Monday, July 11, 2011

Mommy advice.

It's time for another car seat.  We have the Roundabout 55 and he's now outgrowing his keyfit 30.  Soooooooooooooo what do we do?  I'm considering the myride 65, evenflo triumph advance, ug ug ug.  What do I do?  go the britax route again?

Can someone else do this for me?  My mind is currently filled with impact statistics and thinking about what he'll weigh when and how tall and when we get a booster etc.


RevMindy said...


You probably didn't know I read your blog but now you do. :) I enjoy reading it. Morgan is now 21 months old and when we went to a bigger car seat we continued the rear-facing trend and got a rear-facing one for a bigger child (up to 25kg with a 5 point harness). I like it a lot. It is simple, fairly lightweight and thus easy to move, and when necessary it can be installed forward-facing too. It works well and rear-facing ones are supposed to be much safer. I am told that in Scandinavia where the safety standards are higher, most kids till at least age 3-5 use rear-facing seats.

We have the Britax 2-way Elite (at least that is the name it is sold as here in the UK). I don't know where you get them in the US but if you just want to see the info on the seat it is described here on the webpage of a store local to us

Best wishes sorting through the overwhelming possibilities. If I can be any further help please don't hesitate to ask.


Carol said...

Car seats. PITA. We've been through one round of convertible car seats (Eddie Bauer from Target) and I found you get what you pay for. It sucks.

I coughed up huge $$ for the Britax Boulevard 70. It rear faces through 40 pounds. Kids are recommended to stay rear facing now through 2 - but its not law yet.

My 33 pound 3 year old is rear facing with no problems. He doesn't care.

Anyway, the Britax Seat IS NOT the easiest thing to install (though its highly rated in the easy to install category) BUT once installed, it feels really secure. It also sits our kids (we have the 3 yo and a 1 yo) nice and low into the seats their heads are nice cushioned on both sides. This makes it hard to load um' in their but I really feel they are safer. The harnesses also don't get tangled up as easily as other harnesses I've used.

Courtneytcu98 said...

As you know, we have the True Fit Premiere and a Britax. I think that the True Fit has some great features (not having to re-thread straps to make adjustments), but I'm not sure it's as comfortable for E as the Britax. I have heard really great things about the My Ride 65--I'm thinking we may go that route with B.

Heidi Bruch said...

I'm currently researching, too. We have the britax diplomat for hayden and we love britax for safety, comfort, etc. We are waiting to hear back from 1800buckleup for advice on the nest that is out there right now. We hear there is a new one (not britax) the works now through booster, just keeps converting. I will let you know what we hear;) otherwise, britax again!

A.B. said...

Oh, yes please Heidi! We have the Britax Roundabout 55 right now and so are looking for something that's a little bit bigger. I was looking at the marathon, but there are like 3 seats with higher ratings that are cheaper.... sigh. This is hard work. Good thing we have some cute babies that take all brain power!

Jill said...

Amanda - we have the Britax diplomat (I think that's what it's called but it's been discontinued since we got it) and the Evenflo Triumph Advance. We like both of them. We have her in the Britax more often because that's the car she's usually in but I wouldn't worry if she was in the Evenflo one regularly either. It's way cheaper.

Heidi Bruch said...

See my post today, but the option was the graco nautilus, but it can't rear-face. Went with the britax.