Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Carseat Choices

Why are there a thousand different choices when it comes to carseats?! There so many great ones on the market, it's hard to know which one to choose. Before Rio was born, I did a lot of research on safety. We ended up choosing the Chicco KeyFit 30 as Rio's infant seat. It was a great first carseat- easy to get in and out of the car, lightweight, easy to install and adjust. When he outgrew that seat (limit is 30 pounds or 30 inches), we ended up choosing the Chicco NextFit Convertible carseat. Once again, I googled my brains out trying to figure out which one to buy. I wrote this post hoping to save you some time! Out of the numerous websites I researched, the Britax and Chicco convertible carseats seemed to be in the top 3 every time.
                                                            Chicco NextFit

                                                     Britax convertible carseat

We ended up going with Chicco again, since that was the brand we picked the first time around and it worked for us. In this carseat, babies can sit rear-facing from 5-40 pounds and forward-facing from 22-65 pounds.  I plan to keep Rio rear facing until 40 pounds. Read more about how long to keep your baby rear facing here and here. There is a lot of information online on this topic.

Here are a few websites I have found helpful:
I also bought this Brica bag from Buy Buy Baby. It has wheels so it can be a rolling bag and also backpack straps. The carseat fits perfectly inside. You can buy it here


                                                               Brica carseat bag

This Brica carseat transporter looks kind of great too!  I also might consider this Lilly Gold Sit and Stroll. It would be great for traveling!!


                                                     Brica carseat transporter 

Good luck with your search...I hope this helps! Here is Rio enjoying a book in his new carseat!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post!
    I just made mine! However, instead of using straps used ribbon so all you have to do is tie a bow on the Carseat bar.