That said, here are a couple of resources that I relied on when I was doing my research last year:
http://www.car-safety.org/guide.html (see also the links at the bottom of this page)
The best place to do research and ask questions is:
Baby Bargains Book discussion boards
A couple of car seat techs spend a lot of time on this board and have a lot of great information posted.
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|Originally posted by pjlioness
I guess no one makes a car seat that isn't also a carrier anymore, do they? I don't want anyone to have any reason to not take baby out and carry hir in arms/sling.
Other than that we always left the seats in the car, even if the babies were sleeping. If you feel strongly about not using the carseat as a carrier, then don't use it that way .
My babies were big enough for their britax roundabouts at 3 months.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.
I agree that you simply don't have to use your car seat as a carrier if you don't want to. We didn't. I did carry him in and out of the house in it sometimes, but I got him out of it as soon as I could. I also used it in shopping carts because my DS hates the sling, but if it were physically possible for me to hold him, I did.
However, I did take the seat into the house with me every time we got home, even if I carried it in separately from him. I like the fact that it never gets too hot or too cold inside the house. I left it in the car a few times, and I didn't like the way the seat was so cold the next time we left. (My baby was born in January.)
The funny thing is that ds is, at 2y8mo, approx. 33" and 22lbs. He could have been in an infant seat like this one (up to 20lbs and 26") for most of his life. The irony. Watch, baby #2 will outgrow this seat in two months. The two will probably look like twins by the time #2 is 1&1/2y. :
|Just remember that YOU are the one who controls when she is in the carrier!|