Have you picked out your car seat yet? I've been doing research and trying to find the top rated infant car seat out there. I'm having trouble deciding though. I absolutely HATE the one we had for DD and refuse to use it again. It's a cosco brand, and cheap. We really couldn't afford more expensive when we had her, but our financial situation is much better this time around.
I've looked into some Graco models since they are top sellers, but I tend to gravitate to the Evenflo brand because I love DD's convertable car seat that is an Evenflo. I want something that is well made and easy to carry.
Do you have a favorite? If so, what is it? Or what is your infant seat criteria?
They are usually good for 5 to 7 years, based on my research. Just be sure to double check the expiration date on it. Is the Graco one you would recommend to other moms? Are you reusing it because you love it, or because you don't want to buy a new one?
My friend has an evenflo infant seat and hates it! Graco is a great carseat you can snap in pretty much any snap & go stroller or any jogger or expensive stroller. Peg prego & Britax are also great carseats. There is Maxi Cosi & Combi & Chicco brands as well. I will buying a new one since i had a bertini stroller combo (i think it was cosco) it was heavy & bulky and hard to carry
I would suggest:
*Testing the carseat to make sure you like it and fits well with your car
* carrying it to make sure its comfy
* check reviews
* and make sure if your using a stroller that you can snap it in that it accepts that stroller
Have fun ladies
I love our graco infant car seats. We have had 2 and would recommend. The first one we have was a smaller one ( up to 29" & 22 lbs), our current one is a bit bigger (up to 35" & 32 lbs). I would by a bigger one so that it lasts more then a few months. DD was in the bigger one for over a year, even when she got too heavy for me to carry her in it, we just left it in the car. DS was only In the smaller one for 5 months. This one will use the same one as DD because it does not expire yet. I find that graco let's the baby lay back nicely, our friend had a peg prego which did not lay back as nice.
To check Expiry dates, turn you car same over and the date should be punched in the plastic somewhere.
We have a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 that we got with DS2. I really like it a lot. It goes up to 30lbs so DS2 is still in it at 12 months and could probably go a while longer in it as long as he doest get too tall. Its heavier than a smaller peg perego we have (which only goes to 20lbs) but we got it mainly because it attaches to the infant bar on our BOB stroller. Anyway, we will totally use it again with #3.
I had a graco something or other with DS1 and it was just alright but he outgrew it way before a year.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Will totally be rocking our Graco. Loved it. If it's a girl though, she'll learn to love blue and grey! lol
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