The more I get into preparing for baby mode, the more complicated I find that everything becomes. I think I am ready to pull my hair out.
So here is today’s issue. I want to buy the darn car seat. AdoringHusband was put in charge of doing the research. Of course this research coincides with Consumer Reports’ retraction of their controversial car seat testing report. (Though truth be told, I didn’t find this report to be controversial at all. If there actually is a car seat that comes through in a 70 mph accident, then that is the car seat for this mom-to-be!)
AdoringHusband looks at all the reviews he can find and recommends the Britax Cosy Tot. Unfortunately it took me 24 hours to discover that the Cosy Tot is the British version. The US version is the Britax Companion. So cool, I’m about to order this puppy when I realize that this is only for a baby up to 22 pounds. Then I’ll need another seat. Heck, my nephew Erik is 20 pounds at 3 months! I’ll only get 3 months use out of the thing?
Now the Britax Decathlon is both an infant and toddler seat. Yet, it doesn’t look nearly as snug and supportive to an infant as the Companion. So now I’m stuck. Is it better to buy the Companion and then move on to the Decathlon or just by the Decathlon? What do most people do? This is giving me a headache already.
Also, I have a lactation counselor coming to meet with me on Friday. She will be bringing a hospital grade breast pump (Ameda Hollister Purely Yours Professional Breast Pump) with its kit as well as a supplemental nursing system. Is it OK for me to now say…YIKES!!!