eshook2 said:Do not get an convertible car seat for your infant!
Do not get an convertible car seat for your infant!
ashton2190 said: eshook2 said:Do not get an convertible car seat for your infant!
Is there a reason you feel this way?
I remember how stressful it was last time picking out a carseat and stroller and all that stuff as a FTM with no experience. I think I spent months researching. I found the carseat blog pretty helpful. I went with Chicco Keyfit 30 and we were very happy with it. My first is now in a convertible carseat ( Peg Perego convertible -- love love love it), so we will reuse Chicco Keyfit30 for my second (should probably check the expiration date). Stroller wise, we are in the suburbs, no bumpy city sidewalks, and I don't jog or run with strollers, so we got an uppababy cruz which we were super happy with for its huge sun canopy, and large storage compartment underneath. But for someone who likes to jog with the stroller, or take it on a lot of bumpy sidewalks, I know many who love their Baby Jogger City Mini strollers. For our toddler, we now have uppababy g-lite, which is their lightweight stroller, and we have been happy with that also. For now, we don't really plan to get a double stroller, but we will see how things go once she is born.
I was just researching seats last night. Does anyone have a Recaro infant seat? Looking for some opinions on that.
pbtoast said: robinj716 said: I was just researching seats last night. Does anyone have a Recaro infant seat? Looking for some opinions on that.
robinj716 said: I was just researching seats last night. Does anyone have a Recaro infant seat? Looking for some opinions on that.
@robinj716, haha, yep, my SO is a car guy too. He told me a while ago we *HAD* to get a Recaro car seat, and I could see why he thought so after reading about them. I agree with you- I can't imagine buying a stroller without testing it out and I definitely want a stroller that the car seat can fit into for the first few months. Even as a FTM I know that I don't want to pick up a sleeping baby out of a car seat if I can help it! I looked at the stroller for a while to see if it would be worth the risk of just getting it and hoping it's ok, but it doesn't seem like that great of a stroller to me with my VERY limited experience. On the other hand, we're living in the suburbs so it's not like I'm going to be pushing the stroller miles at a time or over rough terrain. We'll see. I'm leaning more toward a Chicco KeyFit now after reading this thread and doing some research, or maybe an UPPAbaby Mesa. There are just so many options- so overwhelming!
ETA: Maybe we'll do one of the above-mentioned infant car seats/strollers then get a Recaro convertible seat when baby is a little bigger. Compromise.