Anyone know what the top slot measurements are on this seat? TIA
VERY low, about 15 inches. It is NOT a 50 lb seat..most kids outgrow it by height around 28-40 pounds, or 2.5-3.5 years old. The value on it is extremely poor, when you can get something like the triumph advance on sale for about $15 more, with 17 inch top slots and a real 50 lb limit. Or, for abotu $20 LESS the avenue,which has 16 inch top slots with a 40 lb limit, but with the high top slots, you'll actually GET to 40 in it.
My DD is 31 lbs (give or take a few lbs, she's been up to 35 lbs and back down to 28 lbs, she has weight issues) and 39 inches tall with a 14-15 inch torso. Her friend is 34 lbs and I know about a 1/2 shorter than her, don't know his torso height. Yeah looking at install 3rd row in surburban and ease of install as well (since this one will be moved to grandparents tahoe so I don't have to move the Recaro since it's a beast), price is a factor due to DH.....if it was up to me, I'd get a pair of frontiers and be done with it, but he said no to a frontier as a 2nd seat and Madeline didn't like the GN and looked squished in it (funny since she loves the Como, she complained about the GN)The avenue is made by safety 1st ( dorel) they are only carried in store at sears and kmart, I believe, and their poor cousin, LOL, the uptown is carried at big lots (same seat, but more foam, uglier cover, and cheaper, $65 versus $80)
What are the torso heights/sizes/weights of the kids this sest will be used for? 3.5 year olds? thr tricky thing abotu that age is that you get the tiny ones who can fit into almost any seat,the regular ones who are otugrowing some seat but not others, and the big ones who are outgrowing most everythign exceot a high weight seat....what size kids are we talking about?
I assume the main criteria are price, how heavy and easily installed it is? anything else?
Don't need RF'ing at this point and Apex won't work due to bench seats with no headrests. I wish the Apex didn't need the high seats or this wouldn't be a issue at all, I would get one of those.If these are for FF use only, what about the Apex 65 (assuming there are headrests), or perhaps Cargo or Chase? I don't know the top slot measurement for any of these, but they've got to be better than the Titan Elite. If you don't need it for RF use, there's no need to get a convertible. :twocents:
WOW they already discontinued the AO 50 lbs seat???? That was quick!!!So do you need 2 seats? Or just 1?
i would look at the evenflo triumph advance, on sale here for $122 shipped
even though its a convertible, it's also a good FFing seat,with high top slots and a 50 lb limit, for relatively cheap.
or else, try the nauti again...(sometimes a little bribe goes a long way, lol....)
The onyl other good option I can think of for cheap is this seat herehttp://www.albeebaby.com/safety-1st-alpha-omega-convertible-car-seat-in-bse.html
It is a 50 lb alpha omega,and has 17.5 top slots,and a 50 lb limit, and they discontinued it, so it is uber cheap right now if you can get one somewhere (some TRU's and BRU and possibly costco have them in store, if there are any left)
OK so that inner padding around the sholders can be removed?here is a pic of dd in the seat., on the next higher slots....do you see what i mean about as the headrest gets moved up, it "opens up"some shoulder room? Also..the way the seat wraps around the body is just like a bucket sesat or captains chair...which are generally comfortable....
OK good to know, I just played with it in target, so maybe with those pads removed she would like it better. I still have to make sure it'll fit 100% onto the seat, I guess we'll be making a trip to BRU to play with one to make sure it'll install properly.The inner padding MUST be removed when teh child is on anything other than the bottom slots. And any child who would fit the bottom slots should absolutely be rearfacing, such that essentially, the "infant insert" is a worthless piece of fabric that comes with the seat. It pads a stroller nicely though..lol...
the nauti installs virtually everywhere very easily....one of the easiest seats ever :thumbsup:OK good to know, I just played with it in target, so maybe with those pads removed she would like it better. I still have to make sure it'll fit 100% onto the seat, I guess we'll be making a trip to BRU to play with one to make sure it'll install properly.
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