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Good car seat?*edit*

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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I have a post going in the car seat group I'm in but I guess none of them are online. I've been browsing and browsing and browsing. Today I think I found a good seat but I just want to be sure. At first we had a budget but now we decided we can spend however much on the perfect seat for DD and us.

The two that I found that have the highest weight limits(45lbs for RFing and 80lbs for 5 point harness) look like they will fit great in our car. Her current seat forces us to be dangerously close to the airbags and if we were to get into an accident that deployed the front air bags, it's highly likely they would kill us. Also DD only has about 2-3 inches of hard shell above her head and is only about 5lbs under from the weight limit.

The two I'm looking at are the Sunshine Kids RadianXTSL and Sunshine Kids Radian80SL. They have basically the exact same specs just a slightly different design.

My questions: Are there any seats out there with higher weight limits? Also, if you have one of these, does it fit better than a regular infant seat? Are these good seats to choose from?

I just want to make sure DD is safe.


EDIT:

UGH!!!! I found a review of one of these seats that said how many inches it would have to be in reclining position RFing and went and measured and it would put us the same distance or evern closer to the airbags. Just great. What now?

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by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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bamababe1975
by Stephanie on Jun. 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM

I just got this one for my sis - it's a convertible that goes up to 100lbs: http://www.albeebaby.com/safety-1st-alpha-omega-convertible-car-seat-titanium.html

mom2acutiepie
by Gold Member on Jun. 27, 2010 at 2:49 PM

This seat does not 5 point harness up to 100 lbs, it has a seat belt positioner on it so that it can have a kid in it using a seat belt up to 100 lbs. The 5 point harness only goes up to 40 lbs on this seat.

Quoting bamababe1975:

I just got this one for my sis - it's a convertible that goes up to 100lbs: http://www.albeebaby.com/safety-1st-alpha-omega-convertible-car-seat-titanium.html


mommyofagirl06
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM

i agree i would jsut wait for the car seat group they are very good i am in there too

Quoting mom2acutiepie:

This seat does not 5 point harness up to 100 lbs, it has a seat belt positioner on it so that it can have a kid in it using a seat belt up to 100 lbs. The 5 point harness only goes up to 40 lbs on this seat.

Quoting bamababe1975:

I just got this one for my sis - it's a convertible that goes up to 100lbs: http://www.albeebaby.com/safety-1st-alpha-omega-convertible-car-seat-titanium.html



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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Jun. 27, 2010 at 3:41 PM

BUMP!

mommyajay
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 3:42 PM

this is theseat with highest weight limits. good job mama!

mommyajay
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM

the only problem with this set is  it has low harness slots and the booster isnt best. it leaves the lap belt on the tummy which cam cause severe internal injuries

Quoting bamababe1975:

I just got this one for my sis - it's a convertible that goes up to 100lbs: http://www.albeebaby.com/safety-1st-alpha-omega-convertible-car-seat-titanium.html


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mommyajay
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM

are you keeping her rear facing?

emmiesmommy1109
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 5:44 PM


Quoting mommyajay:

are you keeping her rear facing?

Yes. That is why I have been searching for the highest weight limits. I want to RF and 5 point harness as long as possible.

marineswashing dishesbaby girl




MommyBoha
by Country Girl on Jun. 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM

 Well.. Im not a fan of the Radian. You pretty much couldnt pay me to put one of my kids in thier seats. Id have to reccomend the Graco MyRide or the new Evenflo Momentum or Evenflo Triumph advance65

emmiesmommy1109
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 6:12 PM

BUMP for edit.

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