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What is a good convertible rear-facing to forward-facing car seat?

My daughter is 9 months old, 22.5 lbs. I'm looking to purchase a car seat that is rear-facing and converts to forward-facing. I purchased a Graco Nautilus but just realized that it is only forward-facing. SO, I'm looking for a good car seat that isn't too expensive and is rated high for weight. Let me know what you think!

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Asked by ckh723 at 9:31 PM on Jan. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my dd has a eddie bauer deluxe i love it

    Answer by keithamy06 at 9:35 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • I used the Saftey 1st convertable seat for my DS. I loved it! Still do :-) It goes from 5 to 100lbs and goes up to a booster so you don't have to buy another one. and it's pretty cheap I think i paid 125 for mine. It's even pretty easy to buckle in if you have to change cars alot. Love it! Good luck.

    Answer by Jjoneslagrange at 9:36 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • i have the same one as Jjones and love it.. I plan on keeping so when i have another little one i can use it all the way through.

    My son is 2 so is forward works great for all cars and easy to change from car to car. I think my husband found it for 80.00 but it was normally just 125ish at any retail place.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 9:39 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • i ahve the cosco scenera$55 it rear faces up to 35 lbs and forward faces up to 40 lbs. with ds i have the evenflo titan elite. it was $100 it rear faces up 35 lbs ff up to 40 lbs

    Answer by piwife at 9:49 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • Britax Marathon. No, it is not cheep but it forward faces up to 65 pounds so you can use it for many years!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:55 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • i have the evenflo tribute LOVE IT!!!!! and it was only 60 bucks not to mention adorable pink and brown

    Answer by Mommy2Layla08 at 1:26 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • I like the TrueFit. Easy to adjust.

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:26 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • I'm with amileegirl, True fit premiere or britax boulevard. Search for the best prices...

    Answer by babyruby02 at 2:05 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • If you've got the Nautilus to forward face when the time comes, you can get away with something as simple as a Scenera for RF, and then switch to the Nautilus. Scenera's RF to 35lbs and FF to 40. If you're returning the Nautilus and looking for something comparable, but to use RF and FF, I suggest the True Fit. I have one and love it.


    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:09 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • You moms ROCK!! Thank you SOOO much for your replies/feedback/suggestions! They are greatly appreciated :) Sounds like there are a few good ones out I just need to pick one!

    Answer by ckh723 at 8:52 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

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