I Think We’re Gonna’ Need a Bigger Car Seat

The official weigh-in of Lucy today put her at 5.78kg (12lbs 12oz), which is over a pound gained in the past 2 weeks. That has also meant we’ve needed to adjust the car seat to suit.

Partly because it looked really comfortable and partly because it would be good for more than 6 months, we chose the Britax First Class Si Ultra car seat for Lucy. It’s a "group 0+1" unit, which means it’s suitable for babies from birth to 18kg, which is about 4 years of age. It has a "newborn insert", which is basically a lump of padding which stops little ones (i.e little 7lb babies) rattling around underneath the harness, even when fully-tightened.

Now that she’s passed the 5.5kg stage we’ve removed the newborn insert, which now means she looks lost in the car seat. It’s not going to be long before I’m adjusting it again though…