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Seeking Squirrels

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  1. Pretty much in a class of it's own because besides being so narrow, it is tall with high weight limits so it will last longer. The closest to it would probably be the Evenflo Tribute and the Cosco Scenera, but neither will keep the child rear facing or harnessed as long as the Radian. I've heard the Complete Air can fit pretty narrow, but I've never put that one in myself in a narrow situation to really test that out. Do you have a vehicle where you can buckle your 1yo in from behind instead of crawling into the back seat? If she's rear facing in the back row, most have found that to be the easiest. Otherwise one of your older ones will have to wait to climb in until you've moved out of their seat from buckling her. Unless one of them can be trusted to learn how to buckle her in properly. If she'll be over 2 and you choose to forward face her, the Evenflo Maestro or Generations are probably your narrowest options. But your other 2 will have more room if she stays rear facing and that's safer for her anyway, so I'd stick with a convertible.
  2. What do you have your 1yo in now? Forward facing or rear facing? Is your 7 yo in a booster? Lots of times it's just about getting them to puzzle well together, so it's possible you can make what you have work. The Radian is definitely a good narrow seat (though Sunshine Kids changed their name, it's Diono now). You can easily get 3 Radians across a back seat. The Radian fits newborns well, too, so it's also an option to put your baby straight in to a convertible rather than an infant carrier. The Coccoro is also a narrow seat great for infants. It won't last as long as a larger convertible, though and it is not a removable infant carrier. Infant carriers are all pretty close in width. The most popular, easy to find ones are all within an inch of each other for width across the base. The Graco Snugride is about 16.5", BabyTrend FlexLoc 16.75", Chicco KeyFit 17", Safety 1st Onboard Air 17.5" (My personal favorite is the KeyFit) What vehicle? Do your center seats have a shoulder belt and head rest? What's the current arrangement? I'm a car seat tech, so feel free to ask me any questions, I love talking car seats!
  3. Hi :seeya: newbie here. I think I've finalized what I want to get for DD for next year, but I haven't purchased most of it. Just some of the SL books as I find them on e-bay. We're only going in to prek, but she just loves doing school and wants more, more, more no matter what I do! So I hope I've come up with something that will fulfill her need for more but not be too demanding. I don't plan on a schedule, just doing the next thing in whatever subjects she wants to do. Core - Sonlight P4/5 Math - MUS Primer and Mathtacular DVD (already working through primer) Science - Included in SL and Big Bag of Science for experiments Geography - Geopuzzles (US/Can & World) and States & Capitals songs (she heard a song and begged for this) Critical Thinking - Building thinking skills, can you find me, & mind benders Handwriting - HWT prek (getting the stamp & see and chalkboard) Phonics - ETC (1, I think, but I need to look into it more to make sure we get the right level) Music - Melody harp Fine Motor - Kumon workbooks Other - What your K needs to know & Song School Latin Am I absolutely nuts to get all this for a 4yo? She loves it so much and thrives on doing it. She's seen all of these things at one point or another on my computer and begged me to get most of it. She asks me almost every day if her new school things are here yet. DH figures it's okay because even if we don't end up doing much, it will still be there waiting for us next year. So it will get used at some point, even if it's not all during her prek year.
  4. Hi, I'm brand new here, is it okay if I jump in? I usually read a lot more, but I'm kind of in a slump this year and haven't been reading very much. Currently reading: Dragonknight by Donita K Paul 9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - re-read 8. Flyte by Angie Sage 7. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - re-read for the movie 6. Dragonquest by Donita K Paul 5. BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker - re-read but I didn't realize it until halfway through. :/ 4. Forbidden by Ted Dekker 3. Dragonspell by Donita K Paul 2. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon 1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo I usually track on Goodreads but haven't been doing so this year and I think I may have missed a couple books in there. I know I haven't read as much as usual but this list just doesn't feel complete. With my memory, I will probably never know!
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