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#31 of 33 Old 07-12-2006, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jwebbal
Infant seats are not safer for babies than convertibles, They are both the same as long as they fall within the weight limits for convertibles, more than five pounds.
Remember babies have to fit height wise too. I know Britax speicifies their convertible can't be used if the straps are more than an inch above the baby's shoulders. The lowest slots on the Britax seats are 10", from looking at pics, the boys were about 7.5" so couldn't use a Britax dispite being over 5#. There are some w/ lower slots like the Cosco Scenera that actually fit a nb really well.

I loved the convenience of my infant seat. We have the new Graco Safeseat for this baby and Evan still fits in it at 19 mos! He's almost too tall though now. Evan was a winter baby so it was important for us to be able to keep him warm and it was easy to do w/ the infant seat as opposed to clothing and slings and blankets etc. We're having another winter baby so it's again something that will help us.

Carseats do get hot! Plastic gets hots, it's not just metal. Most carseat buckles are metal, even if they are not shiny, most are black which are worse. In summer kids don't wear as much clothing and the chance of getting burned is greater. I've burned myself on Evan's carseat, it's not fun. We have a solar cover for his seat since it's black and rfing and seems to get the hottest. We have no problems w/ AJ's seat.

Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)

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I like having the bucket too!! Especially in the winter, now that it's summer we're switching to a convertible. I'm a combo mom, I like to sling her when she's awake, but I don't like to wake her, not so much a problem now as she is getting older she doesn't sleep as much in the car. SHe dosen't always liked to be in the sling either! It all depends on her mood.

Good luck making your choice!
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We sling our babe all the time and I have pretty bad scoliosis and back pain. I have to sit down sometimes but that's it. My little guy weighs 18.5 lbs. now (at 6 mos) and my big guy weighs 36 lbs.- they still both use my pouch and my mei tai.
I did use a bucket in the car for the first 3-4 mos. with both of them as I got one at a gift at my oldest's baby shower. We carried it in places a couple times (cold or rainy out) but carrying that thing was 100 times harder than carrying the baby in a sling.
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