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Missy2020:Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Carseat
We have one that goes from infant to until they're old enough for a booster. I'm just way too cheap to buy two seats. It is a pain to take baby in and out of the seat, but I baby wear, so it really turns into NBD, and it's better for their little backs to not constantly be in the car seat.
But go with what will work for you... :)
Newborn carrier type seat, Chicco KeyFit 30 to be exact. My sister is a CPST and this is her favorite seat because it's so easy to install and offers great protection.
Most infant carriers go up to 25 or 30 lbs, so you should get at least 9mos of use out of it. Chances are you won't have a 9m/o that weighs that much, but at 9-12 mos they get long enough that they outgrow the height limits of an infant seat
We plan to purchase the Chicco NextFit, (Chicco's new convertible seat,) after the new year begins. We considered buying one now (either the Next Fit or the Diono Radian) but since we know we won't use it for a while we wanted to wait, so we're not wasting an entire year of the seat's expiration sitting in a box in our garage. You will need a convertible seat eventually, but the longer you wait to buy it the longer you will be able to use it before it expires.
laceylavallee:Britax B Safe
Yep, us too.
...and I agree with the pp about not buying the convertible until you need it. No need to "waste" months/year of the expiration.
This is what we got, too.
Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 that will click into a Graco stroller infant car seat FRAME...ideal for transitioning a sleeping baby from car to shopping plaza, etc.
starinyte: Missy2020:Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant CarseatThis is what we got, too.
CNYBride05:Infant - Graco SnugRide 30s
I'm the oddball. I hate the freaking infant seat. It's so heavy that I always left it in the car and wore DD anyway. She out grew the length limits by 9 months- I found it to be a giant waste of money and plastic for such a short time span.
At 3 DD has just reached the weight limit on it, so the newer, larger ones just just dumb. And when you consider the poor positioning they put babe in its far from an ideal place to leave a sleeping baby.
4/12/10 - Began TTC 8/2012 - IFV #1 - 18 follicles retrieved, 11 usable, 10 fertilized, 9 continued to grow, 2 tranferred, BFN :( 9/2012 to 10/2012- Treated for uterine infection 11/12/12 - Began IVF #2 12/19/12 - 2 embryos tranferred 12/24/12 - Tested Christmas Eve morning - first ever BFP!!! with a due date of 9/6 :) 12/28/12 - Beta #1 - 193 12/31/12 - Beta #2 - 624 1/7/13 - Beta #3 - 7544 1/14/13 - Beta #4 - 31,067 1/16/13 - IT'S TWINS!!!! Two healthy heartbeats! 8/22/13 9:51 and 9:52pm- Our precious Ashley and Kayla arrived in perfect health. (Ashley - 6lbs 0oz, 18.5 inches. Kayla - 5lbs 2oz, 17 inches.)