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Im growing a Mazda Baby =)

It is official both our speeds will be a baby carriers My Husband (drespeed) and I are very excited and very happy. I know we haven't been around much but we just don't have the time for the forums and now it looks like the cars wont be getting any upgrades for quite a while but I still have small plans for my car that don't cost too much :P

Our EDD is May 18th so I am 10 weeks and 1 day today. Sometimes it is hard to believe we have a little one coming =)

Oh and you better bet a recaro baby seat will be on our registry, anyone here have experience with them? If so how did you like them were you happy with the quality?


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Congrats!

Only warning on Recaros is that they haven't done well in independent testing and some were found to have toxic chemical residues from the manufacturing product. My only advice is to not try to get fancy with the car seats. Find one that is compact. Infant and convertible seats are gigantic nowadays. The tiny back seat in a MS3 will likely mean the front passenger is going to have his/her knees against the glove box when the seat's behind them.

Otherwise, just enjoy the ride. Ours is 7 mos. old and seems to grow every day.
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thank you! And thank you for the insight, we are going to start looking at things we want and need soon but I was waiting till we were into the 2nd trimester, I am almost there and so much more comfortable then I was in the beginning because you just never know. When it comes to things like baby seats and what is good and what isn't will be a learning experience because I am the first of my friends to experience a baby and I don't know anyone with little ones...I am in for a treat.


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Yeah, you'll be spending a metric shit-ton of money on this stuff, unfortunately. We had the infant "travel system" at first which has a base that you leave in the car and the seat snaps into it. Very convenient at first. However, when you have a monster of a kid like we do (is in the 99th percentile in all measurements), they outgrow them quickly. So I had to order two convertible seats which are pricey.

So if saving money is important, just get the convertible seats from the beginning. Most are rated at 5 to 40-65 lbs., so they'll work for all but little premies. As the time gets closer, feel free to PM me or one of the many others around here who are new parents. We can give you all sorts of money saving tips.
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I've got a Recaro Proride seat, but never knew anything about the issues fatabbot brought up. Do you happen to have any links? I just did a quick search and didn't come up with anything.

With that said, it actually fits amazingly well in my '04 sedan. I'm 5'10" and have plenty of room with it in the center of the back seat. My son loves it too, when he was never really happy in his infant seat. I'm in the same boat as fatabbot... we had an infant seat that doubled as a carrier and we had a base installed in both of our cars, but he outgrew it in the first 6 months or so. Even before he was too big according to the instructions, he was getting cramped and overheated because the material swallowed him up and didn't breathe very well. The only thing I liked about his infant seat was being able to get him out of the car when he was asleep without disturbing him, since the seat moved with him.

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I never came across that info as well when I was researching car seats. I don't remember the ones we have but we got the same one for both the 3 and 6, just different colors. They had high ratings from multiple agencies so I felt confident about them.

We started with an evenflow rear facing that had a quick detach, which I think are most of the newborn/infant type seats. In the 3 the passenger seat had to be all the way forward. The 6 has enough room that we didn't have to move them forward and were able to put it in the center.

We have the version before of the Prosport:
http://www.recaro-cs.com/us/product/...-boosters.html


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We used the Chico Keyfit 30 which was perfect..now I have an evenflo. It was cheap and tested well..Like fatty said. Don't waste time/money on an expensive car seat.
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Congrats to the parents!! Life is short, live it and enjoy all its moments.


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I've got a Recaro Proride seat, but never knew anything about the issues fatabbot brought up. Do you happen to have any links? I just did a quick search and didn't come up with anything.
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Search for "recaro car seat toxis" for the chemicals. CR also tested a couple of Recaro models and they had frame cracks after impacts. However, they didn't fail them as they cracked in areas that didn't threaten its occupants. FWIW, I'm not a safety freak by any means and, if the Recaro seats weren't way overpriced, I'd still feel safe with Penny in them. Just trying to make the point that it's silly to pay extra for a stylish car seat.
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