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    Review of Graco Platinum CarGo Booster

    Recently tried this one out in our Subaru and are having good results so far.


    2-Position recline for added comfort
    Plastic framed mesh pocket for storing kid gear
    Soft head pillow provides a cushy, comfy place for growing minds
    Front adjusting harness straps make securing your child simpler
    One cup holder for snacking on the go
    5-Point harness for a snug fit in five places
    Deep, wide sides and high back for added comfort and support
    3 belt positioners give you the flexibility to adjust your automobile's lap/shoulder belt to the right height for your growing child
    LATCH equipped for easy installation

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    Admin - CPS Technician Emeritus UlrikeDG's Avatar
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    Jul 2001


    There's some bad information in your review. Specifically, you say that the Expressway no longer worked, because your child did not fit while wearing bulky winter clothing. Bulky clothing should not be worn in a car seat!

    Please see #57 and #54 in the FAQ and this section on ride-down also on this site.

    My children wear polar fleece jackets, hats and mittens in the car. When they get out, they put on their fluffy down coats, and I zip them up. My baby (currently 9 months), just wears a polar fleece snow suit all the time. This arrangement keeps them warm enough in the car while allowing me to tighten their harness straps safely.
    Ulrike, mom to:
    Roman (3/98), Evalina (3/00), Nadia (3/03), and Kira (11/07)

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    clarified that :)

    I edited and clarified in my review

    The issue was brought to my attention by his clothing (winter jacket - which is unavoidable in these climates where we often have 0 degree weather and wind chill). However, even without his jacket the seat was too tight - harnesses on highest setting and let out completely. My son is longer through the torso, tall - but not too above the norm. He just plain outgrew the Expressway seat in the body portion.

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    CPS Technician Victorious4's Avatar
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    Jul 2004

    That thread has helpful info for families in cold climates ... like mine where it gets down to -45 with wind chill at night sometimes & yet my kiddos have never worn a bulky coat in the car & always been warm

    To keep on topic of review: the Graco Platinum CarGo has been a great spare seat for babysitting swap between myself & my 2 cousins (6 kids total, 3 in harness + 3 in booster) -- installs easily in various vehicles, easy to use & keep clean, comfy for kiddos (we all prefer deep head wings on boosters, though!), recline bar is nice for sleeping & helping with installation too ... will add any comments later this summer after we fly with it!
    TIFF ~ doula & all hours childcare provider
    SCARLA: winter '02 . . . Jr. Roller Derby level III
    BEAR: spring '11 ... Recaro Sport + Clek Oobr
    RAHNE: summer '17 ... MicoMax30 + RadianRXT
    childcare: 0-7yrs... Contender + Frontier Clicktight
    {emergencies: Scenera Next, Highback, Topside}



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