originally Posted by kimk2230 View Post
    Are these seats wide? I am looking at getting one for my dd. We have a turbo booster for my ds and I was wondering how they would compare?
    Kim
    Yes - These seats are quite a bit wider than a Turbo Booster. I would compare them more to a Recaro. we Used to have Turbos for the kids, and you could still fit someone in the middle seat in the 3rd row...now there is NO WAY someone would fit there (...which is okay because it is a lap only belt.)

    For comparison...Here is Joseph in his Turbo

    and here he is in the Monarch
    Michelle ~ Mom to 4
    DD16 - adult seat belt, DS 14 - adult seat belt,
    DD 11 - Britax Frontier (booster), DD 9 - Graco Nautilus (booster)

  10. #9
    CPS Technician stayinhomewithmy6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,679

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    Wow! They look really nice. And your kids look very happy in them. I'm wondering if they're wider than the Parkway. I sort of need a new booster for a daycare kid, but it needs to be narrow-ish... not extremely narrow, though, but I do need to fit 3 car seats across in that row. I was thinking the Parkway, but the Monarch looks so nice!
    SAHM to my silly six: X (12, seatbelt), R (11, seatbelt), E (9, Evenflo Amp),
    Z (6, Frontier 85 in booster mode), G (4, FF TFP) and M (2, RF Pavilion)

  11. #10
    Car-Seat.Org Zealot skaterbabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Central Virginia
    Posts
    9,962

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    How much room does your daughter have in the PW compared to the Monarch?
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
    Mom to CJ (7/96, seatbelt), Gregory (4/98, seatbelt), & Joyjoy (10/03, misc. booster seats)
    "That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on."
    - Denis Waitley

  12. #11
    Senior Community Member scatterbunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    13,317

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    They are so nice-looking! But too wide for us.
    ~Jenny

    "When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people." ~Abraham Joshua Hesche

  13. #12
    Senior Community Member Michi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    920

    Re: Pics of my kids in their Monarchs

    We don't have a PW - but we did try them out in the store. The reason we went with the Monarch is because the seat area was longer than the PW, and it just seemed to fit her better than the PW.

    Here is Julie in a PW -


    And here are the Monarch's empty and in the car:

    Michelle ~ Mom to 4
    DD16 - adult seat belt, DS 14 - adult seat belt,
    DD 11 - Britax Frontier (booster), DD 9 - Graco Nautilus (booster)

Similar Threads

  1. Where can I find pics of bigger kids in the MA
    By amy919 in forum CAR SEATS - General Child Safety Seat Questions, Help and Advice
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-06-2007, 08:43 AM
  2. Monarchs update....
    By Michi in forum Carseat Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-01-2007, 07:52 PM
  3. Our new Britax Monarchs (photos!)
    By Michi in forum Carseat Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-22-2007, 02:01 PM
  4. We bought 2 Monarchs tonight!
    By Michi in forum Carseat Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-20-2007, 05:00 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •