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    Carseat Crazy nevaehsmommy's Avatar
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    Question Whats your favorite FF car seat

    What is your favorite FF car eat of all times? Do they still make it?

    I am STILL looking for a seat for my daughter. Time is running out. I need to give her seat to my neice and then she will have to either be in a belt buckle with high back booter or get a new seat......I MUCH prefer the new seat, preferably RF.

    I dont need the seat tommorow but within the next 3 or 4 months. DN is 7 months, 28 inche and 13# DD is 2 years 10 month, 36/37 inches and 30 ish #

    I thought I would get the regent...but now I dont know. I am having MAJOR intall issue with my moms car. We are only in a car 2 days a week as it is.......

    Money is not an issue, but I dont have a lot of it either.

    My mom says to give this issue a rest and just put her in a seat and dont think about it. I put her FF this weekend just for a trial run and nearly had a panic attack all the way to town. I know I will have to FF her at some point jut not in the next 5 years LOL Anyway just a little vent to ppl who understand


    And I DONT HAVE To give my eat to DN but she will be in a coco high back booster other wise. Even if he does not meet height or weight requirements. MY sister will keep her RFing tho if I give her my seat....go figure.

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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    She's still small enough to RF..and it will apparently make you feel better if she is! lol.
    I'd get a Truefit..and rearface her (give lots of comfy room). Then it makes a nice ffing seat (to 65 lbs).
    And it's affordable at under $180.

    You are a great person for looking out for your dn like that.
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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    Deffinetly NOT a highback booster with seatbelt. Too young and too small. You're right that she's better off rear facing right now I agree with the previous poster about the True Fit.
    Mama to Sofi: 7.1 yrs, 46Lbs (47"), Boostered in a Turbo, Vivo, Monterey, Cybex; harnessed in Nautilus
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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    my favorite ff seat is the Graco Nautilus.

    However, for your child, who has plenty of time to rearface... I have two questions..

    1. what seat is she in now??

    2. what is your budget?

    Offhand, I'd probably say I'd pick the Truefit or the Evenflo Triumph Advance.



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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    She is in the Safety 1st 3 in 1 or the Scenera. My budget is...wellll for the right seat....I would like to stay under $200.

    I bought the scenera to get us more time RF. She sits FF in the Safety 1st. I can give my sister either seat...

    I like the True FIt as well. I dont like the Triumph. It is padded well though. I jut dont like the whole straps and knobs and afraid would be hard to adjut RF. Have not jut gone out and bought a true fit bc we live in the middle of nowhere and even the next largest town does not carry the truefit to try in person. I think I would have to go to Kansas City or STL.

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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    for under $200 I would also say the TF - I liked it RF and FF - it looks really comfortable and had a nice natural recline to it FF that my daughter liked It has a really tall shell so it should help her RF longer as well as last her awhile FF.
    Erin, mom to 2 great girls:
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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    Why did you get rid of the true fit....I nottice in your siggy no one was sitting in one....

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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    Another vote for the TF. I sometimes wish I had one instead of my BLVD. (Although I do the cowmoo...) But the ratcheting adjuster on the BLVD is kind of a PITA. It's a lot more difficult to tighten than even the Frontier, which also has the ratcheting adjuster. And I also think it has a little bit deeper seat, which would make it more comfy for an older RF'ing kiddo or one with longer legs.
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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    We love our TF! It's easy to install and has lots of leg room ff and rf. I like the lockoffs and harness height adjuster (don't have to uninstall the seat). It also has a tall shell, so for tall, slim kids, it will last a long time rear-facing.
    DD-12 years, 68"
    DS-10 years, 60"

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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    I would definitely go with the truefit, then.

    it's perfect for what you want.



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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    I'm all for RF to the limits, but this is for your DD, who could very well be 3 years old by the time you buy the seat? At 3 and 30lbs, I'd gladly keep my child RF, but I'm not sure I'd want to put money towards a convertible. Not unless I was okay with spending the money for RF for what could be a very limited amount of time.

    Have you looked at the Graco Nautilus?
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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    I looked at the Nauti at walmart and although I like it , I dont love it.

    I am really scarred to put her FF. I know I will have to at some point....

    If sister wants the scenera then I will buy a new seat , if not I can wait 9 more pounds......

    Just trying to figure things out a bit so I can save up money.

    She is wishy washy about what seat she wants. I *almost* hopes she takes the scenra so that I can get a new high weight seat instead of having to wait. LOL I am bad. I really like the regent or True fit.

    Regent is being DCed and True fit I have not had a chance to look at IRL

    I just need to cool it and who knows maybe a new seat that I like better will be here in the next few months.

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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    Hello!

    I know that I already told that you that I had bought a True Fit in January but then returned it.

    I only took it back because it was so wide that my teenagers were very squished on either side of it. I went with the RN80 to give my teens some more room in the backseat.

    I loved the TF and I am sure that you would also.

    Since I live near you I can vouch for it not being in any nearby stores.... but I am just so sure that you would love it that I think you could order it online. I know that some sites (maybe elitecarseats.com???) have return shipping insurance for about $5 so you aren't out much if you don't like it.

    I can tell you that it is a big seat and I am sure that your 3 year old would fit great and be able to stay RF'ing, which I know is important to you!

    If you can find a sitter to take the CPST class 4/22-25, I would love to meet up with you then!

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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    I would love to take the class and now that she is weaning.....let me ask around a little bit more.

    I would love to work in the kids dept at walmart....just so I can help all the moms I see looking at crap seats for to young of kids....such ambitions in life.

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    Re: Whats your favorite FF car seat

    My daughter just turned one about a week ago (not weaning yet). I am planning to pump at least once each day of class, even if I have to sit in my car to do it. (There has to be a lunch break, right?)

    I am only planning on pumping at work for a few more weeks anyway, and after that just letting her nurse when I am at home. So it won't be a huge deal if I can't pump at class.

    But I have been waiting for the same thing. I thought I would have to wait until DD did wean, but I doubt that I will find a class this close anytime soon again, so I decided to go ahead and go for it.

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