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    MyRide 65 harness height?

    (I hope this is the correct spot to post this.)
    For anybody who has tried out the MR 65 . . . how much lower does your child sit in it w/o the removable padding?
    I had my 3.5 yr old sit in one on the floor at a baby store. They had just gotten it in and I didn't have time to remove the padding to see how she fit height wise. She was about 1 to 1.5 inches from the top of the shell with the padding in.
    I am wondering b/c my son is following the same growth patterns and I am thinking of this seat for him and wondering how long it will fit him. I had ruled it out, but then I remembered that the pad was in when DD sat in it in the store.
    Thanks,

    ETA: Anybody know all the approx harness heights on the MR65?
    DD1-Nauti/HBB, 7 yr/44#/47"/15" torso/26" to head
    DS-FF TF/FF MS70 4yr/39"/36#/14 torso/23" to head
    DD2 - RF S4M70 / RF TFP 28 mos/25#/33.5"/11.5" torso/20" to head
    DS2 - SR35, 6 wks/12#/23"

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    Re: MyRide 65 harness height?

    The top height is about 17", comparable to the EFTA or the Marathon. The padding makes a HUGE difference.

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    Re: MyRide 65 harness height?

    Echoing above -- padding makes a big difference, as does installation.

    I "installed" on the bench in BRU, and put little guy in it -- he was *maybe* an inch from the top. I thought I might be able to squeak an inch out in the car. After I purchased it, removed the padding and installed it, I ended up with 3" above his head. Little guy 37" tall, 13" torso height, 19" seated height, 38lbs, if that helps any.

    I love the seat, but since until about six weeks ago I'd only ever used cheapie seats, I'm not sure how much that has to do with it, lol.

    HTH.

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    Re: MyRide 65 harness height?

    Here's Olivia w/out the padding. W/ the padding the top of her head is even w/ the top slot.

    Jennifer, Special Needs CPST, peds nurse, and CSFTL Admin mom to:
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    Re: MyRide 65 harness height?

    Best. Picture. Ever.

    lol.
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    Re: MyRide 65 harness height?

    Mowmmy! Mwy fwace!

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    Re: MyRide 65 harness height?

    Thank you so much. I think that puts the MR65 back in the running. I wish I would have had more time to try it in the car w/o padding.

    ETA: I am hoping DS (11 mos/18 ish lbs/29 in/mostly torso) will still fit in his SS1 for long enough for me to make an educated decision and try things out in my car. I am torn between the MR65 (if it works in my car) and the TrueFit (but want to wait until the new ones come out.) I also toyed with the idea of another Radian 65, but am leary of installing it in other people's vehicles.
    Last edited by jheimes; 06-09-2009 at 02:58 PM. Reason: addition
    DD1-Nauti/HBB, 7 yr/44#/47"/15" torso/26" to head
    DS-FF TF/FF MS70 4yr/39"/36#/14 torso/23" to head
    DD2 - RF S4M70 / RF TFP 28 mos/25#/33.5"/11.5" torso/20" to head
    DS2 - SR35, 6 wks/12#/23"

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    Re: MyRide 65 harness height?

    Jen, I have to LOL at your pic.
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    12 yr. old in a Sunshine Kids Monterey, 6 yr. old in a Graco Nautilus and occasionally in a Sunshine Kids Monterey, and a surprise IUD baby coming June of 2013

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