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    Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite/Urban?

    I'm carseat shopping again. I don't need to be, but I think we'll be FF my dd soon (she'll be 3.5, hopefully 4, but we'll see).

    I really don't know why, but I'm not a fan of the Nautilus. DD of course loves the colors, but I don't love the seat.

    Then there's the Frontier 85. She likes Livia and Pink Sky. Will need to try this in my vehicle.

    She loves the Hanna ProSport, and that's what I've been leaning towards getting, although, I can't try that one out before buying, so I haven't commited to it yet.

    Then I came across the green The First Years Unite.

    Does anyone plan on buying this seat? It looks comfy. I don't think we'd need the extra inch that the Frontier offers since dd is around the 60% for height and weight.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I'm tempted by it. I just can't decide if I should go with it or another fr85 or something different. It looks comfy, I can't wait to see actual pics of it so hopefully someone will buy it.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    Just curious, why do some sites have it called the Unite and others called the Urban?

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/First-Years-Urban-Booster-Elegance/dp/B004K1EOVQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1300301188&sr=8-7"]Amazon.com: The First Years Urban BB830 Booster Car Seat, Elegance: Baby[/ame]
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    You want a Prosport in Opal Blue so you can trade me for Hanna *said in my best hypnotic voice*. Kidding, of course! I am really tempted by the Urban/Unite, too. I LOVE my True Fit and it looks like they incorporated a lot of the things that I love about it into this new seat. I can't wait to see reviews. My biggest wonder is about head slump. That headrest just seems to jut SO far out! Maybe it's just that it doesn't have that piece of fabric that comes down like the Frontier or ProSport and you can see that divide more.

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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    Quote Originally Posted by jess71903 View Post
    You want a Prosport in Opal Blue so you can trade me for Hanna *said in my best hypnotic voice*. Kidding, of course! I am really tempted by the Urban/Unite, too. I LOVE my True Fit and it looks like they incorporated a lot of the things that I love about it into this new seat. I can't wait to see reviews. My biggest wonder is about head slump. That headrest just seems to jut SO far out! Maybe it's just that it doesn't have that piece of fabric that comes down like the Frontier or ProSport and you can see that divide more.
    I totally thought of you when DD asked for the Hanna. But I want the Blue Opal for myself, lol. I'm afraid if I get the Blue Opal I'll just love it when it arrives and I wouldn't want to switch with you!

    But, the First Years seat looks awesome. We love our True Fit, but my dad bought it and is keeping it hostage in his truck. So, I'm tempted to get this combination seat. Still confused as to why it has 2 names.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I am planning to get one. I'm hoping to like it better than the FR85. Sucks it doesn't come out till April though.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I'm considering investing in the seat- as in buy it to either resell or return. I have no need of a combo seat. I just have investment money, that will have to be put back. I would have liked the green one, but that's not on sale.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I am interested in this seat, but want to wait to see if it comes in other fabrics and how well it fits in booster mode since my 5 yrDD will be booster training soon. I don't "need" the seat until next year, but sure am tempted by the price. I keep telling myself I can wait.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    The O's on the 'Abstract O's' cover are so abstract I can't even see them?

    I suspect it'll only have one name when it finally hits shelves next month...Unite seems to make sense for a Combo seat, to me, but what do I know?
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I was also thinking about the Unite. Does anyone know the top harness slot height? I'll be moving ds up to the top slots on his GN probably within the next few months
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    It's called "Unite" on the first years' web page. I think the harness height is supposed to be 18 inches or so. It's on the blog. http://carseatblog.com/7571/new-from...e-first-years/
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiaxMarie View Post
    Just curious, why do some sites have it called the Unite and others called the Urban?
    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    The O's on the 'Abstract O's' cover are so abstract I can't even see them?

    I suspect it'll only have one name when it finally hits shelves next month...Unite seems to make sense for a Combo seat, to me, but what do I know?
    The First Years site calls it the Unite. I'm guessing Amazon has a typo.

    Jools - the O's are [ame="http://www.amazon.com/First-Years-Infant-Seat-Abstract/dp/B004JM8XCC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1300307190&sr=1-3"]here[/ame], [ame="http://www.amazon.com/First-Years-Travel-System-Abstract/dp/B004K1EOX4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1300307190&sr=1-4"]here[/ame] and [ame="http://www.amazon.com/First-Years-Ignite-Stroller-Black/dp/B004FN0Z62/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1300307190&sr=1-5"]here[/ame]. Apparently big kids don't get cool prints The B570 Abstract O's is also lacking the O's.



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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    Quote Originally Posted by TerisBoys View Post
    The First Years site calls it the Unite. I'm guessing Amazon has a typo.

    Jools - the O's are here, here and here. Apparently big kids don't get cool prints The B570 Abstract O's is also lacking the O's.
    What the heck!?! If you aren't going to actually put any Os on the seat, just call the thing green. Cuz that's what it is. Green.

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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    Quote Originally Posted by christineka View Post
    It's called "Unite" on the first years' web page. I think the harness height is supposed to be 18 inches or so. It's on the blog. http://carseatblog.com/7571/new-from...e-first-years/
    Thanks for the link 18" top slots are decent, but its not going to do me any good I think my option is the Frontier or a Regent if I can find one.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    bfmarini from Kids N Cribs posted in January that the slot heights would be 12.5", 14.5", 16 3/4", and 19". I'm hoping that maybe he had more updated info than the top slot measurements from the prototype posted about on carseatblog last year, because an extra inch of harness height would be pretty cool.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    Quote Originally Posted by bree View Post
    bfmarini from Kids N Cribs posted in January that the slot heights would be 12.5", 14.5", 16 3/4", and 19". I'm hoping that maybe he had more updated info than the top slot measurements from the prototype posted about on carseatblog last year, because an extra inch of harness height would be pretty cool.
    I'm becoming more tempted. I even have the seat in my cart. I wouldn't be keeping it... It would just put my $170 out of commission until either returned or sold. I could order and cancel if I change my mind before it ships... I just want to see it!
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I preordered a Unite in red/black. I sure hope it does have 19" top harness slots I also hope that the harness doesn't get more narrow as the headrest is raised. But we'll see
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I would love this seat but I would rather wait until someone from here reviews it That will convince me to get one of those or get the Frontier85. Argos70 is probably out since there's saying that the seat harness is the same as Nautilus.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I preordered it. It's a good deal and has free return shipping.
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    Re: Does anyone plan on buying a First Years Unite?

    I cannot wait to see reviews... i am totally out of love with the Nauti for DS2
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