TOTALLY OT: Calling Kimmy & Rose-and anyone else who shuttles babies...

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TOTALLY OT: Calling Kimmy & Rose-and anyone else who shuttles babies...
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 12:41pm

Since I'll be Breeby sitting full time soon, I want a car seat for *my* car.

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I haven't looked recently, but I remember back in the day that you could buy just the base for the infant bucket seat.

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Sabr, I didn't have the rocker one with either of the little girls, I had one closer to the Fisher price my little ajuga bunny bouncer and both girls liked it quite a bit. I can't remember which one exactly I had, but I had one that had a vibrate setting that was nice, as well as played music. The vibrate part was great when they were getting drowsy.

As for the carseat, you can purchase extra bases for other cars of the grace travel system if you want just the base. If you want a whole carseat for your car alone, I will say there aren't many that have a base and handle for the infant and then convert for toddler purposes. Grace snug ride is a great infant one that isn't too expensive. If you want one that truly converts from infant to toddler, i am jot sure what ones, if any have the base and carrying handle.
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Arryl, getting an extra base for the Graco system would be an excellent idea.

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Yes, the convertible onces do look and are big, they do have inserts to help cushion the little ones and help with their neck, they can usually also be adjusted to sit back a bit more so their head isn't falling over as much. We bought a brand new convertible one for Madison, the littlest one, after using the infant for 6 months because she was significantly bigger than Emma,and she wasn't as comfortable in the infant seat. She ended up hating the convertible one, it was a pain, car rides were horrible for several months, but I think we figured put it was because of her reflux. We ended up going to a full on carseat once she turned one and she was much happier, but as you know, every child is different.

Madison slept in the bouncy seat all the time, but having the rocker recline can be a great asset at times. We used our pack n play, the changing table portion as a cosleeper/bassinet for the first 4 months I think, and then we put her down in the bottom part for the next several months in our room and it worked well for us. I agree, hauling something back and forth really isn't practical if you are going to have her every day.
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Our baby shower gift to the kids was a Evenflo travel system - stroller and infant carseat together - and I bought an extra base for my car.

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The kids' pediatrician warned them off used baby furniture and things like strollers and car seats, because many of them have had recalls, and if you are not the first, registered owner, you won't get the notification, OR be able to get it fixed for free.

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We had an Ikea one for both girls and. We liked it a lot, and you are right, it wasn't expensive and worked out nicely. We used the mattress for the toddler bed when the time came also, then moved them into a bunk bed.
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LOL to all!

Babies are expensive!

But worth it!!!!!

Everybody’s situation is different.

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Have you and your DH considered the advantages of having them all move back into your home?

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