I wish I was the one cruisin’ in a convertible (though with all the rain we get, the top would almost never be down. I’m not sure it’s worth having one here!) but I’m not. Munchkin on the other hand, is!
She’s been in her convertible car seat for two months now (I had started this when we got the new car seat but never finished it. Better late than never, right?!) Munchkin LOVES her “new” car seat. She hated her infant car seat. I don’t know what it was about it but she would cry every time we put her in it. Not just cry a little but scream like someone was hurting her. It was so painful to go anywhere. Sometimes she would fall asleep and sometimes she wouldn’t.
She still had some room in the infant seat but since she hated it so much we decided to switch her over early. I’m so glad we did! She no longer cries in her car seat. She’s so happy back there. She looks more comfortable too.
We weren’t fans of the infant car seat. We almost never took it out of the car. We only took it out with her in it when she was asleep and were put the car seat in the stroller. Most of the time we carried her, either in our arms or using a carrier. We are seriously thinking of not getting an infant car seat with the next baby. Have any of you just used a convertible car seat from the very beginning? I’m wondering how it worked for you. I’m thinking it would work fine since we very rarely took the seat out of the car. We traded in the one Munchkin was using so we’d have to buy an infant seat and then a convertible one. I’m not going to lie, the idea of only buying one car seat is attractive too! What can I say, sometimes I’m cheap! I’m loving the fact that Munchkin should be able to use this seat till she’s 3.
I never expected to blog about a car seat. Oh, the things we write about as parents! Have you ever written a post on a topic that you never expected to write?