my mom was saying that convertable car seats weren't as safe as seats designed for each specific stage because the come apart? i don't know. i am wanting to get a convertable car seat because they can save so much money. where is a good place to find statiscts on the saftey and such on convertible car seats?
which is better? i am leaning toward the boulevard even though it is $100 more because it can be used up to 65 lbs. so far i have seen that britax have the best safety rating. anyone know any that have better safety ratings?
Ah, yes, in general Convertible carseats are super-safe. In fact, they're pretty much unavoidable. Rear facing is MUCH MUCH safer than forward facing, and without a convertible you would have to go straight from an infant seat to a forward only seat.<br><br>
Boulevard is better. Roundabout only goes to 40lbs (and much lower shoulder straps which is where they actually outgrow it) Boulevard goes to 65lbs. And it has side impact protection and it has infinitely adjustable strap heights (instead of slots)<br><br>
There aren't any real "safety ratings" out for carseats.<br><br>
We just bought the Britax Boulevard over the weekend. DD was in a regular infant seat. I LOVE the convertible though. DD seems to be so much more comfortable in it, and it seems to be more secure than her infant seat was.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">my mom was saying that convertable car seats weren't as safe as seats designed for each specific stage because the come apart? i don't know.</div>
They come apart?? Um, as far as I know, my boulevard doesn't come apart. There's a cushy infant pillow that you can take out. Otherwise you just turn it from RF to FF when they outgrow the RF limits.
I thnk a convertable gets a much tighter install too. I know I have to keep readjusting Lexi's carrier and re-tightening it because of all the taking the car seat in and out. Tax returns will be here this week, and then I'm getting her a convertable.
We used a Britax Roundabout for DS#1 and it seemed too big for him for the first 2 months or so but we have been able to use it a looong time for him (until he was 3 yrs old). Britax have good safety ratings.<br>
For DS#2 we have a Graco Snugride, borrowing from a friend, and it's really nice because the recline is greater and it just seems to fit a newborn babe better, but because of the detachable seat/base (that the Britax doesn't have) it seems equally "not quite perfect". I doubt there's a totally ideal carseat out there. It also depends on your car, how well each seat actually fits in the car.