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View Poll Results: How old was babe when he/she outgrew your infant carseat?
less than 3 months old 12 11.54%
around 4 months old 29 27.88%
around 5 months old 13 12.50%
around 6 months old 23 22.12%
around 7 months old 5 4.81%
8 months old or older 19 18.27%
didn't use infant carseat 3 2.88%
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#31 of 32 Old 07-17-2003, 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by kerikadi

P.S. DD had reflux and the only place she was able to sleep for months was the carseat - I don't know what we would have done without it.
Janelle also had reflux and despite zantac and reglan she had to sleep sitting up, she spent every night and nap in that infant seat for over 6 months.

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#32 of 32 Old 07-18-2003, 01:55 AM
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We didn't buy an infant seat. We went with the convertible right from the get go. However, my inlaws picked up a couple of bucket type seats for us while we traveled. The hospitals in Louisiana give them to their newborns. I don't think you can buy them. It had a 20 pound weight limit, like most other infant seats. Ben out grew it a week or 2 after we got back from our trip. I was worried it wouldn't last. If you do buy an infant seat, go for one with a higher weight limit.

Our convertible is an Evenflo Titan with overhead shield. I don't recommend an overhead shield for a newborn. He was too tiny to fit well. A five point harness is safest, and I think it would be more comfortable for a little one. The shield also takes up a lot of space in the car.

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Just a note. My carseat was not the kind that comes out and has a handle. I used those kinds with my nephew and my friends baby. I'm 5 feet tall, and I was forever tripping over those darn things. I hated them! They were so heavy and awkward. I also believe that babies need to held as much as possible, and I wouldn't want to leave my little one in a hard plastic seat any more than necessary.
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