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Monthly Archive:: October 2011

ABC Expo 2011: What’s new from Recaro

New Recaro Euro Convertible $229: Same limits same as ProRide, new safety stripe system–white stitching on outer edge of harness strap is a visual indicator that will hopefully help parents to notice if the harness webbing is twisted.  Shipping later this December.  2 colors in pad.  In addition to, not replacing, ProRide.  Our thoughts – Euro is similar to old Como model in that you have to manually change the harness height.

ProRide Convertible might go to 40 lbs rear-facing. If this happens it will happen on both ProRide & Euro models. New ProRide models will also have white stripe stitching on outer edge of harness straps.

“Riley” is the new purple fashion!

   

ABC Expo 2011: What’s coming soon from Kiddy USA!

The Kiddy World Plus & CruiserFix Pro boosters are now available (or shipping very soon)!  We are pleased to note that all of our measurements from Lifesavers Phoenix still stand.  Therefore, we’re running our Kiddy video again in case you didn’t see it the first time.  Accurate measurements and updated price points listed below.

Kiddy World Plus $279: 12 height positions, seat depth 15.5″,  approx 22-23″ tall when measured to closed belt guide, 22-40 lbs with shield (they’re hoping to get that higher at some point in the future), 40-110 highback booster.  Possible fashions: Phantom (gray/black), Henna (dark gray/deep purple?), Rumba (black/ cranberry), Niagara (lt blue/dark gray), Oasis (yellow/green)

Kiddy Cruiser Fix Pro $219: don’t have official wt range yet but should also be rated to 110 lbs, rigid lower LATCH attachments, shock absorber feature in lap belt guide area, extendable leg depth range 14-17″, not as tall as KWP – measurement to bottom of belt guide on tallest setting approx 20″.  Possible fashions: Phantom (gray/black), Lavender (black/purple), Rumba (black/cranberry), Walnut (black/brown)

Diono Radian RXT and Graco Argos 70 Unboxings

Two for the price of one! What a deal! And you know, here at Carseatblog.com, we’re all about a good deal. We’ll have the thorough reviews that you’ve come to expect from us in the coming weeks.

ABC Expo 2011: What’s new from Harmony!

Many of our readers are already fans of Harmony boosters. They have five different models that all have “Best Bet” designation from the IIHS for providing good belt fit.  The popular Harmony Youth Booster Seat (aka LiteRider backless booster) is widely available at Wal-Mart.  The Cruz backless booster is also available at select Wal-Marts and online too.  Nice fabrics and cute fashions that really appeal to both parents and kids, combined with budget-friendly prices and good belt fit on a wide range of kids are the keys to Harmony’s success!  We all have our favorite Harmony pattern - what’s yours?  I’m partial to the new Hot Rod! 

  • Youth Booster (aka LiteRider) available at Wal-Mart:  Pink Leopard print is being replaced by Pink Zebra, current Camo fabric is being replaced by Hot Rod.  New “Hunter Camo” is coming soon (pic below).    
  • Amazon & BuyBuyBaby will be selling Harmony V6 HBB soon (this is the Cruz with a back). 
  • Olympian backless booster (aka Secure Comfort Deluxe) & Armor Adjustable Highback are already available at Amazon. The Olympian/Secure Comfort Deluxe continues to be a great option for kids who need a wider than average booster.  We have a review here.   
  • Sometime in the next year (hopefully) we’ll be able to buy Harmony seats directly from their website! This means we won’t at the mercy of buyers anymore and we’ll be able to order whatever we want as long as it’s available. Cow lovers rejoice! lol   

I’m in love with the new Lion Dreamtime HBB pictured below.  So cute!!!  Unfortunately, no retailer has picked it up yet (gah! what’s wrong with these buyers?).  I’m told there’s also a Rabbit and a Cow model (yes, cow! I must try to get my hands on a pic to torture the moo lovers!) but they weren’t displayed at ABC.  FYI – we have a review of the Harmony Dreamtime model here.