Question 2003 Honda Pilot-21 month old twins


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I have been researching convertible car seats all week and I have to say my brain is mush now. Information overload. I have a 2003 Honda Pilot. I have 21 month old twin girls. They are 24 lbs and about 33-34 inches. My budget limit is $135.00 per seat. I am leaning towards the Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite. My concern is I have read that they are really hard to install, but then I have read that alot on other convertible car seats in the rf position. I am also concerned it maybe too big. Me and my husband are tall and really can not have our front seats too far forward. But, when I look at the dimentions they don't look any bigger then other car seats. I live way out in the country and the closest "big" store, Walmart, is a hour away. I do not have the luxury of trying out a carseat before I buy it. I would like it to have good cushioning and be able to recline. Need input please. I can not read anymore reviews at this point. I need this carseat to last a very long time. I am so confused.


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How about a first years true fit? Your kiddos are light weight and would make it a long time rear facing and the true fit installs nicely both rf and ff in the pilot. We have loved ours. It has high shoulder height of 17 inches and rf until 35lbs and ff to 65lbs.


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3-in-1's aren't generally recommended here because they're not the best value for your money. They are outgrown rear and forward facing before other similarly priced seats, and they should almost never be used in booster mode because they don't position the seat belt properly to keep the child safe.


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Also keep in mind that most convertibles take up less room rear facing than infant seats with bases do. I think the TrueFit Premiers would be excellent. They can be installed fairly upright so although they are a tall seat, they not take up much room front to back.

And, consider buying fom Amazon or somewhere else with free return shipping on car seats.


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Well I have two infant car seats that fit perfect now. So, if that is the case I guess I really do not have anything to worry about. That was really helpful info.. thank you.


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Stay away from the AOE, they are big, bulky, hard to install, and take up alot of room, my SIL has one and regretted it from day one. They also generally make dangerous boosters. Look at the True Fit, or the Graco MyRide. Ordering online is generally much cheaper too.

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