Height, Weight, Age, survey

Is the child RF past a year, or FF harnessed past 40 lbs?

  • Yes, RF past 1 year old.

    Votes: 196 81.3%
  • No, turned at/before 1 year old.

    Votes: 18 7.5%
  • Yes, harnessed past 40 lbs.

    Votes: 130 53.9%
  • No, not harnessed beyond 40 lbs.

    Votes: 3 1.2%

  • Total voters
    241
Okay, with the new Graco SafeSeat 1 going to 30 lbs and 32 inches, and the multiple higher weight harnessing seats going to 55, 65, and 80 lbs, I would like to start a list compiling the following:

Age:
Height:
Weight:
Torso Height (if known):
Currently RF or FF?:
Harnessed, or Not?
Seat(s) used:
Harness positions if known:


Please include any older children who are under 57" tall and 80lbs, even if they are not in a carseat or booster seat.

I am mostly curious to see how many older babies could remain in the safeseat, and how many older kiddos could still fit the Radian 80's, 51" and 80 lbs limits and what ages they are.

PLEASE only post the info, not opinions on which seats are best. Start a new thread with those.
 
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ADS
Age: 17 months old
Height: about 31 inches
Weight: about 21 lbs
Torso Height (if known): unknown
Currently RF or FF?: Rear-Facing
Harnessed, or Not? Completely, in a 5 pt.

Currently using a Sunshine Kids Radian, and Britax Marathon
 

LuvBug

New member
would you like to include what seat they are currently using and exactly where they are in that seat? I know each seat, even ones with the same slot measurements, can fit differently... so it may help to know how they fit the seat they are in.

(Ill post DS's info tomorrow when I have remeasured him)
 

crunchierthanthou

New member
Age: 2.5 years
Height: ~35"
Weight: ~25 lbs
Torso Height (if known): ~12"
Currently RF or FF?: RF
Harnessed, or Not? 5pt
seat(s) used: Britax MA, Cosco Scenera
Harness positions: bottom slots on MA and 2nd from bottom in Scenera
 
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SPJ&E

New member
Pacey
Age: 2.5 years
Height: About 36.5 in.
Weight: 27 lbs.
Torso Height: 12.5-13"
Currently RF or FF?: RF
Harnessed, or Not? Yes

- He rides in a Marathon and Decathlon (2nd slots from bottom) with plenty of RF growing room. He also rides in a Scenera (3rd slots from bottom) with only about 2 inches left above his head (will outgrow it rear-facing soon).

Joshua
Age: 14.5 months
Height: About 30 in.
Weight: 21 lbs.
Torso Height: 11.5-12"
Currently RF or FF?: RF
Harnessed, or Not? Yes

- Rides in Britax Marathons (bottom slots) with TONS of RF growing room. He also has lots of RF growing room in the Scenera (on 2nd slots from bottom) right now. He fits well in the Triumph (bottom slots), but doesn't have as much growing room as in his other seats. He also still fits in his Graco Snugride (top slots), but is right near the limits (1.5-2 in. above head and hovering near the weight limit).
 

snowbird25ca

Moderator - CPST Instructor
Jonas:
Age: 8 months
Height: about 28 inches
Weight: about 18 lbs
Torso Height (if known): unknown
Currently RF or FF?: Rear-Facing
Harnessed, or Not? Yes, In a 5 pt.

Rf'ing in a Graco SS1, using middle slots, about 3" of shell above his head - long torso.

Jillian:
Age: 3yrs old
Height: about 38"
Weight: 30lbs
Torso Height: unknown - will have to measure and update
Currently RF or FF?: Forward-Facing
Harnessed, or Not? Yes, In a 5pt

Ff'ing in a Britax Marathon using 2nd from top slots. Has about 1/2 to 1/4" before reaching them. Was rf'ing until a month ago when she hit 30lbs. Head is almost even with top of shell now as well.
(Canadian Marathon has max rf'ing limit of 30lbs.)

eta: I voted for dd since ds isn't a year old yet and he will rf as long as she did which was well past a yr & 20lbs. :)
 
would you like to include what seat they are currently using and exactly where they are in that seat? I know each seat, even ones with the same slot measurements, can fit differently... so it may help to know how they fit the seat they are in.

(Ill post DS's info tomorrow when I have remeasured him)

That sounds good. I'll change the original post.
 

natysr

New member
Age: 34 months
Height: 36 inches
Weight: 24 pounds
Torso height: 12 or 12.5" ish
Rearfacing
Harnessed
Britax Marathon 2nd slot from the bottom.
Also a Britax Boulevard
 

katiesmommy

New member
Katy

Age: nearly 27 months
Height: last checked at 35"
Weight: last checked at 23#
Torso Height (if known): last checked about 11"-12"
Currently RF or FF?: rear-facing
Harnessed, or Not? Yeah
Seat(s) used: Britax Decathlon
Harness positions if known: second slot up
 

Connor's Mom

New member
Connor
Age: 28 months
Height: 36"
Weight:33 lbs fully clothed
Torso Height (if known): Unknown
Currently RF or FF?:FF and RF
Harnessed, or Not?:Harnessed
Seat(s) used:
FF in Britax Regent, bottom slot
FF in Britax Marathon, 2nd slot from top
RF in Cosco Scenara, top slot
 

elle7715

New member
Age: 2.5 years
Height:35.5"
Weight:27 lbs clothed
Torso Height (if known): 14"
Currently RF or FF?: RF
Harnessed, or Not? yes
Seat(s) used: Safety 1st Alphasport
Harness positions if known: second from top


Age: 4.5 months
Height: ~25"
Weight: ~15 lbs
Torso Height (if known): ~11"
Currently RF or FF?: RF
Harnessed, or Not? yes
Seat(s) used: Graco Snugride, Graco Comfortsport
Harness positions if known: top slots on Snugride, 2nd slots on Comfortsport
 

Patriot201

Car-Seat.org Ambassador
Kids I see most often:

Age: 16 months old
Height: about 31-32 inches
Weight: about 22 lbs
Torso Height (if known): unknown
Currently RF or FF?: Rear-Facing
Harnessed, or Not? YES!!!!!! 5-point

Currently riding RF in Britax Boulevard, Britax Marathon, Britax Roundabout, and Cosco Scenera (Grandmother's car, Mom's car, Dad's car, Aunt's car)


Age: 2.5 years old
Height: about 38-39 inches
Weight: about 34 pounds??
Torso Height: unknown
Currently RF or FF? Forward-Facing
HArnessed, or Not? YES!!!!!!! 5-point

Currently riding in Britax Marathon in all cars.



Age: 5.5 years old
Height: about 52 inches??
Weight: about 45 pounds??
Torso Height: unknown
Currently RF or FF? Forward-Facing
HArnessed, or Not? No. In booster.

Currently riding in Britax Parkway in all cars.



Age: 6 years old
Height: about 48 inches??
Weight: about 44 pounds??
Torso Height: unknown
Currently RF or FF? Forward-Facing
HArnessed, or Not? YES!!!!!!! 5-point

Currently riding in Britax Regent in both cars.


Age: 11 months old
Height: about 30 inches
Weight: about 22 pounds??
Torso Height: unknown
Currently RF or FF? Rear-Facing
HArnessed, or Not? YES!!!!!!! 5-point

Currently riding in Graco SafeSeat1, Britax Roundabout
 

Starlight

Senior Community Member
ds2:
Age: 15ish months
Height: maybe 29/30 inches
Weight: about 21 lbs
Torso Height (if known): unknown
Currently RF or FF?: Rear-Facing
On bottom slots in RF MA, RF Radian, RF Scenera

ds1:
Age: 5 yrs
Height: about 45 inches
Weight: about 45 lbs
Torso Height (if known): 16 ish?
Currently RF or FF?: FF
Harnessed, or Not? Yes, In a 5 pt.
Currently in top slots on MA & Radian.
 

twokidstwodogs

New member
DD#1
Age: 5 years 2 months
Height: 46 in
Weight: 49 lbs
Torso Height (if known): Long! Outgrew MA by torso height at 4 yrs 3 mos!
Currently RF or FF?: FF
Harnessed, or Not? No
Seat(s) used: Compass B510 - sits beautifully!
Harness positions if known: N/A

DD#2
Age: 23 months
Height: 35-36 inches
Weight: 30-31 lbs
Torso Height (if known): Not sure
Currently RF or FF?: RF
Harnessed, or Not? Harnessed
Seat(s) used: Marathon
Harness positions if known: Second slots from bottom
 

joolsplus3

Admin - CPS Technician
"I am mostly curious to see how many older babies could remain in the safeseat, and how many older kiddos could still fit the Radian 80's, 51" and 80 lbs limits and what ages they are."

Here ya go:

DD1, outgrew Radian (shoulders above the top slots) at 49 inches and 46 pounds http://picasaweb.google.com/joolstag/BitsyRadian107

DD2 has about 2 inches over her head in the Safeseat 1, she is 17 months, 24 pounds, 32 inches tall. (older picture, but see the space above her head? Lots of growing room!) http://picasaweb.google.com/joolstag/LeahInCarseats/photo#5039976148016556738
 

Jewels

Senior Community Member
Age: Almost 3
Height: 38"
Weight: 31lbs
Torso Height (if known): will check when he wakes up
Currently RF or FF?: FF
Harnessed, or Not? Yes
Seat(s) used: Britax Marathon
Harness positions if known: top slots
 

ThreeBeans

New member
Age: 2 years 8 months
Weight: 33.4 lbs
Height: 39 inches
Direction: FF
Harnessed?: yes
Seats Used: Britax Wizard 05, Sunshine Kids' Radian65 07, Cosco Scenera


Age: 16 months
Weight: 20 lbs
Height: 30.5 inches
Direction: RF
Harnessed: yes
Seats Used: Britax Boulevard 07, Sunshine Kids' Radian65 07, Cosco Scenera

ETA: We own a SafeSeat I for the impending arrival. DD above still fits in it with about 2.5 inches of shell above her head. (And of course 10 more lbs!)
 

vlsnodg

New member
Eleanor
age: 8 years old
Height: 54 inches
Weight: 63 lbs.
Torso height: not known
Currently RF or FF: FF
Harnessed or not: not
Seats used: some type of low back booster will be getting a Britax Parkway



Henry
age: almost 4 years old
Height: 43 inches
Weight: not sure
Torso height: not sure
Currently RF or FF: FF
Harnessed or not: 5 pt harness
Seats used:
Britax Regent 2nd to top slots
Apex top slots



Virginia
 

CDNTech

Senior Community Member
Age: 5 yrs (03/28/02)
Height: 44.5"
Weight: 35lbs
Torso Height (if known): 16.5"
Currently RF or FF?: FF
Harnessed, or Not? Harnessed
Seat(s) used: Radian
Harness positions if known: Top slots with 1.5 - 2" before shoulders are even with top slots

Currently the Radian is the ONLY harnessed seat in Canada that has top slots tall enough for Aiden. He has outgrown all other harnessed seats by height. He is required, by law, to be in a harnessed seat until 40lbs... thank goodness for the Radian!


Age: 2 yrs (05/05/05)
Height: 35"
Weight: 27lbs
Torso Height (if known): 13.5"
Currently RF or FF?: RF
Harnessed, or Not? Harnessed
Seat(s) used: Britax Marathon
Harness positions if known: 2nd slots from bottom

Mikkel would have fit in the Graco SS1 until approximately 23 months. At 22 months old he had about a 1/4 inch left in growing room (so 1.25" between his head and the top of the shell). He was 26lbs, 34" and had a 12.5" - 13" torso.
 

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