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    Lightweight and Inexpensive Bucket Seat

    Hello! I'm expecting my 2nd baby this February. I have a Lamaze Via bucket seat(not recalled I already checked). My older child will be almost five and a half by the time that baby is born and will Be in school full time, every day. But she will be bussed from our daycare. The Via is stupid heavy. I've been toying with the idea of getting a lighter infant bucket. Skipping the bucket is not an option. It's -40 in winter and while I do baby wear, having to haul baby in and out of the car in the -40 for a short period of time make a bucket a must.

    So what's the lightest bucket out there? I'd prefer to spend less than $150. I drive a Volvo wagon that has pretty decent space so that's not really a concern of mine. Longevity is also not a big deal to me as I'll likely switch to a convertible after winter.
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    Re: Lightweight and Inexpensive Bucket Seat

    hi there and welcome! Sorry it's been a few days for you to get a reply, lots of people away from their computers enjoying summer while it lasts!

    The Safety 1st OnBoard Air 22 -- formerly known by the name Comfy Carry Elite or Light 'N' Comfy - might be a good bet for the price. Also the Evenflo Embrace 35. Both are at Walmart. Both have a 29" height limit and either a 22 or 35lb weight limit.

    Are you certain the Via isn't recalled? I thought they all were, and have a vague recollection of getting a negative answer on whether the recall applied to a specific model number based on how the number was entered in their check system.
    Jen ~ Canadian CPST-IT with CPSAC

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