I waited until Laurene picked a seat before posting mine
I recently bought a Safety 1st convertable car set that goes from 5 - 80pounds. The problem I have is that she can't sleep in it. When she falls asleep her head falls forward so she has to sleep with her big-ol head hanging there because the seat is to upright for sleeping.
What can I do to fix this? I can take the seat back if there is a better seat that reclines more for better sleeping. I don't think it would be at all safe for her if we were in an accident with her sleeping with her head like that. . .
My Evenflo Triumph, you just pull on a handle on the front of it and it reclines....it's really simple.
However, the reason I didn't get the Triumph again is because the place where the straps go up and down is wayyyyy to adjustable. Literally, Miranda leans forward and they adjust down and then it's hard for her to sit back. While threading them through the back, according to shoulder height is a bit of a pain, I'd prefer that over the constant up & down adjustment.
I hope the Britax I just bought can do the same thing!
Check the angle of the seat when rear facing. It needs to be around 45-30º. To keep her head back, she needs closer to 45º. Your car seat does have the ability to change it's recline. Make sure it's on the most reclined setting while rear facing. If the car back seat is causing it to lean forward more than it should you can use a pool noodle to put the base of the car seat at the proper level so that when reclined, it's at the proper angel.
Laurene, the MA 70 shoulder harness height is adjusted not be rethreading but but a handle thingy above their head (see this). Works great and stays where you set it. It also has 3 recline positions, but you have to use the most reclined position when rear facing. It's definitely more upright than an infant seat, but DS has no problems falling asleep with his head to the side a bit.