When Erik and I registered for baby stuff, we honestly had NO idea what we were doing. I tried my best, read all of the "lists," asked other moms advice, but it still seemed very overwhelming! The one item we were really concerned with was the car seat. I wanted to make sure we had a very safe seat and I wanted to make sure it was easy to install and to travel with.
As far as looks were concerned, I decided to go with a gender neutral color because car seats are pretty expensive and if we happen to have a little girl next time around, I would love to use it again. I am actually glad we are having a boy first... if we were having a girl I would have definitely bought PINK everything!
Erik is obsessed with consumer reports so he did his research. The highest rated infant car seat was the Chicco KeyFit 30. It happened to be on my "top 3" list. So we went with it. We registered for the "Adventure" (Green/beige) and were very happy to hear that it will support babies from 4-30 pounds. A lot of the other infant car seats only went up to 22 pounds. So this should last a little longer.
My amazing aunt and grandmother bought it for Harper and gave it to me at our first shower. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It looks very well-made and sturdy. It even has little bubbles on the base to make sure the seat is level. I can't wait to try it out.
It retails for $179.99 but it is on sale at Target right now for $159.99 (with free shipping!) You can look at it here.
I took a car seat safety course a few months ago. I want to make sure I am doing everything the "right" way. I think I know how to install it properly but just to be safe I am going to take my car to the Safe Kids car seat check-up event on August 25th. It is going to be at the Parker Fire Department at 700 State Park Road Greenville, SC 29609. In order to register you can go online to http://www.safekidsupstate.org or call 864-454-1108. To find a car seat check-up event in your area, go HERE!
What kind of infant car seat did you all use? Did anyone have the Chicco Keyfit? If so, what do you think about it?
Erik and I also registered for the Chicco Cortina Travel System Stroller in Discovery. We wanted to each have a car seat in our cars and we figured we would get a stroller that could use both of the seats. It comes with the standard Keyfit car seat, not the Keyfit 30. But I think it will work great. Have any of yall used this travel system? If so, I would love to hear how it worked for you!