Buying a carseat should not be nearly as difficult as I am making it. I am incredibly indecisive, and I've been researching for hours to find the perfect seat for us (and our budget!) I've narrowed it down to three, but cannot decide. I know we'll be using this for six years, if we have no wreck until then. I want a seat that is small enough for our backseat of the tiny Honda Civic we drive and to lug to other countries but safe and comfy as well. I don't particularly care about high weight limits since my baby is pretty small and I don't imagine he'll be hitting 40 lbs before we have another baby, when I plan on skipping the infant seat and just passing down the carseat and buying a new one for Atticus. The three I like:
1. The Combi Coccoro: This one is my favorite and the one I'm leaning towards. It's a niche seat, very compact and really adorable. The weight limits are pretty standard, 33 lbs rear-facing and 40 lbs forward-facing. I like that it has an infant insert for a baby, since Atticus is still pretty tiny. It gets really good reviews, but some say the fabric snags easily and gets dingy. I like the colors but wish they were a little darker. I found it for $164 on Amazon.
2. The Britax Roundabout: There are really no cool perks to this seat like the Coccoro, but it's solid, safe, and easy to use. I found a cool print for $159.99 at Traveling Tikes.
3. The Maxi-Cosi Priori: Mostly this one just looks cool, but I've heard it's a great seat. I like that it reclines with the push of a button. And I found it for the cheapest: $133 on Ebay.