So if you are afraid to know how much of a dork I am...stop reading!
I am entirely, completely excited about this:
Yup. A new car seat.
You see...Elisa has been making do with a safe car seat, but one that causes Andrew and I to curse regularly. Well, not curse it literally, but every time we have to put the poor child in this car seat, it is world war 3. The buckle is hideously difficult to work and takes some very strong, coordinated hands to work. It feels "tight" on her when you are buckling her in but it's not quite as bad as it seems. You have to lift the handle JUST right when attaching it to the base, or else it doesn't latch properly. And you can't just leave it in the base to avoid that because trying to buckle Elisa in while in the car doesn't give you the necessary angle you need to buckle the dumb thing. And not only that but it takes someone with a degree in car seat buckling to get it buckled into the car properly. We had to take it to the fire station, have them attach it and it HAS NOT MOVED since. Piece of junk. If I ever figure out the name of the thing, I will write a scathing review to the manufacturer.
So yes. I HATE the old car seat. It was purchased in a rush due to being told the morning Elisa was released from the NICU that the seat we had would not work for her since she was so small. Never EVER again. Do you feel my disdain for this seat?
So when we embarked on our purchase of a new car seat, I asked around and asked my other mommy friends what one they recommended. And the most recommended car seat was this Britax one and I found what seemed to be a great price.
So enjoy my 'Tinker! This one ought to do you until you no longer need car seats. And for the price I paid for it, it darn well better!! :)