What seat to buy... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-26-2012, 10:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
Cinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I used to keep up with car seats pretty well, but with my last baby turning 3 in May I haven't for a long time.  The boulevard he is in expires in March so I need to get him something new.  He is tiny, so he will be rear facing for a long time still, it's not even an option right now, since he's still under 20lbs and even if he was I'd keep him rear facing till past 3.  I don't really have any $$ limit for it, most likely he will be in this seat till it expires, like I said, he is really small, and even my 9 year old isn't 50lbs yet and can still fit in a boulevard so we will get a lot of use out of it.


Jillian wife to Ryan and mommy to Janelle Ashlynn (9/09/2002), Kincaid Chance (3/29/2004), Travis Neil (8/13/2007) and River Anderson (5/02/2009).
Cinder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-27-2012, 07:11 AM
 
chickabiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,435
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)

You are shopping for a <20# 3yo and you need a convertible seat?  I'd look at the Evenflo Triumph65, Diono Radians, and Graco MyRide.  The Safety 1st Complete Air is a nice seat, but has a RFing limit of 40":  some people choose to disregard this, which is not something I'm comfortable choosing to do when there are seats that can be used with full compliance.


Carseat-checking (CPST) and WAH mama to a twelve-year-old girl.
chickabiddy is online now  
Old 01-27-2012, 10:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
Cinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

He will probably be 6 before he is 40", so that won't be too big of a deal.  He has a genetic growth disorder and won't start growth hormones till between 4-6 years old (it's determined by bone age) so he's going to be extremely small till that point (and will never be average height).

 

I'll definitely look at those seats, thanks!

 


Jillian wife to Ryan and mommy to Janelle Ashlynn (9/09/2002), Kincaid Chance (3/29/2004), Travis Neil (8/13/2007) and River Anderson (5/02/2009).
Cinder is offline  
Old 01-27-2012, 10:47 AM
 
DahliaRW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Near the beautiful Cascades!
Posts: 6,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

I would probably take him to the store and let him sit in ones you like (or he likes) and choose from there.  If you have a BRU that lets you go install them, then you can also check out how you like them in your vehicle.


Happily married to my dh, mama to ds1 (01/2005), ds2 (07/2007)  and dd (07/2009).
DahliaRW is offline  
Old 01-27-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Maedze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,558
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

The car seat world is your oyster.   Buy....whatever you want!


CPST
Maedze is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off