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Re: Child Car Seats?

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Britax are the best car seats for children.

I don't know if I'd agree with that. We had a Britax Blvd. 70 in my wife's car and a Radian in mine. We just ordered another Radian to use in her's. The Britax doesn't feel nearly as solid (I bet it's 10lbs lighter than the steel framed Radian). My 15 month old son seems a whole lot more comfortable in the Radian - he would fight you abotu 1/2 the time to try to avoid going in the Britax but hasn't had a problem in the Radian.

Both are in the $250-300 ballpark - but I'd recommend the Radian.

When our son was smaller, we used Chicco Keyfit 30. It was great when he was light enough to actually detach it from the base and carry him in it. I think we ditched it at about 9 months (just before a 9 hour, each direction, road trip) to give him a little more room in the bigger convertible seat.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:33 AM
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My husband and I also have a key fit 30 for our three and a half month old and it is behind the passenger seat and works fine. I'm 5'9" and my husband is 6' and even he is fine in the passenger side.

While we go on trips we move the car seat to the middle do I can recline my seat and we never have to move the seats forward in the middle. If it wasn't so hard for me to get his car seat in and out from the middle it would probably stay there. 😃



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Anyone have input on what they do to protect the seats with the car seats? I think I saw a towel under the car seat in one of the pics. Any other protection methods used? Wife and I are expecting our first and were wondering how to keep the back seat as clean as possible as well as protecting the leather from the car seats...

Are there any good seat covers we could use in the back?

Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: Child Car Seats?

They make soft nylon covers that go lay down on the seat and they work ok. I just received a new one from Britax. It is thicker and made of rubber and will catch spills that come from the seat. I think it protects the seat a little better.
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I stow mine in the spare tire area. They complain a lot, but you can barely hear them.
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Re: Child Car Seats?

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Anyone have input on what they do to protect the seats with the car seats? I think I saw a towel under the car seat in one of the pics. Any other protection methods used? Wife and I are expecting our first and were wondering how to keep the back seat as clean as possible as well as protecting the leather from the car seats...

Are there any good seat covers we could use in the back?

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Kevin
I have 3 car seats in mine. I just stole some bath towels out of the closet lol.. They seem to protect fine.
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Re: Child Car Seats?

I bought this from Amazon and it has worked out well.
Amazon.com: Jeep Deluxe Car Seat Undermat: Baby
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Re: Child Car Seats?

I like Britax as well. Tried others with our first child but none were as good.
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Anyone have input on what they do to protect the seats with the car seats? I think I saw a towel under the car seat in one of the pics. Any other protection methods used? Wife and I are expecting our first and were wondering how to keep the back seat as clean as possible as well as protecting the leather from the car seats...

Are there any good seat covers we could use in the back?

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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I bought the summer infant duomats for mine and it works well I have no complaints. I found it on amazon for $20
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I bought this from Amazon and it has worked out well.
Amazon.com: Jeep Deluxe Car Seat Undermat: Baby
Thanks for the link. I have added it to our baby registry. I was looking at these http://www.amazon.com/Kiddopotamus-E...I1IC522TKINRG3, but was worried about the glue/adhesive issues others mention in some of the lower reviews.

Thanks again...
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I bought the summer infant duomats for mine and it works well I have no complaints. I found it on amazon for $20
Have you seen any evidence of the reviews stating the glue melting?

Quote from one of the reviews: "Then the other day when the temperatures hit the upper 90's, I tried taking the seat out and parts of it melted into the leather!!"

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