When Owen was born we made the decision to get him a new infant carrier car seat. With carseats having an expiration date of about 6 years… we knew that the car seat Caleb & Taite both used, was no longer good. I really wasnt sure what I thought about the whole “expiration dates” on carseats at that moment… but I knew we’d have more children, so I decided we may as well be safe and get a new one.
So we got the chicco car seat travel system and love it. It was a shower gift.
For fun.. heres some old car seat photos of Owen in it 🙂
Now that Owen however is growing at a rapid rate…
At 8 months old he is weighing in at about 23lbs!
He actually is OVER the weight limit for his Chicco Car Seat.
Because he is still under 1 however, he is going to remain in it, until hes busting out of it 🙂
That brings us to another car seat purchase…
Taites current car seat, a safety 1st seat… is now expired.
We’ve had it since Caleb was about 6 months old… and it just hit its 6 year mark as well.
The seat itself, looks fine.
I was frustrated with the thought of buying another seat.. but as I walked through our back yard and saw plastic cups the boys play with in the sandbox, and plastic toy cars, broken and brittle from the heat and cold of the year… I knew I just had to buy another seat …
Because just like the infant one… Id rather be safe than sorry.
So tonight I went out and purchased the GRACO MYRIDE. I heard really good things about it… and found it on sale at Babies R Us for $139.00 , add my 20% off coupon I had and it ended up costing $111.00 exactly! – A steal in my opinion for such a good seat.
This seat Taite will use for now… once Owen is to big for his chicco length wise, he will then begin using the Graco Myride.
Taite at that time will then move into Calebs current Graco Nautilus carseat (which we love as well).
Then Caleb will finally go into a booster seat. 🙂 -after all, hes over 6, 4 foot and a few inches tall and 52lbs. I think its time he make the move 🙂
I have also made the decision to keep Owen rear facing until hes 18 months or so…
Why?… Joels Journey made my mind up on that…
Although I do not believe in living in fear… in the “what if he had been rear facing” etc..etc… I do believe this information is out there for a reason and I think we each have to make our own decision in regards to things like this. For me, if the seat will function for him rear facing until that time, then I will stick with it as long as its working. Although I do worry a little about his comfort… since he is VERY TALL.
So the 18 mo mark may change.. but for now, thats my goal 🙂
*Btw. I was informed that on black friday the Graco Myride will be $118 at Babies R Us ;-)*