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Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat

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  • Q: Is this better for a 1-2 yr old rather than an infant? Trying to decide if I can get away with one system instead of 2 (1 for the infant stage and 1 for the toddler stage) or not. Thanks!

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Nov 18, 2014

  • Yes, this is better for an older child. I would not recommend it for an infant. I went with the Chicco KeyFit when my son was born and switched him to the Britax Marathon when he was about 8 months or so.

    Nicole C. - Nov 18, 2014

  • Agreed. We bought this around our son's 1st birthday and he was in an infant car seat (Graco Snugride) before then. Not ideal if you only want one car seat, but we have been more than happy with it as he grows.

    Aly C. - Nov 19, 2014

  • Q: How is this in a compact car?

    asked by Barbara R. - Mar 24, 2014

  • Mine is in my ginormous SUV and it's great. My husband has one in his Audi sedan - it fits, and it's okay, but it doesn't leave a ton of room. That said, I LOVE this car seat - it's one of the safest on the market and when it comes to safety products for my kids, function wins every time.

    Kristin H. - Mar 24, 2014

  • I have a VW golf so a compact car & have been VERY happy w/ this - we actually have more space issues w/ our 2nd rear facing car seat (for a baby). It's better if the passenger side front seat is not all the way back to give a little legroom for our toddler but it's fine.

    Margaret P. - Mar 24, 2014

  • We've had ours rear-facing in a Ford Focus for about a year. It works, but agree that the passenger side front seat is pretty far up to accommodate the space. We love the seat, though, as it's very easy to use and travels well.

    Michael C. - Mar 24, 2014

  • We have ours in a Prius. It is fine. Now with the Graco Snug Ride next to it there is no room for a third (normal sized) passenger.

    Sara L. - Mar 24, 2014

  • I actually ended up putting this in my husband's car and got a Diono for my compact car. We have a second on the way and I wanted more space in the back seat.

    Jennifer S. - Mar 24, 2014

  • This car seat won't do well in a compact car. I have a Kia Sorento and it takes up 1 1/4 seats. I have 2 for both of my kids and no one can ride with us. However, it's a great/durable seat.

    Monique S. - Mar 24, 2014

  • Q: How easy is this to travel with? Can you quickly secure this into another car temporarily using the seatbelt instead of the latch system?

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Mar 23, 2014

  • This is very easy to use, if you're using the latch system or just a seatbelt securing it. My friend has the same exact one and often throws hers in my car when we go on trips, and she quickly just secures it with a seatbelt. It's not light and it's not small, so I wouldn't say it's easy to travel with, but I LOVE it and couldn't be happier with it.

    Kristin H. - Mar 24, 2014


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