Car seat question

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Car seat question

Luke is moving on up and out of his infant car seat. I plan on buying a new car seat next month but am having a hard time deciding which one to get. I have decided that I want to get a new car seat for Taylor and give her old one to Luke. I'd like to get a car seat with a 5-point harness that will then convert into a booster seat. The only ones I have found on my own by searching Google were the Britax Frontier 85, Evenflo Symphony 65, and Graco Nautilus 3 in 1.

Does anyone have any experience with these car seats first hand? Is there other recommended car seats out there with the 5-point harness and booster seat feature? Like I said, I just did a quick search and found these three.

nori_garsi's picture
Joined: 10/31/06
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We have the Graco Nautilus Elite. It's awesome and I can keep him harnessed until 65 lbs. which is awesome.

I've heard good things about the Britax Frontier but all the moms I know swear by the Nautilus so that's the one we went with.

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Joined: 04/07/10
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We have a frontier that Paulina still uses. I think it is a great car seat. It is very heavy but it is also very solid and comfortable. She used it in 5-pt harness mode until she got to heavy for that and now uses it as a booster. She has been in it for 3 years, I think. It is a great seat.

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Looking at the Frontier 85, I like that the kid can stay harnessed until 85 lbs. That is higher than the Frontier we have and higher than the Nautilus.

But I kinda like the cup holder on the Nautilus. The cup holder on the Frontier 85 is right at leg level, which Paulina finds annoying in her Frontier. I like the cup holder in the Nautilus being on the arm rest.

Joined: 03/16/15
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THanks ladies. Are these the only 3 car seats out there that has the 5-point harness option that later turns into a booster? For some reason I couldn't find any others. I'm leaning towards the Nautilus mainly because of the price, since they both seem to be good, recommended seats.

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Joined: 10/31/06
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I'm not sure. Those are the only three I've ever heard mentioned so I think they may be.

Joined: 08/25/07
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I got Riley the Frontier 85 and really like it. The cupholders don't seem to bother him at all.

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