Originally Posted by lisa2976
IMO most of the convertables DON'T properly fit an average newborn very well. Even though the Britax seats say 5-65 lbs on them, I've never seen a 5-7 lb baby fit in them properly.
remember for RF seats you want the straps at or below the shoulders, and the lowest setting on the convertable seats is higher than most newborns.
We have a Britax Marathon and DD couldn't use it at first because while it says 5-65 lbs, didn't fit her too well. Straps were above her shoulders and her head was swaying to and fro...as someone else mentioned...if the pillow isn't made by the maker of the car seat, technically it is not safe. There should be nothing inbetween your DC and the car seat besides the clothes they have on. Even recommending now to not wear heavy jackets.
We ended up using our neighbor's bucket seat (recent model) with a warm cozy thing that goes over the top like a shower cap. As someone else also mentioned, nice to bring car seat in to get warm here in cold WI...although, many days have been fine. We live in a great neighborhood that we can walk to most things. DD loves the sling and that is how we spend most of our time anyway.