Rebecca is on the threshold of surpassing the height limitation on her infant car seat. This means we will be shelling out for another one - and it seems convertible is the best option. A convertible car seat can be flipped to face front after the child hits 1 year of age. Some of the convertibles go up to 40 pounds, so it should last quite some time. Of course, the trick is to get a 2005/2006 car seat that is compatible with a 1999 automobile (THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO CHECK OUT PRIOR TO PURCHASE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A SMALL CAR). Relatively recent changes in Ontario legislation mean that Rebecca will be in a seat or a booster for quite some time.
I was convinced our next major baby purchase would be a high chair.