Augie grew out of his infant car seat this week. Buying a secondhand car seat is a no-no, but I wasn’t ready to throw down for a new one quite yet, and I found this three-year-old Britax Decathalon on Craigslist in good condition. So I bought it and cleaned it up, and here it is!
We have a Britax Marathon for Adelaide. They’re pricey and sort of ugly, but they’re great seats. Comfy, sturdy, safe.
We got Adelaide’s from Albeebaby.com. They’ve got the best prices I’ve found for car seats, especially if you can find a coupon code. Google “Albeebaby coupon code” and you can usually find a code for 15% off. (There was one yesterday, but not today.)
I also like that many of the Britax seats can be used from 5 pounds to 70 pounds (ours go to 65 pounds because they’re from 2008). Kids in California have to be in a car seat until they’re
in high school eight years old, and this seat should theoretically work for their whole car-seat-using lives. But I imagine they outgrow the harness at some point, so maybe we’ll have to buy booster seats later on.
ANYWAY. New car seat! Sorta.