Car seats

posted 2 weeks ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

QueenBee32 :  I loved my keyfit! I have carried my nieces and nephew in their britax and it IS heavy. I would go for the lighter one – you will be carrying it a decent amount plus it only gets heavier as the kid grows! 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I have the Chico and do far I love I’m baby is almost nine weeks old but it’s been really easy to use. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I had a Chicco keyfit 30 & was very happy with it.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I have the Chicco as well. Haven’t tried the other one, but if people say this is easier to carry I’d hate to have the Britax! My little guy is pushing 17lb and it’s getting harder to tote him around in it. The stroller that goes with it is pretty amazing, gotta say.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We have the Chicco too and it’s great. Heavier would be not awesome because those things are heavvvyyyyyy

Post # 7
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Worker bee

We have the chicco and it’s been fine…baby loves it. However, IMO the chicco’ss already heavy AF so I can’t really imagine willfully going for something heavier. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I love Nuna car seats, but have also purchased a Britax. It is heavy and the straps are never even and hard to pull out. I’ve heard very good things about the keyfit. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - City, State

I have the Britax and I love it. I have the stroller that goes with it ad it’s awesome. I don’t find the car seat crazy heavy at all and I love the infant padding. My SIL has the Chico and her babies head looked like it was hopping everywhere (it wasn’t, just made everyone nervous including her) until he got bigger. My baby is smaller but the padding gives him nice control without blocking his nose or slumping him down. The base clicks in so smoothly and I love the antirebound bar on the base for piece of mind 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We’ve had three kids- all in the keyfit. No complaints and I liked that it was compatible (or could be) with multiple strollers (not just the Chicco brand). That said- lucieslist.com has a a pretty robust review of all infant car seats- might help you decide. Congratulations! 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

So we bought a Chicco, but I regretted not getting a Britax for two reasons.

1) The Britax can fit a taller baby. The height limit is 32″ as opposed to Chicco’s 30″ limit. This may not matter to you, but my husband and I are both tall and not surprisingly had a baby in the 95+ percentile for height, so she outgrew her carseat by her first birthday even though she was no where near the weight limit.

2) Britax uses less toxic flame retardants than Chicco.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We registered for a Chicco. I originally thought I wanted a Britax, but after reading endless Amazon reviews about how they are so narrow that babies outgrow them quickly or look very squished and uncomfortable, I decided against it. I think Britax are heavier, too. I also liked the fabric on Chicco better.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i like britax brand , i used te britax be safe elite as our infant seat.  i loved the reviews from the baby bargains and lucy’s list site.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We used a Britax b safe elite for our infant seat and loved it. 

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