Which Seat Should I Replace First?

longstocking

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my 10 month old really needs to get out of her infant seat. I hate her seat with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. I have enough with our tax refund to get one new seat which means I get to swap kids around. In an '09 Grand Caravan I have a 2 yr old girl FF in a Roundabout that expires Apr 2016, my 6 yr old son is in a Maestro that expires Nov 2016 and my 5 yr old son is in a SecureKid that doesn't expire until like 2017 or 18.
I was thinking of getting 6 yr old a new high back booster, move 2 yr old to the Maestro and baby to the Roundabout. Or I could get a new convertible for 2 yr old or baby.
If I go with a booster I have no idea which one I would get. If I go with a convertible I'm thinking I'll get another Roundabout. I have a budget of $130. Any suggestions?
 

longstocking

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I'm kind of liking the look of the Safety 1st Store N Go anyone have any opinions on it? Although those are rests look silly small and too low to be comfortable.
 

henrietta

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I'm kind of liking the look of the Safety 1st Store N Go anyone have any opinions on it? Although those are rests look silly small and too low to be comfortable.
Most arm rests on dedicated boosters are too low to be of any real use. Of all the boosters we've had or have now, I've never really seen my kids use the arm rests! LOL

We have a Harmony backless booster with a drawer underneath...it's a very small drawer. The SF one looks a bit deeper. I like the added little knick knack slot and cup holder...and several of the Cosco/Safety First dedicated high back boosters have been very tall boosters. I don't know about this one though. I do know that, in general, it probably doesn't have EPS/EPP foam in the head rest, which is a feature I go for (or the hollow shell, like the Harmony high back we have).

I like the look of it & price point, but haven't heard of anyone reviewing the fit here. ;)

If your 6 year old is close to outgrowing the harness on the SK/Maestro, then switching him to a dedicated booster makes the most sense, b/c although the fit of those as a booster is excellent, they aren't easy for daily use as a booster. We're handing our SK down to my niece and moved our 6 year old into a dedicated booster for that reason. ;)

The Graco Affix is in your budget & it would latch in, if you have that option. It fits the average 6 year old very well, lasts awhile, isn't super wide, has a cupholder & cubby...otherwise, a regular Graco Turbo booster fits the bill nicely.
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
The Store N Go, like other Dorel (Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, etc) boosters, requires vehicle support behind it. I seem to recall your vehicle may not have tall head restraints? If so, it wouldn't be suitable. And you'll eventually be needing tall boosters that don't require vehicle support for your kids to ride safely if so, so I'd focus on a tall booster that doesn't require a tall vehicle seat.
 

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