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Old 02-06-2009, 02:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH and i are trying to figure out which seat to buy for our new baby.
DD has a Boulevard, and we really like it. We're thinking of buying another one for new baby, but it just looks soooooo huge for a tiny baby.
i know the weight minimum is 5lbs, and i'm not worried about safety, i'm, just wondering if anyone has used a Boulevard for a newborn?
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Not a good fit. The bottom strap height is too high.

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I did. It worked great for us. The strap height was not an issue.
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We did as well. Strap height was not an issue here either. He fit in it fine with the infant insert.
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The bottom strap slot has to be at or below their shoulders .The Boulevard has 10" slots, an average infant seat is 7.5" to 8.5" for some of the larger ones. Unless your newborn has a 10' torso then it's not going to be safe, and there is obviously not way to know that beforehand.

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thanks for the info!!!

i think we'll probably just end up buying a britax baby bucket, using it if/until we can transition to the Boulevard, then just leave the bucket with the grandparents.
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thanks for the info!!!

i think we'll probably just end up buying a britax baby bucket, using it if/until we can transition to the Boulevard, then just leave the bucket with the grandparents.
We purchased the Companion with plans to buy DS a new/bigger seat when baby is ready for the Boulevard. I'm not too interested in the carrier aspect, but the ideal fit for a newborn and small infant.

Because it's being discontinued in light of the upcoming Britax bucket, the Chaperone, I had to find it online. Albee Baby is selling them at $160 with free shipping; the one I received has a September '08 date.

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