I'm due with my second child in early July. The husband and I figure it's about time to start acquiring the necessities for this little one, and since we need a new car seat, I thought I'd ask you all for a recommendation.
We live in Chicago and do not own a car. We are a part of a car sharing service and rent one of those cars, on average, 3-4 times a month (though hopefully that will get cut down a bit). We rent/borrow a car for trips to visit our families, again, on average, 3 times a year. When we rent a car through the car sharing service, we usually rent a fairly compact car. The cars we rent/borrow for longer trips tend to be bigger (and will be for certain once this kiddo makes her appearance).
When my son was born, he was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21.5 inches long. Now, at nearly 4 years of age, he's more than 40 pounds and somewhere around 41 inches tall. He's a thin, tall, strong kid. He rides in a Graco Nautilus 3-in-1.
Assuming that our daughter has roughly the same build as my son, could you all please recommend a car seat for us? I have no need for a bucket seat since we'll have to install/remove the base often, but I'm okay with starting little girl in one if that's safest. I'd like to be able to use the car seat for as long as possible, since it won't be getting much use overall.
If I've left out any pertinent information, please let me know. Any suggestions would be appreciated!