Originally Posted by MamaKalena
Has anyone seen any research that says that one is safer than the other for newborns and infants less than 20 lbs?
I really would like to ditch the bucket seat we used with our son when he was an infant and just use a convertable the second time around as long as they are equally as safe for infants.
They are equally as safe, if not safer. I was told this by a carseat safety technician who absolutely ABHORS "baby buckets..." he said that so many people use them improperly (don't put the handle down, pull the canopy too far down, don't check the base every time for stability) that they are like little baby death traps unless used ABSOLUTELY properly. This goes for any carseat, but it seems so many parents don't know the top bar is supposed to be DOWN at all times, or where the chest clip is supposed to be, or to put the canopy in the right place.
To the OP: we got Roundabouts too... I wanted Marathons but they wouldn't fit in our SUV along with DD's Marathon (when the twins come, we're going to have three carseats in a row!) DD has been in a convertible since 2 months old and had no problems, and I hate baby buckets.