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New carseats... ♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29454 posts
28th Apr '13

I swear the only good thing that come out of my minor car crash a few weeks ago is that i'll get to buy new carseats and i have more money to spend on them then i had before :D :D :D We now have $500 to put towards carseats as thats how much the insurance company will reimburse up to



So i need some help picking haha..



carseat one will be for my almost 4yr old, i dont plan to switch her to a seatbelt booster anytime soon(or ever if i get my way haha), so definitely getting a 'convertible booster' so she has the 5 point harness.



stuck between these 2-
(she had this exact one pre-crash)
the 'comfi cruiser' $239.95
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and this one, the 'comfi crown' $269.95
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carseat 2, we are going for a convertible as i have a nephew who is only 1 and a new neice/nephew on the way and i want to have a carseat that'll suit both of them :) I would love one of the 0-8 carseats haha but at $400 each i couldnt buy 2...
so between this one the 'trident deluxe' $238.95
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the 'neon' $168.95
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and the 'kompressor krown' $289.95CP330425-CS4410CC_Claret_1.png



and advice/suggestions?



before replying - i'm in australia, we dont have a chest clip, we dont have the cool carseat colors and designs and no i cant import from america no matter how much cooler your carseats look haha

min. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lorain, Ohio 2476 posts
28th Apr '13

Im gonna say option 2 for the first carseat and option 1 for the second.



Thats so weird you guys dont do chest clips-i didnt know that.



Soo cool you get more cash for carseats though!

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74634 posts
status 28th Apr '13
Quoting min.:" Im gonna say option 2 for the first carseat and option 1 for the second. Thats so weird you guys dont do chest clips-i didnt know that. Soo cool you get more cash for carseats though!"


It is weird, I'm in the country next to her and we don't either, but I've found a carseat I'm getting my youngest, and that has a chest clip...hmm.



Manda, I like that last one. :lol:

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29454 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting bia.:" It is weird, I'm in the country next to her and we don't either, but I've found a carseat I'm getting my youngest, and that has a chest clip...hmm. Manda, I like that last one. :lol:"


i put chest clips on my carseats, bought them off ebay :D



my fav color is red so i want red for both hahaha

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9315 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Manda♥Bella:</b>" i put chest clips on my carseats, bought them off ebay :D my fav color is red so i want red for both hahaha"</blockquote>



I like both of the red ones. :)

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
28th Apr '13

I vote red for both too. Boys are both getting new seats once I've saved. Wanted new seats for a while now, just wasn't allowed.

~Jekka~ Due May 20; 2 kids; Australia 8840 posts
29th Apr '13

I like the look of both the red ones! Any reason why you chose infa secure? Just personal preference? We used to have infa secure, I think Amelie had the exact same one as Bella. But when I got Charlotte a booster, I went for hipod... and I much prefer the hipod one to the infa secure one I had. We have the hipod senator (With sound, not that we have ever used the sound though) it has the adjustable head rest, and 5pt harness. The harness is longer than our infa secure, so she should be able to use it longer. It is more cushioned, and just looks so much more comfy.

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29454 posts
29th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Jekka~:</b>" I like the look of both the red ones! Any reason why you chose infa secure? Just personal preference? ... [snip!] ... longer than our infa secure, so she should be able to use it longer. It is more cushioned, and just looks so much more comfy."</blockquote>




Infasecure are the carseats of the future :D



But seriously, just personal preference, I've done my research and feel they are the safest :)



Bellas first convertible booster I didn't like much but I'm so glad I stuck with infasecure because the current one(pre crash) was awesome, she's only just over the markers to be forward facing, and it's estimated to harness safely until average 6yr old, so like 8 for tiny bella haha :D



I actually put her in one of the 0-8 carseats they had on display in big w and she could literally just rear face, she's nearly 4 and their carseats can still safely rear face her!! But for $450 I can't justify that on one carseat when she'd only get a couple months out of the rear facing, I can't see her being under the RF line for much longer :(

~Jekka~ Due May 20; 2 kids; Australia 8840 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Jekka~:</b>" I like the look of both the red ones! Any reason ... [snip!] ... carseat when she'd only get a couple months out of the rear facing, I can't see her being under the RF line for much longer :("


I am a fan of infa secure. But I do love our hipod. lol
Are the 0-8 ones infa secure? I was looking at getting one of those ones if I have another baby. I figure if it's being used from birth right up to 8 years, it's money well spend.
Amelie out grew her 5 pt harness at the start of last year, so she had just turned 5... she's a giant though. I think charlotte is little like Bella. lol. Which is good I guess... means they get longer out of the harness, so it's safer!

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29454 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Jekka~:</b>" I am a fan of infa secure. But I do love our hipod. lol Are the 0-8 ones infa secure? I was looking ... [snip!] ... I think charlotte is little like Bella. lol. Which is good I guess... means they get longer out of the harness, so it's safer!"</blockquote>




As far as I know only infasecure do 0-8 for now, but I don't look at other carseats much haha, so couldn't be 100% sure,



I was actually going to go for the hipod senator when I first got bellas convertible booster all the way back when she was 1.5, it was actually a friend telling me she hated it that made me change my mind haha, and here I am 2.5yrs later in love with infasecure :D



Getting the new carseats on Saturday, eeeee so excited haha