Bye bye infant seat, hello ???
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|Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:13pm|
So I have 3 children, and my baby is about to graduate from his infant seat...but I had a few questions (I've bold faced the most important questions, as you may not get to all of them.. sorry!!!)....
First, here is the breakdown:
Baby Cole - 27.5" & 19# a few wks ago...currently in a RF infant seat, needs to move up to his older brothers Britax Marathon - but do these expire?? It was bought in the summer of 2004.
Justin - he's 3.5, 41" tall and approx. 40#. Currently he's in the Britax Marathon. Although soon enough he can go in a booster I've read horror stories about kids being too young in boosters and having them safely in a 5-pt harness is the best choice.
Evan - he's 6.5, 50" and over 60#. He's in a Britax Regent.
We need to be able to transport all kids in each of our cars, although mostly they are in my mini-van (toyota sienna '08). Twice a week, and only locally, they are in DH's car (toyota camry '00).
In my mini-van (yes to latch), all can sit comfortably.... and size of seat is no concern. If I bump the baby into the Marathon, my 3.5 yr old to the Regent, do I buy another Regent for my 6.5 yr old or borrow the one from the camry and have him in a booster in the camry? AND.. does the Marathon expire, can I even use it for the baby?
In DH's camry (no latch), right now the infant seat, marathon & booster (graco turbo - just the seat, no back) fit perfectly in the back seat. However, when baby goes to Marathon, 3.5yr old goes to Regent, not sure of what can FIT along w/ those seats in the camry!!??? Maybe we just need to make sure that all 3 kids won't go in that car at once? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any advice you have. Our budget is fairly tight but for car seats we'll spend whatever it takes in order to meet safety requirements...