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Registered: 10-12-2006
Rec please
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Thu, 09-09-2010 - 7:43pm
Hi Ladies, I'm looking for a recommendation. I have my 3 1/2 yr

sydney siggy 12/2008


  

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Registered: 06-18-2004
In reply to: momtobe2299
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 1:48am

I think your plan sounds good. The Nautilus is a good seat. It's way too early to know whether it will fit your DD well as a booster. You'll have to see how it fits your DD down the road - probably when she is about 6 years old and closer to the limits of the seat. However, you could use it as a harness seat for about 3 years and then pass it along to the baby to use as a harness seat if you decide it doesn't work as a booster.

I just bought a booster seat that was on the neutral list - the Sunshine Kid Monterey - and it fits my top of the charts tall DS great.

HTH



09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie


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Registered: 10-12-2006
In reply to: momtobe2299
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 9:23am

thanks for your response.



so you don't think I should be worried that the nautilus isn't on the good list? why do you think it isn't? I can't help but worry, but I see so many recommendations for it.

sydney siggy 12/2008



sydney siggy 12/2008


  

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Registered: 06-18-2004
In reply to: momtobe2299
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 3:00pm

Amy -

My booster seat is on the same list as the Nautilus. It's not on the good list because it doesn't fit as many kids in as many vehicles. It's going to fit some kids in some vehicles perfectly and other kids in other vehicles not as well.

I still think it's a great option for you. If you decide the fit as a booster with your child and your car doesn't work, you have a great harness seat to pass along to the baby.



09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie


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Registered: 10-12-2006
In reply to: momtobe2299
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 8:20pm
i see. thanks. so it has nothing to do with the safety of the seat as a harnessed car seat then, correct?

sydney siggy 12/2008



sydney siggy 12/2008


  

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Registered: 06-18-2004
In reply to: momtobe2299
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 9:57pm
Yes - it doesn't have anything to do with how the seat works as a harness seat. The IIHS ratings were only looking at booster seats. As a harness seat, the Nautilus passes the required testing just like the other harnessed seats. We don't have information about how well the seat did, just that it passed.



09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie