Thoughts on the Evenflo Tribute?..

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Thoughts on the Evenflo Tribute?..
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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 7:23pm

Does anyone know how high the harness goes? It's for my almost 4 year old who is currently FF in her Graco Comfort Sport. So as you can see she is tiny. The posters on here recommended NOT to get the seat as it's outgrown usually by 2.5 obviously not her. She is 37.25 inches (she has a short torso) and 30 lbs. I need to get a new seat for her because the straps are AT shoulder level.

Okay any info would be great!

Diana, Alex (12.75), Siena (10), Carina (3.5) and Jean Clark (21 months) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Diana, Alex (13), Siena (10), Carina (4) and Jean Clark (2) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 7:44pm

The comfortsport has 13.5 top slots. The tribute has 14 in top slots. So 1/2 in extra - maybe an extra six months if you are lucky.


If you want to compare other seats, go to... http://sites.google.com/site/carseatmeasurements/


We can definitely find a seat that will last longer and be a better option for your DD. Do you want a convertible car seat or a forward-facing only seat? What is your budget? I'm looking at the ages of your babies and thinking that whatever seat you get could be used for a while as you pass the seat along.


09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie


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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 8:00pm

oh darn! okay thanks. just wondering because the walmart website has a gorgeous one in purple. i was hoping maybe 16 inches to get her to 6.

i was looking at the evenflo generations 65 actually (it used to be the nautilus which is what i wanted to get for her 2.5 years ago but her Dad said no). the colors they offer are not what i want though. :( I guess i'm all about the color. Ha ha.

Any help would be great thanks!

Diana, Alex (12.75), Siena (10), Carina (3.5) and Jean Clark (21 months) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Diana, Alex (13), Siena (10), Carina (4) and Jean Clark (2) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 1:16am

I'm not going to be much help with choosing cute patterns. I've generally chosen the car seat and then looked at covers. I've also ended up with neutral colors since I have boy/girl twins and we switch seats between kids!


For a forward-facing seat only, I would recommend the Evenflo Maestro or the Graco Nautilus. I know that the Generations is not commonly recommended on my other car seat board, but I don't remember why. The Evenflo Chase might be an option too, but it's only about $15 to get the Maestro which will last longer. It might not be an issue with your DD, but having the extra height and weight limit might be useful as you pass along the seat to your other children, especially if they are larger children.


A convertible seat is another option, but I'd only suggest it if you intend to use it rear-facing for at least one or two of your children. Most economical seat is the Safety First Avenue (16.5in top slots). The Evenflo Triumph Advanced (or the Triumph 65) would be other good options.


Evenflo Symphony, Graco MyRide, Complete Air, and First Years True Fit would be other options, but they are probably more than you need for your DD. However, if any of your other children are tracking larger, you might want to look at one of these seats with the idea that you would pass it down to a younger child in a couple of years.


HTH


09-Melanie.jpg Isabelle and Marcus picture by MathMelanie


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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 1:16pm

Thanks for the link by the way. Yes i saw the chase too $51 and in a cute pattern from walmart. hate that store but target has a black one. The 22 month old has a Triumph Advanced that i thought of having her use but she doesnt want his carseat. He's good for now. Maybe he'll last until he's 4 or 5. So i was thinking i'd pass the comfort sport onto the little man. it doesnt matter that its pink does it. lol.

Diana, Alex (12.75), Siena (10), Carina (3.5) and Jean Clark (21 months) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Diana, Alex (13), Siena (10), Carina (4) and Jean Clark (2) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 4:00pm
Are you wanting to pass the Comfort Sport to the 22 month old or the baby?Is the baby a boy or a girl it can be an either name, like my older sons name is Devin and that can be either. I say that it depends on hubby if baby is a boy. I know mine would throw a fit if I had put the boys in a pink car seat.Since you already have it you could use it till the baby outgrows it at about 3 years old.Then you could pass the Triumph down and buy the 22 month old a forward facing only seat.Or you could pass down what ever seat Carina is in and by that time she should be about 6 and just about right for a booster seat but you can decide at that time what you feel safe for her to be in. Just a thought. Dawn
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 12:15am

Hi Dawn. Carey the baby is a boy. :) Well, JC will stay in the EFTA if i don't throw it out the window. I love the seat except for the adjuster knob. I haven't been able to loosen it so i had to take out the extra seat pad. My ex abandoned us last October so he isn't in the picture. I'm sure though he wouldn't mind Carey using a Pink Seat if it meant he didn't need to buy another car seat.

Oh how old is your son, David? I read in another thread that he is autistic? My oldest has Aspergers. He is a sweet, loving, caring and thoughtful boy doing awesome at school. He was in the dean's list at school because he got mostly A's last year. He's been playing the cello since 4th grade. Anyways. hope David is doing well. :)

Diana, Alex (12.75), Siena (10), Carina (3.5) and Jean Clark (21 months) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 8:40am

I am going to try to explain how to loosen the straps...lol.


On the knob there is a little lever.

 
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 2:01pm

Your baby is not going to care what color car seat he is in. My son is 12 and his official dx is pddnos. Unfortunately he becomes very angery when stressed or his buttons are pushed but he can be very sweet and caring. David is high functioning in some ways and not so in others. For us its a good thing we didn't have any more babies.He just doesn't understand why they are so loud and he can be bossy with younger kids like toddler age.

This week he is at a special day camp at the Y here called Angel camp. Its a special need day camp.He went last year for 2 weeks.This year he is going for a week.He also plays in Special Olympics and that is helping so much.David is in 6th grade.

What grade is Alex going into?Thats awesome that he has made the deans list. We also have an Orchestra band in our district starting in 5th grade. He tride it but that didn't go well trying to learn playing the Violin. David is in elementary still as our middle school is just 7th and 8th grade. He has an elective this year and he is going to take art this year. I wish he could be in band like his brother but they need to do what best for each kiddo.Does your sons school have concerts?How does he do with that? Dawn

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 10:32pm

Thank you so much! We were gone all day so i wasn't able to thank you earlier. That worked just like a charm. I used to be able to loosen it when it was on the other side i guess i was accidently pulling the strap from the bottom before and didnt' realize it. It is so simple when you know how.

Thanks again! My 22 month old can ride in comfort again. :)

Diana, Alex (12.75), Siena (10), Carina (3.5) and Jean Clark (21 months) and newest addition Carey Heath (5/13/10)

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 11:07pm
You are very welcome.
 
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