SO...My mil got me an infant bucket seat (Graco Snugride) from her neighbor. I thought, okay, she trusts her neighbor, it's from 2007, I'll use it. Today I brought it out of storage and was going to try it out. I found that it does not have an owner's manual and the cover doesn't seem to have any way to hold it down on the bottom. I called the number on the side to order a manual and when I told the woman the model number she asked if I was aware of the recall on the padding. I was not. She is sending the owner's manual and the recall repair kit out to me on Monday. I'm thinking I don't want to use the seat, though. Maybe it could be a back-up, if I make sure it has all of it's parts and is in working order. It just makes me nervous. I'm glad I didn't wait until the very last minute. I don't know what my mil will think, but the safety of my baby is more important than what she thinks.
My mom says she'll buy me a carseat (I'll probably offer to split it with her). Does anyone have an infant car seat that they love? Seeing as this is my last child, I'm hestitant to spend a ton of money on a limited use seat, but I want something safe. I highly doubt she's going to be a huge baby, so I'm not sure that I want to start right off with a convertible seat. I have two Evenflo Triumphs already and they just seem huge for a newborn. My oldest is in a booster, so I'm only using one right now. Blah. I didn't want to have to worry about this right now. Any advice?
Marie-Mom to two boys and a girl.