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Title: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: MnM1130 on January 12, 2012, 10:16:34 AM
Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat  (http://gan.doubleclick.net/gan_click?lid=41000613802192640&pubid=21000000000088145)
seems like the real deal!! has amazing ratings...
only 2 colors and all the details are posted...

njoy!!
(extra 9$ for shipping..)
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Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: Dan on January 12, 2012, 11:07:54 AM
Nice deal, but only $11-$16 less than Amazon after shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00261RQYY/?tag=cl03f-20
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Post by: MnM1130 on January 12, 2012, 11:25:32 AM
Nice deal, but only $11-$16 less than Amazon after shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00261RQYY/?tag=cl03f-20
right but the brown and orange is 215$
but also u can use store credit towards it and a coupon..
but i would love to buy it!! (i have one already :( )
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Post by: Dan on January 12, 2012, 11:40:00 AM
Ouch...
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Post by: MnM1130 on January 12, 2012, 11:48:42 AM
Ouch...
bassically their all not good...
whats that site u used? so interesting..
and also its amazing that it got an almost 5 star rating- and these car seats NEVER score that high!!!
i think also the rating has what to do with the price.. u c the chpr ones all scored higher- and i dont believe their better AT ALL. Have you ever put you kid in one of those cosco seats? also their all geared to diff ages on this list. You cant compare a booster seat with an infant convertible seat. Just my feeling... And i have the maxi cosi seat (rated here as a 57) i bought it for 100$- and im not thrilled about it. (i didnt plan to be it was only 100$) and it doesnt nearly have a 5 star rating as this combi car seat has... but thats just my feeling. Honestly i think its all a bunch of crap- and a bunch of sales... but their all pretty much do the same thing. (and as u can see from this list, they all pretty much dont do as much as they claim to do..)
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Post by: Dan on January 12, 2012, 11:51:46 AM
That's from Consumer Reports.
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Post by: Mocha on January 12, 2012, 11:53:00 AM
That's from Consumer Reports.
Can you please check what the Chicco Keyfit30 got?
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Post by: Dan on January 12, 2012, 11:55:08 AM
It did very well in their tests:
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Post by: MnM1130 on January 12, 2012, 12:03:29 PM
HAHA.. i LOVE that DONT BUY: safety risk- ORBIT BABY.. makes me laugh.. and all those pple that think their getting the best deal cus the car seat is a fortune...
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Post by: Mocha on January 12, 2012, 12:07:14 PM
It did very well in their tests:
Nice! Thanks!!
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Post by: Dan on January 12, 2012, 12:10:00 PM
Greater than 40 pound capacity convertibles:
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Post by: MnM1130 on January 12, 2012, 12:13:17 PM
so helpful.. thanks! not that im buyin one any time soon...
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Post by: skyguy918 on January 12, 2012, 01:47:34 PM
Not to be greedy, but you left out 22 lb and under.
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Post by: Mocha on January 12, 2012, 01:49:13 PM
Not to be greedy, but you left out 22 lb and under.
Obviously he's trying to say that it's pointless to get one that small as they grow out of it in a day.  :)
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Post by: Dan on January 12, 2012, 02:02:21 PM
Obviously he's trying to say that it's pointless to get one that small as they grow out of it in a day.  :)
+1.
Why get the 22 pound when you can get the Chicco 30?
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Post by: MnM1130 on January 12, 2012, 02:23:11 PM
i think we shud change this thread to say- All carseat info, and deals... ? i dont think we have that yet...
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Post by: skyguy918 on January 12, 2012, 03:56:57 PM
+1.
Why get the 22 pound when you can get the Chicco 30?

First of all, cost is a factor. Second of all, my wife is constantly moving the baby in the car seat from the base in the car to the stroller frame. Once the baby get to 25-30 lbs she feels the car seat will be too heavy with the baby in it to do that, and she'll want to switch to a forward facing car seat where she'll only be holding the baby when going in and out.
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Post by: Dan on January 12, 2012, 04:08:55 PM
So once it gets too heavy you'll switch to a convertible, why would you want to lose the ease of keeping the baby in the carseat when you go out once they hit just 22 pounds?

And you don't need a Chicco, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.
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Post by: skyguy918 on January 12, 2012, 05:13:39 PM
So once it gets too heavy you'll switch to a convertible, why would you want to lose the ease of keeping the baby in the carseat when you go out once they hit just 22 pounds?

And you don't need a Chicco, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.

I have no problem carrying the baby in the car seat till 35 lb, or whatever the heaviest limit is for rear-facing. But my wife, who will be making the most use of it , feels that the weight and unwieldiness of carrying a 25 lb baby in a car seat is a bigger inconvenience than the added convenience of not having to take the baby in and out of the seat.

As far as price, we bought the Graco 22 at $75, and in the pattern my wife wanted. The Graco 30 is $105 for the cheapest pattern. And obviously the price climbs for the 32 or 35. So it's not a question of brand. Any brands 22 lb car seat will be significantly cheaper than its 30 or more lb car seat.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 03, 2012, 03:47:57 AM
Can somebody please explain what a "convertible" car seat is?

I'm on the lookout for one for an 18 month old, want the best based on quality and price. Any recommendations?
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Post by: smurf on February 03, 2012, 10:39:26 AM
Can somebody please explain what a "convertible" car seat is?

I'm on the lookout for one for an 18 month old, want the best based on quality and price. Any recommendations?
Convertible is a carseat that you can use rear-facing until the baby is big enough to face forward.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 03, 2012, 11:24:51 AM
Convertible is a carseat that you can use rear-facing until the baby is big enough to face forward.
Thank you. Is it chatzy b'dieved when it had two uses? Or is it full fledge whether you use it rear or front facing?
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Post by: Mocha on February 03, 2012, 11:34:23 AM
Thank you. Is it chatzy b'dieved when it had two uses? Or is it full fledge whether you use it rear or front facing?
You mean safety wise? I would assume its the same. The reason why you face them one way over the other can be seen here>>

http://www.diaperpin.com/articles/article_carseat2.asp
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on February 03, 2012, 11:38:11 AM
You mean safety wise? I would assume its the same. The reason why you face them one way over the other can be seen here>>

http://www.diaperpin.com/articles/article_carseat2.asp
Safety AND comfortable wise.
Thanks fort the informational link.
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Post by: Mocha on February 03, 2012, 11:40:17 AM
Safety AND comfortable wise.
As the article says, the longer a baby can be rear faced the safer it is. Facing forward is for comfort when the baby is getting agitated etc by facing the back..
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 03, 2012, 11:43:12 AM
As the article says, the longer a baby can be rear faced the safer it is. Facing forward is for comfort when the baby is getting agitated etc by facing the back..
I hear you, but my question is if the above mentioned car seat, due to the fact that it's convertible, is it as safe and comfortable as a non convertible both when its used rear facing and front facing?
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Post by: Mocha on February 03, 2012, 11:49:50 AM
I hear you, but my question is if the above mentioned car seat, due to the fact that it's convertible, is it as safe and comfortable as a non convertible both when its used rear facing and front facing?
The safety shouldn't change as the base attaches the same way.."convertible" is an added convenience that shouldn't affect the safety. Again as in any situation it would be safer to be facing the back, this car seat scored very high on the crash tests. In terms of comfort, it would depend if the baby fits in it. If the baby is a bit bigger then he/she may want a seat that allows him/her to sit more upright rather than leaning back..
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 07, 2012, 09:03:44 AM
BUmpin' this up...
Still looking for the best possible rear-facing car seat for an 18 month old. Convertible is a big plus, want it to last for as long as possible.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 08, 2012, 08:16:06 PM
Nobody has a 18 month-old?
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Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 08, 2012, 09:05:20 PM
Nobody has a 18 month-old?

lookin for the same thing. let us know what you get ;D
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 08, 2012, 09:15:39 PM
lookin for the same thing. let us know what you get ;D
Just check this thread...  ;D
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Post by: Name Changed on February 16, 2012, 10:19:37 PM
BUmpin' this up...
lookin for the same thing. let us know what you get ;D
Just check this thread...  ;D

I'm also looking
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 10:24:57 PM
Hope to be on my Chicco 30 for a while still.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 16, 2012, 10:25:26 PM
I'm also looking
Join the club..
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 16, 2012, 10:26:37 PM
Hope to be on my Chicco 30 for a while still.
I don't think you really hope that...  ;D That's gotta hurt!
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Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 10:27:30 PM
I don't think you really hope that...  ;D That's gotta hurt!
Huh?
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Post by: Name Changed on February 16, 2012, 10:28:09 PM
Hope to be on my Chicco 30 for a while still.
My 15 month daughter still fits in an infant seat, but its a pain taking her in and out of it... Time to get a car seat
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 16, 2012, 10:29:11 PM
Huh?
YOU hope to be on your Chicco 30 for a while , or you hope your KID is on your Chicco 30 for a while?
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Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 10:30:12 PM
YOU hope to be on your Chicco 30 for a while , or you hope your KID is on your Chicco 30 for a while?
Meh.  I've heard better.

My 15 month daughter still fits in an infant seat, but its a pain taking her in and out of it... Time to get a car seat
Still too convenient to be able to transfer Rafi while he's sleeping from car to stroller...can't ever imagine not wanting to do so until he grows out of it.
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Post by: sguitarist18 on February 16, 2012, 10:32:44 PM
My son's 10 months old and already getting to big for his infant car seat - especially with a coat on!
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 16, 2012, 10:33:28 PM
Meh.  I've heard better.
Still too convenient to be able to transfer Rafi while he's sleeping from car to stroller...can't ever imagine not wanting to do so until he grows out of it.
Ya, I remember those days... Anyways, can you help us all find the piece that YOU would buy if you were in our situation? 18 months..Convertible...
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Post by: Name Changed on February 16, 2012, 10:39:45 PM
Still too convenient to be able to transfer Rafi while he's sleeping from car to stroller...can't ever imagine not wanting to do so until he grows out of it.
Thats why I waited this long already  ;)

My son's 10 months old and already getting to big for his infant car seat - especially with a coat on!
+1
Anyways, can you help us all find the piece that YOU would buy if you were in our situation? 18 months..Convertible...
+10000
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Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 10:40:08 PM
My son's 10 months old and already getting to big for his infant car seat - especially with a coat on!
What size car seat?
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Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 10:44:59 PM
Don't think you'll go too wrong with any of these:

www.amazon.com/dp/B005WHQKI2/?tag=cl03f-20
www.amazon.com/dp/B005UBCHEG/?tag=cl03f-20
www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6L0/?tag=cl03f-20
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 16, 2012, 10:50:01 PM
Don't think you'll go too wrong with any of these:

www.amazon.com/dp/B005WHQKI2/?tag=cl03f-20
www.amazon.com/dp/B005UBCHEG/?tag=cl03f-20
www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6L0/?tag=cl03f-20
YOU would buy one of those? That's all the research you did?... Bulky for all the flying that you do, no?
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Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 10:55:27 PM
YOU would buy one of those? That's all the research you did?... Bulky for all the flying that you do, no?
I didn't do any research yet.  I took a quick look at CR ratings and Amazon reviews and gave you a few suggestions.
Sorry I tried.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 16, 2012, 10:57:43 PM
I didn't do any research yet.  I took a quick look at CR ratings and Amazon reviews and gave you a few suggestions.
Sorry I tried.
Knew it was a long shot...  ;)
Side question: Do you takeh hold highly by CR?
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Post by: MnM1130 on February 19, 2012, 08:42:00 AM
i just bought a britax marathon car seat- if i wudda known about the boulevard one i wudda bought that one instead..(bought it and delta reimbursed me cus of delayed luggage) and im VERY happy with it... its a nice piece.. its not that bulky- but than again all the convertible car seats are bulky... i bought it here in israel for 370$!!! lol... good investment.
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Post by: Mocha on February 19, 2012, 10:04:14 AM
Love my Chicco 30..more importantly the baby loves it too
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Post by: Name Changed on February 19, 2012, 10:09:11 AM
Love my Chicco 30..more importantly the baby loves it too
But its not a convertible carseat... People on this thread are looking for recommended convertible ones
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 20, 2012, 01:24:37 PM
Anyone have anything to say FOR or AGAINST this one (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WHQKG4/?tag=cl03f-20)?
Looks light, not so bulky to fly with, comfortable and reviews are 4 stars, price is good too.
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Post by: Dan on February 20, 2012, 01:27:26 PM
It's only good for up to 40 pounds.  I'd get one that lasts longer.
See reply #3 for CR rankings of it.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 20, 2012, 01:56:46 PM
It's only good for up to 40 pounds.  I'd get one that lasts longer.
See reply #3 for CR rankings of it.
Thanks.
Do you rely on CR more than Amazon ratings?
How do you read those red and black circles on the right on CR?
Is that screenshot that of the very best carseats or is that somewhere in the middle of the list?
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Post by: whYME on February 20, 2012, 02:01:25 PM
It's only good for up to 40 pounds.  I'd get one that lasts longer.
See reply #3 for CR rankings of it.
eh, unless I'm misremembering things, by the time they reach 40lbs they should be about ready to move on to a booster seat...
EDIT: apparently I misremembered. :)

I have (an older version of) this one (http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Alpha-Omega-Convertible-Lamont/dp/B0043D2A9O?tag=cl03f-20) that i currently use as a booster seat. I've had it ever since my oldest grew out of his infant seat. The biggest problem with that is that it's really big and bulky. It's not really an issue now but when I had a smaller car it was annoying --especially when using it rear-facing.

I also have a Britax Roundabout 40 (http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Roundabout-Convertible-Seat-Onyx/dp/B000F1OAE6?tag=cl03f-20) that my 18 month old currently uses. it's smaller, lighter and easier to use than the other one. This is the previous generation with a 40lb limit, the new ones have a 55lb limit.
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Post by: Dan on February 20, 2012, 02:02:36 PM
Thanks.
Do you rely on CR more than Amazon ratings?
How do you read those red and black circles on the right on CR?
Is that screenshot that of the very best carseats or is that somewhere in the middle of the list?

Replies 3, 7, and 10 have the ratings.
CR actually tests them in crashes, etc, but they aren't using them as parents.  Thus you need to combine what they say with Amazon ratings.
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Post by: Dan on February 20, 2012, 02:13:05 PM
eh, unless I'm misremembering things, by the time they reach 40lbs they should be about ready to move on to a booster seat...
I haven't done the research yet, but why not just get something like this that works for 20-100 pounds once you're done with an infant seat?
www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6Y2/?tag=cl03f-20
www.amazon.com/dp/B006PB2CQS/?tag=cl03f-20
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Post by: whYME on February 20, 2012, 02:23:16 PM
I haven't done the research yet, but why not just get something like this that works for 20-100 pounds once you're done with an infant seat?
www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6Y2/?tag=cl03f-20 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6Y2/?tag=cl03f-20)
www.amazon.com/dp/B006PB2CQS/?tag=cl03f-20 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006PB2CQS/?tag=cl03f-20)
1.
I have (an older version of) this one (http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Alpha-Omega-Convertible-Lamont/dp/B0043D2A9O?tag=cl03f-20) that i currently use as a booster seat. I've had it ever since my oldest grew out of his infant seat.

2. Now that I think about it I think I was wrong about the 40lb thing, I think when my son hit 40 I moved him to the bigger one (which I converted to a booster at about 50lbs).


EDIT: I'm not sure I'm being very clear here, I'll write up an explanation...
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Post by: whYME on February 20, 2012, 02:38:49 PM
IIRC this is what happened:

When my oldest grew out of his infant seat we got the alpha omega thing.
when my second grew out of the infant seat my oldest was still in the car seat so we needed a second one, We didn't want another big bulky one so we got the Britax. By the time my second grew out of the Britax my oldest was already in a booster (or maybe ready to move to a booster?) so my oldest starting using  a small, backless booster and my second started using the big one (as a carseat) until about 50lbs when we converted it to a booster.

Hopefully that makes things clearer, not more complicated :)
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Post by: SK on February 20, 2012, 03:57:33 PM
I haven't done the research yet, but why not just get something like this that works for 20-100 pounds once you're done with an infant seat?
www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6Y2/?tag=cl03f-20
www.amazon.com/dp/B006PB2CQS/?tag=cl03f-20

We have this one in the akane color (was cheaper when we bought it) and we are very happy with it.
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Post by: Name Changed on February 20, 2012, 08:49:34 PM
Does anyone know about this (http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-tan-tech.html) model - Maxi Cosi Priori 2 people recommended it to me
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 12:32:16 AM
I'm pretty much down to Safety 1st OnSide Air Protect (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EBUX94/?tag=cl03f-20) and Graco ComfortSport (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WHQKG4/?tag=cl03f-20).
Anybody own any of these two?
The main thing I'm looking for is that it should be as light and compact as possible. Any other suggestions?
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Post by: MnM1130 on February 21, 2012, 04:40:46 AM
Does anyone know about this (http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-tan-tech.html) model - Maxi Cosi Priori 2 people recommended it to me
http://m.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-in-corniche.html. Go rather for this model its a 2011 make (mine was made in July 2011) and the color is a really nice black n grey. I liked the seat it's most DEF worth 90$ but u can't compare the quality to the britax marathon seat.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 11:37:28 AM
http://m.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-in-corniche.html. Go rather for this model its a 2011 make (mine was made in July 2011) and the color is a really nice black n grey. I liked the seat it's most DEF worth 90$ but u can't compare the quality to the britax marathon seat.
Thanks. I did come across this one. Can't remember why I eliminated it.. it rates not bad on CR as well.
The only downside is that it weighs 19.5 lbs. as opposed to the Safety 1st (posted right above) it weighs 12 lbs. The Graco ComfortSport (posted right above) the shipping weight is 17.2 lbs. but I saw in some other website that the actual product is just 12 lbs.
Other than that I like the fact that the Maxi-Cosi reclines (front facing as well?) and it looks pretty compact which is also a plus...
Help deciding?
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Post by: Dan on February 21, 2012, 12:04:06 PM
Still not wrapping my head around all the different seat options, but this weighs just 11 pounds:

I haven't done the research yet, but why not just get something like this that works for 20-100 pounds once you're done with an infant seat?
www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6Y2/?tag=cl03f-20
www.amazon.com/dp/B006PB2CQS/?tag=cl03f-20
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Post by: MarkS on February 21, 2012, 12:15:24 PM
I have the Maxi Cosi Priori in Corniche - It's really black (linked to above).

It's a great carseat, the fabric washes well, and I am very happy with it and I know a lot of people who have it and are happy.

Many reviews said that the crotch strap was too small (or they thought it looked too small) however many other comments said in reality it's not a problem. Basically, the crotch strap is somewhat short but that's because the other straps are longer and come down to meet it and clip in a lower position than in some other seats.

My son is almost 3 and it will still fit him for a long time. One of the great features is the ability to recline it (only in forward facing). Many of the other car seats out there can only be reclined by stopping the car and taking the child out and reclining it. This can be reclined while the child is in it in one easy motion. Great for when on a trip and your kid is looking sleepy!!!

To weigh in on the earlier discussion of what size infant carseat to get - originally I thought like Dan to get a seat that fits up to 30 pounds to keep the convenience factor in. I then realized like other posters mentioned that with a 28 pound child and the heavier 30 pound carseat, it's pretty inconvenient to lug around so it's much easier to just ditch the 'carrying baby in carseat' mode and just take the kid out.  Once my son was like 18 pounds it was starting to get to heave to lug around with him in it.
Keep in mind that although with a newborn they will stay sleeping while you snap the carseat in and out of the car, with a one year old they will anyways wake up so you don't gain anything by keeping them strapped in when coming into the house.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 12:15:52 PM
Still not wrapping my head around all the different seat options, but this weighs just 11 pounds:

Convertible?
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Post by: Dan on February 21, 2012, 12:17:05 PM
My kid is 22 pounds.  Why is it a lug to snap it out of the car and plop in onto the stroller base? 
It's a huge convenience for us, I'm pretty sure we'll keep using it until the 30 pound capacity.
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 12:17:42 PM
@MarkS: Do you have the Maxi-cosi Priori XP or SPS?
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Post by: MarkS on February 21, 2012, 12:24:13 PM
My kid is 22 pounds.  Why is it a lug to snap it out of the car and plop in onto the stroller base? 
It's a huge convenience for us, I'm pretty sure we'll keep using it until the 30 pound capacity.
When I go shopping in a store I carry the carseat across the parking lot until I find a cart. Going from the house to the car you carry it up or down steps and out to the car.

Your 22 pound kid + 7.5 pound seat = 29.5 pounds (or if you get the one that goes up to 35 pounds it weighs 9.7 pounds!)

Once your kid is 28 pounds you're carrying 35.5 pounds!!

I agree that from car to stroller is not an issue, but from car to shopping cart and into cart and from car to house gets pretty heavy.

Does your kid ever stay sleeping anymore while transfering? (That's one of the main benefits aside from the ability to strap him in indoors and not restrap until you get back home). Also, once a kid starts moving around more they don't want to be confined in that carseat the whole time and prefer siting in the shopping cart or a more expansive stroller.
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Post by: MarkS on February 21, 2012, 12:27:58 PM
@MarkS: Do you have the Maxi-cosi Priori XP or SPS?
I'm not sure. I have this one. (http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-in-corniche.html) What's the difference between them?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 12:29:46 PM
I'm not sure. What's the difference between them?
No clue. I'm also trying to figure that out..
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Post by: Dan on February 21, 2012, 12:58:00 PM
When I go shopping in a store I carry the carseat across the parking lot until I find a cart. Going from the house to the car you carry it up or down steps and out to the car.

Your 22 pound kid + 7.5 pound seat = 29.5 pounds (or if you get the one that goes up to 35 pounds it weighs 9.7 pounds!)

Once your kid is 28 pounds you're carrying 35.5 pounds!!

I agree that from car to stroller is not an issue, but from car to shopping cart and into cart and from car to house gets pretty heavy.

Does your kid ever stay sleeping anymore while transfering? (That's one of the main benefits aside from the ability to strap him in indoors and not restrap until you get back home). Also, once a git starts moving around more they don't want to be confined in that carseat the whole time and prefer siting in the shopping cart or a more expansive stroller.
Yup, Rafi does stay sleeping, when being transferred. We don't have any steps coming in through the front door or from the garage to go into our house.  In the store it's with a store basket underneath the UB.
Granted without those factors the equation does change.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: Name Changed on February 21, 2012, 01:28:40 PM
My kid is 22 pounds.  Why is it a lug to snap it out of the car and plop in onto the stroller base? 
It's a huge convenience for us, I'm pretty sure we'll keep using it until the 30 pound capacity.
My kid is 19 lbs. My wife cant carry her in the car seat.  ;) Even though its not a big deal to snap in in the stroller base, but to carry the kid from the house is a pain.

@MarkS - thanx for your input on the Maxi Cosi, I am leaning a lot towards that one. I want the feature that it could recline, on long trips (to Cleve) it gotta be comfortable for my kid
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2012, 01:36:22 PM
My kid is 19 lbs. My wife cant carry her in the car seat.  ;) Even though its not a big deal to snap in in the stroller base, but to carry the kid from the house is a pain.

@MarkS - thanx for your input on the Maxi Cosi, I am leaning a lot towards that one. I want the feature that it could recline, on long trips (to Cleve) it gotta be comfortable for my kid
I'm pretty sure my wife may be stronger than me now with all the 30 pound lifting she does.  Honestly though she swears by it.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MnM1130 on February 21, 2012, 02:33:07 PM
My son is 30 lbs now. He's like a log. And still insists I carry him sometimes..... I must be very strong by now I sometimes don't even realize I'm lugging him around.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 07:32:35 PM
http://m.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-in-corniche.html. Go rather for this model its a 2011 make (mine was made in July 2011) and the color is a really nice black n grey. I liked the seat it's most DEF worth 90$ but u can't compare the quality to the britax marathon seat.
What's wrong with buying  this one  (http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-phantom.html)made in 2010?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MarkS on February 21, 2012, 07:36:20 PM
What's wrong with buying  this one  (http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-priori-convertible-car-seat-phantom.html)made in 2010?
Umm, 1 year older and $20 more expensive doesn't do it?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 07:46:56 PM
Umm, 1 year older and $20 more expensive doesn't do it?
Nicer..
Although I just realized the difference between XP and SPS and probably won't go for it anyways..
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MnM1130 on February 21, 2012, 07:50:10 PM
Nicer..
Although I just realized the difference between XP and SPS and probably won't go for it anyways..
what is the diff... and at the time when i bought the carseat the 2010 model was much more money.. they all went down in price since. i would have prob tried out the 2010 model- it can also be its made in 2011 like the cornice model-which btw their all confused as to which year the style came out.. some say in 2008.. no idea. anyhow i would order all and return if thats an option and than u can see what ur gettin...
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Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 08:22:37 PM
what is the diff...
The XP has a belt tensioner to ensure extremely secure installation. ($200+)
The SPS (the one you suggested) doesn't.
I still like the fact that the SPS reclines but now that I found out that it doesn't have the tensioner, I'm not that excited about it anymore, Also due to the fact that it weighs 19.5 lbs..
I DID find you that the Graco ComfortSport (http://www.amazon.com/Graco-ComfortSport-Convertible-Seat-Jette/dp/B005WHQKG4/ref=dp_ob_title_def) weighs about 12 lbs., same as Safety 1st OnSide Air (http://www.albeebaby.com/safety-1st-onside-air-convertible-car-seat-aud.html?utm_source=Google_Products&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=GoogleProducts) so now they are really head-to-head.
The Safety 1st is 65 on CR as opposed to the Graco 59. On http://www.cheapism.com the Safety 1st has a gold medal as opposed to the Graco which got a silver. On Amazon the Safety 1st has 4 1/2 stars as opposed to the Graco which has only 4 stars.
OTOH, the Safety 1st looks a bit outdated, out of style? Or is it just my impression? (that's an important factor for my wife  ;) )...
Help deciding? Is it out of style?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MnM1130 on February 21, 2012, 08:44:16 PM
The XP has a belt tensioner to ensure extremely secure installation. ($200+)
The SPS (the one you suggested) doesn't.
I still like the fact that the SPS reclines but now that I found out that it doesn't have the tensioner, I'm not that excited about it anymore, Also due to the fact that it weighs 19.5 lbs..
I DID find you that the Graco ComfortSport (http://www.amazon.com/Graco-ComfortSport-Convertible-Seat-Jette/dp/B005WHQKG4/ref=dp_ob_title_def) weighs about 12 lbs., same as Safety 1st OnSide Air (http://www.albeebaby.com/safety-1st-onside-air-convertible-car-seat-aud.html?utm_source=Google_Products&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=GoogleProducts) so now they are really head-to-head.
The Safety 1st is 65 on CR as opposed to the Graco 59. On http://www.cheapism.com the Safety 1st has a gold medal as opposed to the Graco which got a silver. On Amazon the Safety 1st has 4 1/2 stars as opposed to the Graco which has only 4 stars.
OTOH, the Safety 1st looks a bit outdated, out of style? Or is it just my impression? (that's an important factor for my wife  ;) )...
Help deciding? Is it out of style?
its JUST a carseat... there will always be a better nicer one out there... and that can happen each month!!! just go with a good one and thats all ull have to buy another one b4 u turn around..
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 09:07:18 PM
its JUST a carseat... there will always be a better nicer one out there... and that can happen each month!!! just go with a good one and thats all ull have to buy another one b4 u turn around..
I know it's just a carseat but it will stick around for a long time and I'm not just gonna buy a new one the day after I got it cause I just didn't like one feature..
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MnM1130 on March 06, 2012, 02:48:30 PM
can s/o help me with the safety ratings on http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-mico-infant-car-seat-brown-earth.html compared to chicco 30?
thanks
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: Name Changed on March 06, 2012, 02:52:39 PM
I ened up getting the Maxi Cosi Priori Convertible car seat from albeebaby.com

It looks built pretty well, and has all the features I was looking for. I give it my thumbs up  ;)
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2012, 05:02:19 PM
can s/o help me with the safety ratings on http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-mico-infant-car-seat-brown-earth.html compared to chicco 30?
thanks
I can't, but the Chicco 30 is a dream compared to the Graco snugride and it has excellent safety ratings.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on March 06, 2012, 07:23:58 PM
I ened up getting the Maxi Cosi Priori Convertible car seat from albeebaby.com

It looks built pretty well, and has all the features I was looking for. I give it my thumbs up  ;)
I ended up buying the Graco Comfprtsport, I am very happy with it aside the fact that I need to put rolled up towels underneath  to make it level properly, it even says so on the instruction manual... how unprofessional...
I also ordered the Maxi Cosi Priori at the same time to compare it but I noticed that the crotch strap is extremely short and not adjustable, also noticed that the shoulder area is a bit too "cosy" (tight). other than that it looks solid but my kid was practically too big for it at 19 months old so I shipped it back.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on March 12, 2012, 05:31:17 PM
Now looking for a good NON-convertible carseat for ages 3-4 and up.
Any ideas?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MnM1130 on March 12, 2012, 05:40:34 PM
Now looking for a good NON-convertible carseat for ages 3-4 and up.
Any ideas?
lol.. ur kid changes ages pretty quickly...
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on March 12, 2012, 06:27:59 PM
lol.. ur kid changes ages pretty quickly...
Yeah..
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on March 23, 2012, 03:08:36 AM
Now looking for a good NON-convertible carseat for ages 3-4 and up.
Any ideas?
Bumping this up.
Would anyone happen to have a snapshot or ConsumerReports for this?
Appreciate it.
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Post by: whYME on March 25, 2012, 01:45:47 AM
Bumping this up.
Would anyone happen to have a snapshot or ConsumerReports for this?
Appreciate it.
This is for what they call "toddler booster seats"
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on March 25, 2012, 03:04:32 AM
This is for what they call "toddler booster seats"
Thanks.
Wow, looks like the Nautilus takes the cake hands down! No need to spend much time doing research on this one... Unless there's another page on CR that you didn't post...
But.. where can I find it for the price that CR says?...
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on March 25, 2012, 03:17:59 AM
But.. where can I find it for the price that CR says?...
I take that back. Walmart (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Graco-Nautilus-3-in-1-Car-Seat-LaGrange/15642060?srccode=cii_5784816&cpncode=26-124002855-2&adid=1500000000000029469730) has it for $149.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on March 26, 2012, 02:17:04 PM
Anyone owns this (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TOJA1O/?tag=cl03f-20) piece?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: BAHayman on May 14, 2012, 11:03:46 PM
I seem to have convinced myself to get either the Britax Boulevard 70 (http://www.britaxusa.com/car-seats/boulevard-70) (~$230) or Britax Boulevard 70 CS (http://www.britaxusa.com/car-seats/boulevard-70-cs) (~$250) or the Britax Advocate 70 CS (http://www.britaxusa.com/car-seats/advocate-70-cs) (~$270). Anyone have info regarding fitting in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, or any input in general? Any other carseats to look into? Thanks.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MnM1130 on May 15, 2012, 02:48:01 AM
i have the britax boulevard 70 -... only did the research AFTER i bought it. i ruled out the advocate cus i think its just a waste of money and not really necessarily. between the other 2- not sure what diff was- i dont remember. BUT i think wtvr is the diff i said i shudda gotten the more expensive one and i didnt (i think that is the CS one) cus it was just a bit more- and had s/t better. but overall i love the car seat, and it fits into small israeli cars...
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Post by: skyguy918 on May 16, 2012, 08:49:32 PM
Can someone with consumer reports look for the Graco Smart Seat (http://www.gracobaby.com/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=1770991)? I guess it must be relatively new, and it's also sort of a hybrid of different categories. I'm intrigued by the idea, because if it has top level safety ratings, I could just get this for after the infant car seat and it'll last till 100 pounds.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: BAHayman on May 16, 2012, 11:58:37 PM
i have the britax boulevard 70 -... only did the research AFTER i bought it. i ruled out the advocate cus i think its just a waste of money and not really necessarily. between the other 2- not sure what diff was- i dont remember. BUT i think wtvr is the diff i said i shudda gotten the more expensive one and i didnt (i think that is the CS one) cus it was just a bit more- and had s/t better. but overall i love the car seat, and it fits into small israeli cars...
Awesome, thanks for the info. I guess I will watch the prices on the those and see if they end up on sale any time soon. Thanks.
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Post by: yossi4k on June 08, 2012, 12:07:30 PM
Anybody have experience with an Evenflo Convertible Car Seat? Specifically the" Evenflo Momentum65 LX" www.amazon.com/dp/B004GXA6YW/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: skyguy918 on June 18, 2012, 10:22:25 AM
Anyone have experience with the Evenflo (http://www.evenflo.com/product.aspx?id=332&pfid=4282) Symphony (http://www.overstock.com/Baby/Evenflo-Symphony-65-e3-All-In-One-Car-Seat-in-Cicero/6620226/product.html?cid=123620)? I like the idea of the extended window of use it provides, but Consumer Reports didn't test it and I can't find much safety info.
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: dd321 on June 18, 2012, 01:30:32 PM
In the hunt for a convertible car seat. I'm clueless, can s/o Plz tell me what factors I should be looking at? Does more expensive necessarily mean better? Thnx
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: txtmax4 on June 18, 2012, 01:39:18 PM
Does more expensive necessarily mean better? Thnx
-1
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MLM on July 15, 2012, 10:15:43 PM
Would this work for my 22lb 17 month old for the plane?

Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller Frame

www.amazon.com/dp/B005JDOYF0/?tag=cl03f-20

and the Chicco Keyfit 30?



I already have the base for the graco snug rider but my baby doesnt fit in the seat? is there a bigger size?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2012, 11:56:30 PM
There is also Graco 35.
How many inches is your little one?
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Post by: SPGDUDE on August 10, 2012, 10:28:36 AM
i'm looking to buy a car seat. i bought an evenflo titan elite for $50. is it a good car seat? is it worth spending more money on a dif car seat that may be better or hold more pounds. does anyone have any reccomendations?
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: mgreen on September 21, 2012, 03:16:12 PM
Looking for a car seat for a 2 year old, meaning that I want it to be also convertible to a buster seat, anyone knows of a good deal on one, looking for a cheap one
Title: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Nitantnel on September 27, 2012, 07:58:17 AM
Nothing fancy, just to do the job...
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: rotor180 on September 27, 2012, 08:53:25 AM
Of You want i sell m'y ( almost New for 35$ )
7182070479
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Mocha on September 27, 2012, 09:01:22 AM
Nothing fancy, just to do the job...
http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Infant-Seat-Adventure/dp/B000MAER3Y
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Nitantnel on September 27, 2012, 11:43:58 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Infant-Seat-Adventure/dp/B000MAER3Y
That's a pretty steep price.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Dan on September 27, 2012, 11:50:21 AM
That's a pretty steep price.
20% off with Amazon Mom.
And worth every penny.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: bubbles on September 27, 2012, 12:19:21 PM
any suggestions for a forward facing car seat? I would want to get it before my 20% off expires
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Dan on September 27, 2012, 12:34:48 PM
any suggestions for a forward facing car seat? I would want to get it before my 20% off expires
Britax seems to have the best reviews.
I don't like felt though and the only one they make free of felt is a BB&B exclusive.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Nitantnel on September 27, 2012, 12:40:20 PM
20% off with Amazon Mom.
And worth every penny.
What am I doing wrong:
Quote
There was a problem
The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Mocha on September 27, 2012, 12:42:06 PM
What am I doing wrong:
You could also do 20% off at buybuybaby with a coupon.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Dan on September 27, 2012, 12:42:59 PM
What am I doing wrong:
Try this color:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003SZPEFA/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: bubbles on September 27, 2012, 12:43:49 PM
Britax seems to have the best reviews.
I don't like felt though and the only one they make free of felt is a BB&B exclusive.

thanks
those seem kinda expensive for just a forward facing no?
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Nitantnel on September 27, 2012, 01:05:01 PM
Try this color:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003SZPEFA/?tag=cl03f-20
Thanks, worked!
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: bubbles on September 27, 2012, 01:47:22 PM
any reviews on this one?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011URFRE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: dac2800 on September 28, 2012, 10:41:27 AM
We are very happy with our Britax B-Safe.  When purchased with the Britax B-Agile stroller (similar to the CityMini),  the package is 25% off at most places.  We like that the stroller is very maneuverable, and that it weighs only 17 pounds.  We just skipped buying a travel umbrella stroller.  The B-Safe car seat has an advantage of fitting in most cars.  For example, most larger car seats wouldn't fit in my wife's Ford Focus because they are too big.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: dac2800 on September 28, 2012, 10:42:00 AM
Of You want i sell m'y ( almost New for 35$ )
7182070479

A car seat and crib are two items that it is recommended to NEVER purchase used.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Nitantnel on September 28, 2012, 02:22:13 PM
A car seat and crib are two items that it is recommended to NEVER purchase used.

I wouldn't go by that, it's almost like this one printed on a toothbrush wrapper: "dentists recommend that you change your toothbrush every three months."
Title: Re: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Ergel on September 28, 2012, 04:33:06 PM
We are very happy with our Britax B-Safe.  When purchased with the Britax B-Agile stroller (similar to the CityMini),  the package is 25% off at most places.  We like that the stroller is very maneuverable, and that it weighs only 17 pounds.  We just skipped buying a travel umbrella stroller.  The B-Safe car seat has an advantage of fitting in most cars.  For example, most larger car seats wouldn't fit in my wife's Ford Focus because they are too big.
Also very happy with the b   -safe.
However we did not keep the b-agile stroller. Too big for our trunk and to hard for my wife to push
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: MarkS on November 25, 2012, 04:37:50 PM
I have the Diono Radian RXT and I like it a lot!
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: rots5 on January 20, 2013, 03:43:01 PM
found this finally... son is now 20 lbs 25 inches and only 3 months old, now. i am in IL so i dont need anything here for the time being. i use a graco on my UB. i will be in america for pesach bain hazmanim, i have my own car so i dont have to worry about the weight bec itll just stay in there. any ideas?
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Post by: Mocha on January 20, 2013, 06:46:32 PM
Any opinions on the Recaro convertible car seat? (http://www.amazon.com/Recaro-ProRIDE-Convertible-Seat-Misty/dp/B003I7ITS2/ref=sr_1_2?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1358725177&sr=1-2&keywords=recaro+car+seat)
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: rots5 on February 26, 2013, 12:35:17 PM
is this worth it?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011URFRE/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 01:26:33 AM
Looking for an infant car seat that is not to bulky because it's going to be moved in and out of the car a lot. Also want it to be pretty light because I am going to be bringing it up and down 3 flights of stairs. Want a good quality and willing to pay a little extra. TIA
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Yeki89 on April 14, 2013, 02:29:34 AM
Maxi cozy Mico

http://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Cosi-Mico-Infant-Total-Black/dp/B004GJYU48/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1365920992&sr=8-6&keywords=maxi+micro
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 02:38:53 AM
I had a graco. I actually borrowed it, but in stores it was 100 (before any sales) i personally think its useless to spend a lot on an infant seat bec 5 mints later you basically need a regular car seat, in which i would say spend the 150 then on something bec it'll last you iyh for a good couple of years.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 12:59:34 PM
I had a graco. I actually borrowed it, but in stores it was 100 (before any sales) i personally think its useless to spend a lot on an infant seat bec 5 mints later you basically need a regular car seat, in which i would say spend the 150 then on something bec it'll last you iyh for a good couple of years.
+1
Go for Graco snugride http://www.walmart.com/ip/Graco-SnugRide-Infant-Car-Seat-Pasadena/16939745 with a snap and go for the cheapest and lightest...
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 01:06:36 PM
Looking for an infant car seat that is not to bulky because it's going to be moved in and out of the car a lot. Also want it to be pretty light because I am going to be bringing it up and down 3 flights of stairs. Want a good quality and willing to pay a little extra. TIA
I had a Graco Snugride, it's awful compared to the Chicco Keyfit 30.
Chicco all the way.  And there's no reason your kid can't last 12 months+ in a Keyfit 30.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 01:12:07 PM

Chicco all the way.  And there's no reason your kid can't last 12 months+ in a Keyfit 30.
+1

I just bought one a few days ago from BBB with a 20% off coupon.  Its great.

Maxi Cosi is also good.  I asked rep in BBB about all three.  Graco is very universal in strollers thats why so many people want them.  Maxi Cosi and Chicco are similar but Maxi is little lighter and Chicco could hold more weight...(last longer).
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 01:12:54 PM
I'll have to try it next time.
What was awful with the snugride?
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 01:17:26 PM
The Chicco is just a breeze and effortless to latch into cars and strollers.
You have to try both to understand.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 02:02:35 PM
so i found my car seat, i had the snugride, it def did the trick, and as the buy buy baby rep told us, its def the lightest car seat out now. which was good bec i traveled with it. dan, my kid does not really fit into the car seat any more and we got him the evenflo (http://www.diapers.com/p/evenflo-momentum-65-dlx-e3-convertible-car-seat-biscotti-97438)
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 02:05:52 PM
Of course not because the Snugride is 22 pounds versus 30 for the Chicco.
The longer they can stay in the infant seat the better IMHO.
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 02:08:35 PM
Of course not because the Snugride is 22 pounds versus 30 for the Chicco.
The longer they can stay in the infant seat the better IMHO.
sorry, of course not-what? the snugride being the lightest out?

also i bought the new car seat and it stays in the same car, same place, and doesnt leave so i didnt mind switching to a more heavier clunkier car seat. plus it was a CR recommended
Title: Re: DR: Looking for Infant Car-seat
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 02:11:56 PM
Our baby was really small and lasted in the snugride for a really long time,
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 02:22:09 PM
sorry, of course not-what? the snugride being the lightest out?

also i bought the new car seat and it stays in the same car, same place, and doesnt leave so i didnt mind switching to a more heavier clunkier car seat. plus it was a CR recommended
Of course your baby grew out of it as you bought a carseat with a small capacity.
Rafi grew out of his Graco under 6 months!

You can see how CR feels on Graco versus Chicco via the links in the Wiki.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ratings give the Chicco a 92 and the Graco a 70.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 02:24:38 PM
Any one owns this?

http://www.amazon.com/Peg-Perego-Primo-Viaggio-Infant-Paloma/dp/B000WJWZZW
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 02:25:55 PM
Didn't score very well in CR.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 02:26:59 PM
Didn't score very well in CR.
For that price I thought it would be rated the highest.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 03:06:19 PM
Of course not because the Snugride is 22 pounds versus 30 for the Chicco.
The longer they can stay in the infant seat the better IMHO.
So why can't you get the snugride 35 or 40 which will last longer.

The only reason why I'm going towards a Graco is because I like their bases better.

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 03:08:46 PM
So why can't you get the snugride 35 or 40 which will last longer.

The only reason why I'm going towards a Graco is because I like their bases better.


Did you read the CR reviews??
It does poorly in every category!
It didn't score well for safety, ease of use, LATCH, or belt.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 03:12:54 PM
Did you read the CR reviews??
It does poorly in every category!
No. I'm at the store now speculating. I like the Chicco 30, just like the base of the Gracco better. I don't like the double wheels in the front of the Chicco frame.

Is there other options regarding the frame?

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 03:14:10 PM
No. I'm at the store now speculating. I like the Chicco 30, just like the base of the Gracco better. I don't like the double wheels in the front of the Chicco frame.

Is there other options regarding the frame?


Sure, buy another stroller like the UBV that everyone loves and an adapter for the Chicco.

The CR reviews are linked to in the Wiki.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 03:16:28 PM
Sure, buy another stroller like the UBV that everyone loves and an adapter for the Chicco.
+1
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 03:24:00 PM
Of course your baby grew out of it as you bought a carseat with a small capacity.
Rafi grew out of his Graco under 6 months!

You can see how CR feels on Graco versus Chicco via the links in the Wiki.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ratings give the Chicco a 92 and the Graco a 70.
yes. My son was to big by age 4.5 months. And i just used it as a car seat attachment to the UBV. And that's why u just borrowed the graco and didnt buy a car infant seat.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 03:27:48 PM
yes. My son was to big by age 4.5 months. And i just used it as a car seat attachment to the UBV. And that's why u just borrowed the graco and didnt buy a car infant seat.
I still don't get it.
If you had a Chicco you could've used it 2-3 times as long.

It was great as we were able to transfer him in and out of cars and planes with ease.  I miss it a lot these days.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 03:37:36 PM
I still don't get it.
If you had a Chicco you could've used it 2-3 times as long.

It was great as we were able to transfer him in and out of cars and planes with ease.  I miss it a lot these days.
i don't need it really. At least i don't think i do, i live in IL, have no car and he is fine in the vista seat. And when i fly, i can't afford to get him a seat yet :) so hes going to have to be good with the bassinet.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 03:53:19 PM
Fair enough, if you have no car that's a big difference.  But then why do you need a CARseat??

And as long as there's an empty seat on a flight you can use a carseat.  I get it over 90% of the time.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 03:57:00 PM
Fair enough, if you have no car that's a big difference.  But then why do you need a CARseat??

And as long as there's an empty seat on a flight you can use a carseat.  I get it over 90% of the time.
i am rots5. Not Mr. Deals  ;D

Speaking of which. I was at a meal with a close pal of yours and someone said to this close pal "you prob get this a lot but is dans last name deals".

i fly during Bain hazmanim, there are never extra seats. But it just so happens to be there was a seat 2 seats away from me from JFK>CDG open, but i don't think i would've done anything. I needed a car seat in the beginning bec the bassinet was very annoying to walk all around with (weight wise)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 04:19:41 PM
Now the question is, should I buy it from Amazon with the 15% off? Should I stock up on GC or swipe the Amex for insurance purposes.

Or should I go through BBB and use the 20%? Then should I go with GC or Amex?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions..........
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 04:21:09 PM
Now the question is, should I buy it from Amazon with the 15% off? Should I stock up on GC or swipe the Amex for insurance purposes.

Or should I go through BBB and use the 20%? Then should I go with GC or Amex?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions..........
BBB. 20% is better than 15% at amazon. Lifetime is better than "the first 2 years"
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 04:22:18 PM
Now the question is, should I buy it from Amazon with the 15% off? Should I stock up on GC or swipe the Amex for insurance purposes.

Or should I go through BBB and use the 20%? Then should I go with GC or Amex?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions..........
I went BBB used the 20% off but used Chase  :(
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 04:22:26 PM
BBB with amex  :)
If you don't like it try another type  :)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 04:23:01 PM
hmmmm.... >:(
WHY?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 04:23:23 PM
BBB. 20% is better than 15% at amazon. Lifetime is better than "the first 2 years"
I asked rep in BBB how long insurance is on the infant seat. I think he said either 2 or 5 years..I forgot. But he didnt say lifetime  ???
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 04:24:16 PM
I asked rep in BBB how long insurance is on the infant seat. I think he said either 2 or 5 years..I forgot. But he didnt say lifetime  ???
so you know the rules?!?  Never believe what a rep says.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 04:25:08 PM
buy buy baby is not as good as bed bath and beyond
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 04:25:24 PM
Buy BBB gc from an office supply store.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 04:25:30 PM
buy buy baby is not as good as bed bath and beyond
True.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 04:26:58 PM
buy buy baby is not as good as bed bath and beyond
I made the mistake of buying a lot of big stuff from buy buy...how big of a mistake is it?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 04:27:56 PM
Buy BBB gc from an office supply store.
Argh...why didn't I do that before  :(. Spent a good $500 in BBB the other day.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 04:28:16 PM
When everyone is saying BBB = Bed Bath & Beyond, correct?

The problem is that it's sold out in every store :(
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 04:29:11 PM
I assumed he's in buy buy baby
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 04:30:13 PM
When everyone is saying BBB = Bed Bath & Beyond, correct?

The problem is that it's sold out in every store :(
ordee it on line!! Or in store. And im sure Stamford has it. They have a huge baby section.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 04:31:54 PM
When everyone is saying BBB = Bed Bath & Beyond, correct?

The problem is that it's sold out in every store :(
Yup. That why I went to buy buy in city.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 04:34:14 PM
ordee it on line!! Or in store. And im sure Stamford has it. They have a huge baby section.
I want to order it online and pick up in store, whats my best option?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 04:44:47 PM
fyi u can get some baby stuff from bed bb
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 04:45:54 PM
I want to order it online and pick up in store, whats my best option?
put it on a registry and go in store get free shipping to ur house.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 04:52:01 PM
put it on a registry and go in store get free shipping to ur house.
Is that even if the store doesn't have it in stock?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 04:55:07 PM
Even more bec they don't. That's how we all get the UB sent to out houses for free :-)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 04:56:19 PM
Even more bec they don't. That's how we all get the UB sent to out houses for free :-)
Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 06:28:37 PM
UB?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 06:33:44 PM
UB?
UppaBaby...best carriage
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 14, 2013, 06:38:27 PM
Thats what i figured, thanks.
Is that what you have?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 06:41:15 PM
Is it worth it to buy the UB in the beginning or just buy a snap and go base and later get the UB?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 06:42:02 PM
Thats what i figured, thanks.
Is that what you have?
Yes and many others
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 06:51:26 PM
Is it worth it to buy the UB in the beginning or just buy a snap and go base and later get the UB?
get the UB + carseat (and adapter)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 06:53:36 PM
get the UB + carseat (and adapter)
I remember you saying you got yours for like $350, want to share the secrets? ;)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 06:54:30 PM
I remember you saying you got yours for like $190, want to share the secrets? ;)
read my story..i will look for it (search iso uppabbay)

eta: link (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19998.msg447681#msg447681)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 07:08:31 PM
Is it worth it to buy the UB in the beginning
Yes.
You don't really need a snap and go IMO.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 07:15:39 PM
read my story..i will look for it (search iso uppabbay)

eta: link (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19998.msg447681#msg447681)
You got lucky, but for someone that won't.

Whats the best way?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 07:18:03 PM
You got lucky, but for someone that won't.

Whats the best way?
can easily get the 500 and easily get the 20% off that wpould be 350.... not luck (the luck is the last 150) the unlucky part is, im in IL for the next 6 months with a broken UB
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 07:19:16 PM
can easily get the 500 and easily get the 20% off that wpould be 350.... not luck (the luck is the last 150) the unlucky part is, im in IL for the next 6 months with a broken UB
Why didnt u bring it to america and switch it?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 07:21:50 PM
can easily get the 500 and easily get the 20% off that wpould be 350.... not luck (the luck is the last 150) the unlucky part is, im in IL for the next 6 months with a broken UB
Where did you find it for $500. Cheapest I found it for is $620.

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 07:29:30 PM
Why didnt u bring it to america and switch it?
it broke on my flight to paris on the way back.... i got a brand new one on erev pesach :-( hopefully amex will give me money back

Where did you find it for $500. Cheapest I found it for is $620.


pls email me tom, i will email you the receipt i have from allmodern.com 500$
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 07:30:50 PM
it broke on my flight to paris on the way back.... i got a brand new one on erev pesach :-( hopefully amex will give me money back


Did you put it in bag?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 07:35:34 PM
Did you put it in bag?
like that guy on the flight....
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 07:37:22 PM
like that guy on the flight....
Link?  ???
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 14, 2013, 07:40:12 PM
Link?  ???
thats ur job. Its in the picture thread.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 07:40:31 PM
I thought the UB is top quality why is your (everyone I speak to)stroller breaking when flying? (Or is it suppose:) )

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 07:48:51 PM
I thought the UB is top quality why is your (everyone I speak to)stroller breaking when flying? (Or is it suppose:) )
Because it gets thrown around. They don't care about your stroller.

It's great quality for normal use...not to be thrown around.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 14, 2013, 08:09:25 PM
Yes.
You don't really need a snap and go IMO.

Dan, this is so situational, as is the whole question of getting a 22lb car seat vs the bigger sizes. I don't know MEIR613's situation, but if you (or more importantly your wife) have to go up and down stairs and in and out of the car with the baby a lot, it can make a lot of sense to buy a 22lb with some sort of car seat carrier stroller. If the extent of your lifting is taking the stroller in and out of the trunk and the car seat from the car to the stroller, and you never have to lift the whole thing up stairs, get the biggest infant car seat you can and an adapter to use with your primary stroller. I agree with that 100%. But if you're going to have to schlep the car seat with the baby in it, as well as the folded up stroller, up and down stairs, it's worth having a light car seat and a light carrier stroller. When the baby is too big for the car seat, switch to stay in car seat and carry the baby up and down.

One thing I would recommend though for those who do want a lightweight car seat carrier. If you're getting the Keyfit, don't buy the Caddy with it. Go for the Liteway Plus (http://www.chiccousa.com/liteway-plus/home.aspx), which gives you a lightweight carrier and an umbrella stroller.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 08:19:36 PM
Can't argue with that!

Mind you I don't think there's a noticeable weight difference between the Graco Snugride 22 and the Chicco Keyfit 30, but the UB frame alone is about 18 pounds, so if you live up many flights that will be a pain.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 08:28:45 PM
Can't argue with that!

Mind you I don't think there's a noticeable weight difference between the Graco Snugride 22 and the Chicco Keyfit 30, but the UB frame alone is about 18 pounds, so if you live up many flights that will be a pain.
The UB has good shocks...meant to be able to withstand "bumping" up the stairs.  Best to take the infant out first though.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 14, 2013, 08:29:12 PM
Can't argue with that!

Mind you I don't think there's a noticeable weight difference between the Graco Snugride 22 and the Chicco Keyfit 30, but the UB frame alone is about 18 pounds, so if you live up many flights that will be a pain.

My biggest gripe with the Graco we bought is the base, which as you mentioned is as basic and difficult as it gets. We bought an Evenflo Symphony 65 for after the Graco and it is unbelievably easy to take in and out of the car. As far as weight, even with the 22 toward the end we'd leave the seat in the car and take my son in and out. If I had to do it again I'd probably get the Keyfit 22 and the Liteway Plus I mentioned before.

I also noticed that besides for the carrier/umbrella hybrid, Chicco came out with a convertible car seat, the NextFit. Dan, you think you would've gone for that if it had been around when you were shopping?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 08:31:19 PM
I also noticed that besides for the carrier/umbrella hybrid, Chicco came out with a convertible car seat, the NextFit. Dan, you think you would've gone for that if it had been around when you were shopping?

Looks nice but a bit pricey

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHPZY68/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 08:32:17 PM
Wow, when did that come out?

Might be time to return my Britax to BBB!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 08:33:39 PM
Great reviews!
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=15854026#showReviews
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 08:35:08 PM
My biggest gripe with the Graco we bought is the base, which as you mentioned is as basic and difficult as it gets. We bought an Evenflo Symphony 65 for after the Graco and it is unbelievably easy to take in and out of the car. As far as weight, even with the 22 toward the end we'd leave the seat in the car and take my son in and out. If I had to do it again I'd probably get the Keyfit 22 and the Liteway Plus I mentioned before.

I also noticed that besides for the carrier/umbrella hybrid, Chicco came out with a convertible car seat, the NextFit. Dan, you think you would've gone for that if it had been around when you were shopping?
Why get the Keyfit 22?
Same price and same weight as the 30.

Rafi balooned up and weighed 22 pounds very early before leveling off.  We were still moving him from carseat to UB while he was sleeping after that.  He was heavy, but it was worth not having to wake him up.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 14, 2013, 08:35:47 PM
Wow, when did that come out?

Might be time to return my Britax to BBB!
Which one do you have?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 14, 2013, 08:37:06 PM
Looks nice but a bit pricey

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHPZY68/?tag=cl03f-20

Well, it's basically brand new MSRP. MSRP on the best Britax's are all at least that. No idea if it will be rated as highly, especially for safety, as the Britax's, but they did a good job with the infant seats so...

Why get the Keyfit 22?
Same price and same weight as the 30.

Rafi balooned up and weighed 22 pounds very early before leveling off.  We were still moving him from carseat to UB while he was sleeping after that.  He was heavy, but it was worth not having to wake him up.

My wife couldn't handle it even before he hit 22, at which point why not just put him in a convertible.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 08:39:35 PM
My wife couldn't handle it even before he hit 22, at which point why not just put him in a convertible.
Marry strong :D
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 08:54:21 PM
Dan, this is so situational, as is the whole question of getting a 22lb car seat vs the bigger sizes. I don't know MEIR613's situation, but if you (or more importantly your wife) have to go up and down stairs and in and out of the car with the baby a lot, it can make a lot of sense to buy a 22lb with some sort of car seat carrier stroller. If the extent of your lifting is taking the stroller in and out of the trunk and the car seat from the car to the stroller, and you never have to lift the whole thing up stairs, get the biggest infant car seat you can and an adapter to use with your primary stroller. I agree with that 100%. But if you're going to have to schlep the car seat with the baby in it, as well as the folded up stroller, up and down stairs, it's worth having a light car seat and a light carrier stroller. When the baby is too big for the car seat, switch to stay in car seat and carry the baby up and down.

One thing I would recommend though for those who do want a lightweight car seat carrier. If you're getting the Keyfit, don't buy the Caddy with it. Go for the Liteway Plus (http://www.chiccousa.com/liteway-plus/home.aspx), which gives you a lightweight carrier and an umbrella stroller.

Thanks for the info. I'll probably be carrying the carseat up and down but leaving the stroller in the car on a general basis. You said to buy the Liteway instead of the Caddy, what's the difference other than the design?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 09:07:23 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll probably be carrying the carseat up and down but leaving the stroller in the car on a general basis. You said to buy the Liteway instead of the Caddy, what's the difference other than the design?
If the stroller is staying in the car just get the UB.
It's better in every way.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 14, 2013, 10:41:01 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll probably be carrying the carseat up and down but leaving the stroller in the car on a general basis. You said to buy the Liteway instead of the Caddy, what's the difference other than the design?

Whether or not to get a separate 'car seat carrier' or just use your regular stroller (say the UB) with an adapter is the first question. I'm just saying that if you do want a separate stroller/carrier, i would go with the Liteway. A carrier is basically just a frame that puts your car seat on wheels (usually with a nice amount of storage space), and is generally as light weight as it gets. The Liteway is actually an umbrella stroller. Umbrella strollers become very useful down the road as a light weight stroller for a toddler. What Chicco did with the plus is they designed an umbrella stroller that does double duty as a carrier. It's the only product of its kind that I know of. You probably sacrifice some storage space underneath, and maybe add a tiny bit of weight, but IMO its worth having for down the road.

Talk to people you know with toddlers about umbrella strollers. If you think it's something you might want down the road, this could be a worthwhile investment now.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 11:06:19 PM
If you dont need to shlep up stairs then you probably don't need a lightweight stroller at all.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 15, 2013, 04:58:47 AM
If you dont need to shlep up stairs then you probably don't need a lightweight stroller at all.
Dan, ppl that live in the city (NY) its not worth it to get a UB. There constantly in and out of cars and do very little real walking. Ur snap and go should be fine for most city ppl. The most walking they'll do is to shul on shabb to pick up the husbands and back. Otherwise most ppl are in and out. The UB takes up tons of trunk space and is a shlep for the wives to put in and out. Living in IL you truly need a good stroller, its basically your car here.

a reliive of mine who moved back to America, and his wife demanded a crossover SUV (rouge) saying she needs it for the space, (shes from Passaic, don't blame her :) but now they realize with thier Buggaboo (dont blame her shes from passaic :-) theres no space anyways in the trunk.

So sometimes it might be worth it to go small, but in these cases if say get the best car seat bec thats what will be a staple in the car. (The evenflo is amazing with the latch system - so easy to use)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 15, 2013, 11:19:57 AM
Dan, ppl that live in the city (NY) its not worth it to get a UB. There constantly in and out of cars and do very little real walking. Ur snap and go should be fine for most city ppl. The most walking they'll do is to shul on shabb to pick up the husbands and back. Otherwise most ppl are in and out. The UB takes up tons of trunk space and is a shlep for the wives to put in and out. Living in IL you truly need a good stroller, its basically your car here.

a reliive of mine who moved back to America, and his wife demanded a crossover SUV (rouge) saying she needs it for the space, (shes from Passaic, don't blame her :) but now they realize with thier Buggaboo (dont blame her shes from passaic :-) theres no space anyways in the trunk.

So sometimes it might be worth it to go small, but in these cases if say get the best car seat bec thats what will be a staple in the car. (The evenflo is amazing with the latch system - so easy to use)

+1. People really have to think about how they will be using all of these baby items. That will really determine what the best fit is for them. There's no one size fits all solution.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2013, 03:28:55 PM
Dan, ppl that live in the city (NY) its not worth it to get a UB. There constantly in and out of cars and do very little real walking. Ur snap and go should be fine for most city ppl. The most walking they'll do is to shul on shabb to pick up the husbands and back. Otherwise most ppl are in and out. The UB takes up tons of trunk space and is a shlep for the wives to put in and out. Living in IL you truly need a good stroller, its basically your car here.

a reliive of mine who moved back to America, and his wife demanded a crossover SUV (rouge) saying she needs it for the space, (shes from Passaic, don't blame her :) but now they realize with thier Buggaboo (dont blame her shes from passaic :-) theres no space anyways in the trunk.

So sometimes it might be worth it to go small, but in these cases if say get the best car seat bec thats what will be a staple in the car. (The evenflo is amazing with the latch system - so easy to use)
People in NYC are constantly in and out of cars?
Maybe in Monsey, but most people in NYC avoid driving like the plague.

The UB is perfect for NYC as it has a massive basket so that you can put all your shopping items and diaper bag underneath.  No umbrella stroller offers close to that kind of storage.  Plus it pushes like a breeze over bad sidewalks because of its big wheels.

Now in CLE you may have a point, but personally my wife likes to walk everywhere so the UB is handy for that.  It's also handy to have that storage space and good wheels when you travel.

And it takes up part of the trunk, but my Altima doesn't have a very big trunk but we can still easily do a Costco run with the UB without a problem.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 15, 2013, 03:47:34 PM
People in NYC are constantly in and out of cars?
Maybe in Monsey, but most people in NYC avoid driving like the plague.

The UB is perfect for NYC as it has a massive basket so that you can put all your shopping items and diaper bag underneath.  No umbrella stroller offers close to that kind of storage.  Plus it pushes like a breeze over bad sidewalks because of its big wheels.

Now in CLE you may have a point, but personally my wife likes to walk everywhere so the UB is handy for that.  It's also handy to have that storage space and good wheels when you travel.

And it takes up part of the trunk, but my Altima doesn't have a very big trunk but we can still easily do a Costco run with the UB without a problem.
I suppose you are right about NYC. (I think i meant more brooklyn/queens/5-towns)  Its similar to the israel situation, but i can def say that when i was in monsey/westchester this past Bain hazmanim, it was very annoying with the UB. Don't get me wrong i love it, but its not so usefull when i was in America, monsey is very spread out so in order to go to any store you have to drive, so theres a lot of in and out, ESP when picking up something from one store and something else from another, and a quick coffee from a third. Its def a hassle with a big stroller.

But i can say forsure, that here in IL you cannot be cheap on your stroller, since theres no card at all, you need something big and bulky that wont break and has a huge basket bec theres no where else your keeping your groceries on your way home. (A big complaint my wife always tells me she heard from the bugs in the neighborhood) :-)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2013, 03:53:07 PM
When I say NYC I'm counting Brooklyn.
Nobody in Brooklyn drives to the grocery store, thus an UB is awesome.
And yet most people there have Bugaboos which has no basket space at all-not even for a regular sized diaper bag!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 05:02:27 PM
Thanks Dan and Rots5, I think in the beginning I am gonna go with a the Liteway plus (investment).

Even though during the week I won't be bringing up an down stairs, but definitely on Shabbos.

Also, I don't need it for shopping (I don't live in Brooklyn).

I will see what I need more down the line and make the decision then on the stroller.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on April 15, 2013, 05:11:27 PM
When I say NYC I'm counting Brooklyn.
Nobody in Brooklyn drives to the grocery store, thus an UB is awesome.
And yet most people there have Bugaboos which has no basket space at all-not even for a regular sized diaper bag!
we are agreeing. Who cares Dan, that have the bugaboo. Ur missing the point, why does a guy who lives in Flatbush and works in his basement drive an escalade. Or why do ppl in arzie haberia pay more to live there for a smaller apt?! :-₪. They just do!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2013, 05:16:30 PM
Thanks Dan and Rots5, I think in the beginning I am gonna go with a the Liteway plus (investment).

Even though during the week I won't be bringing up an down stairs, but definitely on Shabbos.

Also, I don't need it for shopping (I don't live in Brooklyn).

I will see what I need more down the line and make the decision then on the stroller.
Buy both, lifetime returns.  Decide later which if any to return.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on April 15, 2013, 07:40:15 PM
we are agreeing. Who cares Dan, that have the bugaboo. Ur missing the point, why does a guy who lives in Flatbush and works in his basement drive an escalade. Or why do ppl in arzie haberia pay more to live there for a smaller apt?! :-₪. They just do!
:o
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 16, 2013, 12:57:50 AM
When I say NYC I'm counting Brooklyn.
Nobody in Brooklyn drives to the grocery store, thus an UB is awesome.
And yet most people there have Bugaboos which has no basket space at all-not even for a regular sized diaper bag!
have news for u Dan, I live in Brooklyn and almost always drive to the grocery store, even in Brooklyn not everyone has a grocery store round the corner!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 16, 2013, 08:10:32 AM
have news for u Dan, I live in Brooklyn and almost always drive to the grocery store, even in Brooklyn not everyone has a grocery store round the corner!
So what's the point of living in brooklyn if you can't even walk to the grocery store ;)

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 16, 2013, 12:57:28 PM
So what's the point of living in brooklyn if you can't even walk to the grocery store ;)
shomer shabbos 😜
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on April 22, 2013, 09:17:47 PM
We have a grocery around the corner but still drive to the bigger one often. Loads of people drive here, hence the valet parking at all the kosher supermarkets.

Anyone have experience with having 3 car seats/boosters in the back row of a minivan?
Currently have 2 boosters and it will be might tight to have a car seat between them. Middle row is not an option. Tia
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on April 23, 2013, 11:59:44 AM
We were cleaning our Keyfit 30 and my wife called Chicco with a question and noticed that the foam was held on only by tape. The lady on the phone said it should be glued, the tape is only put there to allow the glue time to set, so she sent us a new one and we are sending the old one back. We decided we'd return the new one to BBB and get a Britax B-safe instead as we are not comfortable with the knowledge that this can happen. However in BBB I checked the 4 floor sample Keyfit 30's, and the foam on all 4 was able to move around (as shown in the video below).
Anyone know if this is in fact normal? Does the foam on yours have the slight wiggle?


Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on April 24, 2013, 02:22:50 PM


Anyone have experience with having 3 car seats/boosters in the back row of a minivan?
Currently have 2 boosters and it will be might tight to have a car seat between them. Middle row is not an option. Tia
bump.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on May 08, 2013, 03:01:05 PM
Anyone have experience with the Britax Boulevard 70 convertible car seat?  My 10 month old is growing out of his Chico Keyfit 30.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on May 08, 2013, 03:03:32 PM
Anyone have experience with the Britax Boulevard 70 convertible car seat?  My 10 month old is growing out of his Chico Keyfit 30.

Thanks!
I have the Britax Roundabout 55 and i'm happy with it.  Its less than half the price of the Boulevard.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2013, 03:05:39 PM
The brand new Chicco convertible looks awesome.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on May 08, 2013, 03:24:25 PM
The brand new Chicco convertible looks awesome.

http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-NextFit-Convertible-Seat-Mystique/dp/B00AHPZY68 ? Def looks cool! My wife wants to have research and past reviews that's why she's leaning towards the Boulevard.

Britax Boulevard is onsale for $182 using the amazon Mom appreciation discount! It lists at BuyBuyBaby for $320.  I am leaving most of this up to her! Maybe I can persuade her LOL
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on May 30, 2013, 06:08:25 PM
The brand new Chicco convertible looks awesome.

We installed the Boulevard 70 and my wife isn't thrilled.  Went to BuyBuyBaby today to check out the new Chicco convertible carseat and the BBB rep was raving about it--- I think my wife caved in and we're switching.  On a side note, it def looks cooler than the Boulevard!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smurf on May 31, 2013, 04:34:27 PM
Last day of Amazon mom event, any car seat recommendations?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2013, 04:57:07 PM
Infant?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: smurf on May 31, 2013, 04:58:43 PM
Toddler, I guess a convertible would probably be best
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on June 03, 2013, 12:26:22 PM
Starting to research car seat options for my 9 month old. Does anyone have any recommendations?
I will probably buy 2 car seats, one nicer one for my car and a cheaper one for my husbands car.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on June 06, 2013, 03:50:48 PM
anybody know anything about the britax roundabout 50?
119 from walmart
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Britax-Roundabout-50-Classic-Convertible-Car-Seat-Charcoal/21670119

a plus - I like the fabric - from the pic doesnt look like the regular felt ones
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: metziah on June 06, 2013, 04:00:13 PM
anybody know anything about the britax roundabout 50?
119 from walmart
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Britax-Roundabout-50-Classic-Convertible-Car-Seat-Charcoal/21670119

a plus - I like the fabric - from the pic doesnt look like the regular felt ones
I got it because they have one of the best if not the best safety ratings. It's pretty simple to use, although it is difficult to clean which I guess they all are. Overall pretty happy with mine.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on June 06, 2013, 05:19:34 PM
I got it because they have one of the best if not the best safety ratings. It's pretty simple to use, although it is difficult to clean which I guess they all are. Overall pretty happy with mine.

thanks!
this one seems cheaper than other britax convertible carseats. i'm trying to figure out if its a good deal or worth it to spend more for a different model
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: metziah on June 06, 2013, 07:27:14 PM
thanks!
this one seems cheaper than other britax convertible carseats. i'm trying to figure out if its a good deal or worth it to spend more for a different model
I remember seeing this on sale for $99 about a year ago. But I guess it's a good price. The more expensive IMHO aren't worth the money they just have more extras but as a basic car seat it's great.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on June 19, 2013, 03:55:50 PM
Starting to research car seat options for my 9 month old. Does anyone have any recommendations?
I will probably buy 2 car seats, one nicer one for my car and a cheaper one for my husbands car.
Anyone?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on June 19, 2013, 05:14:50 PM
Anyone?

Chicco NextFit
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on June 20, 2013, 01:06:52 PM
Chicco NextFit

I narrowed it down to Chicco NextFit and Maxi Cosi Pria 70.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on June 26, 2013, 12:18:41 AM
I'm looking for a double carriage and an infant seat that hooks into it. I'd prefer side by side. Any ideas please let me know. I was looking at the citi mini and the britax but open to others. Thanks.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on July 09, 2013, 12:41:36 PM
I narrowed it down to Chicco NextFit and Maxi Cosi Pria 70.
I ended up buying the Peg Prego Viaggo Convertible. I really loved all the reviews and it looked like a nice geshmak car seat.  The issue is that I could not figure out why it only reclined very slightly, not enough for my 10 month old to sleep comfortably on a long car ride. And certainly not enough for a newborn. This is a major problem for me as we drive a lot. I read up on this issue and it seems people roll up a towel to make the car seat level so it reclines further. Obviously it is quite ridiculous to keep a towel rolled up underneath a car seat just to have it recline. I am going to return it and try the Chicco NextFit.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 29, 2013, 01:27:36 PM
I have a britax roundabout and a cosco scenera. I am looking for car seats for my new car. I would get two scenera's but at least one of my daughters will soon grow out of it. I am looking for something like the scenera-safe, cheap and light but with a higher weight capacity-recommendations?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on July 29, 2013, 06:51:34 PM
I have a britax roundabout and a cosco scenera. I am looking for car seats for my new car. I would get two scenera's but at least one of my daughters will soon grow out of it. I am looking for something like the scenera-safe, cheap and light but with a higher weight capacity-recommendations?
whats cheap? i forgot what i got but it was upto i think 65lbs and was 140 ish (was top rated by cr)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 29, 2013, 07:17:05 PM
whats cheap? i forgot what i got but it was upto i think 65lbs and was 140 ish (was top rated by cr)
Sounds reasonable. what was it?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on July 30, 2013, 02:57:14 AM
found it;
   38511092 - Evenflo Momentum 65 LX Convertible Car Seat        139.99
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 30, 2013, 10:07:43 AM
found it;
   38511092 - Evenflo Momentum 65 LX Convertible Car Seat        139.99

+1 on the quality of the car seat, but -1 on it being lightweight. Walmart lists the shipping weight on the Scenera as 11lbs and the Momentum as 25lbs. Granted you're not going to find a full size convertible at 11lbs, but I don't think the Momentum is exactly lightweight.

I have the Symphony, which is basically the same as the Momentum except it adds a booster mode. The LATCH connectors are fantastic, they click in easily and you just push the whole seat down to tighten it (there's some sort of automatic crank), then press a one touch button to release. Still not sure whether it was worth the extra money over the Momentum, but it has since been paid for by insurance after a near standstill accident, so at this point I don't really care.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on July 30, 2013, 12:31:54 PM
yes heavy, but i dont care, bec it stays in my car and doesnt move. so i was ok with the weight. and those latches are a mechaya. 
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 30, 2013, 01:10:50 PM
yes heavy, but i dont care, bec it stays in my car and doesnt move. so i was ok with the weight. and those latches are a mechaya.
+1, but Ergel asked for
I have a britax roundabout and a cosco scenera. I am looking for car seats for my new car. I would get two scenera's but at least one of my daughters will soon grow out of it. I am looking for something like the scenera-safe, cheap and light but with a higher weight capacity-recommendations?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Centro on July 30, 2013, 01:14:46 PM
found it;
   38511092 - Evenflo Momentum 65 LX Convertible Car Seat        139.99
Does this recline?
And can it be used facing forward?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 30, 2013, 01:32:48 PM
Maybe I'll get one more scenera (then I'll have two for travel) and them either the evenflo or the britax roundabout 50. Have to figure out how I can use the Walmart amex credit twice on one $150 order
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on July 30, 2013, 02:33:46 PM
Looking at the #royalbaby looks like they have a Maxi Cozi
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on July 30, 2013, 04:04:31 PM
I ended up buying the Peg Prego Viaggo Convertible. I really loved all the reviews and it looked like a nice geshmak car seat.  The issue is that I could not figure out why it only reclined very slightly, not enough for my 10 month old to sleep comfortably on a long car ride. And certainly not enough for a newborn. This is a major problem for me as we drive a lot. I read up on this issue and it seems people roll up a towel to make the car seat level so it reclines further. Obviously it is quite ridiculous to keep a towel rolled up underneath a car seat just to have it recline. I am going to return it and try the Chicco NextFit.
Update:
I bought the NextFit and so far I love it! Took it on 2 road trips already and my baby slept the entire way bothh times. In the PP she woke up crying a handful of times each way.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on July 30, 2013, 04:26:38 PM
Update:
I bought the NextFit and so far I love it! Took it on 2 road trips already and my baby slept the entire way bothh times. In the PP she woke up crying a handful of times each way.

Huge fan of the Chicco Nextfit!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on July 31, 2013, 01:34:15 AM
Does this recline?
And can it be used facing forward?
yes, its mainly for a second stage kid after the infant seat. its an amazing piece. and very big so it looks like a throne :) but my son likes it (at least pesach time he did)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Centro on July 31, 2013, 01:51:10 AM
yes, its mainly for a second stage kid after the infant seat. its an amazing piece. and very big so it looks like a throne :) but my son likes it (at least pesach time he did)
Sounds perfect, we'll have a look at it.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on July 31, 2013, 01:53:38 AM
Sounds perfect, we'll have a look at it.
i got it from albee baby, they only had brown which it happens to be a really cool color, but i can understand why ppl would differ from me :)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on August 29, 2013, 09:06:16 PM
if a car seat is the same price on amazon and in buybuybaby (since now there is 20% off for both),
1. should I buy on amazon or bbb?
2. use gift cards or amex?
3. is there a difference between buying on buybuybaby or bedbath?
4. is there a way to get free shipping from bbb?

tia
Title: Re: GREAT convertable carseat deal...
Post by: skyguy918 on September 09, 2013, 01:02:20 PM
I have the Diono Radian RXT and I like it a lot!
I've been looking through the offerings in the current Amazon Mom Appreciation Event and then checking back in this thread to see the Consumer Report ratings and people's comments. I see that the Radian is not listed in the ratings. Anyone know why?

MarkS, how does it compare to the more standard type of convertibles? If I bought it I'd probably be moving my 21 month old into it and my younger son into the convertible we already have (Evenflo Symphony). He doesn't really need to be forward facing yet as he's well under 40lbs and doesn't complain about facing backwards. Is the Radian good for that position? It seems very tall, which might not fit well in a midsize sedan when rear-facing.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on October 09, 2013, 12:15:55 AM

Huge fan of the Chicco Nextfit!

Does anyone know if this is compatible with any type of travel wheel system. I'm flying and would love to bring the Chico along, however it is extremely heavy... Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2013, 12:48:30 AM
Buy the scenara for travel.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 09, 2013, 08:42:38 AM
Buy the scenara for travel.
And everyday use
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2013, 11:01:18 AM
-1
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 09, 2013, 11:12:00 AM
-1
Because?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2013, 01:23:57 PM
Because it's pretty crappy and hard to properly secure.
It does the job in a pinch but it can't compare with the Britax or Chicco.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 09, 2013, 01:25:29 PM
Because it's pretty crappy and hard to properly secure.
It does the job in a pinch but it can't compare with the Britax or Chicco.
Has good safety ratings. Secures fine for me with latch system
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2013, 01:28:07 PM
Has good safety ratings. Secures fine for me with latch system
Seems to have much more give in LATCH than other carseats.  Also doesn't seem nearly as comfortable for an extended drive.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 09, 2013, 01:31:39 PM
Seems to have much more give in LATCH than other carseats.  Also doesn't seem nearly as comfortable for an extended drive.
I guess we'll agree to disagree then.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on October 09, 2013, 03:00:21 PM
Because it's pretty crappy and hard to properly secure.
It does the job in a pinch but it can't compare with the Britax or Chicco.
+1 It's crap! I have Chicco NextFit and Seneca and there is no comparison.
I'm doing a lot of driving on my trip and the Seneca is not comfortable enough for the long drive. What are my other options?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2013, 03:02:37 PM
How much driving are you doing?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on October 09, 2013, 03:19:27 PM
+1 It's crap! I have Chicco NextFit and Seneca and there is no comparison.
I'm doing a lot of driving on my trip and the Seneca is not comfortable enough for the long drive. What are my other options?

Chicco KeyFit is amazing for everyday use. Easy to install, easy to put  the kid in and cool looking.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on October 10, 2013, 11:55:04 AM
Does anyone know if this is compatible with any type of travel wheel system. I'm flying and would love to bring the Chico along, however it is extremely heavy... Any suggestions?
Does the nextfit work at all like the key fit 30?
1-Is it removable from the base (to leave base in car always) ?
2-Does it connect to strollers with the chicco connectors?
3-Does is connect to the keyfit travel system?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on October 10, 2013, 12:36:48 PM
Does the nextfit work at all like the key fit 30?
1-Is it removable from the base (to leave base in car always) ?
2-Does it connect to strollers with the chicco connectors?
3-Does is connect to the keyfit travel system?
No, no and no. It's a convertible car seat, not an infant car seat. Generally speaking, only infant car seat have the features you mentioned.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on October 10, 2013, 04:19:21 PM
Anyone with leads on the best place to get an additional base for a Graco Click Connect?

TIA
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on October 14, 2013, 10:37:28 PM
How much driving are you doing?
4 hours at a shot.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on October 16, 2013, 09:48:59 AM
Is the chicco keyfit30 still the best infant carseat out there? and does it fit in the graco snap n go or should I just use the UB base with adapter?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on October 16, 2013, 05:20:30 PM
Is the chicco keyfit30 still the best infant carseat out there? and does it fit in the graco snap n go or should I just use the UB base with adapter?

A) Accroding to most, yes
B) I am not sure but I know for the Uppababy you need the Chicco adapter.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MnM1130 on November 16, 2013, 08:17:06 PM
http://www.albeebaby.com/maxi-cosi-mico-infant-car-seat-walnut.html
$129 maxi cosi if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mb1 on November 24, 2013, 11:58:45 PM
With 2 deals on the main page I'm trying to decide which convertible car seat to get.
I thought it was just going to be a decision between Britax (which I've used in the past) and Chicco (which seems like a nice change).
Now that Dan posted the Recardo deal I started looking into that as well.

Not really ready to start using a convertible yet, but expecting to need one by early spring, and the prices on all three seem pretty good now.  So I'm thinking of buying one now.

Any thoughts?

Chicco NextFit  ($210)?

Britax Marathon 70-G3 ($199)?

Recaro ProRIDE ($220-60)?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on November 25, 2013, 03:42:15 PM
With 2 deals on the main page I'm trying to decide which convertible car seat to get.
I thought it was just going to be a decision between Britax (which I've used in the past) and Chicco (which seems like a nice change).
Now that Dan posted the Recardo deal I started looking into that as well.

Not really ready to start using a convertible yet, but expecting to need one by early spring, and the prices on all three seem pretty good now.  So I'm thinking of buying one now.

Any thoughts?

Chicco NextFit  ($210)?

Britax Marathon 70-G3 ($199)?

Recaro ProRIDE ($220-60)?


I'm thrilled with my Chicco NextFit, cant vouch for any others..
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Red on November 25, 2013, 04:23:34 PM
I currently have this lightning deal in my cart for $122, anyone have any info on it?
http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Alpha-Elite-Convertible/dp/B00E4HUFXW
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on November 25, 2013, 04:47:27 PM

I'm thrilled with my Chicco NextFit, cant vouch for any others..


+1000

Originally pruchased the Britax Boulevard 55 and returned it within 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 25, 2013, 04:48:13 PM
Chicco makes great carseats, no doubt.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mochada on November 25, 2013, 04:51:12 PM
Chicco makes great carseats, no doubt.

...and the NextFit has a cool look as well.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on November 25, 2013, 04:58:10 PM
Chicco makes great carseats, no doubt.
One con is that the padded shoulder straps don't stay in place very well. Otherwise a fantastic car seat.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on November 25, 2013, 06:04:18 PM
NextFit is amazing.
comfortable, reclines - my 2 year old always falls asleep in it
also really easy to install
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 18, 2013, 07:09:09 PM
Is there any good forward facing car seat that is compatible with the UPV or no such thing exists?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on December 18, 2013, 07:25:14 PM
Is there any good forward facing car seat that is compatible with the UPV or no such thing exists?
the car seat adapters on carriages (including UBV) are for infant seats, which are rear facing.
you can find infant seats (such as the amazing chicco keyfit 30) that can hold child up to 30 pounds
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 18, 2013, 08:20:14 PM
the car seat adapters on carriages (including UBV) are for infant seats, which are rear facing.
you can find infant seats (such as the amazing chicco keyfit 30) that can hold child up to 30 pounds
I know (I have one), was looking for a forward one that would work with the UBV, but doesn't look like such a thing exists.

I need a forward facing car seat for SQ J, should I just try to fit the chicco as a forward facing (probably not going to work) or schlep along a ff car seat and the chicco/UBV (can't imagine doing this).

Any ideas?

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 18, 2013, 08:24:09 PM
I know (I have one), was looking for a forward one that would work with the UBV, but doesn't look like such a thing exists.

I need a forward facing car seat for SQ J, should I just try to fit the chicco as a forward facing (probably not going to work) or schlep along a ff car seat and the chicco/UBV (can't imagine doing this).
Impossible to work forward.

See here for what you need:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 18, 2013, 08:44:44 PM
Impossible to work forward.

See here for what you need:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692
Did you take your chicco too?

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 18, 2013, 08:47:00 PM
Did you take your chicco too?
Age?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 18, 2013, 08:49:00 PM
Age?
7 months.

Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 18, 2013, 08:56:26 PM
7 months.
I'd bring both, but be sure to stick the Chicco in an overhead bin or in a closet.
You are not supposed to check a carseat.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 18, 2013, 09:03:41 PM
I'd bring both, but be sure to stick the Chicco in an overhead bin or in a closet.
You are not supposed to check a carseat.
I was trying to avoid this.

It's going to be a massive pain to bring both, especially since we have a stop over and leaving the airport.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 18, 2013, 09:22:15 PM
I was trying to avoid this.

It's going to be a massive pain to bring both, especially since we have a stop over and leaving the airport.
Ain breirah.
Check the UBV.
Get 2 travelmates to make the airport part easier.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 20, 2013, 12:24:06 PM
Impossible to work forward.

See here for what you need:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692
Anywhere I can buy this in store (GoGo Babyz Travelmate), as it won't make it on time for our trip.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 20, 2013, 12:26:31 PM
BBB?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mickeyg on December 20, 2013, 12:27:49 PM
Anywhere I can buy this in store (GoGo Babyz Travelmate), as it won't make it on time for our trip.
I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Seat-Travel-Cart-Black/dp/B005CNEQK0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1387560437&sr=8-3&keywords=britax+travel

If you want to come to Jersey, you can borrow mine...
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 20, 2013, 12:40:23 PM
BBB?
Not available in stores.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on January 15, 2014, 07:12:51 PM
I hope I'm not repeating a previous question - I didn't read through the whole thread, but skimmed it and didn't see this discussed.
Anyone know anything about the Eddie Bauer Alpha omega elite deluxe 3 in 1?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: D.B. on January 16, 2014, 12:36:24 AM
I have two older versions of the alpha omega elite.  They were on clearance at Costco for $85. They can be used rear facing until 35 lbs, but the seat is pretty tall and doesn't fit in our cars too well, so I didn't use it too much rear facing. I use graco my rides for rear facing until 2 years. They are really comfy. Forward facing is great, and if you are using latch to hold it in, when you have a bigger kid jump in the car they can just use it as a high back booster with the seatbelt. They will have to sit on the harness straps though. The one drawback is that it is a pia to remove the cover to clean. Don't put your carsick kid in it.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: D.B. on January 16, 2014, 12:44:30 AM
7 months.

Maybe I misunderstood, but PLEASE don't put your 7 month old in a forward facing car seat.  Even if a baby is huge and heavy and tall, their neck and spine are not supported forward facing and chas v'shalom could get badly hurt.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on January 16, 2014, 01:48:46 PM
I have two older versions of the alpha omega elite.  They were on clearance at Costco for $85. They can be used rear facing until 35 lbs, but the seat is pretty tall and doesn't fit in our cars too well, so I didn't use it too much rear facing. I use graco my rides for rear facing until 2 years. They are really comfy. Forward facing is great, and if you are using latch to hold it in, when you have a bigger kid jump in the car they can just use it as a high back booster with the seatbelt. They will have to sit on the harness straps though. The one drawback is that it is a pia to remove the cover to clean. Don't put your carsick kid in it.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: LA2NYC on January 22, 2014, 02:03:34 PM
Missed out on the Chicco Keyfit 30 deal on Amazon a while back.

Anyone have an invoice I can price to BBD or a way to get this cheaper than MSRP - 20% BBD coupon?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: LA2NYC on January 28, 2014, 09:49:41 AM
Anyone have knowledge regarding difference between Graco Snugride Classic Connect vs Click Connect?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 28, 2014, 10:13:35 AM
Anyone have knowledge regarding difference between Graco Snugride Classic Connect vs Click Connect?
http://blog.gracobaby.com/2013/03/22/a-new-way-of-connecting-click-vs-classic/

What they say is that in the old ones, you have to click it into the base and also set up the straps at the foot of the car seat, whereas in the new ones it's one click and done. I've never used the straps though, so to me there's no difference (more of a ploy to boost sales).
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: LA2NYC on January 28, 2014, 10:15:08 AM
http://blog.gracobaby.com/2013/03/22/a-new-way-of-connecting-click-vs-classic/

What they say is that in the old ones, you have to click it into the base and also set up the straps at the foot of the car seat, whereas in the new ones it's one click and done. I've never used the straps though, so to me there's no difference (more of a ploy to boost sales).

Thanks! So with the old/Classic, it's still click in and out when putting it into the car or into the snap n go/stroller adapter? Do you ever need to used the straps?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 28, 2014, 10:22:38 AM
Thanks! So with the old/Classic, it's still click in and out when putting it into the car or into the snap n go/stroller adapter? Do you ever need to used the straps?
Correct, you shouldn't need to use straps at all, especially if you have the Graco stroller frame.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: LA2NYC on January 28, 2014, 12:33:11 PM
Correct, you shouldn't need to use straps at all, especially if you have the Graco stroller frame.

Similarly wouldn't need to use the straps for Uppababy adapter or snap n go?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 28, 2014, 01:54:08 PM
Similarly wouldn't need to use the straps for Uppababy adapter or snap n go?

Thanks!
As far as I know, if you're not using a Graco base/stroller/frame/etc it doesn't matter which you get. Which means officially you're probably supposed to use the straps as additional security, but most people don't bother.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: avadah on February 11, 2014, 02:17:36 PM
I'm traveling to LA and would like to rent a convertible. Is this possible with the graco snugride 35. I have a hard time getting into smaller cars.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 11, 2014, 05:03:58 PM
Iyh I will need a car seat. I went to my local stores looking around just to get some info. A salesperson is trying to convince me that I need the cybex Aton 2. It's safer, lighter etc. anybody have experience with cybex?? Also anybody find these cheap anywhere? She said $269 I think.

http://cybex-online.com/us/carseats/aton2.html
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: tageed-lee on February 11, 2014, 06:29:48 PM
Graco Harness buckle Recall (http://www.pages02.net/newellrubbermaid/harness-buckles?Redirect=1)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on February 23, 2014, 01:45:45 PM
A bit off topic

Any recommendations for a baby carrier?

@ Dan what did you use in Hawaii for the new addition?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on March 24, 2014, 11:13:44 AM
Any recommendations for a carseat for a newborn?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2014, 11:16:09 AM
Any recommendations for a carseat for a newborn?
Keyfit,
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/42033
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on March 24, 2014, 02:23:39 PM
Keyfit,
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/42033
Thanks.
I know there are accessories that attach the car seat to the stroller, but my wife said there is some kind of car seat that comes with a very lightweight and easy to fold stroller frame. Possibly made by Graco. Any idea what she's talking about?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on March 24, 2014, 02:27:31 PM
Thanks.
I know there are accessories that attach the car seat to the stroller, but my wife said there is some kind of car seat that comes with a very lightweight and easy to fold stroller frame. Possibly made by Graco. Any idea what she's talking about?

http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Caddy-Stroller-Frame/dp/B005JDOYF0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395685594&sr=8-2&keywords=chico+keyfit
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on March 24, 2014, 02:31:10 PM
Thanks.
I know there are accessories that attach the car seat to the stroller, but my wife said there is some kind of car seat that comes with a very lightweight and easy to fold stroller frame. Possibly made by Graco. Any idea what she's talking about?
Many companies make a 'stroller frame' specifically designed to house an infant car seat. Many of them can be used with other brands' car seats, but generally speaking the best 'stroller frame' for any given infant car seat is the one made specifically for it. The the car seat you choose will more than likely dictate which 'stroller frame' is best.

+1 on the Chicco though, both the car seat and the frame. I regret not spending the extra money over the Graco we got.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: sguitarist18 on March 24, 2014, 02:31:40 PM
Or, cheaper

http://www.amazon.com/Graco-1793955-SnugRider-Elite/dp/B008OIPZW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395685836&sr=8-1&keywords=graco+snap+n+go

You can also try to get one used...
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on March 24, 2014, 02:38:39 PM
Not recommended?
http://www.gracobaby.com/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?productid=1774385#sthash.rL2CASDF.dpbs (http://www.gracobaby.com/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?productid=1774385#sthash.rL2CASDF.dpbs)
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on March 24, 2014, 03:00:51 PM
Not recommended?
http://www.gracobaby.com/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?productid=1774385#sthash.rL2CASDF.dpbs (http://www.gracobaby.com/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?productid=1774385#sthash.rL2CASDF.dpbs)
That's basically what I had. It'll get the job done for a good price, but it just doesn't stack up against some of the better car seats. In comparison to the Chicco (and others), it's not as easy to secure properly (tight and level) in your car and it's not as easy to adjust the straps. That particular model is only recommended until the baby is 22 lbs (though Graco makes larger models as well), which may not be what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on March 24, 2014, 03:07:07 PM
That's basically what I had. It'll get the job done for a good price, but it just doesn't stack up against some of the better car seats. In comparison to the Chicco (and others), it's not as easy to secure properly (tight and level) in your car and it's not as easy to adjust the straps. That particular model is only recommended until the baby is 22 lbs (though Graco makes larger models as well), which may not be what you're looking for.
Thanks
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Iheartdan on April 03, 2014, 11:04:52 PM
I am flying to Chicago for Pesach and driving a minivan back to New York. My son is just growing out of his chicco keyfit 30 and I think such a long drive would be uncomfortable for him in his keyfit. Any suggestions on what type of carseat I can bring on the plane and use for the drive back?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2014, 11:16:15 PM
I am flying to Chicago for Pesach and driving a minivan back to New York. My son is just growing out of his chicco keyfit 30 and I think such a long drive would be uncomfortable for him in his keyfit. Any suggestions on what type of carseat I can bring on the plane and use for the drive back?
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/26692/
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Iheartdan on April 03, 2014, 11:39:53 PM
Thats what i was gonna buy but you said "The downside is that itís not as plush and he had a harder time falling asleep in it" and i thought maybe such a long drive maybe it is not so good for it.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Iheartdan on April 03, 2014, 11:51:27 PM
I read somewhere that they use their Nextfit with the Britax travel cart for airports. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2014, 11:58:30 PM
I once flew with a full size convertible car seat.
Never again.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: Iheartdan on April 04, 2014, 12:12:14 AM
what about what you said "The downside is that itís not as plush and he had a harder time falling asleep in it" and i thought maybe such a long drive maybe it is not so good for it.
any other alternative or you recommend the Scenara for my situation
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 04, 2014, 08:33:25 AM
Definitely get the Scenara, my kid flew with it to israel,
It's solid, lightweight & cheap
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on April 04, 2014, 10:33:05 AM
I read somewhere that they use their Nextfit with the Britax travel cart for airports. Any thoughts?

Heavy!!
I was at a baby store looking at the "travel carts" and the store couldn't get the NextFit on the wheels. I'm pretty sure it was the Britax wheels that didn't work well with NextFit.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 04, 2014, 10:36:46 AM
what about what you said "The downside is that itís not as plush and he had a harder time falling asleep in it" and i thought maybe such a long drive maybe it is not so good for it.
any other alternative or you recommend the Scenara for my situation
You have to pick which one you're more concerned about - having a tough time in the airport and one the plane with a heavier car seat or a less comfortable ride on the way back with the Scenara.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: RT on April 04, 2014, 10:37:16 AM
what about what you said "The downside is that itís not as plush and he had a harder time falling asleep in it" and i thought maybe such a long drive maybe it is not so good for it.
any other alternative or you recommend the Scenara for my situation

Look for a something "deep" so the kid can sleep comfortably. Based on my experience I wouldn't do the Seneca for long drives. Get something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Able-Infant-Tapestry/dp/B006ZISSGO/ref=sr_1_19?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1396622082&sr=1-19&keywords=toddler+car+seat

I don't know anything about the safety/ratings/comfort, etc but it is nice and deep so the kid can sleep comfortably.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: zw on May 25, 2014, 04:20:16 PM
What is the best deal now on infant seats, like the ones talked about in this thread??
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on July 30, 2014, 08:07:08 AM
Can we change this title to the "car seat master thread" or is there another thread?


I'm looking for a car seat for my 2 yr old. The one Dan posted recently would.be good Bec if the weight but not the age. I need something cheap (as its a second car seat for back up) thanks.
Title: Re: Infant Carseat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on July 31, 2014, 01:19:39 PM
Can we change this title to the "car seat master thread" or is there another thread?


I'm looking for a car seat for my 2 yr old. The one Dan posted recently would.be good Bec if the weight but not the age. I need something cheap (as its a second car seat for back up) thanks.
+1
and move it to general discussion

and change the title of this thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8824.0) to "Stroller/Carriage Master Thread", etc.
Title: Cautionary note re. Cosco Scenera
Post by: dac2800 on August 02, 2014, 09:19:43 PM
We recently purchased 2 Cosco Scenera convertible car sets for a trip (4 flights on Delta, total of ~20 hours in the air in coach).  I cannot recommend the Scenera for travel, for the following reasons:
1) Wal-Mart, which is really the only place to get it, has a shipping issue.  We had to order 6 carseats in order to get 2 that were not completely opened or crushed upon arrival.
2) The carseats have virtually no padding, which can't be comfortable for an infant/toddler on a long flight.
3) The attachment mechanisms are very poorly designed, likely a function of the low cost.  While less of an issue on a plane, this caused significant problems at our destinations.  The seats took at least 20 minutes each to install, and still were not fully secure.  Moreover, due to the design of the front foot (see below), when installed rear facing in all but a large car you cannot use the Latch attachments because the foot will block the anchor points.
4) Very poor front foot design for rear facing.  As noted elsewhere, when installed rear facing you need to use a rolled up towel under the front (now rear) foot.  Unfortunately, no matter what we did we could not get a secure install.  Additionally, while the seat is both very light and narrow (both good for an airplane), when rear-facing the seat is actually deeper than our large Britax Marathon.  This is due to the front foot design which sticks out from the front of the seat.  In fact, the Cosco seat actually fit WORSE front to rear than did the Britax - a particularly big issue when sitting in coach.
Title: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: upside down on December 29, 2014, 09:18:21 PM
Anyone have any suggestions for a inexpensive "convertible" car seat (car seat for a 2-3 year old)?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: upside down on December 29, 2014, 09:19:49 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Tribute-Convertible-Seat-Saturn/dp/B006PB2B6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1419905808&sr=1-1&keywords=car+seat
This is very cheap, does anyone have this, or anything in this price range that they are happy with?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on December 30, 2014, 11:18:50 AM
Amazon Warehouse deals has today 1 "BRICA Roll 'n Go Car Seat Transporter" for just $55.31 http://www.amazon.com/BRICA-Roll-Car-Seat-Transporter/dp/B0074JKQ0Y/ref=sr_1_6?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=merchant&ie=UTF8&qid=1419955879&sr=1-6&keywords=airplane+tray
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on December 30, 2014, 12:01:14 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Tribute-Convertible-Seat-Saturn/dp/B006PB2B6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1419905808&sr=1-1&keywords=car+seat
This is very cheap, does anyone have this, or anything in this price range that they are happy with?
i have this one and very not happy. my baby is very uncomfortable. she is 20 months.  it cant sit properly and does not lean properly
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on December 30, 2014, 12:22:02 PM
Anyone have any suggestions for a inexpensive "convertible" car seat (car seat for a 2-3 year old)?
cosco scenera, great ratings on consumer reports. also very light and easy to transport/transfer
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-Scenera-Convertible-Car-Seat/16932760
there's a thread with a discussion and CR ratings but cant find it
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on December 30, 2014, 12:35:49 PM
just remember: children that sleep when they travel if they are comfortable are worth a lot  ;) so think smart as well, not only cheap
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on March 29, 2015, 10:52:04 AM
Anyone have any suggestions for a inexpensive "convertible" car seat (car seat for a 2-3 year old)?
BUMP
Anyone have any suggestions?
TIA
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 02, 2015, 11:58:45 AM
I have a Graco car seat which has this type of LATCH buckles:

(http://www.800bucklup.org/images/fit_installation/PhotoDHookFlex.jpg)

These are extremely annoying and very hard to take out.
I am looking for an adapter to convert it to the following type, which is much easier:

(http://www.800bucklup.org/images/fit_installation/PhotoCPush2LatchFlex.jpg)

Does anyone know of such a thing?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on August 04, 2015, 11:07:41 AM
Hi, sorry for not goin through all pages, can anyone recommend a specific model that they find marvelous for 22lb+?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on August 06, 2015, 02:24:08 AM
Hi, sorry for not goin through all pages, can anyone recommend a specific model that they find marvelous for 22lb+?
depends on your price range, I have the peg perego sip 5/70 and I love it, easy to clean, reclines so your kid won't slump forward when sleeping
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 30, 2015, 01:47:38 PM
I think the wiki should include the laws of car seats in the states where ddf'ers commonly live.
(Sorry if the laws are posted somewhere, searched but didn't find.)
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 30, 2015, 02:16:44 PM
Wiki updated.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Yammer on August 30, 2015, 04:06:00 PM
Wiki updated.
What are the Jersey requirements for booster seats? Up to what age?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 30, 2015, 04:10:27 PM
What are the Jersey requirements for booster seats? Up to what age?
Seems to have recently changed.

ETA: Going into effect this Tuesday. See link in wiki. (I didn't want to quote contents in wiki as it is not from the Gvt's/PD's official website. But feel free to edit.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: ari9 on September 01, 2015, 11:11:11 PM
Recommendations for a carpool friendly (lightweight, easy in/out) booster seat for a 4 year old?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2015, 12:25:53 PM
Does anyone have this carseat? Thoughts?
Graco Nautilus Plus 3-in-1 Car Seat with bonus reversible body support and seat protector (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-3278587-10836839-1383598519000?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woot.com%2Foffers%2Fgraco-nautilus-plus-3-in-1-car-seat-rust) for ONLY $99.99 + $5 shipping making the final cost just $104.99 shipped!
This 3-in-1 car seat (http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-3278587-10836839-1383598519000?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woot.com%2Foffers%2Fgraco-nautilus-plus-3-in-1-car-seat-rust) works with all toddlers from 20-100 lbs ( use the 5-Point Harness from 20-65 lbs, the belt-positioning booster from 30-100 lbs and then transform to the backless booster seat from 40-100 lbs). This seat also comes with a 7 Year Graco Limited Warranty; the same car seat sells on Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/1L65q1y) for $139 with awesome reviews!

H2S
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: tageed-lee on October 07, 2015, 12:29:29 PM
Does anyone have this carseat? Thoughts?

I do... I like it... I like that it is heavy because i feel like my kid is safe in it... Cup holder areas are hard to clean though..
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2015, 02:48:24 PM
I do... I like it... I like that it is heavy because i feel like my kid is safe in it... Cup holder areas are hard to clean though..
Okay thanks!
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 17, 2015, 09:42:30 PM
⁠⁠⁠Is there such a thing as a rear-facing upright car seat?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on October 18, 2015, 04:03:34 PM
⁠⁠⁠Is there such a thing as a rear-facing upright car seat?
Some convertibles have such extenders that can be pulled out of the base to make it more upright when forward facing. I believe that they can also be used while rear-facing too.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on October 25, 2015, 11:35:38 AM
is this a good deal?
http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Tribute-Convertible-Seat-Saturn/dp/B006PB2B6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1445787095&sr=1-1&keywords=convertible+car+seat
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: cf on October 25, 2015, 11:43:17 AM
is this a good deal?
http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Tribute-Convertible-Seat-Saturn/dp/B006PB2B6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1445787095&sr=1-1&keywords=convertible+car+seat
Looks like a good price...  I have it...  I would recommend one that can recline, so that the child can sleep more comfortable.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on October 25, 2015, 11:43:53 AM
Looks like a good price...  I have it...  I would recommend one that can recline, so that the child can sleep more comfortable.
oh this doesn't recline? can't really tell from the pic
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: cf on October 25, 2015, 11:56:27 AM
No,  unless it's something similar to mine, i have it in a different color...
Check the description.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on October 25, 2015, 12:12:15 PM
No,  unless it's something similar to mine, i have it in a different color...
Check the description.

It says it reclines:

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplusautomation/vendorimages/c4e99fee-768d-4a08-b8bb-72e6bd1b3b4e._V328209696__SR220,220_.jpg)
Quote
Rear-facing Recline
Seat reclines for rear-facing use.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
What car seat is safe for a 9 month old that can both forward face (for BA flight which requires forward facing) and also rear face for use in a car/taxi?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on December 01, 2015, 10:36:50 AM
What car seat is safe for a 9 month old that can both forward face (for BA flight which requires forward facing) and also rear face for use in a car/taxi?
i think the Cosco Scenera would be your cheapest/safest bet
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 10:39:10 AM
i think the Cosco Scenera would be your cheapest/safest bet
Thanks I will look into it.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 01, 2015, 01:16:12 PM
What car seat is safe for a 9 month old that can both forward face (for BA flight which requires forward facing) and also rear face for use in a car/taxi?
That's what "convertible" is.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 07, 2015, 10:05:58 PM
What's the carseat carrier that Dan uses?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: TimT on December 07, 2015, 10:17:09 PM
What's the carseat carrier that Dan uses?
For the airport this (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JJK9EY/?tag=cl03f-20)
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on December 07, 2015, 10:20:36 PM
What's the carseat carrier that Dan uses?
If you're talking about for travel with a convertible car seat, that would be the GoGo Babyz Travelmate. If you're talking about transporting an infant car seat everywhere, that would be the UBV with an adapter. Or maybe you meant something else?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 07, 2015, 10:32:11 PM
If you're talking about for travel with a convertible car seat, that would be the GoGo Babyz Travelmate. If you're talking about transporting an infant car seat everywhere, that would be the UBV with an adapter. Or maybe you meant something else?
Gogo Babyz.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on December 07, 2015, 11:09:00 PM
Gogo Babyz.  Thanks!
If you're getting one, make sure it's the newer version. I got a pair on Craigslist and they were the old version, I don't recommend it.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 08, 2015, 12:36:43 AM
In for 2 with TimT's link. thanks all. Anyone know if they'll wheel right down the aisle to the back of the plane?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2015, 12:40:32 AM
In for 2 with TimT's link. thanks all. Anyone know if they'll wheel right down the aisle to the back of the plane?
From DDMS:
"We wheel the kids through the airport and right to their seat on the plane thanks to 2 GoGo Babyz Travelmates that fit into the overhead bins."

Although Dan goes to the front, not the back.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 08, 2015, 01:39:38 AM
I remembered that
"We wheel the kids through the airport and right to their seat on the plane thanks to 2 GoGo Babyz Travelmates that fit into the overhead bins."
but
Dan goes to the front, not the back.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 08, 2015, 04:15:23 AM
I remembered thatbut
He has flown coach more them once with kids
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on December 08, 2015, 10:02:14 AM
In for 2 with TimT's link. thanks all. Anyone know if they'll wheel right down the aisle to the back of the plane?
I only did it once, and it wheeled all the way back with some maneuvering. One way was on Frontier and the other on Spirit, both in 3-3 configurations (don't remember which planes), so I doubt the aisles get much narrower. The restricting factor is more likely to be the width of the car seats you're using them with.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 08, 2015, 10:23:02 AM
Thanks all.  I'll report back.  Using Britax,  ua lax - ewr
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on December 08, 2015, 11:24:07 AM
Thanks all.  I'll report back.  Using Britax,  ua lax - ewr
I think I used a Britax (Boulevard maybe) and a Scenera.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 14, 2015, 07:25:49 PM
Just a quick update.  Lax - ewr RT.  757-200. Two Britax carseats.  Both wouldn't fit down the aisle empty,  much less with a squirming toddler.
Also had some trouble with the carseats shifting and hitting the wheel.  Had to adjust them most times after switching from upright to rolling position. 
All in all made it easier to get the carseats through the airport, but we still needed a stroller,  to help with the bags and stuff,  and for my 4 year old who doesn't like walking,  and $150 is a lot of money.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on December 21, 2015, 04:38:46 PM
Is BuyBuyBaby's warranty better than Bed Bath & Beyond's?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on December 21, 2015, 05:07:22 PM
As
Is BuyBuyBaby's warranty better than Bed Bath & Beyond's?

If I remember correctly they're actually a little stricter, although you can return to bed bath, so not really sure where that leaves you. Anyway I remember looking at it a while ago and thinking bed bath was more generous / easier to deal with.

Edit -
And by warranty I'm assuming you mean return policy
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on December 21, 2015, 05:12:31 PM
return policy
That's what I meant.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 14, 2016, 02:33:06 PM
Any toddler car seats, that can be snapped onto uppa baby vista 2015 version ?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 14, 2016, 04:28:32 PM
Any toddler car seats, that can be snapped onto uppa baby vista 2015 version ?
I don't think any toddler car seat is intended to be 'snapped' into any stroller, period. That concept is limited to infant car seats.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on February 17, 2016, 02:26:57 PM
Is there much of a diff. between the Evenflo SureRide DLX Convertible Car Seat and, the Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible car seat ?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: V.I.B.s Mom on May 24, 2016, 12:17:18 PM
Does anyone have an updated screenshot of CR for Booster seats for my 4 year old?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: thaber on May 29, 2016, 07:27:10 PM
Anyone have any experience with littlepassengerseats.com?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on June 14, 2016, 03:21:16 PM
any good deals on a convertible car seat? (i know, i missed out on the one on DDMS last week)
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on June 15, 2016, 11:12:19 AM
any good deals on a convertible car seat? (i know, i missed out on the one on DDMS last week)
Evenflo Momentum DLX on sale for $115
Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O8RQW6C/?tag=cl03f-20)
Walmart (http://www.walmart.com/ip/50754192?u1=&oid=223073.1&wmlspartner=XDbotxbyEF4&sourceid=37900559713816554262&affillinktype=10&veh=aff)

I have another Evenflo that's not made anymore, very similar. The LATCH's on this are fantastic (convenience-wise, don't know if it's any different safety-wise). They're self ratcheting, so instead of having to pull a strap to tighten, you just push down on the whole seat and it tightens automatically. This one also has some extras that mine doesn't, like little pockets to stash the buckles while the seat is empty (makes it much easier to get your kid in and buckled).
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: V.I.B.s Mom on July 06, 2016, 12:50:19 PM
Anyone has Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat? If yes are you happy with it?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on July 18, 2016, 12:46:08 AM
Any reviews on the doona? Is it worth the extra money? Seems really tempting and especially easy for airports...
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: samuel.ktz on July 18, 2016, 08:35:54 AM
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2015/12/27/doona-infant-car-seat-stroller/&ved=0ahUKEwj-4r6bg_3NAhXJ1IMKHSVfChQQFggeMAA&usg=AFQjCNH06czCfVW_e5v5uEM2C2SMNQQ_wA
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on July 18, 2016, 09:02:16 AM
Any reviews on the doona? Is it worth the extra money? Seems really tempting and especially easy for airports...
If you're going to carry it up / down stairs, think about the extra weight
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on September 07, 2016, 11:27:48 AM
I'm in need of a narrow car seat or a booster seat with a 5 point harness for a 3 year old.
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on September 07, 2016, 11:52:37 AM
I'm in need of a narrow car seat or a booster seat with a 5 point harness for a 3 year old.
Any suggestions?
The blogs that cover this suggest just about anything from Clek or Diono for narrow convertible seats. There's also the Combi Coccoro, but if you're asking for either convertible or booster w/harness, the kids won't be too comfortable in the Combi. The go to for booster w/harness is the IMMI Go (which is what Uber Family uses).

Note that none of these are particularly cheap. There are probably others that can save you some money if you don't need the absolutely narrowest options.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on September 07, 2016, 12:38:17 PM
The blogs that cover this suggest just about anything from Clek or Diono for narrow convertible seats. There's also the Combi Coccoro, but if you're asking for either convertible or booster w/harness, the kids won't be too comfortable in the Combi. The go to for booster w/harness is the IMMI Go (which is what Uber Family uses).

Note that none of these are particularly cheap. There are probably others that can save you some money if you don't need the absolutely narrowest options.

Clek is very pricey. Diono Radian100 I checked out recently it was $240 but it just dropped to $196 so it seems like a great option right now. The IMMI Go is what I would prefer as I'd avoid buying a booster seat in another year, my only concern is that I can't find the dimensions anywhere to see how narrow it is.

Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: MC on September 07, 2016, 12:42:43 PM
Clek is very pricey. Diono Radian100 I checked out recently it was $240 but it just dropped to $196 so it seems like a great option right now. The IMMI Go is what I would prefer as I'd avoid buying a booster seat in another year, my only concern is that I can't find the dimensions anywhere to see how narrow it is.

Thanks for your help!
https://www.immigoseat.com/frequently-asked-questions/
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on September 07, 2016, 12:55:37 PM
https://www.immigoseat.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Thanks
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Marko Rubio on May 17, 2017, 05:21:16 PM
looking for a cheap but good convertible car seat for a 3 year old any suggestions?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on May 17, 2017, 06:03:03 PM
looking for a cheap but good convertible car seat for a 3 year old any suggestions?
What do u mean good? All car seats sold in us meat cpsc standards, regardless of price.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Marko Rubio on May 17, 2017, 06:07:37 PM
What do u mean good? All car seats sold in us meat cpsc standards, regardless of price.
i would prefer rather a light weight smaller one rather then a big heavy one, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 25, 2017, 03:38:28 PM
GRACO    MY RIDE 65    9999

May 10, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000
Child Seat Webbing may Tear Under Load/FMVSS 213

A child that is not adequately restrained in a crash has an increased risk of an injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000

Manufacturer Graco Children's Products Inc.

Components CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected 25,494

Summary

Graco Children's Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. As such, these car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Remedy

Graco will notify owners, and dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 17, 2017. Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
1 Affected Product
Child Seat
 
GRACO    MY RIDE 65    9999

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17C001000 (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17C001000)
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on May 25, 2017, 08:20:26 PM
GRACO MY RIDE 65 9999

May 10, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000
Child Seat Webbing may Tear Under Load/FMVSS 213

A child that is not adequately restrained in a crash has an increased risk of an injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C001000

Manufacturer Graco Children's Products Inc.

Components CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected 25,494

Summary

Graco Children's Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. As such, these car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Remedy

Graco will notify owners, and dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 17, 2017. Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
1 Affected Product
Child Seat
 
GRACO MY RIDE 65 9999

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17C001000 (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17C001000)
Just bought one this week
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 28, 2017, 01:38:06 PM
Just bought one this week
It might be a fixed version.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: regular on August 10, 2017, 07:33:13 PM
Can anyone recommend a cheap lightweight car seat for a second car?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on November 02, 2017, 10:39:22 PM
Can anyone weigh in on the Chicco NextFit vs Maxi Cosi Pria 70

Or, is there anything cheaper that's worth looking into as well?

Until what age do people use these carseats in general?

TIA
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on November 03, 2017, 02:37:06 PM
Can anyone weigh in on the Chicco NextFit vs Maxi Cosi Pria 70

Or, is there anything cheaper that's worth looking into as well?

Until what age do people use these carseats in general?

TIA

Check out the graco extend 2 fit, you can sometimes find it under $200 on sale . Great car seat.  Use the car seat until read for a high back booster, usually around age 5. You can also switch to a harness booster from age 2 and on.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on November 06, 2017, 10:29:25 PM
Check out the graco extend 2 fit, you can sometimes find it under $200 on sale . Great car seat.  Use the car seat until read for a high back booster, usually around age 5. You can also switch to a harness booster from age 2 and on.
Thanks! Are you referring to the 4ever extend2fit or the regular one? The 4ever one is like double the price.

BTW target has a bunch of gracos on sale today
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on November 06, 2017, 11:25:19 PM
I see that the Chicco NextFit Zip has a feature where you can remove the fabric part to wash it without unbuckling the carseat. Any other carseats have that feature?

Looking for something comfortable as we spend a lot of time in the car. Any recommendations? For a 2.5 year old kid who is about 35 pounds. It doesn't need to turn into a booster if that makes a difference.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: yelped on November 06, 2017, 11:37:17 PM
I see that the Chicco NextFit Zip has a feature where you can remove the fabric part to wash it without unbuckling the carseat. Any other carseats have that feature?

Looking for something comfortable as we spend a lot of time in the car. Any recommendations? For a 2.5 year old kid who is about 35 pounds. It doesn't need to turn into a booster if that makes a difference.
The maxi Cosi Pria 85 definitely does. Even some cheaper ones have that these days. Very handy.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on November 07, 2017, 11:10:12 PM
Does anyone have any input on the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 vs 85? I've been googling but finding contradictory information and advice.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: yelped on November 07, 2017, 11:36:06 PM
Does anyone have any input on the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 vs 85? I've been googling but finding contradictory information and advice.
85 is wider on the inside and could get taller, supporting kids that are older. There may some other improvements. I got mine on eBay brand new for about $130 iirc a couple of years ago. I just searched around recently and they're all much more expensive now.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on November 07, 2017, 11:39:59 PM
85 is wider on the inside and could get taller, supporting kids that are older. There may some other improvements. I got mine on eBay brand new for about $130 iirc a couple of years ago. I just searched around recently and they're all much more expensive now.
Thanks! It looks like the minimum weight is higher too in the 85. Aside from that are there any differences?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Chuck2 on November 12, 2017, 09:56:31 AM
Does anyone have any input on the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 vs 85? I've been googling but finding contradictory information and advice.
http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/2015/02/09/compare-2015-maxi-cosi-convertible-car-seats/ (http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/2015/02/09/compare-2015-maxi-cosi-convertible-car-seats/) also look at these other posts for great comparisons http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/category/product-comparisons/compare-car-seats/ (http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/category/product-comparisons/compare-car-seats/)
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on November 12, 2017, 10:43:19 AM
http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/2015/02/09/compare-2015-maxi-cosi-convertible-car-seats/ (http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/2015/02/09/compare-2015-maxi-cosi-convertible-car-seats/) also look at these other posts for great comparisons http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/category/product-comparisons/compare-car-seats/ (http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/category/product-comparisons/compare-car-seats/)
TY
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on February 13, 2019, 10:15:50 PM
Of all the options that Graco now has for their SnugLock (not SnugRide) infant seats, does anyone happen to know which weighs the least (without the base)? Can't seem to find the info online...

Looks like they have a SnugLock 30, SnugLock 35, SnugLock 35 Elite, SnugLock 35 XT, LX, and the list goes on...

TY
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on April 15, 2019, 10:01:47 AM
Is there a board for a child to ride on that's compatible with the Maxi-Cosi Zelia (http://"https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WM2Z67/")?
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on June 04, 2019, 11:40:06 PM
Looking for the best car seat, bought the  Britax Marathon ClickTight originally, however found it very bulky (interfering with back of drivers seat in SUV) and also when rear facing very difficult to recline without unblocking.

Now im looking for another one, so many options. Seems like the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat people love, also the maxi cosi I know a few people that have.

If anyone can point me in the right direction would be much appreciated.

If more details are needed -

budget - upto $350
features - easy to get kid strapped in
easy to adjust the straps
easy to clean (machine wash)

And I think that's it, TIA!
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on June 04, 2019, 11:41:31 PM
Looking for the best car seat, bought the  Britax Marathon ClickTight originally, however found it very bulky (interfering with back of drivers seat in SUV) and also when rear facing very difficult to recline without unblocking.

Now im looking for another one, so many options. Seems like the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat people love, also the maxi cosi I know a few people that have.

If anyone can point me in the right direction would be much appreciated.

If more details are needed -

budget - upto $350
features - easy to get kid strapped in
easy to adjust the straps
easy to clean (machine wash)

And I think that's it, TIA!
Been very happy with Maxi Cosi Pria 70. Has all four features you listed. Also you can pull off the fabric part to wash it without unbuckling the whole car seat from the car = really nice feature.
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on June 05, 2019, 12:58:51 AM
Been very happy with Maxi Cosi Pria 70. Has all four features you listed. Also you can pull off the fabric part to wash it without unbuckling the whole car seat from the car = really nice feature.
Any reason not to get the newer maxi cosi 85 model? or the 85 max?

also, what edge does that have over the graco? thanks!
Title: Re: Car Seat Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on June 05, 2019, 10:04:48 AM
Any reason not to get the newer maxi cosi 85 model? or the 85 max?

also, what edge does that have over the graco? thanks!
I don't know about newer since I bought mine a couple years ago. I didn't get the 85 because by the time my kid is 70 pounds I sure hope they are not sitting in a carseat :)

I didn't compare it to graco either, I really bought it because someone recommended it to me. One nice thing is that to adjust the shoulder straps you don't need to unthread the buckle - there's a head piece that lifts up/down and the straps go through there so it's really easy to adjust. I don't know if the graco has that.