Need recommendations for a car seat

Ashton Michelle - posted on 12/10/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 months old and is 20 lbs 28 1/4 inches long. I want the graco 4 ever car seat but I don't want to pay that much. Any suggestions that are rear facing but are good up to 110 lbs realistically. I would really appreciate the help.. Thanks

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Ledia - posted on 12/10/2014

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Like Sarah said, the Graco 4ever is the only one that rear faces and is good up to 110 pounds. It costs a lot up front, but that is because you are getting all three car seats. If you price out quality car seats for all three stages, the Graco 4Ever actually costs less, but if you don't want to put down that much money all at once, you could just purchase a rear facing seat for now, then purchase a forward facing seat that has a high 5 point harness limit (65 pounds is probably the max you'll find right now) and goes up to 100 or 110 pounds as a belt adjusting booster when she is about 3 years old. It would cost more in the long run, but might be easier to manage financially because you don't have to come up with all of it at once.

(keep in mind, most healthy kids don't weigh 100 pounds until they are in middle school--I didn't top 100 pounds until I was in my late 20's....)

The Graco Nautilus is a great forward facing seat that uses a 5 point harness all the way up to 65 pounds, then a seat belt adjuster up to 100 pounds. My son is 9 years old, and he still doesn't weigh 65 pounds.

Sarah - posted on 12/10/2014

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I think the only seat you will find that can be rear facing and good up to 110 pounds is the Graco forever seat. Otherwise you can get one that can be both rear and forward facing Convertible but have a weight limit of 65 pounds. Then buy a booster seat once the child reaches 65 pounds.

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Ashton Michelle - posted on 12/11/2014

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Thank for your suggestions and yeah I figured that's what I would have to do for now.

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