I dont know...its just my fiance pretty much always wants to carry the baby (ie, my ds that's almost a year old) and I know he'll want to carry the new one even more. I also see how an infant carseat is handy when they fall asleep and really NEED that nap-taking them out for me always wakes them up. But I just dont know if I can justify buying a new one. Oh, and I have a nice one as is, its only a year old and goes to 30lbs (Chicco KeyFit 30) but my ex has the base and I doubt he'll give it back. The extra bases for it are $70!! ACK!
I dont know what to do and it annoys me...I'm being so indicisive....so, what are your plans?
We did think about going directly to the Marathon, but have chosen not to. Technically the Marathon is rated down to 5 pounds, but after seeing how my 11 pound infants floated in that big seat I'm just not comfortable with it. I figure we'll get an infant seat and use it for a few months and then donate it to a friend.
I do have a side thought about the fact that you'll have two little ones. IMO, it would be great to have an infant seat for a few reasons. One is in case your 1 yo really needs attention and say you're shopping for example.. you can hold you older one and keep baby in the seat. Another is if your 1yo really can't stay in the car and baby needs to rest. If you've already decided that these won't be issues then great I was just thinking about what I would personally do and thought it might be helpful.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
That said, I live in Wyoming. In February/March it's COLD out!! I would completely go with convertible seat if it weren't for the cold. But I simply can't fathom taking out a tiny newborn in subzero temps (if they're still that cold... we had a totally long winter this past year, so who knows!) and then placing the itty bitty newborn in an ice cold seat. I know I could always warm up the van, but it takes too long and is such a waste of gas and emissions.
So... now to decide on a bucket.... *sigh*
Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls, a boy, and someone new in May '15! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) .
Anywho, I'm going to try and convince my ex to give me the danged base back when my ds is out of the carseat (he was a preemie and he's still pretty small, so he still fits in it pretty well atm). If he doesnt, I either have to deal with no base (blarg), get a new infant carseat, or get a britax. I think I will get an infant seat though....I started thinking about it and I agree, a newborn would just be swallowed by a Marathon (or even one of the smaller ones, like a Roundabout).
If he doesnt, I either have to deal with no base (blarg), get a new infant carseat, or get a britax.
I started DS3 in a Marathon. He didn't fit properly (straps above his shoulders) and I didn't realize it until he was three weeks old and I took the head support out of the seat (!). I bought a Graco SnugRide that very day. The snugride is currently loaned out to a friend and I noticed some stress marks on the handle the other day, not sure what from. I'm not sure if I'll use it again (technically it's still safe, but the stress marks are freaking me out). If I don't use it, I'm not sure if I'll buy an infant seat or a convertible. I liked having the infant seat in the cold weather, but in March, it'll be getting pretty steamy here already and it may not be necessary.
I have a while to decide, so I'm not going to stress myself out over it.
Oh and as for stress marks in the handle, my Chicco is doing that too. I have no idea why, as its never been used heavily. I was actually thinking about calling them and seeing what they say, but I dunno...should I? Maybe I could get a free base out of it
Karen happily married mother of 3 great children (19, 6, 5), in my last semester for my Masters in Nutrition and started a six-month internship.
DS2 was a December baby had he been a March-August baby I would have gone convertable. Once it hits the cold months though it's nice to be able to not pull that sweet snuggly body out of a warm seat into the cold air to bring them inside.
Sami , wife to , mama to Tate 10/14/05, Kaleb 12/17/07, Bram 3/13/10-11/17/12, Alden 2/1/12, October 2014