With my 1st DH didn't want to be driving around with the seat in the car. He thought It was weird with us not having a kid (nbd really...but w/e). He installed it when he went home from the hospital to take care of the dogs before I was released.
@doxiemoxie212 - regarding how long babies use their infant seats...like just about everything else it is totally based on the kid...Based on the weight/height limits some kids are close to 1 and still using them (although I CANNOT imagine lugging that around)...DD1 HATED hers and we switched to convertible at like 3.5 months or something and it was a game changer. If I didn't already have an infant seat I would skip it all together and go right for the convertible seat and baby wear if I needed her "contained" while out and about.
My friend's little girl is a peanut and she didn't baby wear and used her infant seat until she was 1...maybe even a little longer (just left it in the car, didn't carry it) so everyone is different.
krashke I think it is bananas. Not only will they outgrow it super fast but it will get puke, poop, and milk stains on it...so not worth it. All about basic onesies and leggings...that is all you need. I can't tell you how many "cute/fancy" outfits I had for DD1 both splures as a FTM and gifts that were NEVER used...maybe i'll get a chance to use them with DD2 but doubtful...
On a similar topic...the Slumberkin trend...wtf...$50ish for a lovie/stuffed animal that looks like roadkill/doesn't have stuffing or any content that would justify a crazy price...and people are spending $200 on "rare" ones on bst pages?? HUH?!?!
@doxiemoxie212- I would totally think they were cute if it weren't for the price tag...especially since I buy multiples of lovies in case- God forbid- one gets lost or is in the wash, gets puked/peed/pooped on, etc...
FFTC- help me out on that one...I'm sure as soon as you say what it is I'll be like, duuh
I get our lovies here... https://www.marymeyer.com/ ...and they're fantastic and have held up so well! I keep one on the crib/nursery and one in the diaper bag at all times. Specifically DD1 has this one...well, 7 of them, just in case...hahahah https://www.marymeyer.com/product/afrique-elephant-character-blanket-13x13/