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    is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    Hi, I had another thread going about seats that harness to 40 lbs....but I'm just now noticing that things like the Cosco HBB also harness to 40# (and 43"...anyone know the top slot height?). Just wondering if things like the Nautilus have rendered these seats obsolete?

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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    It's still out there.

    But it's top slots are actually SHORTER than a Scenera or Touriva.



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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    Walmart still routinely has huge cages full of them for $43 next to the baby department. And a fancy new name, Gotham, for the same old seat (better booster belt guides, at least).

    I wish they'd go away, but they are so cheap to churn out and sell, they probably won't for a long time
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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    so you wouldn't recommend them?

    sorry if i posted this in the wrong spot

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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    I have one. The top slot is 15". Then next one down is somewhere around 12". We bought it when we knew nothing about car seats. I wouldn't recommend it. We've seen them at walmart as recently as this week. (The kids remark- "hey that's K's old seat.") (K has just been put in a rfing scenera.)

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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    I *wish* it were obsolete.
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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    I don't think this is the wrong place, it's just a very open ended question you asked. As far as I'm concerned, it was obsolete about a year after it was introduced, because the old Century and Graco and Evenflo seats (and even some convertibles) have always had taller top slots and acted better as boosters

    PS, moved it to chat, didn't even realize where it was before, lol.
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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2wild View Post
    so you wouldn't recommend them?

    sorry if i posted this in the wrong spot
    IMO, the only possible reason to recommend them is if there is absolutely no way a family could afford anything else -- the base models are pretty cheap. The harness slots are low and it is just barely adequate as a booster. They are better than nothing, but that's about the highest praise I can come up with.
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    Re: is the Cosco HBB obsolete?

    thanks everyone!
    still looking for that perfect seat for grandma and grandpa....but i know for
    sure this isn't it

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