Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Are we going to regret this purchase?

We are about to have a baby of an as yet unknown gender. We need a new car seat. And we've decided to get a Britax Boulevard. So.

Please help Theric and I decide. Do we save $40 and get this car seat that is as gender-neutral as pink can be?


Or do we spend the extra money to get one of these two truly gender-neutral carseats?

(this one matches one we already have)
There are a few things at issue here, right? If we have a girl, not too worried. This isn't princessy or anything, just pink. But if we have a boy (and given he could stay here till he's 65 pounds), will he feel humiliation? Will friends and older brothers mock?

(We could buy the cheap one and just buy a different cover, but the covers cost $80 so that's stupid. Don't suggest that.)

These are all identical save color.

What would you do?

Note: click on seats to view at retailer's site.


Blogger Th. said...


(link to self)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger David J. West said...

IF your kids are half the monsters mine are, the gender neutral colors hide the grime much better.

And my little girl doesn't care what color she is strapped too, just that it is hindering.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Satsuki said...

You don't want an infant carrier/carseat? I really liked being able to carry my sleeping baby inside after a shopping trip without waking him.

But in any case, I'd say to borrow someone's infant carseat until after the baby is born. There must be a dozen people in the ward who have a toddler who has probably just grown out of one. Then if you have a boy and can imagine putting him in the (admittedly very cute) pink carseat, do so with pride!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger Tristen said...

Oh no! I feel your pain.

I always prefer the darker, more gender neutral for carseats. This being said, it really isn't going to matter to the baby-- he/she will be done using it by the time they are four or so-- before they care about colors. Right??

But if it was me, I'd say get one that matches what you've already got. Good luck, and let us know what you do!

Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:58:00 AM  
Blogger Recession Cone said...

I would peek at the ultrasound to determine the gender of my fetus!! ;)

Thursday, July 30, 2009 7:46:00 AM  
Blogger Edgy said...

I'm with Tristen in that I would get the one that matches what I've already got.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:31:00 AM  
Blogger Luisa Perkins said...

I'm with David J. West. It would be worth the extra 40 bucks to me to have the grime far less evident.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Th. said...


So it sounds like everyone is leaning gray. Okay.

(And Satsuki---we've never used one. We have self-righteous reasons for that, but we'll keep them to ourselves.)

Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger cchrissyy said...

holy cow do i have a win-win for you. L, check your email :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Lady Steed said...

Satsuki, I like your idea and have been meaning to send out a request to the ward, I just keep forgetting to do so....

Thursday, July 30, 2009 7:39:00 PM  
Blogger Scott and Cindy said...

Looks like you don't need my advice. Landon likes pink. I'll leave it at that.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:26:00 PM  
Anonymous berzerkcarrottop said...

I vote stripes. Although I'm sure your boy child would not be scarred in the least by having a pink car seat. It sounds like cchrissyy has your problem solved, though.

Friday, July 31, 2009 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger FoxyJ said...

Probably late to the party, but I would vote for neutral just for the blending in with other carseats/grime hiding capabilities. Little Dude has pink sippy cups and wears Dora diapers and no one cares.

I'm also self-righteous about infant seats, but we've always borrowed one for the first few weeks just because they seem to fit tiny babies better. Ours usually stays in the car--partly because c-sections preclude lugging anything that heavy about.

Friday, July 31, 2009 9:34:00 PM  
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Friday, July 31, 2009 9:34:00 PM  
Blogger Lady Steed said...

Thank you to everyone for your opinions. We ended up not purchsing any of these car seats. Why? Becasue cchrissyy provided a very good solution to the car seat dilems. Becasue of her, we now have a very nice, brand new Britax Diplomat for the soon to arrive Thteed child number 3. Thanks cchrissyy!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 1:13:00 PM  

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