I bought 3 in 1 carseats for my grandchildren to use on our van. I had an infant car seat with our first g.child. Hated it - it was a waste since they grow out of them so quickly. When he was tiny, we kept a small, lightweight carrier in the back of the van that we transferred him into. Later, we had a padded shopping cart seat that fits into the shopping cart baby seat - it's soft and very well padded and totally covers the handle and the entire baby seat, When he was little he could lay "in" the padded cover. Later, he could sit up in it. Still, the 3 in 1 is way more practical than the other seat. We were able to use them until they no longer needed car seats. I also kept a lightweight umbrella stroller for the mall. Don't know if this will help you, but I personally feel that the infant seats are a waste of money. They can be so expensive and then they can't stay in them very long. God Bless!
at 3:45 AM on Jun. 25, 2009