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Is $280 to much to pay for a car seat?

My son is a really big boy so he is to big for most of the car seats at Walmart. He is only 2 and he is 35 pounds and 36 inches tall so the inexpensive car seats just don't work because his shoulder's are above the top slots on most of them and most only go to 40 pounds. He will het that limit long before he is old enough for a booster seat. I was looking at the Britax Frontier but its $279.99. Do you think that's to much?


Asked by jamesmommy512 at 9:56 AM on Jul. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (20)
  • Wow that does seem like alot imo

    Answer by starestrada at 9:57 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • No its not too expensive! You cant put a price of the safety of your child. No 2 year old should ever be in a booster seat......Why dont join the car seat saftey group and ask your question there some of the mommas there are car seat techs and have great advice....

    Answer by navyjen at 9:58 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I think so

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:58 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I don't think so.. If you have the money, why not? At least your kid will be safe!

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:57 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • It wouldn't be if it has amenities like cup holders and if it converted to a booster when you no longer need the top portion but otherwise yes.


    Answer by ABusyBee at 9:58 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Not if you take into consideration that he will probably use it for 2 years and during that time it could save his life.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:58 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I think if you found one that is to your satisfactory & safe as can be & to your sons fit & snug & you can afford to pay that amount then go for it.I personally can't afford to spend that much on a car seat but if it was in my budget I would.

    Answer by Stefono at 10:02 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • The Britax Frontier converts into a booster seat so in all honesty it will probably be the last seat i'll ever need.

    Comment by jamesmommy512 (original poster) at 10:02 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • sounds like you've made your choice. do it, and use it!

    Answer by dullscissors at 10:03 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I have the Britax Marathon & that is what I paid. It is a very high quality seat. You can really see the difference in the quality IMO. It is good for a child up to 65 pounds so my DS is 3 and he's 39 lbs & we will be using this for a long time. Go to They have a sale on all Britax seats and they offer free super saver shipping (don't forget to click that box at checkout). That's who I bought mine from. The Britax Frontier is $237 on right now.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:06 AM on Jul. 9, 2010