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Anyone recommend a good car seat for my 3.5 y/o

I'm pulling the trigger, getting a IS350 in a couple of weeks. Moving from a ES350 to a IS350 means I'm moving into a totally different car. One thing that is changing is room for a car seat. The room in a IS is much less than a ES in the rear. First off, can you anchor the seat in the center position? Also I have a Britax car seat. It's probably one of the best on the market. It ties down strong and has nice quick releases to get the car seat out in a couple of second, however it's huge. I'm looking for a similar seat with smaller dimensions. What do you guys with kids use?


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Yes, rear seat room is definitely lacking, I was amazed how much more cramped my daughter's seat was in my 2nd Gen IS compared to my 1st Gen.

I do not think you can anchor in the center position, as the subwoofer is there, and there is no anchor on top.

I think my daughter's seat is Graco or Eddie Bauer....not sure in all honesty, but it is pretty big. In the rear facing position, it really does not fit at all. Forward facing it fits now, tight though. I typically put it behind my seat as my older daugther uses her booseter on the right side. Easier for mom to reach my 1 year old.

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I found a solution. First of all the car does have anchor mounts in the center. Thank god beacuase there is no way you can fit a regular sized car seat on the sides. I did some searching and have ordered a Sunshine Kids Radian car seat. It can be used as rear facing newborn seat all the way up to a forward facing 65lbs kid providing the extra safety a 5 point harness can give. The kicker is it's very narrow and small, can fold up, and FAA approved for use on air planes. Here it is:

Sunshine Kids Radian convertible car seat - Customer Reviews & Free Shipping!

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Sam,
Maybe it's time for baby's first racing seat! I'm about to pull the trigger on one of these:

Recaro Child Car Seats Honest Reviews/FREE SHIPPING!

You might want one of these for a 3 year old:
Recaro Child Car Seats Honest Reviews/FREE SHIPPING!

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Maybe it's time for baby's first racing seat! I'm about to pull the trigger on one of these:

Recaro Child Car Seats Honest Reviews/FREE SHIPPING!

You might want one of these for a 3 year old:
Recaro Child Car Seats Honest Reviews/FREE SHIPPING!

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I like the way they look but I like a 5 point harness and plus the one I bought is very small compared to other seats. Room in the rear of the IS350 is at a premium.

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here is the seat

Wow talk about small seat. I should have bought this when my child was born. Makes the IS look like a LS in the rear since the seat is so small.



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I periodically use a Britax Roundabout in mine. It is tight though. My kids are almost 3.5, but they're on the small side for their age.

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I found a solution. First of all the car does have anchor mounts in the center. Thank god beacuase there is no way you can fit a regular sized car seat on the sides. I did some searching and have ordered a Sunshine Kids Radian car seat. It can be used as rear facing newborn seat all the way up to a forward facing 65lbs kid providing the extra safety a 5 point harness can give. The kicker is it's very narrow and small, can fold up, and FAA approved for use on air planes. Here it is:

Sunshine Kids Radian convertible car seat - Customer Reviews & Free Shipping!

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Hello,

My wife and I are looking for car seat for our baby girl. We have an IS250 and looking at one of the Sunshine Radian carseats. I have questions and wondering if you can help me out. Here are my questions:
How is the fitment of the carseat with the IS250?
Are you happy with the Radian 65?
Is there enough room in the back of the IS to sit?
Did you have to move the front seat way up for rear facing?

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I used Britax and Eddie Bauer. Make sure to get that fake-leather pad to put underneath the seats, else it'll leave an indentation in your rear seat leather.

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I used Britax and Eddie Bauer. Make sure to get that fake-leather pad to put underneath the seats, else it'll leave an indentation in your rear seat leather.
Hello,
Which model of the Britax and which model of the Eddie Bauer?
Are you happy with them?
How is the fitment in your IS?
Which seat would you recommend?

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Let me go home and check...

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