According to the NHTSA, the release latch on the affected seats could fail, which could make it difficult to remove the child. The models affected are: Smartseat, Snugride, Snugride 22, Snugride 30, Snugride 32, Snugride 35, and Snugride Click Connect 40.
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We have 2 Marathons, a Boulevard and a Roundabout 50. We love them all, and think they are all so easy to install. That being said, kids are going to outgrow their seats by height way before weight unless they are super short and super chubby. I am actually shocked that your son just outgrew the Snugride 22, because it has a super short shell. It is outgrown by height when a child has less than 1″ of shell above their head or weighs 22lbs. So, my super tiny kids outgrew it way before a year. It is the same thing with the Britax seats, they are outgrown rear-facing when there is 1″ of shell above their head or reach the rear-facing weight limit.
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|07-11-2011, 08:33 AM||#6|
Re: Snugride 22, 30, or 32?
My DH drives an 07 Dodge Caliber. I tried the Snugride 30 in the back and it just fit if I actually wanted to sit in the passenger seat. I'm not finding many 32s, so I think I would have to go with the 35 if I wanted a bigger one. Which is also a heavier seat, which I'm not wild about.
If the 35 is any bigger than the 30, our only option with that one would be to never have me ride as a passenger. I rarely ride in that car anyway, as when all of us go somewhere we take our SUV. But I'm not sure if its practical to NEVER have me or anyone not really short as a passenger in DH's car.
If I can get to 5-6 months in the 30 I'm good with that.