Originally Posted by Mrs_Hos
I'd like to ask a question related to this...if the OP doesn't mind...
I have one of the showercap type covers...however, I was planning on just using the convertable car seat instead of the infant carrier since our old carrier is too old, and I don't want to buy a new one. I had planned on using my sling a lot--getting into the back seat with new baby and dd, getting baby in the sling which is under my coat, then carrying him/her in. So, would I even need to use the cover?
For moms of more than one kid, do you suggest this way (convertable vs carrier?)--is it easier to just use the sling vs carrying a carrier when you have a 4 yr old?
I know it will be a learning curve regardless...but I'd like to limit my purchases to what I REALLY need ya know?
Bobbi, I'm only a mom to one on the outside, but the slinging that you suggest is what we did with my other winter baby. I never bought a bucket seat (I mean no disrespect with that term - it's just what we call them... a baby bucket). The straps were low enough on our convertible seat and the weight started at 5 lbs, so we just used that... still are... and have the same seat for this babe, too. I would have the baby in a warm outfit, then put on my sling and coat before leaving the house. We'd get wherever we were going, I'd get him undone in the carseat, then I'd unzip my coat, stick him in the sling, and re-zip... and that was it!
I don't think there's really a need for the cover for the convertible seat unless your car is outside or very cold. We park in a garage, so while it's still cold, it's not unbearable to put the baby in and cover it with a blanket. I'm not sure that the bucket covers would fit on a convertible, really. I was thinking of trying to make one to fit the big seat, but the realized that my son would just be pulling it off the baby anyway (they'll be right next to each other in the back seat).