Maybe I need a lighter kid.

We made a big switch over the weekend. We ditched the infant car seat and now use convertible car seats.The big difference is that the convertible seat stays in the car. It's not a "carrier" like the infant seat was. Ryan was going to outgrow the infant carrier in like 10 minutes. Plus, I just could not carry him in that thing any more. Twenty pounds of baby + 5 pounds of car seat + total awkward bulkiness + the need to carry 9 million other things = baby elbow....more

My Kid Has to Sit in a Car Seat for How Long?

One of my co-workers was looking into convertible car seats the other day. She asked me my opinion about car seats, and boy, was she in for it. My daughter, who's now a svelte five-year-old, was such a large baby that she grew out of her carrying-case car seat (you know, the infant kind you lug around, giving yourself permanent back pain?) when she was four months old. You heard me right. ...more
Great post! I believe many parents like me encounter such cases. Thanks for sharing your ...more