Princess A has had the same car seat since she was born. Part of the reason we bought it is because it goes from birth to 30 pounds. Right now Princess A is 25 pounds so technically her car seat is still safe but when she is in it it just looks too big for her. Her legs hang out and I also don’t think she likes the fact that she is lying back. I talked to her doctor and she said I should wait until she is 30 pounds to switch because this car seat is safer and even if her legs are so long the stick out of the car seat it is better to have a broken leg than to get a head injury.
So we are waiting to get a new car seat but for fun I started to look at car seats for bigger kids. It sure was overwhelming! There are so many car seats and I don’t even understand the descriptions most of the time. None of my friends have car seats for their toddlers because it is such a hassle to take a cab with kids in NYC. I need one so Princess A can be in a car at her grandparents house and I like having a car seat so I can hop in a cab in case there is an emergency.
So any advice for a novice car seat shopper? What car seat do you have for your precious cargo? I bought the one we currently have because the nurses at the hospital said it is the best. Maybe I should drop by the hospital this week and ask them what they suggest for older kids… or would they find that annoying?