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Registered: 08-07-2011
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 12:58pm

Wasn't sure where to put this exactly so I hope you ladies can help...

Hubby and I are TTC and I'm a "planner" so I'm already looking into carseats. I've been in childcare and been a nanny for many hears so I have lots of experience!

My question today is about carseats... In my years of child care I have always used the infant carrier/bucket type and then switched to the convertible RFing around 9mo-year and  then to FFing at 2yrs. But are the infant/buckets really worth it or should I just invest in a good convertible?

I know the buckets are convenient; but I am more concerned about SAFETY and being practical. I've heard lots of questionable info about the lack of safety in the infant carriers...

Any input, ideas, experience, suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Ps: A little more background incase it helps... I have medical problems that prevent me from lifting extremly heavy objects and could have me limited to my activties after birth. This will be our first, we are planning on me being a SAHM, I drive a 2012 Town and Country. I am also very interested in baby wearing, extended RFing, anything to benefit my child!

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Registered: 08-02-2007
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 10:21am
My grand daughter screams when they buckle her into the car seat. She is 3, do they hurt them, they are really different then when my sons had to sit in a car seat. Susan
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Registered: 09-07-2000
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 2:22pm


I used an infant seat with both of mine.  I loved the convenience of just snapping the seat into the base.  The baby could sleep comfortably as we went about our daily business.  I don't think that would have been the case if we would have used a convertible seat at first.  I would recommend the infant bucket type seat. 

Good luck with the TTC journey!  I hope you get a BFP soon!