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Convertible car seat question? FTM Michelle :) TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; Ohio 321 posts
28th Jan '13

Sorry I keep thinking of things that I want advice,tips and feedback so I'm a bit posty tonight. What convertible car seat do you use/recommend that will not break my wallet but also isn't a cheap peace of crap that would make me paranoid that its not safe... Personally when he was first born I got the cosco brand from walmart as a gift and I hated it... i returned it and spent $30 extra dollars with the refund money to get something I felt was safer and not so cheaply made. Which also happened to be an infant carrier seat. He is getting a bit too tall for that one. So what convertible car seat would you recommend.



Also I already know about rear facing he will be rear facing for quite some time.



Please don't mind my bad grammar, spelling errors, and run on sentences. Thanks in advanced for the advice.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
28th Jan '13

If you have the money honestly I would get the Diono (sp) XRT or whatever it is called. Best for your money.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
28th Jan '13

Im assuming you meant will not be forward facing for a long time. The graco my ride is a fantastic budget friendly convertible.

FTM Michelle :) TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; Ohio 321 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Im assuming you meant will not be forward facing for a long time. The graco my ride is a fantastic budget friendly convertible. "



Ha oops thats awkward :P

FTM Michelle :) TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; Ohio 321 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" If you have the money honestly I would get the Diono (sp) XRT or whatever it is called. Best for your money. "


Holy mother of carseat it comes in the color plum :) lol. Looks nice

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

Our evenflo triumph 65 was $169 at Walmart and its a great seat. I love its recline and strap adjustment features.

Angela Nichols 2 kids; California 464 posts
28th Jan '13

We have the graco myride65. 100-160. depending on where you get it.
We got ours at Target for 100

MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Monroe, Michigan 10018 posts
28th Jan '13

what are his stats?
Weight
height
torso height (bum to top of shoulder when sitting against a wall)
and most importantly his age.
also what car will the seat be going in to?



with that info i can give you the best seat ideas that will work for your child and your car, not all car seats will fit well in all cars

FTM Michelle :) TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; Ohio 321 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" Our evenflo triumph 65 was $169 at Walmart and its a great seat. I love its recline and strap adjustment features."


I was actually looking at this one the other day, it looked nice online but I dont know how it is at the store or out of the package.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:</b>" If you have the money honestly I would get the Diono (sp) XRT or whatever it is called. Best for your money. "</blockquote>




That's a great seat. Debating on switching to that from our evenflo only because we drive an '04 Kia rio, and its very hard to ride safely away from the airbag without our seat touching his. The evenflo doesn't brace so I am like 3 inches from the dash. The diono can brace so that would mean as long as his seat is still appropriately reclined, we can touch seats behind SO (drivers side)

FTM Michelle :) TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; Ohio 321 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting BetterOffSingle!:" what are his stats? Weight height torso height (bum to top of shoulder when sitting against a wall) and most importantly his age. also what car will the seat be going in to?"


He's about 17.5 lbs, 26 1/2 inches head to feet. torso height i have no clue. He is 5 months. And no specific car.

MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Monroe, Michigan 10018 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:</b>" If you have the money honestly I would get ... [snip!] ... can brace so that would mean as long as his seat is still appropriately reclined, we can touch seats behind SO (drivers side)"


most of the time you need the angle adjuster for those in a car to get more room and have it fit right (as long as baby is 6+ months)

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting FTM Michelle :):</b>" I was actually looking at this one the other day, it looked nice online but I dont know how it is at the store or out of the package."</blockquote>



:/ of course I don't have a single picture of DS in his seat. The object is to get into the car and out of the car, quickly. He is a miserable car rider ;)

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BetterOffSingle!:</b>" most of the time you need the angle adjuster for those in a car to get more room and have it fit right (as long as baby is 6+ months)"</blockquote>




I would plan on it. My sister has this seat and the angle adjuster and has installed it in my car. Fits better, definitely. I wish our car was larger. We were getting a larger car with out return (return was smaller this year, so no go on the car) so the seat wasn't a problem for our tiny car for long but it looks like we definitely may need a better fitting seat with our return instead.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BetterOffSingle!:</b>" most of the time you need the angle adjuster for those in a car to get more room and have it fit right (as long as baby is 6+ months)"</blockquote>




My son is 13 months so it should all work out fine. I would have to get it online though. Have never seen one in stores here.