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    Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat

    My grandson is only 3 1/2 months old, but is getting VERY heavy in his baby bucket, so my daughter is shopping for a new seat.

    They will keep him rear facing as long as possible. I haven't been 'involved' in car seat stuff for lil' ones in a long time, so I want to know about this seat. Since he's a heavy guy and this rear faces to 45 lbs, we're very interested.

    They drive a Ford Focus...

    Opinions, opinions on other options for long term rear facing..??
    Terri



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    If you search the forums, there are lots of Radian threads and reviews. It's a great seat, but it can be tough to install. It also takes up a lot of room when RF at the 45 degrees or so that your grandson will probably need until he gets a little older.

    If he's long and heavy, I also like the Complete Air for ERF because of the 40 lb RF weight limit and tall shell. It does have a maximum standing height of 40" listed for RF. If he's not super tall, the My Ride 65 also has a 40 lb RF limit, though the shell is not as tall.

    Keep in mind chunky babies often thin out once they become mobile, especially if Mom & Dad are not super big. My DS was consistently 70th+ percentile as an infant but has slimmed down to 40th. So you might not need the extra weight limits after all. For skinny to average kids, I love the True Fit. However, it has a 35lb RF limit.
    "BooBoo" - Mar 2009 - 49 lb, 48" - Harnessed in a FR90 & PN90, using a booster on occasion
    "Chicken" - Sept 2012 - 29 lb, 38" - ERF in a Milestone and RN RXT

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    Re: Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat

    Thank you, I'm going to refer my daughter here to see the info you posted.
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    Re: Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat

    wow, I have NO IDEA why I typed focus, lol, they drive an Escape!

    Thank you for the info though
    Terri



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