So the first car seat we purchased was the Graco Safe Seat and we LOVE this seat. If we had gotten any other seat Stephan would have grown out of it fairly rapidly since he’s so tall but this seat goes to 32″ so he’ll be in it for the whole first year. Now we are going to purchase another Graco, the Platinum CarGo since it starts at 1 yr and 20lbs. Had we not started with the Safe Seat we’d never have been able to transition him to this seat without having to purchase one of the convertible seats also. Hopefully this seat will work out as well, then we might only have to purchase two car seats! They can be such an expense and while worth it I’m glad we might be able to skip that middle step, especially since we have to purchase a car seat for my husband’s car as well.