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    Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    My daughter is about to turn 3. She's 29 lbs on a chubby day but 36" tall and sits rear-facing in a Wizard, a Marathon and a Radian, depending on the car she's in. Her height comes totally from her legs. A recent growth spurt is making it increasingly hard to buckle her into my Marathon -- plus, the last couple of days especially, the wide part of the top of the buckle is digging into her thighs because her legs are so darned long.

    I really want to keep her rear-facing for at least 6 more months, but not if the seats are causing her pain. Would you invest in a True Fit at this point or just (sigh) flip her around?

    Or, do you have any suggestions for getting a little more legroom out of these seats? My Marathon is as upright as it can safely go.

    I welcome and all suggestions!!!!
    Liz, CPST and mom to big V, 8 and little V, 4.5
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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    Well, I did buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing, but for a much younger kiddo, since DS was around 29-ish pounds at 12 months (!) and our (Canadian) Marathon only went to 30lbs. He's just this week hit the 35lb mark fully clothed, so I turned his seat FF on Tuesday, although he hasn't ridden FF yet since we only take the car on weekends. So, in our case it made the difference of having to FF at "just barely one" versus "almost two" - definitely worth it.

    Would I buy one for a 3 year old? Personally, probably not, unless I had younger kids to pass it down to - but then, my view may be skewed by the fact that DS has always been huge and we were lucky to even get him close to two RFing (since the TF was the only 35lb RF seat in Canada at the time).

    We are super happy with the seat (other than the well-known PITA of the buried harness adjuster RF, but it's not that huge a deal) and it seems much roomier and more comfy than the Marathon we had before.
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    Duncan (July 6/07): 43.5", 42lbs, FFing in a True Fit

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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    I did - for my almost 2˝ yr old.
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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    If I wanted to keep her RF for another 6 months and a seat existed that would allow me to do that, yes I would get it. If funds were tight, I'd sell one of the other seats to help out with the cost.

    My DD is a few months younger than yours, and about the same weight and height. If she didn't already have a True Fit, but instead had a 30 pound RF seat, I would be out buying the True Fit right now. And I'd do the same if she was a few months older and turning 3.

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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    *I* would, but it certainly wouldn't be wrong for a an almost 3 and 30 child to forward face.

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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    At 3 years old, *I* wouldn't, but that's just me. I had actually already turned DS around by that age when he was around 30lbs.
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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    What about the new Graco seat whose name is eluding me at this moment? Maybe you should give that a whirl. Then it would be 10 lbs, possibly, if there's enough height.
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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    The Graco MyRide you mean ...Yes, 40 lbs RF...NICCE Although, its not out yet, BOO!

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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    Yes, that's it! I thought someone had it and it was available at walmart.com?DIdn't I see a pic on here of someone putting in their car? Perhaps I'm confused with something else.
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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    Thanks for the reassurance -- guess what's on it's way to my house right now??

    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3115459

    I thought about the My Ride, but it looks like it doesn't have any/much more legroom than the Marathon. We know for sure that the True Fit does, so it feels like the right choice. I don't know if it'll fit RFing behind the driver's seat in my Mazda 3 so we may have to flip her around when baby #2 arrives in November. But those extra 6 months of RFing are totally worth it.
    Liz, CPST and mom to big V, 8 and little V, 4.5
    Big V = Monterey, Booster Elite Air 80
    little V = FFing in Monkey Foonf and Pioneer

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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    Congratulations. I covet a TF, but have no room for it. Actually, are you sure you shouldn't get both so you can compare?
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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    Thats exactly what I ordered yesterday from BRU too! I just couldnt resist! I ordered mine yesterday and I got the shipment notification about 24 later today. Not bad

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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    congrats

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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    Yep, I would. I bought our True Fit when Riley and Rayn were both 31lbs. He was 22 months and she was 37 months at the time. They lasted 3 months before they both outgrew it by weight.
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    Re: Would you buy a TF to get 5 more lbs rfing?

    Quote Originally Posted by liz2d2 View Post

    I thought about the My Ride, but it looks like it doesn't have any/much more legroom than the Marathon. We know for sure that the True Fit does.
    Congrats on your choice of the TF! I do want to mention that in quite a few pics it *does* look like the new MR gives more legroom than the MA. I was able to check out the MR at my BRU this week (in-store!) and it had mega legroom, IMO. But the TF is an awesome seat too! I keep wanting a Monet for my DD
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