My 18 month old is too tall for her carseat now. Any suggestions on something a little bigger? She has an evenflo triumph right now. I want something that's good quality and not too pricey

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gusti...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:42 PM

they have iexpensive car seats at costco for cheap or try walmart or target

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Caris...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:04 PM

forward facing??

If you are looking for forward facing, I reccommend the Graco Nautilus carseat/booster! It is $150, but it's the last carseat you have to buy! it goes to 65lbs in the harness and 100lbs as a booster. it is adjustable as far as height goes and we absolutely love it!

Rear facing: I like the Graco comfortsport. Graco is the only brand we'll buy. the comfortsport ranges from $60-120 depending on the style you want. It goes to 40lbs forward facing and I believe 30 pounds rear facing... we too have one of these, it's the spare carseat in my husbands car, but used to be jaelyn's primary seat before we got the nautilus.

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Josef...
Jun. 5, 2008 at 11:14 AM She has outgrown her seat when there is less than an inch of hard shell above her head (if RF) and when FF she has outgrown it when her ears are parallel to the top of the shell.  I would NOT get the comfort sport since it only RF to 30lbs and has a very short shell.  Come check out some of the great carseat safety groups here on cafemom, there are tons of women (including carseat techs) who can help you pick a seat that will last your daughter a long time and of course is in your price range.

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carse...
Jun. 18, 2008 at 8:48 PM

The older style of the Evenflo Triumph is a rather short seat, is this the one you have? I just want to make sure she has actually outgrown it... If she is rear-facing it is when her head is within 1in of the top OR she reaches the rear-facing weight limit of 30lbs. Then you can turn it around. If she is forward facing it is 1 of 3 ways... When her ears are at the top of the shell (hard plastic) OR when her shoulders are above the top slots (likely!) OR when she reaches the weight limit of 40lbs. It is 1 of these ways not all of them.

 If she has outgrown it, then it is time to purchase a new seat. She defiantly needs a harnessed seat still. But I'd need her weight and appx height before I can give you seat idea's that will best fit your needs. 

BTW, I am a carseat technician of 7 years now. I do know what I'm talking about LOL. :)

Feel free to PM me if you'd like. :)

 Jen E. (aka carseatmom)

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