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    Quick help! Contender or Sonus?

    I need a budget-friendly long-lasting convertible that can fit a newborn. Which of these two would you recommend? Sonus bottom slot is 6" as opposed to Contender's 7" -- I don't have a good sense of how much better this makes it for a newborn.


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    Re: Quick help! Contender or Sonus?

    The convertibles I see recommended most for newborns have 5-6 in bottom slots either on their own or with the help f their inserts. I'd probably go for the Sonus, if you're not sure how big baby would be.

    My youngest Fit from birth in an infant seat with 8 in bottom slots but he was 8lbs 8 oz, I think and fit well. Any smaller, we would have had to use our nextfit for awhile before the shuttle.

    How about the Cosco scenera next? 5 inch bottom slots and inexpensive enough to use for a shorter amount of time.


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    Re: Quick help! Contender or Sonus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillipop View Post
    The convertibles I see recommended most for newborns have 5-6 in bottom slots either on their own or with the help f their inserts. I'd probably go for the Sonus, if you're not sure how big baby would be.

    My youngest Fit from birth in an infant seat with 8 in bottom slots but he was 8lbs 8 oz, I think and fit well. Any smaller, we would have had to use our nextfit for awhile before the shuttle.

    How about the Cosco scenera next? 5 inch bottom slots and inexpensive enough to use for a shorter amount of time.


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    Thanks. I am buying it for a woman in my neighborhood and she said she wanted a seat that would last RF and FF, which is why I nixed the NEXT. I figured since I am buying her a seat, I should get her one that she won't have to replace for awhile.

    I went with the Sonus!


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    Re: Quick help! Contender or Sonus?

    Just in case others are reading this... Sonus goes to max 50# and contender 65#.

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