Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day O'Safety

My stupid $10 Jonas Brothers camera effed with most of the photos I took of our wonderful day, but I managed to sort of salvage a shot of Jimmy's new carseat.

It's the Graco Nautilus and I've already received a little heat for getting another "babyish" seat rather than a big-boy booster seat---but! I didn't go all willy nilly, I spent months thinking and researching before I decided. I knew I liked the 5-point harness of the Britax Roundabout that he was outgrowing, and I honestly thought I was going to stick with Britax (the Volvo of car$eats) which meant with the size of my car I'd have to get the Marathon which only goes to 65 lbs, which I feared was a short way's to go for $200+. I wasn't interested in shortchanging Jimmy's safety but I needed to be practical. More reading and recommendations led me to the Nautilus and I'm very happy. It's highly rated (carseat nerds love it!), it harnesses 5-pointedly up to 65 lbs and then converts into booster mode for up to 100 lbs, it's comfortable, it fits in my tiny car, and was only $144 from Amazon. Oh, and Jimmy's upholstery is called "Matrix" but the pink version is named "Rachel," what are the odds! So, bring it on, Baby Seatists, I feel that Jimmy and my wallet and my mind are all safe and sound with the Graco Nautilus.

And then we came home to my good homemade Irish pizza and I made a green pie, with Jimmy's help of course.

Hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!!!


Laurie said...

I think that is the same car seat that Riley has...although I'm not up on the're way more thorough in your investigation than I am....our's were free from my mom's co-worker's brother, which was pretty much good enough for me. But in any case....I'd much prefer the car seat to the booster seat for a few more years. I think the dudes were like 6 or so when they went to a booster seat...

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