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    Nov 2013

    Travel seat questions

    I have a flight planned for when my daughter is 4 and 7 months of age, and might be flying again at 4 and 8 months of age. Mid-October she was 42.75 pounds and 3'6". The flights would be January and February. Sooooo my question is...her travel seat I had been using is a Evenflo Securekid DLX (for the click-push install). Last time we flew she wouldn't even sit in it for the flight. We ended up on a not-full flight so it was her seat, then her, then me in the row. LOL!!! THEN to make matters worse, it wouldn't install tight using the latch, so then I had to do a seatbelt install and it defeated the purpose of taking that seat. I had to rent a mid-size car to save money and even though it was fully retracted, it moved all over the place. I decided then that I am determined to not fly with that seat anymore! For the flight she doesn't really need a seat. For the rental car, she'll need something. We do a decent amount of driving around (just to go from my mom's where we stay to my aunt's house is 45 minutes each way) and we tend to stay places a little later than her bedtime, so she still falls asleep in the car. Is there something more compact I can travel with that will work? I'd love to use the RideSafer Vest but I'm not sure if they can sleep in that. Of course I worry about that stuff, but she may outgrow the sleeping in the car stage by then with my luck.


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    Re: Travel seat questions

    I just got back from a trip with my just turned 7 year old and we used a RSTV for the week. We did it a couple years ago when she was 5 as well. This time, I did not use the optional tether strap that comes with some versions but I did use it when she was 5. The tether strap really helps with when she falls asleep, as it keeps her upright.

    I have a version 2 but I heard the new delight? Version is pretty awesome and if I were looking for a new one, I’d probably get that one.

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    CPST and ketchup snob ketchupqueen's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
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    Re: Travel seat questions

    We took a trip with a barely-4-year old with a RideSafer Delight Vest and it was fantastic! We ended up with her in a spot without the tether anchor and I locked the belt; she fell asleep multiple times and didn't fall dangerously out of position.

    You can read about our experience in this review for carseatblog:

    Another option in your situation might be the IMMI Go, though the $224 price including shipping can be a turnoff and she's quite close to the weight limit to spend that much money!
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

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