I think we're going with a Britax because I've heard so many good things about it, but I'm wondering....
Is there more than one model?
Anyone have a reason to not like it, or prefer a different one?
Oh one thing...since your ds is so young, if you can get the buckle covers that might be a good idea. I need to get them bc everytime dd falls *really* asleep her face gets marks on it from the buckle. they supposedly have them at babiesrus but I haven't made it there to look yet.
Beth and Miriam 1/5/03
Just a side note, a seat is outgrown in height when the baby has less than 1" of space between the top of the head and the shell of the seat when harnessed. You will need to press down on the pad to judge this. You should always go by the weight requirements because they use weighted dummies to test the seats but children come on all shapes and sizes so the height requirements are just a guideline.
Several great places to get more info about carseats are:
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The fire department warned us to avoid any strap covers or bulky clothing because the straps themselves should be very snug against the child's chest...only fit in one finger between straps and body...