(Closed) When did you make the switch to convertible car seat?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I swiched to the convertible arount 7 months.  My son reached the height max way before the weight.  He had a Chicco 30 infant seat.  I bought the Britax Pavillion on sale at Babies R us.  He seems to like it and it fits well into the truck.  I think that was that hardest decisions baby stuff wise for me.  All the research and then you go to the store and get overwhelmed.  I spent over 2 hrs at babies r us the first time and did not buy anything.  Then went to another baby store and spent another 2 hrs there and bought nothing.  In the end I bought it online.  lol. 

Post # 17
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1610 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our son is 4 months, and we just bought one of our convertible car seats (Chicco Nextfit).  He won’t outgrow his infant seat for a little while, but we found a good deal on one, so we snatched it up.  We also wanted it for an upcoming road trip because he seems to like riding in it better because he can look around.  I am just not a big fan overall of the infant carseat though.  Every now an then  it is nice to take it out and plop it into a stroller, but I am already over at at 4 months because I prefer to wear him as well and taking him in and out of the infant seat while in the car is a pain in the ass!

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper

My Dear Daughter is just over 5 months but she’s getting too heavy for the bucket seat. I keep pulling a muscle in my back carrying her around. Her feet are almost at the end of the seat, which I’ve heard is a sign to switch to convertible.  We’re going to make the switch within the month.

Post # 19
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2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I switched my Dear Daughter at 12-13 months to a convertable. She was a smaller kiddo, so I kept her in the bucket seat as long as I could. I did stop taking it out of the base around 10 months, and just unbuckled her from it in the car.

She rear-faced until just this past April (she was 30 months). I probably could have kept her RFing longer (We have Britax Marathon’s), but Darling Husband thought it was time to FF.

Post # 20
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I switched B last month, so when she was 10 months. She still fits in her infant seat just fine ( she’s small, only in the 10th %tile. ) but, I got a clek on sale and they did the instillation for me. We still use the infant seat in DH’s truck. We will probably get another clek for his truck / as a second seat for babysitters when I go back to work as well.  It worked out well because I’m newly pregnant and there’s no way I’m hauling her around in her infant seat anymore!

Post # 21
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1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve always used a convertible, I don’t like carrying the infant carrier. My husband has the infant carrier in his car. I babywear so it didn’t make financial sense to do anything other than buy a convertible seat.

Post # 22
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1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

iarebridezilla:  You should check out Carseats for the Littles on Facebook, they can help you out with a recommendation for a seat that will fit your vehicle and your child.

Lyndzo:  Providing your LO still has at least an inch of shell above her head and she’s within the weight limits she’s fine to remain in her infant seat.

Post # 23
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1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

With my older Dear Daughter we changed from the infant seat at about 9 months and will do the same with Dear Daughter2. She’s 9 months since yesterday. But I stopped taking the infant seat out of the car at about 6 months. It was just getting way to heavy. <br />But she’ll be rear facing until at least 18 months.

Post # 24
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1153 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m thinking about making the switch this weekend. Dear Daughter is 4 months old and HATES her carseat. I have her infant carrier installed behind the drivers seat – i just lean in and take her out every time because she’s usually crying so hard by the time we arrive at our destination that i won’t keep her in the seat any longer. I’m hoping that she will be more comfortable in a bigger seat and that discomfort is what makes her a holy terror in the car right now. We are moving to hawaii tomorrow and will only have 1 vehicle there so i’m glad we only have to buy one seat. Also, i baby wear all of the time and Dear Daughter loves it. I have the k’tan and the ergo but the k’tan works best for us right now. if we are out at name time she snuggles up to me and sleeps and it keeps people from touching her when we are out =) she’s a big people watcher but doesn’t want people up in her business so wearing her gives her the best of both worlds and keeps her pretty happy. 

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