Car seat

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  • #7452017

    WELL LATELY! I BEEN PUTTIN MY DAUGHTER ON THE CARSEAT! AND FOR SOME REASON WHEN IM DRIVING SHE STARTS CRYING LIKE THERES NO TOMORROW!! WUT CAN BE WRONG?

    #7452018

    peach
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    aleahs3tob-has there been a reason why the Evenflo seats are more likely to come unattached/be not as safe during an accident? I have the Evenflo Aura travel system.

    #7452019

    GladeK
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    While Evenflow has not had a major recall since 2006, their products consistantly have had lower safer ratings than most on the market. They had numerous recalls in the 90’s.
    I am sure the seats on the market now pass safety standards, but I have gone with the Graco Safe Seat. Still relatively inexpensive, but much better safety ratings and reviews.

    #7452020

    srm31
    Member

    For those of you who have the Britax car seats can I ask which model? I have read the Marathon is the best one but I dont know. Also my daughter is almost 8months and we have the Graco safesaet. She seems to not like it anymore , when did you switch your babies from the infant seat to the Britax (or whatever brand) and did they seem happier? Please comment my page!!!!!

    #7452021

    Kikiea
    Member

    I just got the Graco Safe Seat Stage 2 – Toddler seat for my son!! We both LOVE it!! He is so much more comfortable and loves facing forward! It reclines so if he gets tired he can easily fall asleep without his head falling forward. And to be honest I like it better than the very expensive Britax seats!! I think it’s cushier, and has better protection on the sides than the Britax. AND it’s only $130! Here it is.. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2507896

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    i-am-pregnant
    Keymaster

    Which car seat works best for your child?

    #7452022

    srm- we have the marathon & LOVE it! Def worth the price & the safety!

    #7452023

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    March – What kind of seat are you using? If your LO is in an infant seat it maybe sitting to far back for her. My younger son hated his infant seat b/c he couldn’t really see out the windows with it. He hated laying that far back. So i switched him to a convertable carseat (Like the Britax marathon, or Alpha Omega Elite) and he was fine since. We put him in that by the time he was 2 months old. Most of the converatble seats can be used once your child hits 5 or 10lbs depending on the seat.

    #7452024

    Rebneter
    Member

    marchmadness- my daughter did that suddenly too and was fine when i switched carseats. i got the Eddie Bauer Alpha Omega Elite and ABSOLUTELY LOVE it!! it goes from 5lbs to 100lbs so i didn’t need to buy another seat or booster. she loves it too, she seems super comfortable in it. its a little more expensive but not nearly as much as some other brands.

    #7452025

    Bri
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    My sister never even bought a caccoon seat. She just bought a convertable from the get go. This was her second child and didn’t have the hands to carry a big seat. She would put Baylor in the sling and carry him everywhere that way. I will probably do the same with my second. I loved my graco infant seat but switched to a britax boulevard. We love it. I call it Kekoa’s lazy boy. It is so comfortable and easy to install. It is also has side impact protection which is important to us.

    #7452026

    Joyce49788
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    call the hospital and ask them what thier policy is for leaving the hospital after baby. ask them about the carseat and see what they say. i bought a used carseat at a resale shop and when i got home i noticed that it was expired. so i called my hospital and they said that they can not let me leave using a expired carseat… soooo i had to go buy one. BUT you can ask cause it might be differant where you are. i am in Michigan, and they said that once you leave the hospital that is it, no biggie use whatever carseat at your own discretion. sooo you could pick up a carseat to bring baby home in, and return it afterwards OR borrow one that has not been expired from a friend or just buy one and be happy with it… lol
    i was able to pick up a stroller and carseat combo(seperately) for 42 bucks each because apparently they were discontinueing the style.. so i got a great deal… only thing is, is it is pink, and i am now being told it is a boy(after spending 2 months preparing for a girl…lol) so after baby is born i will just have to dye the stuff…lol

    #7452027

    what car seat would you suggest for a very Houdini-like 3.5 year 30 lb boy who escapes out of every seat he was in. I think he will slip out of a booster seat and the convertible toddler seat is a bit tight with all the winter jackets. Help!

    #7452028

    beantine00
    Member

    What infant car seat would you recommend for a 2009 Sonata? I am in the process of completing my baby registry and need to add this item. Thanks!

    #7452029

    luvbaby
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    #7452030

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    Newyear – I recommend the Britax Regent. I have a large 3 and half yr old. He is 43 lbs. It still fits him very comfortably. It is made to have a 5pt harness up to 80lbs/8 yrs old. From my research you want to keep a child in a 5pt harness as long as possible.

    Bean – Go to the store and look at the different seats. Ask the people at the store if you can take the model to your car to see if it will fit comfortably with the seats adjusted the way you need them to be. Also check out http://www.nhtsa.gov and http://www.iihs.org and search child restraints on both sites. It will give you ease of use ratings, safety ratings and it will give measurements of the seats. Good Luck. I had the graco snug ride infant seat. I really liked it.

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