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    Carseat Crazy mamakc's Avatar
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    Should I own an RSTV? Or something cheaper, like a bubble bum?

    I am really struggling to make my occasional need for 3 across work. My life would be much easier if I could put my 5 year old in the center seat of either of my cars as needed, in a very portable, light weight, small travel seat such as the rstv or bubble bum. So help me decide. Is 5 old enough to use a bubble bum in the center seat? I don't think the harmony would work with a car seat on either side in either car. Or am I going to be forced to spend $120 on the rstv?

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    Re: Should I own an RSTV? Or something cheaper, like a bubble bum?

    I really like the rstv for the occasional tight 3 across. I found mine on sale, though. Often you'll find one in swap for around $70 shipped. The rstv never expires!
    Christine *mom* to

    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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    I'd get an RSTV. I have a small and a Bubblebum and am not comfortable using the BB with my 6 y/o cousin, so she uses the RSTV.

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    Kate // CPST, SK Senior Checker, & Mom to M (12/2010)

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    Re: Should I own an RSTV? Or something cheaper, like a bubble bum?

    Quote Originally Posted by christineka View Post
    I really like the rstv for the occasional tight 3 across. I found mine on sale, though. Often you'll find one in swap for around $70 shipped. The rstv never expires!
    It never expires? that's a bonus.

    I'm never quick enough for the swap. Those suckers sell like hot cakes.

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    Re: Should I own an RSTV? Or something cheaper, like a bubble bum?

    Quote Originally Posted by mamakc View Post
    It never expires? that's a bonus.

    I'm never quick enough for the swap. Those suckers sell like hot cakes.
    Put out an ISO thread and someone may pm you.
    Christine *mom* to

    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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