Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Reinholds, PA
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SAHM to Chloe«- 6/2008 (10 lbs, 5 oz), Hannah- 9/2010 (9 lbs, 12 oz), Liam- 2/2013 (9 lbs, 6 oz)
When we first started registering for stuff for baby we didn't really think much on the aspect of car seats. We just figured we would put down a travel stroller that came with the infant car seat. Looking back, I would have passed on the stroller all together and gotten a converter seat. Oh well. Next time, I guess.
But here is my dilemma. DD is only five and half months old. She is rather thin (gaining weight at a steady pace though) but very long (which I assume makes up for skinniness) (as of the 3rd she was 16lbs and 26.5 in). In fact, she is so long that her feet just about hang out the bottom of her car seat. And we had to move to the higher straps in the car seat when she was only about two months old. Everything says to keep baby in an infant seat, facing backwards, until 20lbs and 12 months. But what do I do if she outgrows it? At the rate she's been growing - about 2 lbs and 2 inches a month) she won't fit in this car seat by the end of April.
She sits up on her own perfectly, grabs for things when you hold them up for her and then holds on to them (especially her dolly), tries and usually succeeds at holding her own bottle (long story, but it is breast milk in there at least), has been standing while holding on to someone's finger since she was two months old, hasn't needed neck support since she was 10 days old (when she was laying on her tummy, on my tummy, she would lift her head up and keep it up. she has always had strong neck muscles); she even has at least six teeth! One has fully cut and two are cutting now and the other three that we can see (she may have more, who knows with her) are still buds. She really is superbaby.
When can I - or really, when should I - put her in another car seat? I really would like to find a toddler like car seat that faces backwards but I don't think the converters work that way. I'm really at a loss. What do I do?
Jam 7, Peanut Butter 5, and Bread 2.
funny, the one I got was highly recommended by the chp officer who did my installation. he mentioned to me that he had the same one and it literally saved his sons life when his wife got in an accident where the car flipped over.
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