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    BRITAX Marathon or Frontier? (Clicktight)

    Hello all,

    My daughter is 23 months old and we are looking for a new carseat as she is about to outgrow hers. She is currently around 35 lbs and I can't remember her height but she is in the 98% percentile, so she is tall for her age. I have narrowed it down to the Britax Marathon Clicktight or the Britax Frontier Clicktight. Which is safer and easier to install? She is currently forward facing. I was pretty much set on the Marathon but was hesitant that it only goes up to 65 lbs. The Frontier goes up to around 100. So now I am confused and don't know which to pick.

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    Re: BRITAX Marathon or Frontier? (Clicktight)

    Hi there!

    Both seats tend to be extremely easy to install, so it's pretty much a draw in terms of that.

    The Marathon is safer in the sense that it rear-faces. The recommendation is to keep children rear-facing until at least 2 years old, and preferably longer. Your 23-month-old could probably ride rear-facing for another year or so in the Marathon.

    If you decide to keep her forward-facing, though, the Frontier would be the more logical choice since it lasts longer and turns into a booster. It does require children to be at least 2 years old to use it, though, so you couldn't use it quite yet.

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    This explains the reasoning why it's recommended to RF to a bare minimum of age 2: http://csftl.org/why-rear-facing-the...junkies-guide/
    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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    CarseatBlog also has excellent information on rear-facing: http://carseatblog.com/5168/why-rear...rf-link-guide/

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    Re: BRITAX Marathon or Frontier? (Clicktight)

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello all,

    My daughter is 23 months old and we are looking for a new carseat as she is about to outgrow hers. She is currently around 35 lbs and I can't remember her height but she is in the 98% percentile, so she is tall for her age. I have narrowed it down to the Britax Marathon Clicktight or the Britax Frontier Clicktight. Which is safer and easier to install? She is currently forward facing. I was pretty much set on the Marathon but was hesitant that it only goes up to 65 lbs. The Frontier goes up to around 100. So now I am confused and don't know which to pick.
    Welcome!

    If you prefer to have her remain forward facing, the Frontier will last much longer and convert to a booster later. It does have a 2 year minimum age requirement.

    Please be sure to check out our reviews of both products at www.carseatblog.com !

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