So I’ve heard that most babies double their birth weight at around 6 months. Corbin did it at 3 months. While that sounds real impressive, and it is, there are a few drawbacks. First, he’s that much heavier so holding him gets harder each day. Second, he’s going through his clothes faster than average (which is too fast to begin with). Plus, he’s upsizing his diapers every month, typically before we use them all. And finally, he’s only a few pounds away from being too big for his infant car seat.
When Corbin was born (a mere 4 months ago) we took him home in the wonderful Britax Companion Car Seat. A rear-facing only infant carrier, with True Enhanced Side Impact Protection, that fits children from 4 to 22 pounds, up to 30 inches. Corbin is currently about 18 pounds. He will soon exceed the safety threshold of his current car seat and may already be pushing the length limit. Thus, we are now looking at the Britax Boulevard Convertible Car Seat – Huntington.
The Boulevard from Britax offers a host of comfort and safety features designed to keep your child secure while traveling in the car. Made to accommodate your child throughout his or her infancy, the Boulevard can be used as either rear facing for babies five to 35 pounds and a standing height of 49 inches or less, or forward facing for those babies weighing 20 to 65 pounds, with a standing height of 49 inches or less.
So why didn’t we start with this car seat? First, we thought that the Companion would last through his first year. Second, you can’t carry the Boulevard from car to house to store to the park… And it definitely doesn’t fit in the Bob Revolution stroller (which we love)