Infant carseat for small car??


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I am wanting a seat reccomendation for an infant seat. In a previous thread I asked about convertibles. Now I want to know of an infant seat. We drive 1998 Dodge Neon 2 Door. Me and DH are short at 5'1 and 110lbs for him. I am 5'3 at 130lbs. We are both very petite. DH does all the driving. My DD is 5 yo, 39inches tall and 41lbs. She is an Evenflo Big Kid Sport Booster seat, currently seated behind me. We are moving her over to DH side. There were carseats with DD that I hated. I hated Cosco car seats. We had a couple of them that I didn't like In my moms car we had Evenflo, hated those just as much.

Car seats I have been looking at
-Chicco Keyfit
-Britax B-Safe
-Graco Click Connect

DD is DH DSD. Her Dad was 5'10 at about 200lbs. DD took more of my size on to her. She was born at 7lbs 12.9 oz 19 3/4 inches long, at 7lbs and 4 oz when leaving the hospital.


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The Keyfit will take up the least front-to-back space of those 3. The other good option would be a Cybex Aton - it's more expensive than the Keyfit but takes up less space; you can find some older models on sale right now for about the same price, though.
The Graco and Britax seats don't take up a TON of room, but are about average as far as front-to-back space goes - they're not particularly space-saving at all. In a 2-door car, I'd want to eke out every inch - if if you guys are short! I'm 5'2" and was driving a 2-door car for awhile as a nanny to twins, and was able to get 2 Keyfits in the back no problem.

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