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#1 of 9 Old 09-08-2013, 10:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I was hoping for a recommenation for a good quality infant seat (with the handle). I think I had a 'safeseat' for my son and it was fantastic, it went up to 30 lbs and the buckles were easy to use.  I don't mind spending a little more for quality. 

 

The baby will be on the passenger side, middle row, of a Toyota Sequoia, there should be plenty of room for anything.

 

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I'm going to bump up the thread for you, so hopefully you get some more replies!!!! I'm so out of the carseat loop as my youngest is just starting to booster train ;) Hopefully one of these awesome mamas can help  you!


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The biggest concern (IMO) with an infant seat is that it has shoulder straps that come out well below the babies shoulders.  Some seats are rated to 5 pounds but have high straps that the child has to be 2, 4, or even 6+ months to fit correctly.

 

Do you have any reason to expect a very small or premature baby?

 

Current popular carseats include the Chicco KeyFit and the Graco Snugride (not the 22, the 30+ versions).  If you have a Babies R Us or Buy Buy Baby around, I would go there and try them out--- pull the straps in and out, practice installing them in our car, etc.. and see how they work with you.  The Peg Peregos and Britaxes also seem well liked, but there are a lot of good, safe options.

 

We went with the SnugRide 32 because it is one of the few seats that fit in the "extra" seat of as 2005 Honda Odyssey.


 

 

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The PPs advice as to the shoulder straps is true, but they do not need to come "well below"  They need to be at or below.  

 

The safety first onside air is also a great seat (as is the onside).  Really, just about any infant seat that adjusts in the front (NOT rear adjust) and doesn't have ridiculously high harness straps is going to be fine.  Go to the store and check them out and pick one you like.


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Ok, thanks!  When my son was born I think there was only one that went to 30+.  I never had a problem with the straps, but my last baby was 11 lbs :D It looks like it's gotten easier to pick, thank you!


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Oh, and I want an infant one because we live in a climate where it snows, I like to bring the seat in the house/store easily.  


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Ok, thanks!  When my son was born I think there was only one that went to 30+.  I never had a problem with the straps, but my last baby was 11 lbs :D It looks like it's gotten easier to pick, thank you!

 

Yes, there are tons that go that high.  That being said, most kids will outgrow the seat by height before they anywhere near the maximum weight.

 

My 2nd baby was 10lbs 10oz.  My 3rd was 7lbs even.  I was glad I got the infant seat with lower harness straps!  You never know!


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I have a Chicco keyfit that goes to 22 lb and love it! Certainly it would have been outgrown by height first had I not switched DD to a convertible. It's a quality seat, easy to adjust and get a good fit with. Installing was easy too. My second DD is using it now and I intend to pass it on to a pregnant friend when she's done (it is in great shape and has never been in an accident). Congrats smile.gif
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