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Sunday, November 05, 2006

We're only so safe

Apparently I've given birth to another super-sized baby. He's just three months old and he's already wearing 6-12 month clothing. It's not that he's fat (although he is getting those super juicy thighs), he's just really long. So sadly, we'll be saying good-bye to the super convenient infant car seat and snap-n-go stroller in the next few weeks. That means we need another car seat.

The easiest thing to do would be to bump Toddler in Chief into a booster seat and put Baby in Chief into TIC's five-point harness car seat. We were bummed to find out that those booster bases (for which you can buy a two-pack for $35), your kiddo must weigh 40 pounds. TIC is still seven or eight pounds away. So we can either buy one of those booster seats that accommodates 30-poundish kids or we could buy another five-point harness seat for Baby in Chief. It would have to be one of those Marathon seats that is usable until 60 pounds and switch TIC into that and put BIC into TIC's seat.

The latter is the more expensive option, but this convinced me. Sometimes I'm amazed that any of made it to adulthood without the car seats and helmets and flame-resistant pajamas and safety gates that kids have today.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, you're not alone with the super-sized baby. Niko is just 5 months old and 20 pounds. Chubby, yes, but not obese. Just big.

    Healthy! Right?

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  2. Hey there,

    Don't you mean the Britax Regent, the one that goes up to 80lbs? The one that poor family mentioned on youtube.com. A child needs only to be 22lbs to start in it. We have a Marathon for Naomi right now in my car, and just a Cosco five-point harness in Jonathan's car. Since I just learned that it does not have the anchors, we'll be replacing it and buying a Regent!

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