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    Need convertible seat for 1 year old - round 2

    Hello,
    So I bought a Clek Fllo for my 1 year old and went on a trip and he was so uncomfortable. He is right at the cutoff for the 'infant thingy' and also his head is a strange shape in that it is sort of bulbous in the back, and I think the way the headrest sits is just right where it pushes his head out and then it flops down ...so he barely took any naps, and fussed the whole 5 hours there and back. I'm bummed and frustrated!

    Right now I'm thinking I will move the Clek to my husband's car as the second seat in a pinch, until he grows a bit more and the Clek works better for him.

    So now I need to find a second seat that will work better for him right now.

    I bought a Cosco scenera but i just felt it was too lightweight for my taste and I did not care for the cover material, feel, etc. so I returned it.

    Looking at maybe a Britax (though I said I'd never buy another because I had issues with both of ours in the past) or the Chicco NextFit. Possibly the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 ...not sure I can find that locally to try out.

    I'll probably head down to BRUS to put him in a few and see how they fit him since obviously that's an issue....but just looking for any further advice. Or ways to tweak the Clek?

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    Re: Need convertible seat for 1 year old - round 2

    I would look for a seat without headwings, or with headwings that don't push the head forward. I'm not sure Britax would be any better. Diono seats do not add a thick piece behind the child's head, so those might work.


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    Re: Need convertible seat for 1 year old - round 2

    Quote Originally Posted by featherhead View Post
    I would look for a seat without headwings, or with headwings that don't push the head forward. I'm not sure Britax would be any better. Diono seats do not add a thick piece behind the child's head, so those might work.


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    Hmm ok, thanks. Looks like the maxi cosi has them. I found Diono so hard to install, wash/clean, etc. But like them other than that.

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    Re: Need convertible seat for 1 year old - round 2

    Quote Originally Posted by grandisp View Post
    Hmm ok, thanks. Looks like the maxi cosi has them. I found Diono so hard to install, wash/clean, etc. But like them other than that.
    There are others as well, Diono just came to mind first. Maybe some of the Graco seats? We don't have any of them in Canada, so I'm not familiar with them.

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    Re: Need convertible seat for 1 year old - round 2

    Graco MyRide. I think all the other Gracos have no rethread harnesses with headwings.

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    Re: Need convertible seat for 1 year old - round 2

    I'm not a huge fan of Graco - I guess I got into a bit of mistrust since we had a Nautilus and ended up with the buckle that got stuck due to stuff being dripped into it. And then reading more recently about the straps pulling out - I guess I just don't trust them even though I'm sure there are issues with every seat.

    I took LO to BRUS today but I guess he hates the Clek so much that he now hates me putting him into any carseat. So it was hard to tell if any of them were more comfy. The Chicco Nextfit seemed like it might be an option - since it has 9 recline positions...assuming I could lean it back a bit and still be within the acceptable range and still fit in the car (Ford Expedition EL)....it might work. But I think I'll have to try it in the car to know for sure. They don't have Dionos at BRUS so I wasn't able to try any out. Not really sure what to do now. I guess buy something online and make sure it has free returns & free return shipping?

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    Re: Need convertible seat for 1 year old - round 2

    The NextFit does have a relatively large recline range. It is a bubble level, so you need a flat surface to have your vehicle on for installation.
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