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Question- Graco MyRide MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
2nd Jan '13

So LO has the Graco My Ride that has the head wings. I don't like the head wings because it makes it difficult to strap him in. The instructions on the side of the seat say that the head wings must be used. Is that true for all shoulder-strap-slot heights? He is eight months old and he really doesn't need them as he has normal head control at this point, im just not sure if it's a safety feature that is necessary seeing as some of the other my ride seats don't even have the headwings

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15838 posts
2nd Jan '13

this one?
http://www.target.com/p/graco-my-ride-safety-surround-niko/-/A-13932454



if its that one then yes, its added head support for side impact accidents and you use them always

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
2nd Jan '13

You need them always.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
2nd Jan '13

Yes. What the heck happens when hes at the stop slot, here won't even be a place for the head rests. Guess this seat was a waste. I'm going to switch back to radians I think.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Yes. What the heck happens when hes at the stop slot, here won't even be a place for the head rests. Guess this seat was a waste. I'm going to switch back to radians I think."


Yes, but has an infant they need them, after they out gow the height of that head reast its removable. But for infant stage its necassary...kwim?



MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Yes, but has an infant they need them, after they out gow the height of that head reast its removable. But for infant stage its necassary...kwim? "


You don't outgrow the height of the headrest. It moves up every time you adjust the straps. Its not in a fixed position. It just fits weird. It sits low on his shoulders but if I move it up a slot it is too high. I really dont like itm

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" You don't outgrow the height of the headrest. It moves up every time you adjust the straps. Its not ... [snip!] ... position. It just fits weird. It sits low on his shoulders but if I move it up a slot it is too high. I really dont like itm"



But is removable too though. I know mine moves up but also comes right off as well.
Its a different seat, but my sil uses the my ride and it just came off. But maybe its a different model, older.

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15838 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Yes. What the heck happens when hes at the stop slot, here won't even be a place for the head rests. Guess this seat was a waste. I'm going to switch back to radians I think."


Im going to buy all 3 kids radians. I was confused with this post because I know you got radians for the older 2. Why did you switch?

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
2nd Jan '13

I had got graco nautilus seats for the kids once they were FF because the radians were getting to be a bit too narrow. They complained of getting pinched a lot. Then I totalled my car so I had to toss the seats and decided to try the nautiluses. I love them. I figured I'd like the my ride just as much, but im not very pleased. I dont like these head wings, they sit too low on the shoulder.

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15838 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" I had got graco nautilus seats for the kids once they were FF because the radians were getting to be ... [snip!] ... I'd like the my ride just as much, but im not very pleased. I dont like these head wings, they sit too low on the shoulder."


Ugh, that sucks!



Do you think I shouldnt be getting a radian for Lex? I dont want to spend that kind of money only to have to buy something else as she grows

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting L&B +1:" Ugh, that sucks! Do you think I shouldnt be getting a radian for Lex? I dont want to spend that kind of money only to have to buy something else as she grows"


No seat is safer than the next. They all have to pass the same safety standards. So really, just get the seat that fits her and your vehicle the best. Don't waste money for bells and whistles. Honestly I would just try her out in a few seats in store and she's which one fits her best, which one is easiest to adjust and which one sits in your car most snugly.

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15838 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" No seat is safer than the next. They all have to pass the same safety standards. So really, just get ... [snip!] ... seats in store and she's which one fits her best, which one is easiest to adjust and which one sits in your car most snugly."


How tall are the kids? Lex is 40in so I want one that will fit her height wise...from what I understand the radian fits tall kids well? Is the Nautilus the same?

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting L&B +1:" How tall are the kids? Lex is 40in so I want one that will fit her height wise...from what I understand the radian fits tall kids well? Is the Nautilus the same?"



The nautilus will fit them FF to a taller height with side wing Head protection. god I have no idea how tall the kids are. Makis three year check up was in june. Id say she's about 42 inches, maybe? She's almost as tall as caden abd I think hes 46??

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15838 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" The nautilus will fit them FF to a taller height with side wing Head protection. god I have no idea ... [snip!] ... Makis three year check up was in june. Id say she's about 42 inches, maybe? She's almost as tall as caden abd I think hes 46??"


How long does the nautilus keep them in a 5 pt harness? Thats my main concern with a carseat. I dont want to use a regular seat belt until I absolutely have to