My obsessive research thus far keeps pointing me toward Brit.ax Rou.ndab.out 50, but we took Elliot to BRU the other night to "test-drive" one and he seemed pretty cramped in it. Already. At 6 months. He also fussed the whole time he was in it, but that might not have had anything to do with the seat. So now we're thinking Mar.athon but OMG they're $300 (or $230 at bab.ycatal.og.com, btw) and that's just a lot of money to spend on something we're so unsure about. Should we just scrap the whole Br.itax idea and buy the same Even.flo (under $100) my mom got when we were out there a couple of weeks ago? He seemed to like it well enough. It certainly didn't have the cramped issue (good) but that makes me worry that he'll bounce around it like a pinball (bad) if, god forbid, we ever get in an accident (really bad). I know they say the most important thing is that the seat is installed correctly and a pass is a pass is a pass in those safety tests, but surely there are nuances that matter.
So, lay it on me Moms. What do you have? What do you like? What do you not like? Does anyone else have a broad-shouldered linebacker of a baby? If so, what has worked for you?
I anxiously await your guidance!