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    Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Is up on their site-


    http://chiccousa.com/gear/car-seats/...ada-fuego.aspx

    Micro-vented upholstery for breathable comfort
    More energy-absorbing EPS foam for maximum side-impact protection
    Adjustable, clip-on cupholder
    Headrest and side wings adjust UP and OUT
    For children 4-10 yrs, 38"-57" tall, and 33-100 lbs
    Converts to backless booster for children from 40-100 lbs
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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    "For children 4-10 yrs, 38"-57" tall, and 33-100 lbs"


    I just love that usual 30 minimum creeping up a little to 33... And age 4 as a minimum? Be still my beating heart!

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    i also like how if you look at the other pics of the seat. It looks like the width on the high back expands outward for larger kids

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Does anyone know what the price will be?

    I also wonder how the seat depth is?

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    I thought it looked pretty cool. Although I'm curious if they'll take a shot at convertible seats too in the near future.

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirlsmommy View Post
    I thought it looked pretty cool. Although I'm curious if they'll take a shot at convertible seats too in the near future.
    I hope they do, if for no other reason than I get excited about new seats and then taking a trip to babiesrus to play with them!
    Shauna, mom to Adrian (9 yrs, 54" and 83 lbs), in an Evenflo Amp and Charlie (6 yrs, 42" and 35 lbs), in an Evenflo Titan 65.

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    When is it going to be avaliable for purchase? I'd like to know how tall it is.

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Not sure I'm loving the armrests/belt path.

    That's one thing I don't like about the Vivo - it's very hard to buckle in my van because of our fixed stalks.

    The open loops in the headrest are odd too.



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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    "For children 4-10 yrs, 38"-57" tall, and 33-100 lbs"


    I just love that usual 30 minimum creeping up a little to 33... And age 4 as a minimum? Be still my beating heart!


    I totally agree with that & hope that the other manufactors start moving theirs up as well! I would to see a minimum of 40lbs at least!
    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: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Nice, but I don't like how it expands like the Big Kid, leaving the lumbar with little support. I have heard of a lot of kids that find that uncomfortable.

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    I just love that usual 30 minimum creeping up a little to 33... And age 4 as a minimum? Be still my beating heart!

    When I was at Target the other day they had the new turbo boosters and I noticed that they said for 40lbs and up (I don't actually remember what the max weight limit was). I was just impressed that the minimum weight was moved to 40lbs. I didn't take note of the age limit either. I will check next time I go. So I think car seat manufacturers are starting to catch on a bit now with the higher weight harnessed seats and the higher weight minimums on boosters.

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Marcus View Post

    I totally agree with that & hope that the other manufactors start moving theirs up as well! I would to see a minimum of 40lbs at least!
    I have tall skinny kids that while meet everything required to be in booster at the age of 4 if not older were not 40lbs. My oldest didn't hit 40lbs until after her 5th bday but had long outgrown many of the convertibles on the market. Yes, I would love to see the limit raised up from 30lbs to like 35lbs but I think 40lb would be a hard one esp on high backs b/c of those older skinny kids that are appropriate age to be in one.
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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    I'd be happy with a 33-35 lb weight minimum on boosters for those older but lightweight kids, but for me changing the age recommendation would be the biggie. If all the manufacturers would put age 4 as the minimum, that would help a lot!

    I mean, the parents who are going to put a 2 yr old in a booster are still going to do that no matter what the package says, but for a vast majority of parents who walk into the store wanting to do their best but knowing nothing about how to choose a seat, who just go by the guidelines on the package, it would help!
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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by zactayaus View Post
    When I was at Target the other day they had the new turbo boosters and I noticed that they said for 40lbs and up (I don't actually remember what the max weight limit was). I was just impressed that the minimum weight was moved to 40lbs. I didn't take note of the age limit either. I will check next time I go. So I think car seat manufacturers are starting to catch on a bit now with the higher weight harnessed seats and the higher weight minimums on boosters.
    Were you looking at the backless or the highback Turbos? The backless have been 40# for a while.



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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    My DD/DS didn't hit 40lbs until they were SEVEN. I would be really disappointed to see booster minimums raised to 40lbs, though I think that raising the minimum age to 4 is great.
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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    I agree also. My daughter won't be 40 lbs until 8 easily. I just am not willing to harness that long without occasionally using a booster.

    I have the same problemwhen people say they want FF to be 2 AND 35 lbs. Again, my daughter won't hit that until probably 6 or 7. So she would have outgrown by height(and I wouldn't rear face that long anyways), but couldn't technically forward face yet if she followed the guidelines (even the 25 lb limit on the Frontier is tough for us, it really limits the use for her and she is 3!)

    I am all for age limits, but raising weight limits I don't agree with.

    But it looks like a cool booster....minus the whole middle part not looking too comfy

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by Eviesmama View Post
    I agree also. My daughter won't be 40 lbs until 8 easily. I just am not willing to harness that long without occasionally using a booster.

    I have the same problemwhen people say they want FF to be 2 AND 35 lbs.
    I am all for age limits, but raising weight limits I don't agree with.
    Yeah, I sometimes wonder if the people who say 2 and 35 are misunderstanding those of us who say '2 or 30' (that's in deference to the comfortsport with it's abysmally low 30lb limit, and really, 2 being a pretty good age to shoot for in the current culture)... unless there are seats that can truly accomodate 35 pound kids, then it's not a good suggestion to say '2 AND 35' at all! (says me, with my 4.5 yo who weighed 35 pounds, lol).

    The reason I like the 33 as a minimum is at least it's based vaguely on a crash test dummies' size or on the average weight of a 3 year old...that 30 is just too low for boosters, I think, and 40 is too high (again, says me with 40 pound 6 year olds too tall for Marathons )
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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by TerisBoys View Post
    Were you looking at the backless or the highback Turbos? The backless have been 40# for a while.
    It was actually an orange backless. We have never owned a backless (I know I can take the back off of ours), but the orange caught my eye so I was checking it out.

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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    Yeah, the backless has always been 40 on the Turbos (though 30 on some Coscos...30 and 12 months old... ack!)
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    Re: Chicco KeyFit Strada Booster

    did anyone click on the link for www.carseattips.com

    it has some great ones that say babies should not go forward facing until 18mo (or at least 1yr and 20lbs)... just that way.

    and there's more about extended rearfacing in another brochure.

    it's really cool.



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