I just realized that Titus is technically too long for his infant carrier. Nevermind the fact that his first Birthday is in a couple of weeks when most babies outgrow theirs far earlier...
I always assumed I would move Leeann up to a booster seat and move him into her carseat once he outgrew his. Well, now that the time has come I'm doing some more research into carseats and how long they ought to be in what kind of seat, how many point-harness they ought to have etc.
I will spare you the details, but this is actually a somewhat stressful decision. She's technically big enough for the high-back booster seat, but would be safer in traditional carseat that holds a kid up to 40 pounds. I think she's 35 or so.
1.) I can get another seat similar to hers for Titus, but then she'll have to go to a booster seat at 40 pounds anyway. $50-150.
2.) I can put her in a booster seat now, that's for a kid that's 30-100 lbs. Free, we already have one.
3.) I can buy a nice (and by nice, I mean expensive) seat that is a 5 point-harness seat (the safest) that will fit her until she's 65 pounds. Or an even nicer one that will fit her until she's 80 pounds (safest and most expensive option). $220-300.
4.) I can just leave my kids at home and never take them anywhere! Ah, now there's an option!
I'm leaning toward purchasing a seat, especially knowing that Titus is, and is likely going to continue to be small... and he'll need a carseat for longer than most kids I imagine.
The problem is that he's growing out of his at a bad time. His Birthday is in two weeks, and of course Christmas is coming up. It's not exactly a time that I want to throw $250 at a carseat. Ah, unless of course we make this his Birthday/Christmas present. He's only1, he'll never know the difference eh? It won't come anywhere close to covering the cost, but it will sure put a dent in it!
I meant for this to be a short post, but I'm bad at that! What to do, what to do!