Looking for a new seat, need advice
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|Sun, 09-05-2010 - 5:57pm|
DD is 4.5 years old, and petite. Probably 40ish" and ~32 pounds or so fully clothed. She's in a Nautilus for my minivan. It used to reside in my DH's car, but she wanted in mine so we switched. So a Britax Decathalon in is DH's car. The Decathalon was purchased when she was 4-5 months old, and it has gotten the brunt of the use over the years. I was in DH's car the other day, and noticed it was quite difficult to adjust her straps. I know other people have had issues with this, but I never did as long as it was in my car. I am not sure what's going on with it.
Is it time to look for another seat? She doesn't ride much in the Decathalon...maybe 1-2x a month if that. I was thinking about looking into another Nautilus for his car because I like that it would probably be her last seat.
We have anoter daughter who is 6 months old, and she's in a Graco SN35, and will be for a while. I will probably put her in a Graco My Ride 65 when she outgrows her seat. I was thinking that I would put her in the Decathalon, but I don't like that the straps are giving me trouble now. Besides, it would have to be replaced after a year or less anyway.
DH drives a Hyundai Elantra. The car seat goes on the outboard passenger side. What do you recommend me doing? Does it matter about the straps since this car seat is used so little? DH has never mentioned it. He had the Nautilus in his car for a long while before we made the switch, so he knows the difference.