I know I’ve discussed here before how I have a love/hate relationship with car seat guidelines. On the one hand, I think it’s hugely important for children’s safety, and yes, I am totally that mom who still has kids in booster seats long after everyone else has ditched them. On the other hand, if I go strictly by the height/weight requirements, neither of my kids will be booster-free before high school.
Which… sorry, but no.
Anyway, I still appreciate a good grow-with-them car seat that works for different ages and stages, even if I’m not willing to strap my middle-schooler into one. Heh. So today’s deal on Buy.com on an Evenflo Symphony car seat caught my eye; this seat will take your kid from 5 to 100 pounds, and up to 57 inches tall. It works as a rear-facing seat, forward-facing 5-point restraint, and then as a booster. It may even slice, dice, and make perfect julienne fries, I’m not sure.
I don’t have babies anymore, but just allow me to say that nothing this cool existed when I did. (You kids today have it too easy! Now get off my lawn.)