Sophia is 8 months old and is starting to outgrow the infant car seat plus with my tendonitis carrying the car seat and sophia in it is getting to be so heavy. I want to put in the Britax convertible car seat which is stationary in the car but not sure if i should. I read all the instructions and it says you can put a baby 5lbs-40lbs rear facing and 20lbs-65lbs forward facing. Advantages are I only need to pick her up and place her in the seat once at the car. Disadvantages are not as reclined if she falls asleep, if she does fall asleep I have to lift her out, can't use my snap and go anymore, i would need to use the big stroller which is heavy in itself, have to bundle her up more and remove layers in the car. With the infant seat i had the bundle me so she didn't need jackets and such. Wow typing this made me realize there's more disadvantages than advantages yikes. What do you think?
Thanks for the advice.
I say go until it's no longer safe.. feet dangling over or their head is just over the top.. and for reclining.. you can put a towel under the seat, so that it leans back a little bit.. it's still safe if that little ball thingy is in the red... I just tilted it enough that their head didnt' fall forward when they feel asleep.. although it still did on occasion.. I can't tell you how many times I looked back and their head is flopped forward, dangling there... Drove me nuts, but I knew that it bothered me more than them...