switching to a convertible car seat
We switched David into a convertible car seat over the weekend.
Prior to cruising in this sweet new seat, we had him in the UPPAbaby Mesa car seat. I go back and forth on whether or not I really like that car seat. It’s high quality and safe, without question, so we’ll use it for the next baby without a doubt. My biggest complaint was that it’s heavy, but I think the weight is due to how sturdy it is! I loved that it had a built in canopy, and was super easy to tighten once David was in the seat.
Anyway, not only does David have thigh rolls that won’t quit, but I found his shoulders to be getting a bit cramped in the Mesa here lately. I also rarely carry him around in the car seat anymore, so it was time to switch him into a convertible.
I was dreading starting the search for another car seat because there are so many great options on the market and it’s hard to decide which one is right for you, having never used one.
I browsed Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us a few times, and always found myself going back to the Chicco NextFit or their new NextFit Zip. I liked that it wasn’t absolutely huge, but had a lot of the features I was looking for in a convertible car seat.
I got seriously spoiled by how easy it was to tighten the harness in the UPPAbaby Mesa, so I wanted something that was as simple. I wanted David to be able to grow into this car seat nicely, and it hopefully be the last one we buy before he’s in a booster seat when the time comes.
I loved that this seat has 9 recline positions! He rarely sleeps in the car seat anymore, so I like having him more upright. It installed like a dream, and I love how secure he is in the seat, without his shoulders being smashed.
“let’s go mom.”
diaper bag: the Linda by Better Life Bags (LOVE this bag)
Last month was “car seat safety” month, so as I was chatting with Chicco they sent over these basic tips.
So far, David seems to really be comfortable in the seat. I love how easy it is to get him in and out, and how fool-proof it is to tighten the harness and keep him safe and secure.
If you are hunting for a convertible car seat, I hope this information is helpful!
*I was not compensated for this post. Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat was given as a gift.