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With our updated car situation we can pretty much already tell it will eventually be easier to have 2 seperate carseats than trying to move one back and forth. I also fully get my expected tiny one likely wont fit into most "affordable" convertables for a bit... So putting the first bit of babies life aside reccomend an affordable but decent carseat for me. I can get 10% off through my registry.
SO far I'm considering the following... BTW what ever we git will have to fit in a 99 geo prism with out completely restricting a passanger side front seat rider...
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3012739

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3531104

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3532435

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3499742

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Actually, the most affordable convertible out there, the Cosco Scenera, is one of the most recommended for the little ones!
It's what we hand out for newborns through our Safe Kids coalition. If you are interested in getting one of the ones you linked though, the Corroco will probably fit the best in a tight space, but will be outgrown sooner than the Evenflo Triumph Advance or the MyRide. All three of those are great options from birth up, and each has it's own merits. The MyRide rear faces to 40lbs, but it wil be a tough fit in a tight space. The Evenflo Triumph Advance will harness longer than the Scenera, but again, it's a pretty big seat and up on a base. The Corroco is a compact seat, designed for compact cars, but is the most expensive and will be outgrown first by size/weight. The Scenera, will probably harness a similar length to the Corroco, but it is less than half the cost of the Corroco! Again, it will be a tighter fit behind a passenger seat at a 45 degree angle, but better than the MyRide for sure!
 

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Actually, the most affordable convertible out there, the Cosco Scenera, is one of the most recommended for the little ones!
Ohh really? DO you know how long (weight wise) it can be used rear faced? I'm not huge fan of the straps in that they twist easily in it but like I said its a secondary car seat. But that would deffiently be my most affordable option.

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The Scenera rearfaces until 35lbs. The shell height is shorter than other 35lb seats, so some kids won't last that long in it RF, but it'll get most kids to 2-3yo.

It only FF to 40lbs and has a pretty low harness, so it won't last long at all FF, you should expect to need another harnessed seat soon. We use one as our second seat, both for travel and in our truck (where DD very rarely rides).
 

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The Scenera rearfaces until 35lbs. The shell height is shorter than other 35lb seats, so some kids won't last that long in it RF, but it'll get most kids to 2-3yo.

It only FF to 40lbs and has a pretty low harness, so it won't last long at all FF, you should expect to need another harnessed seat soon. We use one as our second seat, both for travel and in our truck (where DD very rarely rides).
Ohh yes I do understand that if I went with something like this (or really all I linked except maybe the Myride) that I'd be looking at needing to upgrade at some point. If I remember right I had the Evenflo with my DD it actuall fit our car really well (thus the links) but we had to upgrade and well before shes was in any way ready for a non harrnessed seat. I think we offically switched around her 3rd year but really we likely waited around 6 months too long.

But I have a limited budget for "now" I can save up over the next year or so though

I also of course plan to rear face this one a lot longer a MIMIMNAL of 2 years likely more I turned my first at EXACTLY one year and EXACTLY 20lbs.
I didn't know I actually thought I HAD to


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Actually, the most affordable convertible out there, the Cosco Scenera, is one of the most recommended for the little ones!
I thought that the Scenera had a high lowest strap height (like 10.5") so wasn't appropriate for newborns and for most children for the first several months? What carseat am I thinking of?
 

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humm well not too sure now.. I found this

http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache...&ct=clnk&gl=us

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4 Harness Slots: There are four harness slot heights on the Scenera. For rear-facing, the straps should be in the nearest slots at or below the level of the child's shoulders. All 4 slots can be used for a forward-facing child and the straps should be in the nearest slots at or above shoulder level. The lowest harness slot height is approximately 8″ and the top slot is about 15 ¼ " when measured with the cover on. A child will outgrow this seat by height when the top of his ears are above the back of the restraint OR when the shoulders are above the top slots.
8 inches seems quite high actally I'm already concerned that the 6.5 bottom harness slot on my infant seat may not work on my NB and while I do understand a convertabel I get also might not work for a tiny one I'd like to be able to start using it fairly soon...
Though another site says 7.5.. There are plenty in town I might go look and measure in person.

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I have a Scenera sitting in my kitchen right now. I measure 7".
Thanks for this. I guess I should go measure some in person cause I keep getting diffrent answers
The price is right though...

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The Scenera is a 7 inch bottom slot. It's what we hand out for newborns at our Safe Kids coalition. This is right in line with the bottom slots on most carriers. For very small babies, it might be too high, but for the vast majority of normal 6+ lbs babies, it will fit just fine! There are a few that are 10 inches plus- the Britax seats, the three in one's are the two most common that are rated from 5lbs up, but don't fit well at all from birth in practice.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.. The whole thing is giving me a gigantic headache though (not cause of anything here) so at this point I think I'll try to do with what I have and then just take the baby to the store after she arrives and see what fits her best

Every car seat I saw today said from 19 inches my first arrived at 18 and this one may come smaller...
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