Britax Marathon question

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Registered: 12-27-2007
Britax Marathon question
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Sun, 08-22-2010 - 2:34pm

Hello,


Is there a difference (other than weight capacity?) between the Britax Marathon 70 and the Britax Marathon?  I see both models advertised on the Babies R Us web site, and I didn't know if there was a difference.  Any info appreciated!


We currently have a Britax Marathon for our almost-3-year-old, and are looking to get another one for our 10 month old (she is around 23 pounds).


Thanks!




Edited 8/22/2010 2:37 pm ET by d_c9942
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Registered: 10-23-2003
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 5:16pm

I just found this explanation on the Marathon 70. Hope it helps Dawn

http://britaxmarathon70.com/

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Registered: 06-18-2004
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 8:07pm

The new Marathon 70 has a 40lb rf limit and a 70lb ff limit. And it has a shorter shell. I read a review already and it basically made me think you are going to less for your money. I think it might end up being a big disappointment on my car seat boards.


I'd actually recommend NOT buying a new Marathon. There are a lot of better options available now than there were even 2 years ago when you bought the last one. I'm copying an email I sent to my SIL about car seats below.


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Registered: 12-27-2007
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 7:57am

Dawn--thanks for the link, and Melanie--thank you for the info.

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Registered: 06-11-2006
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:02pm

If you like your current Marathon, then I would imagine you'd love the new MA 70.

Some features that are different and (better) then the older model MA:
*you no longer have to re-threading the harness.
*you no longer have to

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Registered: 06-18-2004
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 12:23pm

With an older baby - like your 10 month old - you can put the car seat more upright. Most people find that the convertibles take up less front to back space than the infant seats since they can sit more upright - and many older babies/toddlers like being able to sit up more too. Some car seats can be installed up to 30 or 35 degrees, as opposed to the 45 degree needed for newborns.


Have you seen this new video?