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So after much debate about who was going to get my nephew's old stroller and infant car seat, my sister decided that she wanted new. Now, I want a convertible carseat, but I know that many newborns are too small for them, so I thought the temporary infant seat would be perfect. I didn't really want a stroller, but thought it would be good to have.<br><br>
Anyway, I drove an hour and a half to my mom's and picked up the seat and stroller which needed some serious cleaning. When we got home, I had my dh check the internet for recalls. Both the seat and stroller were recalled in June 2001 (a year after my nephew was born)! My mom never knew! Well, I guess that its better that I took those items rather than my sis, b/c I know that she would not have thought to check for recalls.<br><br>
So now I'm thinking that I'll wait and if I get the homebirth I want, see if baby fits in the convertible and if not have dh buy an infant seat. If I have to go the hospital route, we'll run to Target close to my due date and buy an infant seat, keep it in the box in the trunk and if Baby fits in the convertible, return the infant, if not, take out the infant and use it. Does this sound like a workable plan? Also, should I just plan to get an umbrella stroller later when the baby's a little older and I may not be able to carry all the time?
 

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Hmm - don't know what I'd do on the seat thing. I used the Britax roundabout from birth 8.5 lbs, 21" on and our fit was fine. I wouldn't bother with a stroller until you know what you need/want. I didn't use a stroller for either of my girls until 2 years old...
 

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The roundabout is the seat that I want to use, but I heard that a lot of newborns are too small to fit properly at first.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If the seat and stroller were recalled won't they give you a new one or a repair kit?</div>
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I wouldn't think so, cause a seat from 2000 has expired by now anyway.<br><br>
Do you have pictures of your 21" baby in a roundabout? I just can not fathom the straps fitting properly on a baby that small.
 

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No car seat pix, but I do remember the illustrations of how the straps should be (almost level with the shoulder rather than underneath or too high up) and she looked just like the picture in the carseat manual.
 
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