Yesterday I told you my stroller decision, today I'll tell you my car-seat decision!
Baby Jogger has a universal car-seat
adapter that works with many different brands of car-seats. I have decided
on the Graco Snugride 30,
primarily because it has a great safety-rating and as far as I can
find, it is the lightest car-seat on the market. At 7.5 pounds, it will
be easy for me to carry around with a growing baby. Some of these
car-seats weigh upwards of 11-13 pounds without the baby even in
it!! Now, I know I need to work on my muscles, but if a car-seat is too
heavy for me before I even have a baby in it, there is going to be a
problem. I really, really wanted to like the Chicco car-seat because I know they have an extremely high safety rating and I think they look really nice. But in the end, carrying the two car-seats one after the other, I just felt more comfortable holding the Graco. Graco has been around forever, and I really wanted the
lightest while still being one of the safest car-seats I could find. I would have liked their newer
"Click Connect" car-seats, but those are not technically compatible with
Baby Jogger car-seat adapter. Though I have been told by friends that they use the click connect just fine with it, it still makes me uneasy. This is just fine for me, and I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Baby Trend Single Snap-N-Go stroller
system. This will be nice for quick, light trips to the grocery store
and for travel for the first year while the baby is in a car seat. I've
heard many people who love to use the click n' go systems in the beginning.
They're lightweight (weigh about 11-14 pounds) fold up into nothing, and
are easy to just pop in and out of places quick with a baby. Then, you
graduate to the stroller when the baby is older and able to holder his
or her head up on their own.
Did you use a snap-n-go stroller? What car-seat did you decide on?
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