Gavin is 15 months old now, and if he hasn't hit the 22 pound mark yet, he's very close. This means one thing to me: it's time to get him in a different car seat.
This is the easy part.
See, Logan currently rides in a convertible car seat. We have one in each car. All we have to do it readjust the seat to fit Gavin. Each car seat can actually be placed rear-facing too which is even better.
The not so easy part: What do I do with Logan now?
Logan is probably only 35 pounds...soaking wet. This means he is still too small for a backless booster. But it does mean that he is big enough for a high back booster. But still, I know he would be safer in a five-point harness.
This should be an easy decision right?
My checkbook is crying out in pain at the idea of buying TWO* more five-point harness car seats. See, backless boosters are cheap, cheap, cheap! I can buy two for less than the price of one five-point harness seat. And while high back boosters are more expensive than backless boosters they're still cheaper than five-point harness seats.
My cheap side and my mom side are waring with each other BIG time. There's a part of me that wants to call a compromise and go with the high back booster, but....that mom side of me wants to keep my child SAFE!
Okay, okay...this really is a no brainer, but still! Ugh...
Get ready to cry Mr. Checkbook, because you're buying two more (more) expensive car seats....
*YES! We need TWO! Justin and I are both responsible for dropping off and picking up the kids, and I don't want to mess with switching seats from car to car!