Obviously by the day of birth<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> but I just realized I'm about to turn 7 months and I haven't even really looked at car seats. Have darn near everything else but since its a more $$$ purchase I've been putting it off. I've decided to just go with a bucket for now but don't even know where to start. I think I picked dd's seat because it was cute! All I know is this time around is I want a 5 pt harness. When do you plan on getting yours by?