On Tuesday night, I went out to help a friend transport some stuff in our van. We needed extra space, so Vaughn and I took the car seats out of the van. When I got home, I tried pulling into the garage, as I normally do, and was surprised when my progress was blocked. Yep – I’d been trying to drive over Jalen’s car seat.
Now, Jalen’s seat was already looking a bit worse for the wear – he’s had it since he was about five months old (but it’s a Sunshine Kids Radian 65: supposed to hold him until he’s at least 65 pounds – he’s not near there – or he outgrows the shoulder straps – has one more to go). However, my attempting to drive over it with my dirty tire didn’t help matters any. We washed it, but it still was a mess. Probably a good time to get a new cover, I thought. I went online to look for the seat, but couldn’t find it. Amazon didn’t have it, and I couldn’t find sunshinekids.com. What on earth? Google tells you everything though, and I soon realized that Sunshine Kids had changed their name to Diono. Unfortunately, they’d discontinued the Radian65. Now what?
Once again – Google to the rescue. A post in a random car seat forum suggested that I call Diono and see if they had any Radian65 covers still in stock. Brilliant! My new cover (got the same color!) ships soon. As you can see – we really need it! 🙂
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