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    The "Lamaze seats" rumour *Pics*

    I read a tidbit on here just a few days ago about a new brand of car seats, Lamaze, that would be hitting BRU. I believe a BRU employee confirmed it and that the Lamaze seats were just rebranded Truefits.

    Well, tonight I ran out to Best Buy and realized for the first time that there's a BRU right there, less than a 5 minute drive from me! So of course, I had to stop in. I really want a look at the Aton, so I ran in really quickly to see if they had it. Sadly, no, but I was amazed at what I found...

    It was the First Years Via I470 and the TrueFit, IN STORE! They were advertised as "Lamaze" seats, but in smaller print it was clearly stated that they were The First Years seats, and had the same names as the ones branded without Lamaze. I really liked the pattern on the Via - it wasn't Abstract O's, but it was pretty similar, just more blue-y than that pattern. Very cute! They had it on the TF also. Sadly, no pictures. I didn't have the camera with me because I wasn't expecting to see anything new!

    Anyway, for whoever it was that was waiting anxiously for the new Via to be released, but for the date being pushed back further and further - it's hitting stores now! I played with it a little - I liked the lock-off, but I found the seat really heavy, hard to release from the base (empty - I'm afraid it would be even harder with a baby in it) but I did like it, overall. I loved the harness, it had nice low slots, the newborn insert was cool. Nice tall shell, too.

    I didn't play with the TF at all, but it looked to be just the base model. I wonder if BRU will carry the recline or TFP at any point? That'd be cool!

    If no one else stumbles on it this weekend, I can get pictures when I come back from my trip at the beginning of next week!

    ETA: Pictures added post #21!
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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    My bru had the grey lamaze true fit today. I'm curious about the via seats I'll have to keep checking.
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    Do they at least go to 40rf?

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemybabies924 View Post
    Do they at least go to 40rf?

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    What, the True fit? No, absolutely not. TFY has stated on many, many occasions that they have no plans to increase the RF weight limit- and the seat is still a TF, just with a different cover.

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    iirc it was 35 rf and 60 or 65 I'm thinking 60 ff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurezalia

    What, the True fit? No, absolutely not. TFY has stated on many, many occasions that they have no plans to increase the RF weight limit- and the seat is still a TF, just with a different cover.
    Why? I would buy one if it rf to 40 lbs. Maybe one day.

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather86 View Post
    iirc it was 35 rf and 60 or 65 I'm thinking 60 ff
    65 FF... It's just a Truefit, guys. It just has a pretty new cover, with the extra word "Lamaze" on it.

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica61624 View Post
    Why? I would buy one if it rf to 40 lbs. Maybe one day.
    You'd have to ask TFY. I have no idea, I'd never even seen a TF in person before. I'm just reporting on the "Lamaze seats in BRU" aspect.

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurezalia View Post
    You'd have to ask TFY. I have no idea, I'd never even seen a TF in person before. I'm just reporting on the "Lamaze seats in BRU" aspect.
    I was the one that was told by the baby gear manager that lamaze was coming out with a new line of baby gear including a car seat. I will have to check it out when I go to work on sunday. I will take pics
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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    I just checked their website and noticed the the Unite harness to booster. Says the harness doesn't need to be removed to make it a booster. That's nice. Only 2 colors and not the prettiest seat ever, but more harness to booster options are good.

    A long time ago, when the TF first came out, my BRU carried it. I'll have to check if they are carrying it again.
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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    It would be awesome to have a B&M that carries the TF for people to at least try out in person, even if they don't get it there!
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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    I wish it had a 40lb rfing limit, it would be awesome. Many people don't need the 40lb limit to get to a decent age rfing, and well most of the public are going to turn long before then anyways.
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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    How many ways can this seat be branded?? Compass, Learning Curve, The First Years, and now Lamaze? I guess it's no worse than all of Dorel's names. I am glad they're back in stores, though.

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    Quote Originally Posted by Spam View Post
    I wish it had a 40lb rfing limit, it would be awesome. Many people don't need the 40lb limit to get to a decent age rfing, and well most of the public are going to turn long before then anyways.
    I held off on buying a true fit just because of the RFing limit...for a while then I realized my son is only 30 lbs at 2 1/2 years old so I'm sure it will last him long enough, and it's way easier for me to get him in and out than the MA70.

    Anyways, I have to agree the general public is going to turn them FFing as soon as they can usually, even if more parents wait until 2 years now it will probably be the thing to do to turn them FF on their 2nd birthday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phineasmama

    I held off on buying a true fit just because of the RFing limit...for a while then I realized my son is only 30 lbs at 2 1/2 years old so I'm sure it will last him long enough, and it's way easier for me to get him in and out than the MA70.

    Anyways, I have to agree the general public is going to turn them FFing as soon as they can usually, even if more parents wait until 2 years now it will probably be the thing to do to turn them FF on their 2nd birthday
    I agree. My dd was 34 lbs at 3 and now 39 at 4. My DS is much bigger than she was at his milestones. So I went with the higher rf limit.

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    Very cool... i am just glad OK will finally get a TF in store! There are enough Graco and Dorel seats around here to choke somebody with!! And well since the TF is still my favorite seat i am excited that it can now be bought locally.

    And i am waiting anxiously for pics of this "new" cover
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    Remember the tf will keep the average baby rf longer because the minimum weight for turning is 23lbs...


    Oh, and it was me waiting for the Via35. Will have to hit up TRU and ask if they are getting it anytime soon. I lust lust lust.

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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    It's a TFP!!!!! $229 and with a pretty decent gray/black cover. The obnoxious "5 STAR RATING FROM NHTSA" labeling on the side has already been reason enough for people to buy them.
    Love the Via, the anti rebound bar and lockoffs on the seat to use it baseless up to 22lbs are pretty cool.
    There's also a lackluster little red and black lamaze stroller, that I can't figure out how to fold without taking the canopy off
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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    So jealous. I went to our BRU yesterday and they had all the seats they've had for a good 6 months (Dorel, Graco, Evenflo), with the addition of the craptastic Rumi Air.
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    Re: The "Lamaze seats" rumour

    Stopped by a BRU in SD today with Ally and got another peek at them, including pictures. Will have them up in a bit.
    Jools is right, it is a TFP! Way cool!
    Also finally got a look at the Aton, wooo!

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