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    CPS Technician brookity's Avatar
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    Infant seat choices?

    If you were buying an infant seat right now, which seat would you choose? My cousin needs a recommendation and I am totally out of the loop. Budget is not an issue and the vehicles are a Honda Accord and a Chrysler 300. The seat will probably be my gift to her for her baby shower.

    What would you recommend?
    Brooke, Mom to Morgan, 8 years old, riding safely in her Oobrs.

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    If I had my dream seat it would be the Cybex Aton, but that was out if my price range for a seat that would last only a year, so I decided on a Chicco Keyfit which is known to be simple to install and use. The Britax BSafe might also be a good choice, are their any other considerations like tall parents so very little leg room or an expected tall/chunky baby? Do you know what stroller she wants or will she decide that based on the seat? Graco snugride 30/35 is normally also recommended but I can see with the recent recall that seat could have negative connotations regardless of if it's true or not.
    Mommy to Jake, a.k.a Booger Breath #1- born March 2012 and Sawyer, my little "Soy Bean"- born May 2014

    Playing the Car Seat Shuffle between a True Fit Premier, Guide 65, Graco MySize, Graco Milestone and a Maxi Cosi Pria

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    Re: Infant seat choices?

    Keyfit

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    Britax chaperone

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    I really want a Maxi Cosi Prezi in black with a white base.

    In terms of practicality, a KeyFit.
    -Angela

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    Bookmarking to see what others say
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    CPS Technician xursusmaritimusx's Avatar
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    After two snugride 35s I'm going with the Keyfit this time.



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    Budget no object? Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 Limited Edition; Uppababy Mesa; Nuna Pipa; Cybex Aton 2....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xursusmaritimusx View Post
    After two snugride 35s I'm going with the Keyfit this time.
    I'm also a Snugride to Keyfit convert.
    Michelle




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    Keyfit.
    Mom to:
    Hannah 11 Graco Connext, Abby 10 Graco Connext, Josh 7 Recaro Performance Booster, and Zach 2 1/2 Sunshine Kids Radian 80.

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    Re: Infant seat choices?

    Does she have a stroller in mind? I wouldn't buy a car seat based on a stroller, but I would keep it in mind.

    We bought an Aton because it was the only one that fit comfortably in our car. That decision kinda locked us into high-end strollers as well, since the Aton doesn't work with many strollers and we wanted the convenience of a travel system. Still cheaper than buying a bigger car, but way more expensive than it had to be. We could have just gotten a Keyfit and a Chicco Cortina and saved hundreds of dollars.

    So if money were truly no object, I would buy an Aton Q, Nuna Pipa, or Peg Perego 4.35. But I would also have to be prepared to shell out for a stroller that would go with it.

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    Re: Infant seat choices?

    Depending on how soon you need it the peg perego primo viaggio 4.35 should come out in April and looks really promising. There are also a few other really nice looking seats coming out. The B-safe is a nice seat for what is out now.

    I know many love the keyfit but I am not a keyfit person...so much so I am passing on one for my newest baby
    L 12/08 riding in a Zebra FR90 52lbs 48in
    J 12/11 riding rfing in a Laguna G4 BLVD 28lbs 35in

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    Quote Originally Posted by xursusmaritimusx View Post
    After two snugride 35s I'm going with the Keyfit this time.
    What made you switch to a keyfit?

    Stephanie, mom to Austin 17 yrs, 135 lbs, 67 in, seat belt
    Tyler 12 yrs, 95 llbs, 60 in, seat belt

    Dominick 8.5 yrs, 52 lbs, 50 in, in a Performance Booster, Amp and HiRise
    And Emily, 8-9-14, 2.5 yrs 30 lbs, 35 in, ERF in a CA65, Grow & Go and MA70

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    CPS Technician xursusmaritimusx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by momtoo3 View Post
    What made you switch to a keyfit?
    Need it for a 3 across situation



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    Senior Community Member momtoo3's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by xursusmaritimusx View Post

    Need it for a 3 across situation
    Thank you. I was going back and forth between the 2 and ended up with the SR35LX.

    Stephanie, mom to Austin 17 yrs, 135 lbs, 67 in, seat belt
    Tyler 12 yrs, 95 llbs, 60 in, seat belt

    Dominick 8.5 yrs, 52 lbs, 50 in, in a Performance Booster, Amp and HiRise
    And Emily, 8-9-14, 2.5 yrs 30 lbs, 35 in, ERF in a CA65, Grow & Go and MA70

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    Quote Originally Posted by momtoo3 View Post
    Thank you. I was going back and forth between the 2 and ended up with the SR35LX.
    I would have just used the sr35 i have again if it would have fit!



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    Keyfit, bsafe, or chaperone ... love my chaperone with ds. Used an sr35 with dd and thought it was awesome at the time, now I couldn't go back if I tried lol
    Jocelynn Makena 02/20/07 riding in a britax parkway knight sg and pink cub sgl
    Corbin James 07/27/2013 riding in a britax cowmooflage marathon and laguna boulevard

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    Re: Infant seat choices?

    Aton 2 (since the Q is not out yet.)
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

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