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    *Disclaimer - This is not a sponsored post in any way. All opinions are that of my own.

    I do not know anyone's stance on carseat safety for their babies/children, but I hope this is a helpful post for you as parents/grandparents.

    My children are 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 years old and I forward faced their carseats at age 1 and 23 lbs. I put them in a booster seat at age 4 and 40 lbs. I am however trying to get my daughter a Diono carseat to review to get her back into a harnessed carseat for awhile longer. 

    Now, it's hoping to become a law for the child to be required to be rear facing until age 2. It's a safer alternative yes, but I didn't know this back when my kids were 1, so we didn't do that. 

    Here's a carseat that is good for newborns through booster seat ages:

    Information about the Britax Marathon 70-G3
    - Rear facing the weight limit is 5 - 40 lbs.
    - Forward facing the weight limit is 1 year and 20 lbs up to 70 lbs.
    - The height limit for both rear and forward facing is up to 49" or less.

    This carseat is $289.99 on their website . 


    Here are some good carseats that can be used for Extended Harnessing with Forward Facing children:

    The red and black one is a Frontier 90 Congo that can be bought for $329.99.

    Here's some information about the Frontier 90 carseat:
    - Forward facing weight and age: 2 years old and 25 lbs and can be worn as harness up to 90 lbs.
    - Forward facing height limit: 30 - 58". 
    - It can be used as a booster seat from 40 - 120 lbs.
    - Booster height limit: 45 - 62"

    The black and grey one is a Pinnacle 90 Mannhattan and can be bought for $369.99. 

    Here's some information about the Pinnacle 90 Mannhattan carseat:
    - Forward facing weight and age: 2 years old and 25 lbs and can be worn as harness up to 90 lbs.
    - Forward facing height limit: 30 - 58". 
    - It can be used as a booster seat from 40 - 120 lbs.
    - Booster height limit: 45 - 62"

    The carseats my kids had until they went into a booster seat were the 2 below:

    My daughter had this Cosco Highback carseat in flower design from about age 2 - 4. We spent I think about $45.99 on this carseat for her when she turned 2 years old or so, at Walmart.

    My son had this Evenflo Chase carseat in black. We spent about $55 on his carseat we got at Walmart when he was I think 2 or 3 years old. We used it as a booster without the harness as it states that you can do with it once the child is 4 and 40 or more pounds. 

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