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March 27th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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So here's my situation. Meghan is getting to heavy to carry in her infant carrier. My parents have steep steps up to their house and I'm afraid I'm going to fall. Plus, she's not one of those babies who sleeps in the carrier. As soon as you set it down, she's awake.

The company that I work for, Farm Bureau, has a carseat program that you can get convertible carseats delivered to your door for $25. I looked it up on Amazon, its basic, but it gets great reviews. So I can get one for my car, dh's car, and mom's car for less than most any models at Babies R Us. Do I need to spring for the "fancier" model just b/c its fancier, or would you stick with the basic that gets good reviews? Here's the link...

http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-Juvenile...productDetails
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March 27th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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I have used a cosco convertible before (the $40 one you can get at Walmart). First off, any seat out there is a safe seat when installed correctly! I personally found it hard to install and get a good install, so if you get it, go to a tech! Also, I have heard that it has a shorter shell (not sure about new ones), so you won't get as much life out of it, especially forward facing.
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March 27th, 2013, 09:05 AM
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I used it for my older dd, and it was ok until she moved to a high back booster at age 4.
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March 27th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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We have a slightly older version of the seat that we use as a back-up for Claire and for when we fly. I have to use a towel in our vehicles to get a good install, otherwise I have no complaints. We don't use the seat as a primary seat because I like the padding and comfort features of more expensive seats...but a more expensive seat certainly isn't necessary.

I think it is awesome that Farm Bureau offers this program!
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March 27th, 2013, 09:24 AM
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Great price. I'll be following
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March 27th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Seriously check online to see if your state Farm Bureau offers it as well. A lot do. It's usually the membership fee (mine is $35 annually) then you can order as many seats as you want. I've gotten them for friends, gifts, etc. It's a really great plan. They also offer a fantastic booster seat for $15.
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March 27th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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I say go for it, maybe you'll love the seat, and if nothing else you can use it as a backup or in a vehicle that isn't used as much. I may be getting a seat kinda like this soon for my 3 year old, since he's still pretty small/short but I want to replace his current seat. It's not expired yet but we've had it quite a while and I'd like a slightly smaller seat so it's easier for my 5 year old to get by it. I'll be interested to see what you think of it.
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March 27th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Seriously check online to see if your state Farm Bureau offers it as well. A lot do. It's usually the membership fee (mine is $35 annually) then you can order as many seats as you want. I've gotten them for friends, gifts, etc. It's a really great plan. They also offer a fantastic booster seat for $15.
Did the friends you got them for like it, or is this one different?
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March 27th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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If money is tight, I'd definitely spring for it. However, I would be concerned that it only FF's to 40lbs. Many of the other seats have a higher FF weight limit.
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March 27th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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I think I've decided on this one for my car, and the less expensive ones for dh & mom. It gets really great reviews on all websites and isn't a fortune.

Evenflo Triumph 65 LX Convertible Car Seat - Radisson

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Did the friends you got them for like it, or is this one different?
I have never heard one negative thing about it. It's our most successful program.
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March 27th, 2013, 12:32 PM
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I really like that evenflo!! We are thinking of putting Dillon in a different car seat as well. He is just too darn big. I am going to have to get started on my research since we are going this weekend. Darn me and my last minute tendencies.
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March 27th, 2013, 12:47 PM
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We'll have Jamison in a Britax Marathon (Josiah's current seat), and will be moving Josiah to a Britax Frontier sometime this spring
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March 27th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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I love the Britax, just a little out of my budget right now with daycare/summer camp for the girls and trying to get out of debt.
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I have looked at that Evenflo, too...it looks really nice and has great reviews!
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