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    The First Years/Lamaze Via

    I just saw this seat at BRU for the first time. Since it says it can hold a baby up to 35 lbs, I wanted to see how DS2 fit. He's about 25 lbs and I can't remember how tall at 14 months. Torso-wise he's got a tiny bit of space left in his CCO and has just about outgrown his SS1. He has a realllly long torso. While he wouldn't likely make it to 35 lbs in this seat, I was impressive by its height. It seems a little narrow though for a short 35lbs child.

    I did like the look of the lock offs on the seat itself and the base. I assume those are for installing without the base. Between the two lockoff on the seat and the level, there sure are a lot of things for a parent to look at. I know they are trying to make it easier for parents to use, but at first glance it seems to be a little complicated looking. The seat had a tag on it that said it has to be installed with the base to get to 35 lbs... I wonder at what point that becomes required. I loved the cover btw... and the infant insert was nicely padded. I have no idea how well it would fit a smaller kid. Sorry if this is all redundant. Last thing... I liked how it had an easily adjustable harness like on the TF... but it sort of makes it hard to see which slot you are really on. I tried to do a search but didn't find much.

    Obviously with the infant insert out but I left the headrest in.




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    Without the infant insert

    With the infant insert

    Side lock off and level

    Base with lock off

    Base with the recline foot somewhat extended
    Last edited by tl01; 07-11-2011 at 07:33 PM. Reason: Fixed my big mistake!
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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=176824


    That actually isn't a ratchet, just a normal lock-off, that's how it closes. The one with the ratchet is the Summer Infant Prodigy.

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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurezalia View Post
    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=176824


    That actually isn't a ratchet, just a normal lock-off, that's how it closes. The one with the ratchet is the Summer Infant Prodigy.
    Ooops... nevermind... I'm wrong. Thanks!
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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    omg i was just wishing yesterday that DDs chaperone had a lock off on the seat to use baseless....arrrg too bag i just bought it..
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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    I like the idea of lockoffs for baseless installs!



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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    I can't wait to play with it! Also, we need side-by-side pics of it, the OB35, and the Shuttle 33...
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    I think its crazy that the via and truefit both rf to 35 lbs. It looks nice though!

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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    how is the canopy is it wimpy like the onboards? this might be a contender to get my aunt for her new baby due next February
    Mommy to S (10/23/13) riding in a cowmoo pavilion and a RA50

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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    I have the Via (the older version) and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

    eyeslikethesky-- the canopy is AWESOME. I will post pics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica61624
    I think its crazy that the via and truefit both rf to 35 lbs. It looks nice though!
    Yup. I think a 40+ weight limit for the TF is in order. Dorel did it for the Scenera!
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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    great...will this work with any other strollers than first years?
    Mommy to S (10/23/13) riding in a cowmoo pavilion and a RA50

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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via







    I also love, love, love the handle.





    I have tons of other photos if you need them.


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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    Ugh, I really needed the lockoffs when installing without a base on a few past vacations. That looks so awesome.
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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    I love the completely unenthusiastic look on your kiddo's face. "There she goes again with the car seats. " LOL. He's a cutie, btw. And thanks for the pics!

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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeslkethesky5391 View Post
    great...will this work with any other strollers than first years?
    I had the original version (Compass I420) and used it w/the adaptor bar that came w/my Zooper Swing stroller and it did great. The only problem was that the old version had these metal things on the sides for attaching it solidly to the Inglesina Zippy stroller that it was made to go with. They got in the way a bit. Don't know if the newer versions have that though.

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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    Quote Originally Posted by irishmama3 View Post
    I love the completely unenthusiastic look on your kiddo's face. "There she goes again with the car seats. " LOL. He's a cutie, btw. And thanks for the pics!
    Let me tell you.. this is much better than his usual reaction to car seats. There is one seat he loves... When it is in the house, he sits in his brother's First Years B570 booster all the time. He thinks it is his special recliner.
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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeslkethesky5391 View Post
    great...will this work with any other strollers than first years?

    I don't generally use carseats with strollers, but I did use this with my Peg Perego Pliko, and it worked great. It sat all the way down behind the bar, which worked well. It will also fit in the Baby Jogger if the bar is attached.


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    Okay, this is the second thread and still no one has posted a pic of the lock off behind the baby's head... The euro routing lock offs. Is no one noticing it? Is it not there?? I see it on the 360deg view on TFY's website.

    I may have to ride to my TRU today to see if they have this yet.

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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnymw View Post
    Okay, this is the second thread and still no one has posted a pic of the lock off behind the baby's head... The euro routing lock offs. Is no one noticing it? Is it not there?? I see it on the 360deg view on TFY's website.

    I may have to ride to my TRU today to see if they have this yet.

    Typed with fat fingers on a tiny touchscreen keyboard, please excuse typos and autocorrects...
    I only looked at the seat for about 3 minutes. I did see the handle to pull to remove it from the base but otherwise I didn't really study the seat.
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    Re: The First Years/Lamaze Via

    Yes, the euro routing lock-off is there on the back of the via. I played w/ it briefly @ my BRU. I wish I'd had the time to try it in my car (even though I'm done having babies and I never liked buckets anyway; I think I have a problem. . . . )

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