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September 11th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Have you needed to switch your baby from an infant seat to convertible seat?? Does your baby like riding in the car??
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September 11th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Amelia's been in a convertible the whole time. And she loves to ride in the car!
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September 11th, 2012, 03:36 PM
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We're just waiting for Tennyson's Radian to get here. Then Vivienne will get his myride. She is generally pretty good in the car as long as it's moving. But as soon as it stops she knows it's time to get out!
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September 12th, 2012, 03:53 AM
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We're still using the infant car seat. It is so freaking heavy!!!
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September 12th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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We're still using the infant car seat. It is so freaking heavy!!!
I know right so heavy! We have both the infant car seats in my car and my parents have the convertible ones in their car.
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September 12th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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I had a question about that... we're still using the infant seat - but not sure what's next? how many times do I have to change car seats before they can sit in the car without one?

*sorry -didn't mean to hijack the thread....*
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September 12th, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Still in the convertible, has been since birth. He does great now that I removed the infant padding too.
ub33422, you can use the infant seat until they outgrow it by weight or height. The seat will have a weight limit listed and it's outgrown by height when the top of their head is within 1" of the top of the shell. Then you move them to a convertible seat which rear faces AND forward faces but you will keep them rear facing as long as possible because it's 500% safer. So get one with a good, tall shell and high weight limit for RF- like 40 lbs. The Graco My Ride, Size 4 Me, Evenflo Triumph 65, Evenflo Momentum, Safety 1st Complete Air 65, Britax convertible, and Diono convertibles are all great seats. Ideally, you want to RF until AT LEAST 2 years old. Keep them forward facing in a harness until at least 5 since most kids aren't mature enough for a booster until about 6 years old. Then you keep them harnessed until they pass the 5 step test for a seat belt alone.
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September 12th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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We're still using the infant car seat. It is so freaking heavy!!!
Which is why we didn't do that with Amelia. We carry the infant car seat separately when we take it into a restaurant, I baby wear her when we are out.
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September 13th, 2012, 07:56 AM
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I bought a convertible seat instead of the infant one, so he's still in that. He's getting a lot better riding in the car. Makes this mama happy!!
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September 13th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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We went straight to convertible (for the second time). Both of my kids do well in the car, and my almost-two-year-old does just fine rear facing. Kid the Second seems to dig the car - rarely falls asleep if it's under 30 minutes.
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