It’s really no secret that Walt is a pretty giant kid. He was born large (8 lbs 6 oz), and is consistently in the 90+ percentile in height and weight. Based on these facts, you’re probably thinking that the tall boy would surpass all the height and weight requirements of his baby carrier at a pretty young age. It’s true, he did. The baby carrier we have is up to 30 lbs/30″ in length. The 30″ in length is the kicker. Walt blew past 30″ when he was 9 mos old!
Then SURELY such observant and well-minded parents as us would have quickly gone out and bought our sweet baby boy a nice, safe car seat that Walt would comfortably fit in. You’re wrong. We didn’t … until just now.
Seriously, what is wrong with us!? I’ll tell you what’s wrong. Car seats are damn expensive. I mean… crazy expensive. And we need two. We’ve been surviving on just the carrier b/c it easily snaps into either car. The problem is, if I take Walt to school, I have to pick him up. There’s no possible way I can actually carry him into school with the car seat. Please refer back to paragraph #1 and how giant my child is. So, we knew when we made the switch on car seats that we’d need one for each car in order to be a little more flexible about who takes and picks up Walt. Double the money, double the fun.
Here’s the Munka Man in his carrier earlier last week. He might look happy, but probably b/c he doesn’t know better.
And here’s the happy boy after getting into his shiny new car seat facing forward. Though he looks a bit unsure in the pic, he was completely fascinated by being turned towards the front and oohed and ahhed out the window!