Extended rear-facing 5-year-old approves
My son is a small 5-year-old. He's 31 pounds and 42" tall. I want to keep him rear-facing as long as possible (it's recommended to keep kiddos rear-facing until they grow out of the requirements for their individual car seat) and the Britax Marathon Click Tight allows US to do so! I was able to safely and properly install this seat in my 2017 Ford Explorer behind the driver seat thanks to the 7-position recline and built-in level indicator (genius!!). I love the no-rethread harness and Click Tight installation, too! The material on the dual comfort Marathon is perfect for my active little guy. He's often getting in the car after running around at school, soccer, or playing and the last thing he wants to do is stay warm! The grey fabric (where the majority of his body sits in the seat) allows for ventilation and the black fabric (behind his head - again, genius!) wicks away the moisture so he's comfy when he gets in the car and while on-the-go! Speaking of comfort, he has no problem or complaints about sitting "criss-cross applesauce" while in his seat as he has plenty of hip space while in the seat to allow for it ergonomically. He's also 5, so we have conversations about how riding facing backward is safest. It's easy for him to climb in and out of the seat himself and the buckling him is easier than when he was an infant! Thanks, Britax, for making a seat that can accommodate extended rear-facing easily, comfortably, and safely.
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