Everly is a tall girl. She is growing like a weed and we are now finding ourselves in the car seat hunt. Everly just recently has stopped fitting into a bunch of sleepers again, I think she has grown another inch which means we need to get the next car seat pronto!
Jason is almost an obsessive researcher when it comes to purchasing anything really. Thankfully in Canada they do all the hard work when it comes to safety for us. Really you can buy any car seat and know it meets the safety requirements and then some, its more so a matter of finding one that fits in the car.
However this still has not stopped us from wanting to learn more. We have put it out there on our Facebook before asking others which car seats they got next, after their little ones out grew the infant car seats. Diono and Britax were the first ones to always be mentioned, recently Foonf was a brand also mentioned to us. We’d never heard anything about the last brand before. We have also considered going to an “in between seat”, which would be something like a Britax Marathon, and then farther in the future switching again to a different seat. Lots to think about.
I am really indecisive when it comes to things, Jason tends to be as well. Its probably why we research things to death. We also tend to disagree on things, such as paint colour, or couch styles. Most recently we finally agreed on a clock to get for the living room (we’ve been looking for a clock since we got married!).
We do plan on having our children rear face for a while. So that is something we are looking into as well, especially since Everly seems like she is going to keep getting tall very quickly. We are looking for a seat we can keep rear facing for longer based on her height especially, as well as weight. Sure extended rear facing is not something everyone agrees on, but after researching it and seeing more and more info on internal decapitation when a child is switched to forward facing too early, we want to keep our kids rear facing as long as possible. Yes they might not like having to cross their legs, I would rather them learn to deal with that, then to deal with heart ache and guilt of injuries in an accident if we were to switch to forward facing too early.
Now we just need to make the trek to the other side of the bridge to try out several car seats at Baby’s World. This is our go to store to check things out as they are great about letting you try car seats out in your car to see what instillation and spacing is like. We also went there to try out strollers to see which we liked, and how they packed into the car.
It will all come down to ease of instillation, fit in our SUV, and fit for Everly now and as she gets older.