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    Carseat Crazy
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    Feb 2009

    Contender OR ???

    My RF daughter will be 3 in a couple weeks. She is 28# and 37 inches tall. My primary seat (Radian) is expiring & I have a Scenera Next that I 💗 and will use to the last inch.

    I need a new seat that is road trip comfy RF & FF, is easy to clean & is great for flying. The Graco Contender seems to fit the bill in every way (yah no belt buckle in her back on the plane) minus the darn none removable straps. (What the heck???)

    The seat will be in an 8 passenger 2011 Odyssey (Cpt chair) & eventually in a 2006 F150.

    Is there anything else that is great RF & FF, great for flying & easy to clean that I should consider? She is most likely the last babe so I am not interested in another Radian. I will likely only use it for 2-2.5 years before we hunt for a good fitting booster for petite kids.

    Mamabear to 4 (2 five steppers, 1 LBB & 1 RF)
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    Re: Contender OR ???

    The Contender sounds like your best bet, unless you want go to the My Size/Fit4Me/Size4Me route to have strap covers.

    The Extend2Fit may be nice on planes as well, though forward it's got an open belt path, so buckle in the back.

    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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