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    Our nearly 2 year old has a birth to 4 car seat.
    Someone suggested she gets upgraded to a 6months to 8 years seat and our new baby get the birth to 4 year car seat.
    Long term saves $$ but I feel bad that bub doesn't get a new seat and is already getting hand me downs

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    Every family bumps the first child up and gives the old one to the second child. They don't know or care at this age. It's just financial sense.

    You will have many many years of the second child wanting something "new". No need to give in yet when they haven't complained. Take the money you would spend on a car seat, invest it, and buy them something new at 10 when they can appreciate it.

    I would recommend and Infasecure Evolve for your new car seat, it will see them through to 8 in an inbuilt harness.

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    I gave the old seat to my parents and lay by'd two 6-8 infasecure as they were on special at toys r us at the time you do what works for your family.

    For example ds has only owned about 10 pieces of new clothing the rest hand me downs! Don't feel bad baby industry is so wasteful tbh xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Don't feel bad baby industry is so wasteful tbh xx
    So true! My (first!) baby mostly has second hand stuff and hand me downs. We only bought new stuff whete absolutely necessary. Baby stuff is expensive, and most of it they only use for a short time.

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    And, lets face it, they just cr@p on most things anyway!

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    I was just thinking what a waste of money it was that I bought DS2 a new car seat, because next year DS1 will be out of a car seat and DD will move up to his, and DS2 can move up to hers. Fingers crossed we won't have to buy anymore car seats!
    Give the covers a good wash and it will feel like new.

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    Ds1 (child #3) has a brand new capsule (mico cosi AP) but will be getting Dd2s car seat/rearward facing convertible as soon as he is out of the capsule and Dd2 will get a new seat. Dd1 is now out of a car seat (tall for 7) she has always had new, dd2 has had a mix of 2nd hand and new as will Ds1.

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    It really makes sense financially. There are 3 options for keeping your older child harnessed till at least 8. The Infasecure Evolve, the SnS Maxi Guard and the Babylove Ezy Grow. The first 2 have easy adjust harness/headrest. The Evolve is wider than the other 2. Personally I like the Maxi Guard and have one on layby for my DS.
    If your intersested the FB page Child restraints. Is your child restrained correctly? is really helpful.

    ETA- Also depends if you are still rear-facing your older child and if you want to continue that. if so you might want to look at seats that allow rear facing up to 4 years. They are called A4 seats and there are 3. The SnS Platinum SICT, the SnS Meridian SICT and the Maxi Cosi Euro ISOGO.
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    DS is my first baby and he has loads of hand-me-downs from his cousin who is 10 months older. It has saved us a fortune! I did have to buy a new car seat as my nephew is still using his 0-4 one. The only other big things we bought new for 1st bub were pram and change table; everything else was a hand-me-down.

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    It a carseat i wouldnt worry about it being a hand me down from your first child do what makes the most financial & logistical sense.


 

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