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post #61 of 76
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Originally Posted by sunshynbaby View Post
I registered for an Evenflo Symphony Convertible Car Seat because it lasts until the baby is practically driving themselves, lol. My nephews had the carrier-type car seats, and they were always too heavy and awkward for me to carry around, so I don't get the convenience factor... I also don't like the way people tend to put those (with their precious little baby in them) on the ground/floor. I'd rather have the baby in a sling or stroller outside of the car.
Actually, it won't... It only harnesses to 40lbs, which for most kids is way to soon to go to a belt positioning booster.
post #62 of 76
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Originally Posted by Cinder View Post
But, most newborns will not fit safely in a britax, their lowest strap setting is not low enough, I am not even sure if Kincaid, my 5 year old who was 22" at birth would of fit, but I know Janelle and Travis who were 17.5" and 18" definitely would not!
My 1yr old still doesn't even fit into a Britax convertible, but she is tiny with a short torso. Her torso is only 9 1/2" and Britax lowest harness slots are at 10" so it still amazes me that Britax says it can fit a newborn as small as 5lbs.
post #63 of 76
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I agree that I hate infant carriers when used as intended. I got around that by just never removing the infant carrier from the car with my 5 year old and 20 month old, and will do the same this time.

But, most newborns will not fit safely in a britax, their lowest strap setting is not low enough, I am not even sure if Kincaid, my 5 year old who was 22" at birth would of fit, but I know Janelle and Travis who were 17.5" and 18" definitely would not!
Yeah, that's been established, apparently Britax will NOT fit a newborn. I think I am going to get the Graco Snug Ride or perhaps the Peg Perego infant seat.
post #64 of 76
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Originally Posted by Cinder View Post
We got a keyfit for this little guy cause it is the most easily accessible one that starts at 4lbs instead of 5lbs...my daughter was under 5lbs when we brought her home from the hospital, and supposedly this guy is smaller.

We had a safeseat for our now 20 month old and snugrides for our 5 and 6 year olds... I preferred the snugride...the safeseat is complete overkill imo since I've never had a kid weigh 30lbs before 3 1/2. My 20 month old is only 17lbs.
This makes me laugh since my 20 month old is 30 pounds! But my kids always outgrow by length before weight (outgrew the snugride between 3-4 months). So the safeseat is the one I would buy now because it would give us a bit more torso height, which is a big concern for my babies. I'm debating between it and a radian xt (unless by some miracle the new true fit is out by mid june).
post #65 of 76
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Originally Posted by DahliaRW View Post
This makes me laugh since my 20 month old is 30 pounds! But my kids always outgrow by length before weight (outgrew the snugride between 3-4 months). So the safeseat is the one I would buy now because it would give us a bit more torso height, which is a big concern for my babies. I'm debating between it and a radian xt (unless by some miracle the new true fit is out by mid june).
I feel the same way about that stupid True Fit...I kept thinking I'd get it for River and then if it didn't work I'd send dh out to TRU to get a keyfit...but definitely not happening...I get off bedrest on Friday, which is 36 weeks, but I've told him he has to wait a week till full term, but there is no way the true fit is going to be out by May 1st, so I've given up for now.

but, yea, I realize it's only overkill for us, I have tiny kids, my 6 1/2 year old is 34lbs...she was over 5 before she weighed 30lbs...it's dh's fault, he's 5'6" 125ish lbs, give or take 10lbs depending on time of the year, how much exercise he gets in, that sort of thing, and his dad is only 5'1" and was hovering between 95 and 105lbs his whole life till he was like 40. My 20 month old is only 27" tall, he's super short. Janelle stayed in a snugride till 16 months and we moved her out cause she didn't like the angle/recline anymore, not cause she outgrew it... Travis could still fit in a snugride as well, but same thing, he hated the angle/recline of an infant carrier so we moved him out.
post #66 of 76
LOL, yeah, the true fit delays (from February now to July) are annoying. I just assume they have a good reason. But it sure did spoil my perfect car seat plans. Still not sure what we're going to do. Dh said he could just go buy one after the baby is born, but since we're homebirthing I want a seat installed for an infant just in case we need to transfer the baby to the hospital after birth. Where I live it'd be faster to drive ourselves unless we need the life support the EMTs could provide.

You do have tiny kiddos. My neice is like that. She is 5 and smaller than my 4yo ds who is a full year younger. Of course my ds1 is 75% for height and 50% for weight! I have no idea where he got some freak recessive height jean from. Ds2 has it as well, but he's more weight proportionate! I guess it just goes to show that there are a variety of car seats out there because there are a variety of kids!
post #67 of 76
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Originally Posted by DahliaRW View Post
LOL, yeah, the true fit delays (from February now to July)
JULY!! Ugh I'm so sick of waiting for it, it fits DD so well and I absolutely love it but I cannot keep waiting for this seat! Maybe the new Graco My Ride 65 will be out soon so I can get that one. What a bummer...JULY!!

Sorry, back on topic.
post #68 of 76
i have a chicco key fit that we recieved off our registry when i was pg. w/dd. it is light, sturdy and easy to install, esp. w/LATCH. it was a package deal with a stroller, but we never used the stroller until a few months ago (dd is 2 now), so i have no idea how the 2 worked/fit together. we'll just use the key fit until the weight limit with this new babe, and then get a sunshine kids convertable probably.
post #69 of 76
I have a Combi Centre infant seat with the rebound bar. I like that you can adjust the height of the straps without taking apart the seat. It fits up to 22 lbs and 29", which works for me, mine always outgrow the height way before weight. Neither of my other 2 children were 20 lbs at age 1.

I'm hoping to get about 6-8 mo use out of the Combi before moving to RF convertible, there isn't much room in my car because the other 2 kids are in high back boosters.
post #70 of 76
I -have- the Keyfit30, and LOVE it. DD is still in it at 13 months and it is so secure
post #71 of 76
I don't understand... I thought the True Fit was already out and on the market? I see it all over the net :

ETA: Read back farther... saw you are talking about the new version. What are the differences going to be between the two? Is there a thread somewhere here about this so I don't hijack?
post #72 of 76
The new True Fit has an anti-rebound bar, a level/bubble indicator for angle, and supposedly the harness adjuster is much easier to reach when RF. There will still be model available without the ARB, but I believe they will all have the bubble indicator instead of just a red line.
post #73 of 76
You know, I think that my SR32 is overkill, b/c of the wt. I tend to have small babies, BUT b/c I have to deal with preschool and 1/2 day drop off and pick up, I want to make sure that whatever infant seat will last at least until the baby is a yr old. We have really cold winters, I am not taking the baby in and out of the seat just to run in and out of a buildling, kwim? My kids tend to be really small, a SR 22 probably would have been ok, but knowing my luck this baby (due in July) will probably be totally different from his older brothers and be huge, if I got the SR22. Murphy's Law always happens to me...
post #74 of 76
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Originally Posted by pastrygirl View Post
The new True Fit has an anti-rebound bar, a level/bubble indicator for angle, and supposedly the harness adjuster is much easier to reach when RF. There will still be model available without the ARB, but I believe they will all have the bubble indicator instead of just a red line.
Thank you Maybe it will be out by the time DD outgrows the Keyfit... If not I don't think it is too big a deal to buy the current model, right?
post #75 of 76
Nope the current model is awesome too
post #76 of 76
I had a SnugRide for my boys until they fit into their convertibles.

I loved it, can't say enough good things about it.

I never lugged it around in stores. It lived in my entry way or the car. It was so nice to be able to bundle them up snug before taking them out to the car. They fit so much better in them and they also doubled as a place to put them for a few seconds if we were out visiting.

I slung my babies or wore them in the mei tai or trekker when out and about, but I still loved the bucket .
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