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karmamama

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It's been many years since I've had to consider a new car seat, but we've got a surprise new baby on the way. I was really happy with the Graco extend2fit for my now 7 and 9 year olds, it was easy to use and install, and having big babies/toddlers, I liked the higher rf weight limit. Is that still a decent seat, or are there better ones available now that are still comfy and easy but maybe not so huge? Both my 7 and 9 year olds are still in hbb, but my 3 other kids are adult sized teenagers - so I don't have to figure puzzling seats together anymore but do have to consider hip/shoulder space for my big kids.

I currently drive a 7-seat Expedition max, and it's possible we'll stick with that (my oldest leaves for college a couple weeks after baby is due) so baby would be in one of the second row captains chairs. If we change vehicles it will be to an 8-seat Expedition max and baby would be second row center (ideally) or outboard if having him/her center wouldn't allow the outboard seats to flip forward to access to the third row.

I appreciate any suggestions!
 
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murphydog77

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It's been many years since I've had to consider a new car seat, but we've got a surprise new baby on the way. I was really happy with the Graco extend2fit for my now 7 and 9 year olds, it was easy to use and install, and having big babies/toddlers, I liked the higher rf weight limit. Is that still a decent seat, or are there better ones available now that are still comfy and easy but maybe not so huge? Both my 7 and 9 year olds are still in hbb, but my 3 other kids are adult sized teenagers - so I don't have to figure puzzling seats together anymore but do have to consider hip/shoulder space for my big kids.

I currently drive a 7-seat Expedition max, and it's possible we'll stick with that (my oldest leaves for college a couple weeks after baby is due) so baby would be in one of the second row captains chairs. If we change vehicles it will be to an 8-seat Expedition max and baby would be second row center (ideally) or outboard if having him/her center wouldn't allow the outboard seats to flip forward to access to the third row.

I appreciate any suggestions!
Hi. The Extend2Fit is still a great seat and if you wait, you can find it on sale for around $119. Graco has a ton of all-in-ones now. If you want one of those with the 50 lbs. weight limit, stick with one that has the Extend2Fit name in it. Otherwise the Graco TrioGrow is super easy to install and the new SlimFit3 LX/True3Fit LX is narrow.
 

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