{Braeden's New Car Seat}

Monday, April 19, 2010
Braeden got a new car seat a couple of weeks ago, he LOVES it. Thank God, because I thought I was going to pull my hair out from the whole ordeal.

It started off by visiting our local Target. I took a few pictures on ones I was interested in and came home to ask Ryan when I could purchase one. To my amazement, he was ready for me to buy one ASAP. SO, at 5:00 PM that evening, I went back to Target and picked on up. Here are some pictures we took from the huge box it came in.

25 minutes later ... I decided this was NOT the car seat for us. It was not a five-star harness, and it didn't have any way to latch onto the car ... it just kind of sat there ... I was not about to put Braeden in that. So, Ryan and I jumped in the car and went to Target to return the seat. I didn't find anything else in there, so we headed to Kmart, I found a great seat there that I liked. We brought it home, put it in the car ... and HATED IT. It was awful. The handles were falling off, I just felt it was cheaply made. And let me tell you ... these car seats were name brands and cost a pretty penny. So frustrated, I decided to keep it in the car until the next day, when I would go to walmart.

Finally, the next day I returned the second car seat to Kmart and headed to Walmart. Right off the bat I found the perfect car seat. It's a SaftyOne which I am not too familiar with but it was sturdy, built right, five-star harness, and hooked into our car. I loved it. ONE problem ... they were out of them .... OMG, I thought I was going to die. After driving 45 miles out of the way, I FINALLY was able to snag one, and guess what? I LOVE it. I strongly encourage every parent to do a lot of research before finding the perfect car seat. Otherwise, you will be running around with your head cut off like I was!



JennyLee said...

I'm so glad you found the right one! Braeden looks so much like you in that last pic.

BTW, thank you for your comment on my hubby. He's still in a lot of pain but hopefully that will start to subside soon.

Kayla Oeth said...

LOVE Safetyone. Their carseat saved Jacob in our car accident. So glad you love yours too!

Hattie said...

Girl you sound just like me! Now I can tell by looking what's going to work. I guess it's b/c I've been through it 3 times before. By the time I got to picking out Evan's car seat it was a breeze!!! I'm a pro at strollers, high chairs and play centers too! Ha! j/j I wish I was!

Love the pics of the boys playing in the box, too cute!!!

Lindsey said...

I think all boys love boxes!! he he

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