Convertable Car Seat Help?

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Our daughter is now 6 months 15 lbs & 25" long. We are looking into buying a convertable seat to grow with her, and get her out of her 'pumpkin seat' :o) We have a few months before she gowns out of the current seat, but have started looking.



does anyone know anything about this seat:

http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Product...

Alpha Luxe Echelon Convertible Car Seat - by Safety 1st

We don't want to spend more than $150 MAX and want it to go up to atleast 80 lbs that also turns into a backless booster.



Advise? do's / don'ts? pro's con's? the more feedback the better please



Annie W

Middle GA

mommy to Savanah. Wife to James

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Bernadette - posted on 09/28/2009

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Annie, The car seat is good, it is the correct installation that makes it safe. You can go to any AAA office and they will make sure it is in correctly for you. I had a friend that was a "car seat" expert and I had her look at mine and she say...ohhh, bern you should have the head rest higher. Hope you can find someone like that if not...AAA is good.

Lindsay - posted on 09/27/2009

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We bought the Graco - Nautilus 3-in-1 Multi-Use Car Seat from Walmart.com. Right now it is only $144.44. If you get it shipped to the store, shipping is free. My son (16 months old) loves it! It goes up to 100 lbs and min is 20 lbs. Take a look at the website. It has reviews: http://www.walmart.com/Graco-Nautilus-3i... Hope that helps!

Tamara - posted on 09/26/2009

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Your welcome. That is how we did it and it worked now that they are 5 and 7 they are in the Britax since they are one of the few that goes up to 65lbs with the 5 point harness. For us it is the longer they are in the 5point harness the better.

Before they were born we took a 10lb sack of flour to the store with us and put it in the carseats and carried them around to see what felt best. I figure trying things out for you or the child is the way to go since you get the feel of it.

Good Luck deciding.

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Quoting Tamara:

Something to keep in mind every carseat goes through the same tests to be approved for sale in the US and therefore all safe. Best Bet is to put her in a few and see what fits her build best and how she is most comfortable.



thanks.  and the funny thing is - is that is how we pick her toys & stuff out.  let her play and then decide.  we did this in about 10 activity centers before deciding on one LOL



I am glad you pointed the safety test before saling in the US out, because that is exactly how my husband & i feel about it...

Tamara - posted on 09/26/2009

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Something to keep in mind every carseat goes through the same tests to be approved for sale in the US and therefore all safe. Best Bet is to put her in a few and see what fits her build best and how she is most comfortable.

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Quoting Carmen:

I would go with a Britax. They are a little more pricey but have the best ratings in safety & such. To me I couldn't put a price on car seat safety.



thanks but it is going to hurt us to spend that much on 1 car seat.  i think they are WAY overpriced.  thanks for the suggestion!!!

Carmen - posted on 09/26/2009

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I would go with a Britax. They are a little more pricey but have the best ratings in safety & such. To me I couldn't put a price on car seat safety.

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