Friday, August 14, 2009

busy busy busy

i have a lot to write about: buying a house, being 6 mos preggers, family trips. but i have no time!! sorry folks. hopefully i'll be able to write a full post (maybe with pictures!) next week.

back to work!

1 comment:

  1. To answer your question - we have a Graco SafeSeat.

    We are planning on having another kid before Jolyon would be graduated to a booster, we're looking at needing two carseats anyway, so for us it made sense to get an infant carseat rather than a convertible one that goes through the toddler ages.

    Oh, and I should also say that we wanted to be able to use an infant carseat with the Bob Revolution carseat adapter bar thingy. That meant it was a choice of the Graco Safeseat, the Graco Snugride, or two more expensive and less highly rated carseats... so that really reduced the number of choices we had, too.

    In all honesty, we picked the SafeSeat because we liked the Rittenhouse pattern. However, we do like the fact that he won't outgrow this one as quickly as he would have outgrown the Snugride.
    The only real difference between the Snugride and the Safeseat is that it is good for your kid until they are 32 inches tall or 32 lbs.

    That additional range does make the whole carseat a big bigger and heavier, though, just as you might expect. We're not really big fans of using the carseat as baby furniture, but there have been occasional times when we want to carry Jolyon in the carseat (like when looking at houses with our realtor when where we are getting in and out of the car often, or when we want to walk on to the ferry but get picked up by a car on other side). On those occasions, the SafeSeat is definitely not a light load to carry around. If you expect to be doing a lot of this sort of thing, the weight might be worth considering... but for general getting the carseat from our home (in the stroller) to getting it into the car, it's not a big deal, for me anyway. And I suspect you two are in even better upper body shape than I am, so it won't be a problem. :)

    (BTW, I think that the Safeseat is now being called the Snugride 32 just to make it more confusing.)

    Anyway, hope that helps. I do think that getting the carseat adapter for your BOB is probably worth it, so you can use the stroller during the first months when the neck control isn't really existent yet. :)