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    Frontier 85?

    Im new here so still figuring out the site. I've got two questions
    1. How well does the frontier 85 and the SICT version fit in a 2007 Toyota corolla? Whether center or outboard?

    2. Here's the long question. My son currently is in the nautilus. My son is 3 1/2 (will be 4 in June) and I just moved the slots of his nautilus to the top one. So if I assume 1 inch torso growth a year he will outgrow it at 5 1/2 max. I'm not too fond of a booster that young so I'm considering buying a frontier 85 to harness him just a tad longer. Hopefully to harness til 7. But is it really worth buying a new (and pricy) seat at 5 1/2 to harness him maybe only 1 1/2 yr longer (I know I'll most likely need a different booster anyway since the problems with the nautilus)? I just don't know how comfortable I'd feel with a kindergartner in a booster. Though obviously I can't make predictions on his growth so if he somehow shoots up and outgrows his nautilus at age 4 1/2 I will most certainly be buying a frontier but 5 1/2 seems really borderline. I'd appreciate any advice.

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    Re: Frontier 85?

    On the other hand, my then 4.5 year old had a 15" torso, and I was convinced she was going to outgrow her Wizard any day. Two years later she had a 15.25" torso. So I'd hold off and wait and see when that growth happens. If he's 4.5 then I agree, a combination seat like the Frontier is the way to go. If he's 6.5, I'd try the Nautilus as a booster and see how it works for him, then go from there.

    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic  785

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