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    Seatball install v. leg room - trying to decide and don't totally understand the issues

    Hi! I am debating which convertible carseat to buy for my little one. I am considering the Britax Advocate Clicktight and the Graco Extend2Fit. I really like the Extend2Fit bc of the extra leg room and various safety features; my concern about the Extend 2Fit is your note about how it lacks a "lock off device" for seatbelt installations. Embarrassingly, I don't totally understand what that means...my concern is that I will definitely be installing the carseat in various relatives' cars and ubers and I don't want to be in a situation where it's hard to install in cars other than my own (especially when moving quickly). Can you offer any insight on this issue and explain a bit more what the lack of a lock off actually means in practical application for install? My concern about the Britax Advocate is the leg room (seems like the seatbelt install is super super easy). Any specific guidance would be SOOO amazing to help me make my choice. You are incredible! Love your blog!

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    Re: Seatball install v. leg room - trying to decide and don't totally understand the issues

    As long as you're in the US, a lockoff is not super important. Nearly ever Uber/Lyft I'm in has belts that lock by pulling them out at the shoulder all the way out slowly and gently.

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    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 100#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 50", 70#, Nuna Aaces, Safety 1st Incognito
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic


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