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    Admin - CPS Technician Emeritus UlrikeDG's Avatar
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    Question Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    Roman & Eva both fit in the Marathon until they were 7. Nadia just turned 6, and her MA expires this fall. I assumed she'd fit until then, but I'm not so sure right now. She's right at the top slots, and I'm afraid she's going to be too tall very soon, so I want to start keeping an eye out for seats that may work.

    What are my options? She rides in the Parkway on occasion, but I don't think she's ready to ride in a booster full time. Which seats have taller slots than the Marathon? Is anything new maybe, possibly due out this year?
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    Re: Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    The Nautilus has higher slots. I *think* the Radian measures higher as well. But I also like to add real kid fits to the comments A couple weeks ago, we did a 'seat check' with A and J, just for fun. J was right at the top slots of the MA (on the verge of being over the top). He has a little room to grow in the GN (maybe about my finger's width). He has a tad more room to grow in the Radian (2, maybe 3 fingers width).
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    Re: Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    well, the good options (in varying prices) i can think of right off the top of my head are:

    Graco Nautilus
    Frontier
    Apex65

    Here is a thread to help you with some GREAT info:
    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=55415

    I think the True Fit, EFTA and Marathon can often be outgrown AROUND similar ages/sizes, so none of those are great options. I also think the Radian is just *slightly* higher, so you'd only buy a little time, considering how $$$ the seat is, and the fact that it doesn't convert to a booster.
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    Re: Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    If she's slim the Nautilus might work: if it isn't a super fit, try the Frontier.
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    Re: Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    The SafeGuard Child Seat, SafeGuard GO, Radian, Nautilus, Frontier, Regent, Apex, True Fit and EFTA all have top slots higher than the Marathon.
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    Re: Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    Quote Originally Posted by chickabiddy View Post
    If she's slim...
    Yes. She's 49" tall, but weighs 43 lb.
    Ulrike, mom to:
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    Re: Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    Ian's close to the top slots of the Marathon last I checked and he is on the second from top slot in the Nautilus. I can check where he's at in the Marathon this weekend if you'd like, but won't have time before then.

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    Re: Options & possible options - 6 years, 43 lb.

    These were all taken with her at about the same torso height, though different days for some of them, and sadly, different seating positions, too. But it should give you a general idea of how she fit in each one as she outgrew the MA.

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    RN (she's just above the 2nd-from-top slots here, just looks like she's below because she's got her shoulders curled forward):


    GN (the stick is in the 2nd-from-top slots):


    If no one else posts any, I can get comparison shots of her in the MA/Husky/Frontier sometime this week, too.
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