Britax Marathon Convertible Restraint - in Granite is perfect for your growing man. I can tell you that car seats ARE expensive- yes they. There are cheaper ones out there for sure, but do this before you buy anything:
- Check with consumer reports to see the rating. Britax is rated very high, has a 5 point safety harness, and easy adjustment.
- Check the weight limits! The infant car seat you bought probably does not go beyond 22lbs. My man was 22lbs before his first birthday!
- Check out a Car Seat safety installation place, your hospitals and fire department usually participate in these inspections. Also check out www.askpatty.com for some great tips on automotive safety.
- Then decide which car seat best suits your family, your safety guidelines, and your car (note that this Britax is large and both my hubby and I are very tall and a hard time with it when it was rear facing in a our small audi)
For me, when it comes to safety and my child, I always look into what will be the best for him now and in the future. The Britax has a solid safety standing, has a safe fit, holds from 5 lbs to 65lbs, and is very easy to use. In fact we have both the Marathon and the Roundabout now and hopefully we will not need to get another car seat for a while- that will save some $$ for sure.