Chicco KeyFit30 vs. Britax Chaperone

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Chicco KeyFit30 vs. Britax Chaperone

I am looking at purchasing a new infant seat for this new LO and I cannot decide between the Chaperone and the KeyFit 30. Price isn't an issue (there really isn't that much difference on Amazon) and we have a large SUV so the size factor isn't an issue either.
Which is better? I've read that the anti-rebound bar on the Britax is a plus, but many reviews I've read are harsh about the Britax and the recent recall and how bulky/heavy it is (I babywear most of the time, so I really don't plan on carrying it with baby in it much).
I love our Britax convertibles and am leaning towards getting the Chaperone, but I thought I'd see what your opinions were too. TIA!

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Hi. I think these are both great seats. They both accommodate tiny babies and are good to rear face to 30 pounds. If you can, find a store near you that sells both of them and see which one gives you a better install in your vehicle. Which one will be easier for you to use 100 percent correctly 100 percent of the time?
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I've looked at them both and there really doesn't seem to be a difference. I guess it will just come down to the one I prefer. Thanks!

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If you babywear and don't really take the kid in the car seat out of the car, why not just start with a convertible?

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While I really like our convertibles for them as they get older, I do like having the option of carrying the baby in the seat if I need to. It's really a mental thing, I think, LOL.

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"epiclesis" wrote:

If you babywear and don't really take the kid in the car seat out of the car, why not just start with a convertible?

Bucket seats are safer than convertibles. If it's an option to have a bucket seat first, it's the safest choice.

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"JorgieGirl" wrote:

Bucket seats are safer than convertibles. If it's an option to have a bucket seat first, it's the safest choice.

Sorry for an incredibly LATE response, but this is simply NOT true!!

No car seat is safer than another car seat, because there are NO statistics to back up the safety of any seat. They don't release crash test information.

An infant bucket is purely for convenience sake, there is nothing safer about it as long as the child properly fits in the convertible and is used to the manufacturer's instructions.