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    anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    i found this at elitecarseats this morning....looks interesting:
    http://www.elitecarseats.com/Combi-Centre-DX.pro

    i love that you get the abti-rebound when you use the seat
    w/o base (we do that a lot!) but the design seems a little obtrusive for the baby - my kids would have either used it as a foot rest or spent all their time in the car kicking it.

    so what does everyone else think?
    Holly, mom to 5

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    I think it's cool. (Um...no other deep thoughts there, the rest of the seat is a tad sucky...it'd be nice if they'd put more effort into it, but that bar is cool...)

    Julie
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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    I think it's cool. (Um...no other deep thoughts there, the rest of the seat is a tad sucky...it'd be nice if they'd put more effort into it, but that bar is cool...)

    can you tell me what you don't like about the seat?
    i am thinking of getting this or the regular centre for the new baby
    and am intrested in the pros and cons (all i can find online is that
    the canopy seems to bug a lot of people....
    thanks julie!
    Holly, mom to 5

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    It has a plastic puzzle buckle, it's a b!tch to buckle. The handle is a pain to get up and down. I had the DX (whatever has the sliding seatback...?) I liked that, but it added a lot of weight to the seat. My memories of it are fading, but I gave it to a non-carseat savvy parent, rather than subject it to my carseat loving friends
    Julie
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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    It has a plastic puzzle buckle, it's a b!tch to buckle. The handle is a pain to get up and down. I had the DX (whatever has the sliding seatback...?) I liked that, but it added a lot of weight to the seat. My memories of it are fading, but I gave it to a non-carseat savvy parent, rather than subject it to my carseat loving friends
    Ahh...ok, well i'm weird and really like the puzzle buckle (that is, as
    long as it's like the baby trend plastic buckle). I guess i'm gonna need to play with the handle a bit more next time and see if it bugs me....sheesh! decisions, decisions - why can't all infant seats be
    the most perfect and the best so it would be impossible for me to over think it and then worry if i've made the right decision.
    my dh thinks i'm nuts - the seat matches our stroller so what else should matter....
    Holly, mom to 5

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Well, I didn't HATE it outright, if it doesn't bug you, it's cool
    Julie
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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    I spent a couple hours with one of the Combi techs discussing and pllaying with it. The handle doesn't move as smoothly as I would like, and the haress release button is completely covered with fabric, making it hard to figure out exactly where it is.

    Other than that, it is not a bad seat. It will hold average sized kiddos til around 9-10 months and is a decent fit for tiny newborns. It installs well, with and without base. The padding and fabric is pretty good, I'd say similar to a Graco. It didn't seem like the harness was prone to twist, but my model was a doll so a real life wriggling child might make a difference.

    All in all not bad, but the mystery position harnes release drives me batty. I suppose you could sew a button hole in the cover to correct that but I personally would be way to lazy to do that when there are seats on the market at the same price or less that don't need it.

    Kimberly

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    It's the silver and green one in my vast collection... http://picasaweb.google.com/joolstag/LeahInCarseats
    Julie
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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Deleting double post. Sorry

    Kimberly
    Last edited by safeinthecar; 09-09-2007 at 02:57 PM.

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    It's the silver and green one in my vast collection... http://picasaweb.google.com/joolstag/LeahInCarseats
    awwww...she was so tiny!
    i have small newborns that didn't fit in the snugride well at all (well, allie didn't...katie had a LL) until about
    2 months (despite the chubby) or so which is one reason i'm liking this seat.
    the LL was great for katie but i'm not interested in dealing with that wiggly handle again and i think their fabrics are kinda ugly.
    thanks for the pictures, julie!
    Holly, mom to 5

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Quote Originally Posted by safeinthecar@mac.com View Post
    I spent a couple hours with one of the Combi techs discussing and pllaying with it. The handle doesn't move as smoothly as I would like, and the haress release button is completely covered with fabric, making it hard to figure out exactly where it is.

    Other than that, it is not a bad seat. It will hold average sized kiddos til around 9-10 months and is a decent fit for tiny newborns. It installs well, with and without base. The padding and fabric is pretty good, I'd say similar to a Graco. It didn't seem like the harness was prone to twist, but my model was a doll so a real life wriggling child might make a difference.

    All in all not bad, but the mystery position harnes release drives me batty. I suppose you could sew a button hole in the cover to correct that but I personally would be way to lazy to do that when there are seats on the market at the same price or less that don't need it.

    Kimberly
    Thanks kimberly!!!!!
    Holly, mom to 5

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Quote Originally Posted by super_grape View Post
    awwww...she was so tiny!
    i have small newborns that didn't fit in the snugride well at all (well, allie didn't...katie had a LL) until about
    2 months (despite the chubby) or so which is one reason i'm liking this seat.
    the LL was great for katie but i'm not interested in dealing with that wiggly handle again and i think their fabrics are kinda ugly.
    thanks for the pictures, julie!
    In what way did the SR not fit your kiddos? I've put 4 lbers in a SR with good results.

    Kimberly

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    Re: anti-rebound combi centre......thoughts???

    Quote Originally Posted by safeinthecar@mac.com View Post
    In what way did the SR not fit your kiddos? I've put 4 lbers in a SR with good results.

    Kimberly
    my last baby was below the bottom harness slots and the crotch buckle rode high on her and jabbed her in the belly....it just wasn't
    a good fit unti she was about 7-8 ish weeks old and then it was much better...i never really loved it tho and she hated it.
    we bought her a safeseat after that and she loved it!
    the issue with the harness slots only lasted about 2 weeks tho.
    the LL my oldest was in was a pefect fit from day one (harness slots were super low, small chestclip, and adjustable crotch strap)
    so i was kinda hoping for a more tiny newborn friendly seat.
    Holly, mom to 5

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