Sep 26, 2008

Frugal Fridays

I've been shopping around for a good convertible car seat to transition Addyson into. At 17 months, she is still in her infant carrier. Since she's only 18 lbs, she has 4 more pounds to go before outgrowing the infant carrier, but she's getting too heavy to carry around like that and the top harness straps are getting too low for her.

I wanted something that was inexpensive, as money is really tight now for us. Of course, that wasn't my first concern... her safety is, but it's something to think about. I was looking at seats that ranged from $150-$300, which I thought was high, especially since they were rated up to 40lbs only. She'll probably be 13 before she weighs that much (just joking, you know that right?) but I thought it was too much to spend.

How excited was I to find this post on Baby Cheapskate about Best Convertible Seat Under $100. After some additional research, we chose the Safety 1st Avenue in the Abbey print, which can be found at Kmart, originally priced at $79.99, but currently on sale for $71,99, saving us $8.00. The best part? It can be used rear facing up to 35 lbs. And of course, it's cute & pink, um... I mean SAFE!

Can't wait to install this one into Hendrix (my car) and try it out.

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JessieLeigh said...

That's very cute! And always nice to find a deal. C gets no cute pink seats since she's always moving into her brother's outgrown seats. : )

Carrie J said...

Great tip. I love the header on your blog. Great colors.