All righty my ladies I don't remember if we talked about car seats before but James is outgrowing his Chicco one, he is approaching the 20 plus pounds so soon we might going to have to switch to something bigger. I have been researching and there is so much info out there about car seats that it can drive one crazy. Any ideas of what to buy, I will definitly will like to buy something that can last for a while, like a convertible that can be switched to booster later on. I hate having to spend lots of money in a car seat that later I will have to change again.
We drive a small vehicle for doors so I need to take this in consideration.
Some online suggestions are: Evenflo Symphony 65
Britax Boulevard, Advocate or Marathon,
Evenflo Tiumph Advance.
Post which one you like to buy or are currently using even if is not any of the about, why and features of car seat.
Jeremy is in a convertable Safety 1st carseat. It holds up to 100 lbs. He has to rear face until he is 45 lbs and then he can sit facing forward. I have read up on them and safety 1st is one of the better brands out there. There are so many to choose from. I found also it was more cost effective to purchase a convertable one than to have to go back and buy a booster seat later on! I can't wait to see what others on here are using! Let me knwo which one you decide to use!
Kaylee has a cosco safety 1st car seat, it's rear facing up to one year and then it switches to a front facing one. It has the neck rest for infants up to 22 pounds. They say you shouldn't put your child front facing untill they are 35 pounds, I'm more comfortable keeping Kaylee rear facing untill she's a year old...that's only 3 months from now..so ya know ahah. Her car seat holds up to 100 pounds, and it has all the saftey buckles to make sure that sucker isn't moving. We had bought her an infant car seat, but I wish we would have found this one first since it's two in one. It would have saved us alot of money, But oh well what can you do!
I just bought a convertible car seat that is rear facing untill 30 pounts then forward facing till ... Im not sure LoL. I intend on getting the little booster seat (the one that s just the little square base) as soon as he is big enough as I have a small car.
I believe it's a safety 1st sport or some such thing. Its wider then most models which was important to me cause Lochy is a chub chub LoL!
We have the Britax Boulevard CS and LOVE it! Cash is sooo happy in it and comfy! It is one of the highest rated on safety on Consumer Reports (I subscribed just to pick out a carseat - I'm silly). It is solid as a rock and my hubby can install it in a snap. I've never tried, but I'm sure i could do it as well LOL! Also the CS model is for Click Safe and when you put them in you pull on the string and it clicks to let you know you have it tight enough but not too tight - just right. We love it! If you look in my pics there is a picture of Cash snoozing away in it! He is still rear facing for now but this one is a convertible that we can turn around later.
The Boulevard is pretty big - if we put it in my VW Jetta no one can sit in the front seat. However, the Marathon is smaller and it fits fine. When it's in the Jetta someone can still sit in the front seat (not a VERY tall person though).
I got a Britax Roundabout 50 convertible carseat about two weeks ago for Jack, 8 months, 19 lbs. He is long and was looking silly and uncomfortable in his Peg Perego car seat/infant carrier with his feet hanging off the end..and he was getting HEAVY in there! He would cry every time I put him in. The instructions said he could stay in there until 22 lbs. but we quit it at 19. He seemed unhappy.
We just installed the Britax Roundabout 50 about a week ago and Jack loves it! He is higher up and can see out the window. I can see him in the infant car mirror staring at the trees, etc. and smiling! :)
It's also a lot easier to just get him in and out rather than pulling the heavy carrier/seat off the base.
We chose the Britax Roundabout 50 simply because it was a little larger and would last about 10 lbs heavier than other Britax seats...It is a little large I would think for a small car. We have a Jeep Liberty and it is just right...but def. a big change from the carrier. You need some room for that one! I have heard nothing but good things about all Britax models.
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