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recommend a carseat? k♥[j&a] ., ., United States 1057 posts
7th Feb '13

I'm buying LO a cheaper car seat until I get my income tax back (then I'll be buying a more expensive, better made one).
Anyone know of a sturdy made car seat for a 12 month old for $60 or less?

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
7th Feb '13

not that cheap, my son is rear facing in a safety first all in one. it rear faces until 35lbs. I got it at wal mart for about $100
Since your baby should still be rear facing, i don't think there are any seats out there that are cheaper than 100bucks.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
7th Feb '13

walmart $40 special (not sure how sturdy it is)
they also have this one http://www.walmart.com/ip/Evenflo-Tribute-Convertible-Car-Seat-Kristy/12960870
i would have to see it in person though.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 123115 posts
status 7th Feb '13

Cosco scenara

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
7th Feb '13

Depending on how big your LO is and whether or not you still want to RF there are some at Walmart for around that price. DS car seat was around 80. It's the Graco comfortsport. I really like it

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" walmart $40 special (not sure how sturdy it is) they also have this one http://www.walmart.com/ip/Evenflo-Tribute-Convertible-Car-Seat-Kristy/12960870 i would have to see it in person though."

oh not bad!! I might go buy that for this next baby!! it has the same weight limits as the one my son is currently in. But is much cheaper.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:</b>" not that cheap, my son is rear facing in a safety first all in one. it rear faces until 35lbs. I got ... [snip!] ... $100 Since your baby should still be rear facing, i don't think there are any seats out there that are cheaper than 100bucks."</blockquote>



There are several carseats for under a 100 dollars that go up to 35+ for RFing.

Jessica&Rodolfo 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 416 posts
7th Feb '13

The Safety 1st Guide 65 is $80 at Walmart. Rearfaces to 40 pounds and forward faces to 65.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting White Chocolate Milk:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:</b>" not that cheap, my son is rear facing ... [snip!] ... are cheaper than 100bucks."</blockquote> There are several carseats for under a 100 dollars that go up to 35+ for RFing."


yeah I see that now!! I am excited about that since we need a new carseat for this new baby!!



When we bought my son's we went in person and they never seem to have a huge selection out on the shelves, their online selection is much bigger!!

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
7th Feb '13

if you have a kmart, or could order online, this is on sale right now for $39:



http://www.kmart.com/cosco-apt-40rf-convertible-car-seat-crestwood/p-024W004269530000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2



or in pink too (not sure what gender you're looking for lol)

Rockin' Rae 2 kids; Michigan 540 posts
7th Feb '13

The longest lasting carseats of in the "Cheap" category are going to be the costco apt or scenera. ($40-$50) The tribute, comfortsport, etc are cheap, but won't last as long as the apt or scenera. If you can spend just a bit more, the safety first guide 65 (about $80) is the next best.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25265 posts
7th Feb '13

I'd get the Cosco Scenera if it's going to be used for a short time. It's a decent seat for right around $40.00. We used one for quite a while until we could afford the Graco My Ride and then the Size4Me.

k♥[j&a] ., ., United States 1057 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting I♡C.:" I'd get the Cosco Scenera if it's going to be used for a short time. It's a decent seat for right around ... [snip!] ... seat for right around $40.00. We used one for quite a while until we could afford the Graco My Ride and then the Size4Me."


I'm planning on buying the MyRide 65 too once i get my taxes back. I was gonna buy a second car seat too for when we rode with other people since the MyRide is a big car seat.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25265 posts
7th Feb '13

Id<blockquote><b>Quoting kate♥[j&a]:</b>" I'm planning on buying the MyRide 65 too once i get my taxes back. I was gonna buy a second car seat too for when we rode with other people since the MyRide is a big car seat."</blockquote>




Id spend 20-30 more and get the size for me 70.

k♥[j&a] ., ., United States 1057 posts
7th Feb '13

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Going car seat shopping tomorrow.



And she's gonna be RFing until she's at least 2.