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Did anyone skip buying an infant bucket seat all together and go straight for the rear facing reversible? I'm due in the spring, so we should have decent weather until the late fall and I am considering skipping the infant seat all together. I dread having to lug that heavy thing around, and I'd much rather wear baby anyways.
That said I can see disturbing sleeping baby, and poor weather being factors in wishing I had a bucket seat.
What did you do? Do you wish you had done it differently?
For convenience, I used a bucket seat. But I don't see anything wrong with skipping it if you feel that is what works best for your lifestyle and family. Many people have, and it has worked out just fine. If you think there might be times where you would want it for convenience, you could buy it and just leave it on the base in your car (like a regular rear facing convertible seat). In those instances where you think you need the convenience of removing it, do so. That way you're not lugging it around all the time, but do have the option when you want.
We went with a convertible and it worked out great at the time we lived in Alaska and with the horrible weather it was warmer for baby to be worn and bundled close to us When we have another baby we will probably go with a bucket because it will be more convenient having two kiddos I'd probably not want to risk waking baby while out.
We skipped it for my car. I can't think of any cons really. It is kind of a pain when eating out having somewhere to DD2, since she can't sit in a highchair yet. Otherwise, she doesn't really stay asleep in the seat. It is just as easy to carry her in a moby or put her in a stroller.
Mommy to H (6) and E (brand new)
4 Angels gone too soon