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Old 08-02-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Are you planning on using a bucket or convertable?

Just curious. If you are pregnant which are you going to use for the baby from the start?
I see a lot of people saying they are using a convertible.

I am leaning towards just using a Radian XTSL but don't know if that is a good idea or not. This will be #4 and my oldest is only going to be 5.5. Would you still use a convertible or do you think a bucket would work better for me?

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Old 08-02-2011, 12:08 PM   #2
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-42 here in winter. Need a bucket to keep baby warm.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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-42 here in winter. Need a bucket to keep baby warm.
Yep, at least -35 here, too. Definitely a bucket for my Oct/Nov baby. But I'd do a convertible for a summer baby, if I were having one.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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Re: Are you planning on using a bucket or convertable?

I don't know what would work for you, but I still have the bucket from LO so that's what we'll be using. The bucket works better for us, mostly because hubby's friends have healthy and active kids. They've all been trained to leave a baby alone that's in a bucket seat. It worked really well at protecting LO when he was itty bitty from the curious older kids (2-6yrs old) if I wasn't wearing him at that moment. If we put him in the pack'n'play they all wanted to hold/touch/play with him and being young they weren't very gentle(not that they'd purposely hurt a LO, they just didn't know better yet). I'm hoping it will work the same with my friends' kids who are roughly the same ages now.
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Using a bucket. Had a summer baby last summer and we tried only a convertible for her. I hated waking her up to move her from car to house so we bought a chicco keyfit 30 which she is still using at 14 months. In a few months we will be looking at a convertible for her and getting the bucket cleaned up for the baby. Especially since this is a winter baby, I think the bucket is best for us!And I love the keyfit so much that I am looking forward to using it from the get go this time.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:20 PM   #6
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Convertable (coccorro to be precise). Newbies fit great. We dont go out much and have no extreme winter weather. I cant carry a bucket because I have spinal cysts and it kills my back. I dont care about waking the baby though, so not a big deal here.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #7
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Convertible for me. Z outgrew our bucket at 4 months, and with N, we moved him to a convertible at 9 or 10 months because it was getting awkward to carry and he was almost over the height limit. The bucket we had with the boys expired in March, and since this is most likely the last for us, I'm afraid that the bean will outgrow the bucket as fast as Z did. I would rather not buy a bucket and then have to buy a convertible shortly after.
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Re: Are you planning on using a bucket or convertable?

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Using a bucket. Had a summer baby last summer and we tried only a convertible for her. I hated waking her up to move her from car to house so we bought a chicco keyfit 30 which she is still using at 14 months. In a few months we will be looking at a convertible for her and getting the bucket cleaned up for the baby. Especially since this is a winter baby, I think the bucket is best for us!And I love the keyfit so much that I am looking forward to using it from the get go this time.
I have the Keyfit 30 as well, just had it installed at the local police department last week. The safety officer told me he highly recommends the Chicco, said its one of the safest bucket seats on the market
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:39 PM   #9
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I have the Keyfit 30 as well, just had it installed at the local police department last week. The safety officer told me he highly recommends the Chicco, said its one of the safest bucket seats on the market
I love the seat! It seem so sturdy and it so easy to use/install. I am super happy with it! I just wish Chicco made convertibles.
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Even though DS outgrew his bucket at 3-4 months, we'll still be getting/borrowing one for the newb. It's nice to be able to get the baby bundled and buckled and ready to go while we're still in the house and I always hated waking DS up to get him out of the car.
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