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What convertible car-seat do people recommend for a small car? I have a 20 lb 4 1/2 month old who will soon outgrow his infant carrier (graco snugride with a 22 lb limit and it barely fits in my backseat passenger side)
Post contains affiliate links My oldest child went from a Graco Snugride to a Britax Marathon, and it actually seemed to take up a bit less space than the infant seat did. My sons went from a Chicco Keyfit 30 to a Marathon and Britax Pavilion, and I didn’t notice a huge difference there either. I haven’t used one myself, but the Combi Coccoro is often recommended for compact cars.
Double check the manual for installation instructions of course, but you may be able to use a seat not fully reclined, and if you slide the passenger’s seat up a bit as well as making it a bit more upright, you might be surprised what you can make work.
Many baby stores will allow you to take the floor models out to your car to see how they fit, and Amazon has free shipping & free returns on many of the seats they sell. Amazon is also offering 20% off many car seats through 5/31 with coupon code BABY0513. You do have to be an Amazon Mom member, but it’s free to join.
Have you installed a convertible car seat in a compact car?