Question I have a tall 3-year-old and a tight budget



I have a three year old who is currently 41 pounds, and 40 inches tall. Our state law is to be harnessed to age 4, and I would like to keep her harnessed even longer, if I can find the right seat. She just outgrew the seat I have, but I DO NOT want to use it as a booster yet. I really like the Graco Nautilus, but it is pretty expensive and we have no extra money for anything right now. Any ideas of a seat that can harness beyond 40 pounds, and then will transition to a belt positioning booster for under $150???

Please help!!


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Are you in the US? If so and you like the Nautilus there are several places online that you can get it for less than $150 shipped. has it for $149.99 with free shipping and if you use the code "10percent" you can get the seat for $134.99 shipped.
(and if you call and ask them to price match Amazon or Walmart they should, and then you can still use the 10% off code and get the seat for $129.99)

[ame=""][/ame] has the Nautilus for $144.93 and free shipping. has the Nautilus for $144.44 and .97 cent shipping.

Several people have also found clearanced out Nautiluses at Target lately.

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