(Closed) Infant Car Seats – Which do you perfer?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We got the B-Safe 35 Elite. Can’t wait to use it in May. 🙂 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

my daughter is 2 now but we went with the chicco keyfit30 in dads car when she was first born and the nextfit in mine. she’s about 5lbs away from being too big for the keyfit now so we’re looking at getting a nextfit for his car too but the updated version (that they didn’t have when we bought the first) that allows you to take the covers off to wash them. other than that hiccup and the fact that the thing is heavy as lead I’ve loved the nextfit and so does babygirl

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We just got the Cybex Aton 2 as well. Haven’t used it yet since this baby is still cooking, but I like what I see so far.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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cateyes:  good point

Post # 21
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Worker bee

My brother and SIL have the Cybex Aton Q for their twins since that has the side impact deal. Their toddler is in a Britax monster of a seat, it’s a Click Tight I think?

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have the cybex aton q (the newest version than the 2). It’s awesome and highly recommend it. The improved safety features are what sold us. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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BrookeClouser:  We originally got the Britax Marathon since it lasts for  such a long time, and can keep babes rear-facing the longest. However, LO was rather small at birth-6lb1oz, and the Marathon just wasn’t super snug. It was the middle of winter as well, and kind of trecherous to be carrying just baby on the icy path from car to house and vice versa. So, we bought a Britax B-Safe which has been awesome. Super snug for babe, her head doesn’t flop around in it.  The materials are good and it’s very clearly well made. We’ll keep her in it till 22lb and then switch her back into the Marathon.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

We narrowed it down to the Britax B Safe or the Chicco Keyfit and went with the Chicco because it was significantly lighter and I’m a fairly small person–so the weight difference makes the Chicco that much easier to heft, especially once there’s weight inside it.  I think both are really solid options.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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CocoLoco523:  Looking forward to hearing how you like it! that’s what we are thinking about

Another option we are considering is the CityGo which is basically a rebranded Urbini Petal. It’s super lightweight-8lb and goes with the CityVue Lite which is our other stroller consideration.

Yes, the B Safe is really heavy, I’ve carried my DN in it, but honestly most infant seats are.it’s a matter of a couple of pounds. we are getting an infant seat bc our little one is arriving in Nov so it will be nice for those early weeks in winter. I can see why people that live in warmer climates, tight budgets or don’t drive much wouldn’t use it much. Darling Husband thinks we could get by without it, but as I will be the one on mat leave for 3mo in the dead of winter with baby, he said if I want it we will get it. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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BrookeClouser:  
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mrswhitemtn:  Very curious as to why you’re against Graco and Evenflo, as well. They seem to be the leading brands at a lot of the stores I’m looking in to. Any context? Thanks!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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HeyJude72:  How did you hear that the city go is a rebranded urbini? That makes me way less sad that the city go wasnt available yet!

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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cateyes:  http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?p=2844721

saw it somewhere else too but can’t rremember where. It is available in select Target stores right now but not on Amazon or online yet. 

We actually stopped by Target and checked out the VueLite/CityGo travel system today. Hated it! The carseat itself is light but honestly feels flimsy. The clips to get the infant seat  on and off the VueLite are really difficult to do (definitely takes two hands for each clip and the stroller seat felt really cheaply padded. Glad we got to see it in person since it looked so great online!

I think we are going to end up with the BSafe Elite 35+BobMotion or Bob Revolution or Mamas and Papas Armadillo with a Maxi Cosi Mico. Just need to go test drive. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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anonybee0810:  heavier usually and less new safety technology. Check out the websites for Cybex or Britax and you can see the new stuff they’ve developed. 

 

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Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was between the chicco key fit and the britax bsafe 35. They seem about the same safety wise. The bsafe is longer though. We’re getting the bsafe only because I liked the b agile stroller better than any chicco.

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