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February 5th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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So my dad got a really nice safety first stroller at an auction. It is brand new (this auction sells only new discontinued items). I think it is the pattern that has been discontinued because I can't find the matching car seat. I read in a review that someone was using a graco car seat with the safety first stroller. Does anyone know if they are compatible?

Also I had registered for a graco travel system, it had the graco snugride 30. My dad thought today that a baby at 30 pounds or just below wouldn't fit in an infant car seat. Thoughts? All the safety first car seats I found only went to 22 pounds and I was hoping to get a 30lb to delay having to buy a new one for a while. I plan on keeping the baby rear facing as long as possible so I don't know if he was just thinking I would turn them FF as soon as possible which isn't the plan.

So I guess my main questions are if I get an infant car seat do I just go with a 22 pounder or get one that goes higher?

And if it will be worth it to get the sngride 30 or higher will it fit on a safetey first stroller? I know that patterns won't match but I figure I can just get a plain colored carseat.
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February 5th, 2011, 03:15 PM
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I'm not sure on the compatibility but maybe one of the other girls does. If there's a BRU/TRU near you, you might be able to try it out.

As for the infant seat, if you are going that route, I'd definitely suggest a 30lb weight limit. It's worth the extra money and most babies will fit in it for a year if not longer. The 22lb seats will likely be outgrown much sooner.

Another suggestion is to skip the infant seat altogether and just get a convertible seat. There are a handful of convertibles that fit newborns really well and will save you a lot of money One of my favorite convertibles for newborns is the Graco MyRide. There's also the First Years True Fit and Evenflo Triumph Advance. If you go this route, stay away from all Britax convertibles and the Safety First Complete Air..they do not fit newborns well
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February 5th, 2011, 07:59 PM
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Safety 1st makes the OnBoard 35 which is a highly recommended seat. It fits little babies well and fits larger babies well.

Personally I don't care for the SnugRide30. It's more based on the SnugRide22 so although the weight limit is higher the seat will be outgrown by height 99% of the time before weight. I've got a big LO, and when I tried putting him in it at the store one day he had outgrown it by height but still had at least 8lbs left on it. He also looked really uncomfortable in it. He still fits in his SnugRide32 which is a completely diffrent shell, hes got about 1- 1 1/2" sell above his head on the 32. When I put him in the OnBoard 35 he's still got at least 2" left.
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February 6th, 2011, 05:02 AM
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Ditto what PP said. Most babies outgrow infant carriers by height before weight. A 30lb model has a much taller shell than a 22lb model. We've seen 3 month olds outgrow a 22lb model - that's how short it is. So yes, a 30lb baby probably won't fit in the 30lb model, but a 30lb model will last the typical kid 12-18 months.
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February 6th, 2011, 08:40 AM
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^^I agree. Absolutely go for a higher weight seat. And I have to agree with getting the SafeSeat32, I like it so much better than the SnugRide30. I have a friend who has the SnugRide and I tried Liam in it a couple months ago, when he was still in his SafeSeat32 and I can not tell you how small it was in comparison. He was 13 months old at the time and could have ridden in his SafeSeat a couple more months, per his height. And he really looked crammed in the SnugRide. I never knew the difference in the making of it, but it makes sense that it is based off the SnugRide22.

I have not found anywhere that a Safety First is compatible with a Graco SafeSeat, but they ARE compatible with a SnugRide. Because the base is smaller. Have you considered getting one of the little collapsible numbers for the infant seat and using the Safety First stroller when she gets older and can sit up? The little snap and go strollers are cheap, around $50.
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February 6th, 2011, 11:02 AM
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The Safety 1st OnBoard has a taller shell than the Graco SnugRide 32/35 /SafeSeat1. The shell is thinner, but taller. When I LO on one at Target he still fit in it quite well.
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