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I didn't put her in it right away, but we have a first years true fit which I know works well for newborns. We first put her in around 6 weeks, but she would have fit much smaller. For this kid I want to get a combo coccoro for one car, which is also good for newborns.
Ditto on the MyRides, we have a MyRide 65 for my daughter and she has used it since birth. I would definitely ask at the carseat board because not all convertible seats are good for newborns, even if they have the necessary weight requirements. Convertibles have infant inserts that you remove as the baby gets older.
I probably will get this baby a convertible since we wouldn't take an infant carseat out of the car anyway (too much trouble). However, MyRides, while very safe and all around great seats, are incredibly large.
I'm hoping to get away with a convertible Britax Click and Safe Boulevard. My dd didnt actually use it till 6 mos but there are inserts for cushioning. I need to do some more research though. Thanks for asking!
Oh, I didn't realize there was a car seat board - thanks!
DS has a Graco MyRide that he started using when too long for his infant seat. It is a bulky pain rear-facing -- it helps if our front seat passenger has short or flexible legs! But we feel good about the Consumer Reports review of it, so that may be our choice again. I'll check out the board though. Thanks again!
Cosumer reports really don't have much validity when it comes to seats. Your best bet is to trust a CPST. They know the ins and outs and are really professionals in their field. All seats pass the same safety standards, so consumer reports reporting one "higher or better" than the other is actually invalid. A $300 radian is just as safe as a $100 graco if used properly It all boils down to fit of child, fit of the car and ease of use for the consumer. There are SO many options and it can for sure be confusing! I have a radian and a myride and for my personal needs and likes, I like my myride better. I don't have "tall" kids though, so I don't need that high of a shell or all that extra money spent lol.