11lbs, 6 weeks, old, shoulders above top slots. Great fit for a newborn!
6.5 months in Radian 65. Great fit!
20.5 mos, with prototype-style Radian chest clip, longer crotch strap, wider buckle tongs on Radian 65 (also SK 'dry seat' underneath her for more padding and cleanability)
Leah on her second birthday, 34 inches, 25 pounds, sitting comfortably in her Radian 65
Princess cover on the Radian 65. 2.5 yo, 28 pounds, about 37 inches tall.
Age 3y2d. About 33 pounds and 38.5 inches tall (same slots as 2 yo picture, but much longer legs!)
Leah, 3.5 yo, 40.5 inches RF in RN.
3 y 5 m, 40.5 inches tall, 33 pounds, about 4 inches of seat over her head (testing to see if she'll make it to 40 pounds rearfacing)
About 3 y 8m, just checking for leg room.
Shoulders are just above the second to top slots now.
4 years old! 42", 37 pounds. Could still be rearfacing if she had an XTSL or 80SL. So much room still over her head!
Sarah (Bitsy) in Leah's album... 45 pounds and 46 inches at age 6 y 5 m.
Newborn, 7lbs, 20 inches, in Chicco Key Fit
~4 months in Key fit.
7 months, shoulders AT top slots, head 2-3 inches below seat shell, feet contained. Simple button for harness adjustment (not covered by pesky cloth flap). Key Fit.
Not quite 2 inches to the top of the seat at 11 months, I think she'd still make it to a year old in this seat (3 weeks from now).
At about 30 inches and 20 pounds, she's right on the edge of growing out of this seat (head is about one inch from the top of the seatback). Still looks comfy, though!
Nice newborn fit in Britax Companion. Can't beat that head support.
~4 months in Companion. Tsk Tsk, I had the headwings out for this photo (didn't drive anywhere).
7 months, top slots too high in Companion, but maybe only 2 inches of room over her head. The headwings are cumbersome to deal with.
Feet dangling off the end, 7 months. Not an actual safety problem, just a bother to some parents.
Combi Connection, this was the first seat she ever rode in...great fit for a newborn! (long harness pads were removed, though)
Combi Connection. 7 months. Feet basically contained, 3 inches above head, straps well above the top slots (has been even with those since about 2 months). Still like this seat.
9 months in Combi Connection
11 months, about 30 inches and 20 pounds, STILL not outgrown the Combi Connection!
Still about 2+ inches over her head in this seat.
Should have removed harness pads and dialed harness down to lowest postion for better fit.
1 month Combi Centre DX. Harness buckled tight, THEN blanket tucked around her :). A pea in a pod!
About a month old in Combi Centre DX. Nice harness fit.
8mos, shoulders even with middle slots.
Smug look: I have a 5 pt harness, baby only has 3 :)
Good canopy on the Safeseat 1.
13 months old today, about 20 pounds and 31 inches tall now, still using middle slots, about 3+ inches of seat shell over her head.
13.5 months, about 21 pounds and 31 inches in Safeseat1. (tons of room to grow, she has about 4 inches+ of seat shell over her head, feet touching the seatback is NOT a sign it's too small).
33 inches, 24 pounds, 19 months old. Just about an inch from the top of the SS1 seatback, shoulders just a touch over the top slots. Time to retire this seat :(
19 months, 33 inches, 24 pounds. Head about one inch from the top of the seat. Still comfy, but she's too tall. Feet hanging off the edge? Not to worry! There's no warnings in the manual about it, no safety danger :)
Rearfacing in the True Fit Premier. 40.5 inches tall, age 3y6m, 34.5 pounds, 2003 Odyssey
34.5 pounds, 40.75 inches tall. At least 4 inches growing room over the top of her head and right AT the third slots (second to top).
3.5 yo, 41 inches, 35.5 pounds (not buckled in, was comparing seats for how much she can kick the front seatback ;))
Further back, showing harness fit and armrests and how tall the headrest goes.
Her torso is about 15.5 inches (about even with the second to top slots on the Radian for comparison), so several inches of torso growth. 3y2m, 35ish pounds, 39ish inches.
Safeguard Go in center of Escape with seatbelt install. Plenty of room on either side for buckling up, lots of shoulder room for kids on side, plenty of foot/leg room for Leah in the middle. 41.5 inches, 36 pounds, 3y8m.
32 months. Good sleep support :)
Further out angle of seat in top slots.
Riding in the Frontier in the house. 27 months, not on bottom slots. Twisty strap :(
Oops, forgot to put an age and size here. Um, 2.5?
First Trip in Roundabout! 5 months
27.5 months, 26 pounds, 36 inches tall, just about one inch from top of seatback in Roundabout. (I promise, the Coke was just the only prop I had on hand to get her to lean her head back, she's not a soda drinker usually ;) )
Leah at 27 months, 25 pounds, 36 inches tall, really at the top limits for rearfacing in her Roundabout. (head about an inch from the top of the seat...the Diet coke was a bribe to get her to lean her head back, lol).
25 months, 25 pounds, 35 inches in Britax Roundabout in vintage 'Celestial' cover.
30ish months, 30lbs, 38ish inches, head over the top of the Roundabout...too tall to rearface in it, but still maybe 6-12 months still forward facing.
No! Your face will stick that way! RA top slots measure almost an inch taller than the Scenera, yet the extra padding or narrower sides make it seem to have the same amount of growing room in both. Taller shell for longer rearfacing in the Scenera, too. 2y7mos, 38 inches, 30 pounds.
Leah at 30ish months, still over an inch of space above her head in the Scenera (30lbs, about 38 inches)
Leah is barely 3, 35 pounds, 39 inches, in a US labeled Recaro Start booster with the European foam shield for children 20-40 pounds.
Scenera installed with switchable retractor switched to ALR. Was a perfectly tight install until I hit the brakes kind of hard on a curve. The seatbelt retracted more and tipped the seat sideways. Proper use of a Locking Clip would have prevented this. She slept through it, at least :)
Switchable retractor install, shoulderbelt pulled too tight on a hard turn and brake. Amazing she slept through it, and ignore the unrestrained groceries (the other seat was stuck down because of the retractor on the middle belt, too!)
3 weeks shy of age 4. 42" 36lbs. Recaro Vivo in shortest setting.
Leah hiding in the Vivo headwings :)
Leah 5mos old in SIV, E 9 mos in Key Fit
Curve upwards in the shell to hold baby in during downward rotation, also, extra padding. Safe Seat 1.
Short strap/small buckle tongs versus long strap and wide tongs for the Radian 65.
No Extra padding or head-hugging curve. Still, EPS foam is deep and protective.
Both straps on metal harness yoke in the longer/looser position for bigger babies who need longer harness straps. H-shaped clips above are the lap straps in the loose position, as well.
Tightest/shorter setting on the shoulder straps (Graco Safeseat 1, same as Snugride)
Left strap moved to loose position for bigger babies. Always do one strap at a time so you have a model for reference. Hip straps are in longest position already.
4y5m, about 43 inches with shoes on, getting kind of close to the top slots, but still probably at least a year go to in the Radian. American Girl doll is a little loosely restrained in the crash-tested Joovy 'booster seat', tsk tsk, but Leah loves matching her 'baby'.
Leah in Evenflo Tribute. 5y1m, About 40 pounds and 45 inches. Top limit on this seat is 40lbs and 40 inches. Shoulders barely creeping above top slots.
3y10m, 36lbs, 42 in, almost at top slots of Scenera. Top listed limits for this seat are 40 pounds and 43 inches.
About 45.5 inches, 5y4m, 44lbs. Boost Air Complete.
Somehow the fit seems better in actual clothes, not jammies or bathing suit cover up.
First Years Pathway B570 folded
6y 3m (48", 48lbs), in Cosco Topside with belt routed properly, shoulder over the armrest. See how belt is nice and close to neck without rubbing.
Belt in 'normal' booster mode, shoulderbelt under armrest on buckle side. A little too far out on her shoulder, higher possibility that she'll roll completely out of the belt.
Taller Harmony Cruz booster properly belted. Shoulderbelt is reasonable, but she can't get much taller and have it still fit properly. (2003 Odyssey van with seat slid to the middle position)