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Help choosing a convertible car seat

Discussion in 'Infants' started by mridusudha, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. mridusudha

    mridusudha Silver IL'ite

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    I need help choosing a convertible car seat
    I have short listed to the following
    1: Graco My Ride 65
    2: Evenflo Symphony 65
    3: Britax Marathon
    4: Britax Boulevard CS

    I know Brtiax is expensive so that might be my second choice. But I am totally lost as to which to choose!
    I want to keep my son rear facing as much as possible.

    Which convertible seat do you have and what do you like about it?
     
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  2. Amitha

    Amitha Senior IL'ite

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    Sudha,

    My friend has Britax boulevard ... believe me, it is fantastic. We were using her car for a month and when we made DS2 sit in that, it was so perfect. i fell in love with the car seat immediately. It is expensive as you said, but it is a one time investment.

    Personally, when we bought a car seat for DS2 later, we bought cosco convertible seat for just $90 / 100 from our friend's BJs card. My DH was not ready to spend too much money on car seat. We got $20 off on diapers which she used for her kid. Worked out very well for both of us.

    There is a visible difference in the 2 brands. If you ask me what I would do, given an opportunity again, I would just close my eyes and buy Britax Boulevard. I really feel it is worth it. But then it all depends on how much you are ready to spend.

    Sorry I have no idea about other brands.
     
  3. smart_soul

    smart_soul Bronze IL'ite

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    My pick would be Graco Nautilus 3-in-1. DD fits so well in that and loves it. It can also be used as a booster seat later. Please see reviews in amazon. From what I saw, Graco Nautilus and Britax are equally good, just that graco costs a little less than Britax.
     
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    Happysoul1234 Gold IL'ite

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    I have the britax diplomat. it was on sale on amazon for 180 bucks and it fits perfectly in my little honda civic. love it and heartily recommend it.
     
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    lucky7 New IL'ite

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    Sudha,

    Which seat did you finally buy?Does your DS like it?
    I am looking for a conv seat for my DD though she is just 17 lbs....... she is going to exceed the height limit soon
     
  6. mridusudha

    mridusudha Silver IL'ite

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    Thanks ...will check it out.The only thing I was worried about is if DD fall's asleep her head should not slump forward but from the reviews I see that this seat will solve that problem
     

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