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    Best convertible car seat for a Toyota Prius

    We are visiting my mom in Florida and she has a Toyota Prius. I'd like to purchase 2 convertible car seats to use in her car. My daughter is 5 and is approx 42.5 inches and 37 pounds. My son is almost 3 and is approx 36 inches and weights 34 pounds. What would be a safe seat that would fit in her car? Thank you!

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    Carseat Crazy
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    Jul 2014
    Hartford County, CT

    Re: Best convertible car seat for a Toyota Prius

    Do your kids rear-face or forward-face?

    Here is a comparison of how much space rear-facing convertibles take up:

    If these are travel seats and you don't want to spend tons of money, here is a comparison of budget convertibles:

    If one or both of them are forward-facing, most seats should fit!
    Former CPST
    Mom of V, born 6/2014, FF in a Pioneer, Boulevard G4, and SureRide
    G dog, rescued 6/2016, in a belted SturdiBag

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    Apr 2011
    Your daughter sounds pretty small. There are some seats she could still rear-face in for awhile, but I'm guessing you probably have her forward-facing.

    If she is FF it would make more sense to get her a combination seat (harnessed that converts to a belt-positioning booster) rather than a convertible.

    The Evenflo Maestro would be a budget seat to look into for an infrequently-used car like this. Its biggest downside is that the booster mode is outgrown by height at about the same time as the harness is outgrown.

    Other well-liked midrange combo seats to look at include the Harmony Defender, Graco Nautilus and Argos, and Evenflo SecureKid.
    Mom to tall guy, 6, in a Frontier 90 and Graco Affix
    - - - and small guy (not so small any more!), 3, RFing in a Clek Fllo and Cosco Scenera NEXT

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