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    Convertible carseat for grandma's car

    We have a Roundabout for my 7 month old that I love. I need to buy a seat for grandma's car though and I would prefer not to spend a fortune, since my son would not be in the seat very often. I'm looking for suggestions for a relatively inexpensive convertible seat. I prefer to be able to tighten the harness straps from the front of the seat. Thanks!

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    What kind of car does grandma have and the year?

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    She has a 2003 Toyota Camry.

    Thanks!

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    I've heard the Evelfo Triumph is nice & might cost about $100 ... I think it goes up to 30# rear-facing & 40# forward-facing. I do know it doesn't have a shield & that's good because shields can pose a higher risk than 5-point harness restraints, especially for smaller babies.
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    Actually there is a few relatively inexpensive seats you can chose from. The rear facing range is from 30-35 pounds depending on the seat. As far as price goes you should be able to find a 5-point harness convertible for under $80 at a local department store which should have a few to chose from such as Walmart, Target, Kmart ect.

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    I'll take a look. Thanks.

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    There's only one convertible that you can't tighten the straps from the front...the Century/Graco 1500 STE (I've only seen at at Babies R Us lately...if you see, it, don't bother...the RF weight limit is only 22 pounds, too!)
    Make sure the harness on whatever seat you choose, can be adjusted without herculean strength...some can be unbelievably tough to tighten and loosen :P
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