Shortly after learning we were expecting another child, we ordered another seat. This time I got the Graco Snugride 35. I chose this one because it was compatible with my current stroller and carseat base. I also chose this one because of the height and weight limits. I love that many of the current carrier carseats have 4-35 lb weight limits, especially since my youngest two were born early and I was very concerned that they would be big enough to travel in their seats. I was able to use this carseat until my daughter was about 16 months old, when she outgrew the height limits. It made such a huge difference for the remainder of the winter months. And now my youngest son is enjoying his use of it.
I chose the Alpha Omega Elite carseats because I could adjust the height of the headrest from the front without having to totally restring the straps. I also liked that I could transition them from rear facing to forward facing to booster chair.These carseats have served us very well. And when I am in the market for my next one, I'll likely get another of the same.
One very important thing to note is that you need to be aware of the law about carseats in the country that you live in. In Canada, this means that you need to have a carseat that is approved. And that basically means that you need to buy it in Canada, even if the same carseat can be found cheaper elsewhere.
My strollers were something that I really enjoyed selecting. I did a lot of research before I purchased either of our strollers. The first stroller I purchased was a Graco Mosaic. I was able to attach my carseat in the stroller. Or, I was able to place a really young baby in it because it reclines so well. And, perhaps my favorite feature is that it collapses down to just a little bigger than an umbrella stroller. And, that is a wonderful, space-saving feature for travel.
When I was expecting my second child, I researched double strollers. I wanted one that accepted a carseat, one that was versatile, one that did not take up too much room, and one that was not too expensive, etc. I finally settled on the Contours. It had all the options I wanted and I was able to get an incredible deal on it. I love that stroller! It has worked hard for me and has been worth every penny.