Car Seats

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CarolA - July 9

ok, just to start my son is about to be 5 months old, and he is 20 lbs. He's pretty tall too, and is quickly outgrowing his car seat. It holds up to 22 lbs, so we are now shopping for the next car seat. We would like a convertible one, so we dont have to buy a new one in a couple of years. We are on a budget, but want something nice and safe for our son. What do yall recomend? What do you use? We would like to stay around $150 but are willing to go a little bit more .

 

JAI - July 9

I am not sure the cost in US$ as I live in Canada and we bought the Eddie Bauer 3 in 1 here it cost $229.00 CDN$, but we seem to really like it. I will say it does take time to get use to the whole change. Not so easy like the infant seats that is for sure.

 

Nerdy Girl - July 9

We have the Britax Marathon, which I know is out of the price range you mentioned. However, the one feature I really like about it is its high weight limit. We were able to use it for my daughter until she was 3 1/2, when my son graduated from the infant carrier into the Marathon. Now my daughter is old enough and tall enough to be in a carseat booster, but we will be able to use the Marathon for my infant son until he is 80 pounds! Just check the weight limits because many of the convertible seats only go to 40 pounds. Then you will be carseat shopping yet again!

 

nic nac - July 9

the eddi bauer goes up to 100 lbs. We have it but haven't started using it. The only negative review it got was that it is very hard to install so we will see.

 

AmandaManns - July 9

I bought my son's carseat at Walmart and I love it. It is actually one that goes from 5 lbs to 100 lbs. I made sure the weight limit was very high. It is equiped with the latch system and was very easy to install. He seems to love the seat and we have had no problems with it so far. I believe that I paid like $140.00 for it so it isn't out of your price range at all. Here is the website for it...this is the exact car seat I have http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3132488

 

AmandaManns - July 9

There are no dashes in that website, so you will have to take the dash out after catalog and at the end.

 

YC - July 10

We will buy seats next week for our almost 7 month old. I looked at Consumer Reports and the two that got the a rating of "EXCELLENT" for safety is the Evenflo Triumph and the Evenflo Titan. They did well in all of the various test crashes. They range from $119-149 here in California. I can't remember the exact weight limit but we were told it should last until the child is about 4. I love the conveniance of the infant seat/travel system. My dd ALWAYS falls asleep in the car. This will be a big adjustment for us also.

 

Narcissus - July 10

I have the Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 ($$$) and we hate it. It won't recline (not sure if any do!) and the straps are tough to adjust. I wish I had purchased a Britax.

 

JAI - July 10

I do not believe any recline for safety reasons. It took me time to get use to the straps on the Eddie Bauer but once I did I liked it alot more.

 

Kel - July 10

I have a Britax..can't remember what model cause it's still in the box. Heard alot of good reviews on it so it was worth the price $

 

nic nac - July 10

we haven't opened it yet so I wonder if I should take it back and exchange it for something else. yikes!!

 

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