Ideas and info on car seats

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Registered: 09-17-2011
Ideas and info on car seats
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Tue, 11-01-2011 - 2:27pm
Mia is getting bigger. She doesn't weigh much . . . 8 months 15lbs 5 oz but she's long!! 30 inches. She's gonna have to stay rear facing for a while it seems but her infant carrier seat is too small. Any ideas or suggestions on car seats? She has a neck lag that has improved but is still present. So I'm not sure. . . Thank you ahead of time!!
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 6:21pm

We had this problem with Ben.

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Registered: 09-17-2011
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 11:07pm
Thank You. . . Will definetly look into it. . . It's been quite a challenge to figure out what will work best and keep her safe. Thank you!
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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 9:29pm

I am a fan of Britax seats.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 1:00am
We have a regular convertible car seat from Walmart rear facing for Madison. Most kids with hypotonia need to be rear facing longer than their peers. So we got the cutest one we could find at Walmart and it works perfect rear facing in our suburban. The ladies have better brand name help ;) with 5 kids I am the bargain queen ;)
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Registered: 09-17-2011
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 12:37pm
I have a suburban also! Car seats are very expensive and I'm on a very tight budget also. I found great seats at walmart.com since your post!! I think I'll compare further. Thank you for the idea!!

Mir
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Sat, 11-05-2011 - 4:58pm
Not a problem Mir :) My hubby works at Walmart, and other than Madie's SSI that is our only income, so as a family of 7 we live on a shoestring budget. I love the Britax seats, but have never been able to afford one in the 12 years we have been using car seats :)

We love our suburban! We are looking at trading it in in the spring and getting a newer one. But for a big family with lots of stuff to haul every time we leave the house, we can't find a better truck :)