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    Senior Community Member Mylilboyblue's Avatar
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    Pics Of DS in EFTA :)


    Installed rock solid using seatbeat in my 2007 Saturn Ion

    DS strapped in.


    Check out that SIP. This seat has deepish sides. Deeper than the MA.

    DS has alot of leg support in this seat. In his MA his legs are starting to bend a bit (not that it matters) but in this seat his toes are just touching the back of the seat.

    Ah yes the knob adjuster. I though I would hate it, but I don't. It is kind of up against my seat back, but not enough to prevent me from using it easily.

    I see you!

    Loads of shoulder room.

    Tons of room above his head...moreso than the MA, but it is probably because of the more upright install.

    How the base and buckle look.

    DS1 - 9, DS2 - 6, DS3 - 3, and DS4- due September 2016

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    Senior Community Member Mylilboyblue's Avatar
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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    Oh and for some nightmarish pictures of how baby or toddler that is 31 inches and 22.5 lbs would look in a seatbelt. Sienna's seat is in DH's truck so I had some backseat available for play.

    ***NOTE HE NEVER EVER RIDES LIKE THIS, JUST TOOK SOME PICTURES WHILE HE WAS PLAYING IN THE BACKSEAT WITH A SEATBELT ON. THE CAR WAS PARKED*****





    DS1 - 9, DS2 - 6, DS3 - 3, and DS4- due September 2016

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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    He looks so comfy! Love it! (And, I never had a problem with the knobs on my old Triumph, either!)

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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    He looks so comfy... I'm another one who loved my old triumph, just hated the short shell.

    I totally love the new Triumph Advance and would get one in a heartbeat if I were pregnant (and would hand down the Nautilus when needed).

    Love love love the seat... the cushiness, the deep shell...



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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    Awwwh, what a cutie! Seat looks nice and roomy!

    *sigh I love that pattern btw. I wanted to drive to BRU and get a EFTA with the SIP. I got the Boulevard instead and I'm not too happy. I mean it's OK , I love Britax and I love the SIP.

    Stupid me..I tried the EFTA in our car but I didn't like the way the EPP foam was under the RF belt path. I was affraid it would chip easily. We took it back. Maybe we'll get one *if* we have another baby.

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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    Wow, that seat installs with loads of room in the ION. I had a rf'ing MA in there that barely fit with it super upright, although we were able to use the AO in the middle when dd was a baby.

    Looks like a wonderful install and it fits him great. I also love the tons of leg room it has compared to the MA.

    (Out of curiosity, is there a reason why you installed it with seatbelt instead of LATCH? I always loved how the LATCH anchors were so easily accessible in the ION.)

    Quote Originally Posted by PixieEMT View Post
    Stupid me..I tried the EFTA in our car but I didn't like the way the EPP foam was under the RF belt path. I was affraid it would chip easily. We took it back. Maybe we'll get one *if* we have another baby.
    Doesn't chip at all, although it does compress after being installed awhile. Although it honestly doesn't matter anyways since baby's head isn't going to be hitting the rf'ing belt path.
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    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.


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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    He looks great in it! I also my EFTA! It is such a great seat, so easy to install & use! I have put it in a few different cars & it always installs GREAT! He is SO adorable!
    Krista Mommy 2 Marcus, 6 years old, 48 inches tall, 40-42lbs, 16 inch torso & riding in a Graco Safety Surround!!

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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    HE is a cutie!

    I love his shirt (my DN has the same one. We bought it at the Carters' outlet).


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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird25ca View Post
    Wow, that seat installs with loads of room in the ION. I had a rf'ing MA in there that barely fit with it super upright, although we were able to use the AO in the middle when dd was a baby.

    Looks like a wonderful install and it fits him great. I also love the tons of leg room it has compared to the MA.

    (Out of curiosity, is there a reason why you installed it with seatbelt instead of LATCH? I always loved how the LATCH anchors were so easily accessible in the ION.)
    You know...it really does! The MA was braced against the front passenger's side seat (cause that was the only way it fit) even with it as upright as you can make it (safely) RF. Now I actually have room to move my passenger's seat back a little bit if I want. It is cool to have a seat where he has so much room all around in a seat that doesn't take up more room heightwise (I hope that makes sense)...width wise it is a big seat. I am in LOVE with it!

    Don't get me wrong, I love how nice and accessible the LATCH is and I had a great install with my MA using LATCH and the RF tether, but I really wanted to see if I could get a rock solid install with seatbelt only since I NEVER could with my MA in my car. It literally took 5 minutes and the EFTA was installed just as solid as my MA was. It doesn't move at all....my car does! I will try the LATCH at some point just to see if I can get it as good.

    Now of course I wish I got this seat sooner!

    DS1 - 9, DS2 - 6, DS3 - 3, and DS4- due September 2016

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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    Your son is so cute and snug in it.

    It is such an easy seat to use and we have that same cover and love it.
    *DD N 5 Years 46 inches/44 lbs FF in a Marathon/Parkway SG/Turbo Booster/ and Harnessed Nautilus
    *DS H 7 Years 49 inches/51 lbs in a Monterey and Turbo Booster
    and a Harmony and Radian as back up seats

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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    Wow, your 10.5 MO is the same size as my 20 month old!!

    He looks super comfy and My DS also has a blast pretending to ride regular or sit in the drivers' seat (car off, e-brake on, of course). It's the only way I can ever do installs, LOL

    ETA: bad typo, sorry! He's not 10 years old, he's 10 months old, lol
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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    sunnmw, you really freaked me out-you wrote that her 10.5 YO is as big as your 20 month old-i went looking through the previous posts! Finally figured out it was 10.5 MO! wow, you really had me goin! Not to point out your typo or anything-I just was LOL because of my brain fart!!

    , , 18.6#, 29.5"-RF in a Hansen EFTA

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    Re: Pics Of DS in EFTA :)

    Yeah, my 20 month old is HUGE!! LOL
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