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how long did your infant car seat last you?

im having twins so im not trying to spend alot. i am actually pretty confused.

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Asked by mauricellaf at 10:31 PM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • About 4 or 5 months ... the straps got really tight

    Answer by kaylan010 at 10:32 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • My dd is still in hers and she's 9 months old, almost 10. She is pretty tiny still, just over 14 pounds. Keep in mind the minimum weight on the convertible seats is higher than the regular infant seats and twins are typically smaller than other babies born at the same gestational age. Also, the straps are adjustable and infant seats will go up to 25 or 35 pounds, depending on the brand.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 10:35 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • we went through 5 car seat ,5cribs,5 playpens,5 strollers, and i had 5 kids,

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 10:36 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • My son's infant seat lasted about 6 months. He got to tall for it before he got to heavy.

    Answer by luvsmysonjames at 10:41 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Look in to convertable seats! They rear face up to 35lbs to 45lbs, (which is recommended now, to stay rearfacing until at least 2yrs and 35lbs) and then you can turn them forward facing up to 65lbs. Join the car seat safety group and let them know your budget, car, a few other things, and they can help you find GREAT seats, that will last you a long time!

    Answer by clovismommy25 at 10:42 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • you should check out the carseat safety group here on cafemom...they can help you find the best seat for your buget and needs. There are many infant carrier seats that can last a baby past the 1st birthday and there are also some convertable seats that could possibly work from birth up to 4 years old or more. The thing you really have to watch for is the lowest harness height because many of the convertable seats are too high for a newborn since the straps should always come from at or below the shoulders in a rearfacing position and even some of the infant carrier seats are a little high as well.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 10:43 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Our travel system lasted us 3 years (but only used 2 years)....used the car seat (and stroller) on both babies until they were each a year old .

    Answer by HaydensMama07 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • right now i have a Graco Duoglider stroller that holds two infant carseats. thats why i was wondering if i should get a infant car seat.

    Comment by mauricellaf (original poster) at 10:48 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • With both my son and my daughter it only lasted until they were 11 months. Then we had to switch them, because they were too long for the infant seat.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:57 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • unfortunately with that stroller you will have to have at least one infant carrier if you plan to use it before the babies are older since only the back seat fully reclines. If you did decide to go with convertable seats you could always purchase a cheap used graco infant seat NOT to use in the car but only for the stroller...(.never use a carseat that you dont know the history of) they are often on craigslist for $20.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 10:59 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

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