SO SO frustrated! Britax INFANT seat

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Registered: 02-05-2008
SO SO frustrated! Britax INFANT seat
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 7:24pm
Ok is it just me or is this thing so incrediably tight fitting??!! My baby is 3 months old and it has been a nightmare since she was born. I can hardly buckle it in b/c it is SO tight on her thighs. It's a constant struggle. There is just no leeway with the strap. I don't get it??!! Ya she's a chunky baby (almost 15 lbs) but I swear I've been having issues with it since she was born. I'm so disappointed in this. I have 2 Boulevards for my twins and they have been just awesome. Not single problem but this infant seat is just horrible. It literally takes me 5 minutes to get buckled in every time, meanwhile my baby is screaming cuz i'm pulling and fighting with the belt. My sister who has a Chicco, was able to use it on her very very chunky baby till he was well over a year old. What is wrong with this seat? I'm to the point where I feel like just getting rid of it and going ahead and buying the boulevard now.
I just spent so much money on the Britax travel system assuming the infant seat was going to be just as good as the boulevards and it looks "pretty" but I never would have bothered if I had known it was going to be a nightmare to use every time. i just don't know what i could be doing "wrong" or if that's how these seats are.
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Registered: 09-13-2006
Mon, 04-26-2010 - 11:05am
Have you called Britax about this? It sounds like your harness might be defective. a 15# baby should still easily fit in the Chaperone.

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