I read several car seat reviews online.
I studied the car seats in the store every time I went to Target.
I posted questions in two different Facebook groups dedicated to car seats.
I read a hundred more car seat reviews online.
I went to the Baby Guy’s seminar at MommyCon.
I asked the opinions of the sales associates at Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby.
I read approximately one thousand car seat reviews online.
AND I COULD NOT FREAKING DECIDE WHICH CAR SEAT TO BUY SO I PICKED THE PRETTY BLUE ONE. It has polka dots.
I bought a Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat. The Chicco seats were always near the top of the millions of Car Seat Comparison Charts that I read. I love that the cover zips off so I can easily clean the inevitable baby messes. And I had a 20% off coupon for Babies R Us that was expiring THAT DAY so I had to finally make a decision.
The car seat was $349.99 before the discount.
OMG. Now I have to install it.
I also bought another car mirror because I was tired of switching the one that we had from one vehicle to the other. And of course I kept forgetting.
And we bought the Sensory Balls like they have at the library. Grand total at Babies R Us was $326.45.
RAISING BABYSTAR: $7,248.26