Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas In July Day 7: Britax Marathon CS

***Open to the U.S. and Canada!***

Now that my child is nearing 20 pounds and outgrowing his infant seat, I have been doing a lot of research on convertible carseats. Law states that you must rear-face your child until they are 20 pounds AND 1 year of age. As a recommendation (after seeing this video), I would keep your child rear-facing until they hit the maximum rear-facing weight limit. In my research, I came across the Britax Marathon CS, which is one of my favorite.
Not only is it super cute, it's also extremely safe. The Marathon CS features side impact protection, the Click and Safe Technology, a five-point harness, and seatbelt or LATCH installation. It also features built in Lock-Offs so that the child does not move more than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back. The energy-absorbing foam liner absorbs and distributes crash forces. The Marathon CS is rear-facing for children 5-35 lbs and forward facing for children 20 lbs AND 1 year up to 65 lbs.

I am SUPER jealous because...

Britax has offered me a Marathon CS in cow print for giveaway!

To Win:
~ you must fulfill mandatory entry before additional entries!
~ you must leave each entry in a separate comment in order for them to count!
~ you must leave an email address that I can reach you at!

~Mandatory Entry~
Go to Britax and let me know here what Marathon CS safety feature you like best and why!

~Additional Entries~
1 entry- Follow me! Let me know in a comment!
1 entry- Become an email subscriber! Let me know here! (must be confirmed, this will be checked)
1 entry- Fave me on Technorati and let me know here! (found on left side column)
1 entry- Grab my black and pink button and let me know in comment form, with the site URL!
1 entry- Follow Britax and me on twitter and tweet the following (let me know that you did)(this can be done once a day!):
Christmas In July Britax giveaway!
Enter to win @1sttimearound
http://twurl.nl/i22hd5
1 entry- Blog about this giveaway and Christmas In July. Leave me a comment with it's URL!
1 entry- Write about this on Facebook, leave your name.
1 entry- spread the word on this giveaway, besides the blog post/facebook post/tweet. Let me know how you did!
~ONE ADDITIONAL ENTRY FOR EVERY OTHER GIVEAWAY OF MINE THAT YOU ENTER.

This giveaway will end on August 23rd, 2009 at 11:59 pm. At that time I will choose a winner using random.org and let them know via email. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond before I choose new a winner using random.org.



948 comments:

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Mommies-Miracles said...

I like the lock offs best! They keep the child even more safe then a normal carseat!

Mommies-Miracles said...

Following

*Christin* said...

I like the HUGS feature the best. sounds like it would really help if you were in an accident.

SarahRenee said...

I love the lock-off feature!! I'd feel a lot better knowing that the carseat isn't budging one single inch! :)

BabeeLove said...

I like that it has a Small Contoured Base ensures a tight installation in all types of vehicles - - which is very important for us, we need to have 3 car seats in our car (small Jeep Compass) and it is hard to find 3 that fit.

BabeeLove said...

I follow on twitter: nicolle_b2

BabeeLove said...

subscribe via email: aechika@hotmail.com

BabeeLove said...

Follow you & Britax & tweeted http://twitter.com/nicolle_b2/status/2849927807

BabeeLove said...

follow publicly (google friend connect)

Twincere said...

All of the safety features are great,and I really like that the car seats have side impact cushion technology protection, which reduces side impact impact crash energy by 50%!
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Twincere said...

I follow your blog
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I am subscribed to your blog via email
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Twincere said...

I added this blog to my Favorites on Technorati, user ID Twincere.
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Twincere said...

I have your button on the sidebar of my blog
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Twincere said...

I follow @Britax and @1sttimearound on twitter, user name @Twincere and
I tweeted about this Review & giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/Twincere/status/2850061434
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Terra H. said...

I most like the HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard System) because it reduces forward head movement and cushions the chest in the event of a crash. Not that I'd ever want a crash to happen, but I'd feel better knowing that the impact wouldn't be so hard.
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Terra H. said...

I follow your blog.
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Terra H. said...

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Amanda (MommytoOlivia&Cole) said...

I like the Energy-Absorbing Base. I have this carseat for my DD, love it!

Maddie said...

I like the built-in lock-offs!
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Maddie said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/Madeline410
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Maddie said...

I follow you!
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Maddie said...

I'm an email subscriber.
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Maddie said...

I faved you on technorati
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Maddie said...

posted on facebook
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Maddie said...

I emailed the link to 6 people in my address book that have kids.
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Maddie said...

I follow you on twitter
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Ashley said...

Definitely the lock off feature! I always worry that the seat could possibly become loose.

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Ashley said...

i'm an email subscriber!

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Ashley said...

I follow you!

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leenybean said...

I like the rear facing and forward facing recline. More comfortable and will help with "head slump"

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leenybean said...

I follow you

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leenybean said...

I subscribed

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leenybean said...

Christmas came early

leenybean said...

following you on twitter

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The Bowers said...

I really like the Side Impact Protection. miraklekid@aol.com

The Bowers said...

I follow your blog :-) miraklekid@aol.com

The Bowers said...

I email subscribe to your blog! Holly, miraklekid@aol.com

The Bowers said...

I follow you & Britax on twitter, and tweeted, http://twitter.com/miraklekid
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The Bowers said...

I blogged! http://theluckiestunluckygirlaround.blogspot.com/
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The Bowers said...

I posted on facebook! Holly Bowers, miraklekid@aol.com

The Bowers said...

I sent out an email about your giveaway! miraklekid@aol.com

Andrea said...

I love the Marathons because they can be harnessed up to 65 lbs!!

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Egare1 said...

The safety features are awesome, and I love that the cover is washable! Great for babies who don't like to travel!

Egare1 said...

I'm a google follower! (egare1)

Bean Sprouts said...

I like the Built-in Lock-Off(s) secure the vehicle seat belt so that the child seat does not move more than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back at the belt path

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Bean Sprouts said...

I'm a follower

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Pink Haired Momma said...

I really like the Energy-Absorbing Foam Liner that absorbs and distributes crash forces as a safety feature. And as a comfort feature!!

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Pink Haired Momma said...

i follow u

Pink Haired Momma said...

I tweeted and I follow on twitter

Pink Haired Momma said...

I got your button!!

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SarahRenee said...

Oh... and I've been following your blog! :)

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rockinellagrace said...

MY favorite safety feature is the built in lock offs :)

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rockinellagrace said...

I'm a follower!

rockinellagrace said...

I have your button on my blog

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rockinellagrace said...

Following on Twitter and "tweeted" :)

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A Giveaway Everyday said...

I like the Rear and Forward Facing Recline for child comfort and positioning.

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A Giveaway Everyday said...

I am a follower!

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A Giveaway Everyday said...

I am an email subscriber!

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A Giveaway Everyday said...

I follow you both on twitter: @agiveawaydaily & I tweeted twice!

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SINCLAIR FAMILY said...

Without a doubt I love the Energy-Absorbing Foam Liner (EPS) because my #1 priority is keeping my baby safe and I trust Britax to do that!

SINCLAIR FAMILY said...

I follow you and love your blog!

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SINCLAIR FAMILY said...

I am an email subscriber too :)!

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SINCLAIR FAMILY said...

http://sinclair6.blogspot.com/2009/07/britax-giveaway-by-first-time-around.html

Posted to my blog, Excited to share!

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SINCLAIR FAMILY said...

Posted a link and comments on my facebook just now for your FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!!

Julie Hill Sinclair
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Maman Boo said...

Lock-offs are my favourite safety feature

Maman Boo said...

Christmas came early!

Maman Boo said...

I follow you

Maman Boo said...

I'm subscribed to your blog

Maman Boo said...

I grabbed your pink & black button
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_Megs_ said...

I love the side impact protection the best! I think its a great feature since injuries from side impact crashes are more sever.

_Megs_ said...

I'm following!

Maman Boo said...

I blogged about this giveaway!
http://mamanboo.blogspot.com/2009/07/christmas-in-july-giveaway-726.html

Maman Boo said...

I posted about it on JM


http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f561-september-2008-playroom/1647802-britax-marathon-cs-giveaway.html

Maman Boo said...

I've entered three other giveaways so far

_Megs_ said...

Became an email subscriber!

_Megs_ said...

Following Britax and you on twitter and tweeted the following
Christmas In July Britax giveaway!
Enter to win @1sttimearound
http://twurl.nl/i22hd5

Maddie said...

I entered the laundry dropps contest.
maddieq@gmail.com

Maddie said...

I entered the yobaby contest.
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Maddie said...

Christmas came early!

Maddie said...

I entered the piggy paint contest.
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Maddie said...

I entered the Inspire Your Walls contest.
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Maddie said...

I entered the Carolyn's Kitchen's Aprons contest.
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Sam said...

I like the Lock offs and the HUGS feature the best!

Sam said...

I posted as my status on Facebook!

Sam said...

I blogged about your giveaway at www.samssomethingclever.blogspot.com

Sam said...

I am an email subscriber!!!

Sam said...

I posted your Christmas in July AND your pink and black blog button to my blog! www.samssomethingclever.blogspot.com

M said...

I like the lock off best. My daughter can't move at all.

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Karmah said...

I love that it has the belt lock offs. It's always tough for me to tighten the car seats.

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Karmah said...

I follow

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Karmah said...

I subscribe (rss feed)

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Southern In Seattle said...

I love the lock off feature the best!

Brooke said...

I love the lock-offs :) Its nice to know its not budging!! I like the HUGS too.. Heck, I love it all!

Brooke said...

I'm a follower!

Angela said...
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Rachel said...

I follow you.

love this car seat! thanks for having a giveaway

Mike said...

I like the side impact cusion technology, it makes me feel like she will be sage in the event of an accident. (MommyParrish)

Sara said...

I like that the Marathon can be tethered rear facing reducing rebound!

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Sara said...

I follow Britax on facebook.

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tones4d said...

I love the side impact protection! I feel like the seat is really formed to the child to keep them as protected as possible from other objects and things in a crash. The high weight limits are great too!

Denise said...

I love that this carseat has excellent side impact protection, but rear facing & forward facing

tones4d said...

I follow.

tones4d said...

I subscribe

tones4d said...

Blogged: http://tones4d.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/christmas-in-july/

The Hutson Family said...

I like the HUGS feature the most...because I know that it's extra safe for my little guy! I've always wanted a BRITAX seat, but have never been able to afford one! I'd love to win it!

The Hutson Family said...

tweeted under OneBoredMommy
Enter to win @1sttimearound http://twurl.nl/i22hd5 Britax Cow Print Car Seat Giveaway

Sylvia said...

I like the Energy-Absorbing Base deforms in the event of a crash to absorb impact forces
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Sylvia said...

I subscribe
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Denise said...

following you & britax on twitter & tweeted
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Denise said...

I'm following your blog

Denise said...

I subscribe by e-mail
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Denise said...

I fav'd you on technorati
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Jess said...

def the lock off feature! I want one of these so bad! My lil guy is in a ridiculous seat so we never go anywhere :(

Jess said...

I follow

Jess said...

faved on techno (monkeytoes)

Jess said...

following you & britax & tweet http://twitter.com/5kids4now/status/2857744806

Martha said...

I like the HUGS feature the best...

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Jess said...

I emailed & IM'd the giveaway to a few friends and family!

Martha said...

Following

Jess said...

I subscribe via email

Mandy said...

I really like the Side Impact Protection.

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Martha said...

left a link on my blog's "blogs I follow"

Martha said...

http://frommychaoticworld.blogspot.com/
I blogged your givaway

Beth said...

The Five Point Harnass buckle system that goes up to 65lbs. That is hard to find in carseats!

Beth said...

Follower!

Beth said...

Follow on Twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/simplybudgeted/status/2858255682

Beth said...

Posted giveaway in my blog:
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Beth said...

Entered your YoBaby giveaway.

Kortney said...

Im a follower! I love how much protection this seat offers! its awesome!

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stacyanne53555 said...

I like the latch system and the side impact technology
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stacyanne53555 said...

I am now a email subscriber stacyanne53555@yahoo.com

Stephanne said...

The base that absorbs the energy in a crash and crumples seems like it really helps wiith safety!

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Stephanne said...

I follow your blog!

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Stephanne said...

I am an email subscriber!

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TwentySomethingMomma said...

My favorite feature would have to be the Side Impact Cushion Technology - a 50% reduction in side-impact crash energy sounds just AWESOME.

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TwentySomethingMomma said...

Now following you! =)

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Tweeted!

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Stephanne said...

I faved you on technorati: http://technorati.com/faves/snipsnsnails?show=blogs

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Stephanne said...

I added your button to my blog: http://snipsandsnailsscraps.blogspot.com/

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Stephanne said...

I follow you and Britax on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway. http://twitter.com/SnipsNSnails

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Dana said...

My favorite feature is the 65-pound Weight Capacity
for safety and comfort through the toddler years


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Dana said...

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Crissy said...

I love the energy-absorbing foam liner..it's just an amazing comfort to have if I were to be in an accident. (*knock on wood*)

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Stephanne said...

I blogged about the giveaway and Christmas in July! http://snipsandsnailsscraps.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways.html

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Dana said...

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Stephanne said...

I wrote about the giveaway on facebook. Stephanne Moorehead

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Dana said...

entered Dropps Giveaway

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Stephanne said...

I made a post on the C/S Board at JM: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f239-cesarean-section-birth/1648098-totally-o-t-go-check-out.html#post16724036

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Stephanne said...

I entered the Dropps Laundry Detergent Giveaway: Comment 21

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Stephanne said...

I entered the So Dazzling Blogs Giveaway: Comment 38

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Stephanne said...

Christmas came early!

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Stephanne said...

I entered the Yo Baby Giveaway: Comment 36

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susan said...

I like the Built-in Lock-Offs the best because it ensures that your keeping your child from moving as much as possible ~ which makes the seat work that much more better!

susan said...

I'm a follower.

Stephanne said...

I entered the Piggy Paint Giveaway: Comment 38

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susan said...

I'm an email subscriber.

susan said...

I faved on Technorati.

susan said...

I follow you both on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/2859571565

susan said...

I wrote about this on Facebook (susan chew).

Dana said...

entered so dazzling blogs

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susan said...

I entered the Christmas In July Day 5: Carolyn's Kitchen Apron giveaway.

susan said...

I entered the Christmas In July Day 4: Piggy Paint! giveaway.

Dana said...

entered
Yobaby

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Stephanne said...

I entered the Carolyn's Kitchen Apron Giveaway: Comment 46

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Dana said...

entered Piggy Paint

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Dana said...

entered
Carolyn's Kitchen

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susan said...

I entered the YoBaby Yogurt giveaway.

Dana said...

entered Inspire Your Walls

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susan said...

I entered the Christmas In July Day 1: Dropps Laundry Pacs giveaway.

susan said...

I entered the Christmas In July Day 6: Inspire Your Walls giveaway.

sunflowerally22 said...

i like the no re-thread harness system. cant sayhow many times i try to rethread my sons infant seat!! its so hard!

sunflowerally22 said...

i tweeted!

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sunflowerally22 said...

i tweeted.

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Laura said...

I love the built-in lock-offs. We always have trouble with the car seat shifting around more than I'm comfortable with right now.

Laura said...

I follow you on Blogger.

Laura said...

I subscribe via email.

Laura said...

I also entered your Dropps Laundry giveaway.

MommaSteph said...

I'm going to have to go with the built in lock offs. It really makes a difference on how tight you can get the car seat--and TIGHT is a must when it comes to car seat safety!!!!!
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:)

Alleen said...

I love the versa-tether.

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pestkaj said...

I like the Advocate cs design- very cute!

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Beth said...

Favorite safety feature is the Energy-Absorbing Base.

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Beth said...

I'm a follower.

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Beth said...

I'm a subscriber.

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Abby said...

I like the lock offs best!

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Abby said...

Follower!

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April said...

I like that the Small Contoured Base ensures a tight installation in all types of vehicles! We have two marathons and need a third one for the new baby!!! LOVE these car seats. Hope I win!!!

Thanks for the awesome contest :-)

Abby said...

I added you to my Technorati favs!

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April said...

I am following you!!!

Abby said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/abbyam/status/2862352210

April said...

I am subscribed via email too (aprilwoodscary at gmail dot com)

Abby said...

I entered the So Dazzling Blogs giveaway!

Stephanne said...

I entered the Inspire your walls giveaway: comment 49

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April said...

i 'faved' you on technorati (i'm username: aprilcary)

April said...

i tweeted (http://twitter.com/MommyNamedApril/status/2862423395) and am following you and britax!

April said...

I entered the "Christmas In July Day 6: Inspire Your Walls" contest!

April said...

I entered the "Christmas In July Day 5: Carolyn's Kitchen Apron" contest!

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