Where can I find a reasonably priced convertible car seat?

I'm searching online for a convertible car seat. My daughter is 7 months and about19 pounds, well she's almost outgrown her infant seat b/c her legs hang over a bit. It is so hard to find a rear facing convertible car seat at a reasonable price, does anyone know anysites that might have any, thx alot . .


Asked by rylies_mum at 11:00 AM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Target, Wal-mart have convertable carseats for about 40 - 60 dollars.

    Answer by vsrillo at 11:06 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • toys r us or babies r us we got our son one from babies r us it was about 300.00 but it last til 100lbs and it is top of the line.

    Answer by Wyattsmom205 at 11:10 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • Well, we have a Britax Boulevard CS convertible carseat. It's around $300.00 but so worth it.

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 11:13 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • You can get the Cosco Scenear at walmart for around $45. That one will RF to 35lbs and FF to 40lbs. Or you could up grade to the True Fit or the Evenflo Trihump Advance. Both good seats, run around $130 or so. STAY AWAY from the 3 in 1 seats made by Eddie Baure and the Aplah Omega's. Also it is ok if baby's legs touch the back of the seat. It is where the top of the head is decides when they have outgrown the seat.

    Answer by rina16 at 11:22 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • I use the cosco alpha omega. You can get % off or $ off coupons for babies r us to help with the price. THey are around $150 +, but last through the booster. As previous poster said, you can get the cosco scenea. I have that in my mom's car and it works great. I figure once we ot to a booster, there are reasonably priced onces so I don't to worry about that peice.

    My dd is 22 lbs and still rear facing. her feet touch the back of the seat, but she doesn't care. It's safest this way so I'm leaving her until 35 lbs or she reaches height limits.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • My preference would be to get the car seat that fits the child and the situation NOW at a reasonable price and then get a new one down the road when the situation changes. You could spend hundreds all at once and have to worry about that one car seat staying clean and in good shape for years....or you could buy the one you need for this period of time for a fraction of the cost and then get a new one later. It is difficult to use anything but the infant car seats in a rear-facing position (oh, that may have changed since I used one though, honestly). Have they improved them that much? Because when my kids were young, it was really difficult to use the full-sized seats in the rear facing position. Good luck shopping!

    Answer by BJoan at 11:35 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • The fact that her legs hang off isn't an indication of whether or not she's too big for the seat. It's weight (most infant seats go to 22 lbs or so... it should say the weight limit on the side of the seat on in the instruction manual) and if the top of the baby's head comes within a half an inch of the top of the car seat.
    I've got the Alpha Omega Elite. It has a nice high back and lasts through 100 lbs, so it's the only seat she'll ever need. You can get them on diapers.com or babiesrus.com... PM me if you want a coupon for diapers.com, I have them and babies r us will usually give you coupons if you go in there and ask for them, and you can use those online. Good luck!

    Answer by lilianasmom4508 at 11:35 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • try a site called craigslist.org

    Answer by jayvionsmommy at 12:17 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • Even though the Alpha Omegas say they are the last seat you will ever need they are not. They have low top slots and most kids outgrow them in height way before the 40 lbs. They make terrible boosters. They don't let the adult blet lay properly on the child. I would realy not waste your money on one of those. My dd outgrew hers at 3 and she is now 5 and no where near 40lbs. She is only 35 and there is no way she could fit in that seat now.

    Answer by rina16 at 12:20 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • My advice is to get a Cosco Scenera now, which costs around $40 or so. It RF to 35 and FF to 40. At 40 lbs, I would get a Graco Nautilus. This seat is FF only, and harnesses from 22 to 65, then boosters to 100. It runs around $150.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:20 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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