Convertible Car Seats? Any suggestions...

Elizabeth - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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We are starting to research convertible car seats for our 9 month old. She is very tall & petite, so she will not need it for a few months, but we were looking for suggestions. Currently, we are leaning toward the Britax Boulevard. Any suggestions regarding this brand/model or other brands/models would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Tish - posted on 03/30/2009

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I have an evenflo convertable seat for my daughter, i got it for her at about 7 months since she was so tall. She is very skinny and tall, but i have been very happy with this seat. She is now 15 months old so its held up nicely, it was a little pricey but i figured it was worth it since it also turned into a booster seat as well was about $199 at babiesrus.

User - posted on 03/30/2009

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I had considered the Britax for my son too, but I wondered if it was really worth paying that much more money.  I researched a lot of the seats and ended up getting the Evenflo triumph advance lx.  I love it for a few reasons, its really cushy which is nice since they fall alseep so often in their seats, it is side impact tested (which in the past only britax was), it is about $100 cheaper than britax, the fabric is good quality and washes up good, you can keep them in a 5 point harness up to 50 lbs, and I love that the straps are adjustable without having to take out your whole seat and take out the straps.  I know some people complained about the racheting nob for the straps but my husband and I both really like it.  So I would say its at least worth checking out! Good luck!

Cara - posted on 03/30/2009

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We have the Britax Marathon.  I love it!  My son is 14 months old and has loved it since the first time he was in it!  It sits a little higher up so he can see out of the window better.  The straps don't get twisted, and adjust easily.  We chose this model because our son is quite big for his age (26lbs and 34 inches long) and this seat goes up to 60lbs I think.  We wanted to get some good use out of it.   He outgrew his infant seat really early.  The only downfall is that as a rear facing seat it takes up quite a bit of room, but if it fits in your car it is well worth the squish for a couple months!!  Plus Britax does have the highest safety ratings I found online.  Plus you mail in your address and they will notify you of any recalls, as opposed to having to hear about it on the news!!!

Shannon - posted on 03/30/2009

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I am looking at the Britax as well, I have heard great things about it. My first son uses the Eddie Bauer I was happy with it until I had to deal with customer service. They Suck. My strap needed to be replaced as it was freyed and they kept messing up, one moment it was on back order the next they are sending me the wrong thing. It took over a month to replace and it propably only happened because I called the store where I bought the seat and also wrote in with a complaint and miraculously I received two replacement straps within days (I was threatening to tell everyone which I still am doing). They don't seem to care about the safety of their seats until an accident happens and it is all over the news.



Good luck with whatever carseat you choose.

Nichola - posted on 03/30/2009

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i have a cosco brand that faces backwards for and can be used starting as a newborn and then it turns around when they are ready and goes up to like 50lbs and so far i have had no problems with it. It was easy to adjust the straps and to install

Katie - posted on 03/30/2009

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my husband and i bought the britax roundabout car seat for my daughter as a christmas present, and it is a great car seat..the only prob we have had is that the straps get twisted VERY easily.  we also recently bought a graco comfort sport at target and so far she seems to like both the same.  but I would definitly recommend a britax car seat...they are the safest according to consumer reports :o)  good luck picking!!

Lacey - posted on 03/30/2009

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We have two versions of Eddie Bauer car seats for my boys and I love them. They were easy to convert, easy to take apart and clean and easy functioning for all stages that we've had. They're in the booster seats now and I love that they have three different levels for the shoulder strap to go through depending on the height of the child.

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