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minniem
07-31-2009, 12:22 PM
Just wanted to get some opinions here...we are having baby #4 in Oct. The infant carseat I have is a pink pattern. DH doesn't really want to use a pink carseat for his DS, and originally I didn't want to either.

However, after calling Graco and asking how much a new cover would be (it's around $60 +Shipping). I also checked ebay and no luck in finding covers. I just think it's a waste of $$$.

I plan on using a JJ Cole Bundle Me so only a little bit of the carseat will be visible anyway. Plus anywhere we go, people will most likely see we have 2 DD's and understand where the pink is from.

Plus, I would rather save the $$ to put into a toddler seat for new baby when he is big enough.

I guess I am just trying to save a little $$ so we can finally get back to Disney next year after 3 long years!

What would you do? Thanks!

here757
07-31-2009, 12:29 PM
LOL i can laugh cuz im in the same boat.. well the other side really
i had a little boy in 2003 i saved everything. high chair. car seat. strollers. etc..
in 2009 i had a little girl :) my sweet princess.. princess:
shes got really dark hair. i bought her the pink car seat.. but the stroller. people see the blue stroller and call her a little boy! it drives me nuts!

i got lucky the stroller is huge.. and too big for my car so i had replaced it with a pink one so it solves that problem..

but with the high chair and play pen etc.. who cares!!

XYSRUS
07-31-2009, 12:29 PM
I'd use the pink carseat...and I have 4 boys! In fact I got a swing when the first one was born and it was pretty girlish print. I didn't care and neither did the kids.

Perditamarie
07-31-2009, 12:30 PM
Congrats on your son!! I agree with you....use the pink...it will be winter and he will be covered and will probably grow out of it by the time the pink will show.

Don't forget to check the date on the back to ensure the plastic hasn't expired! I learned this tip on the Dis!

You never know, you may find a neutral/boy color on clearance somewhere!

Teresa Pitman
07-31-2009, 12:33 PM
Of course! Why not? The baby won't care. And I certainly wouldn't. Yes, some people might think the baby is a girl - so what? Won't make any difference to the baby.

Teresa

mjkacmom
07-31-2009, 12:36 PM
Of course! Why not? The baby won't care. And I certainly wouldn't. Yes, some people might think the baby is a girl - so what? Won't make any difference to the baby.

Teresa

All of my kids except ds6 had no hair their first year - however, he had long, bouncy curls. Since you can't tell if a baby is a boy or a girl, I'd put bows in his, and dress him like a girl, and his twin sister as a boy!

mad hatter fan
07-31-2009, 12:39 PM
You could also check craigslist for a cover or a used carseat the same as yours but only use the cover from it.

Cruise
07-31-2009, 01:05 PM
Free = colorblind. :thumbsup2

There's no way I'd spend so much money on something new for cosmetic purposes only when the item already owned is perfectly safe and serviceable.

That being said, if it bothers your DH, ask around and see if any friends or family are handy with a sewing machine and could whip up a quick cover.

DebMcDonald
07-31-2009, 01:11 PM
I hae three girls and I honestly have to say if I was to have a boy I wouldn't. Everytime you go to the store, someone is going to compliment you on your baby girl and then you are going then you are going to have to tell them it's a boy and then you're going to get that look like you are crazy :rotfl: because how could they be wrong you have him in a pink car seat - way too much conversation with strangers :rotfl:

HelenePA
07-31-2009, 01:14 PM
did you try ebay for a car seat cover? I am probably in the minority I wouldn't use it.. I did use the same blue car seat for my first 3 because they didn't have these pretty pink car seats until after my girls were born. I had to get a new one since that one expired before my 4th was born.. his is grey just in case! ;)

Princess Disney Mom
07-31-2009, 01:19 PM
Can you cover it with a thin blanket? I'd do it. My husband did not have a job when our son was born so he was in a pink snowsuit.

LisaNJ25
07-31-2009, 01:26 PM
yes, than again my 3yo son plays with dolls and is going to dance school :)

I did just buy a pink carseat for the 1yo I babysit. I wasn't going to pay $20 more for a blue pattern.

Save the money and use the pink one.

Poohbug
07-31-2009, 01:32 PM
I hae three girls and I honestly have to say if I was to have a boy I wouldn't. Everytime you go to the store, someone is going to compliment you on your baby girl and then you are going then you are going to have to tell them it's a boy and then you're going to get that look like you are crazy :rotfl: because how could they be wrong you have him in a pink car seat - way too much conversation with strangers :rotfl:

This is going to happen anyway. With my oldest boy-he would be dressed head to toe in blue and people would still come up and say "What a cute little girl".:confused:
You only use the infant seat for a year anyway. Save your money and if your Hubby is bothered by it just cover the pink up with a blanket.

Teresa Pitman
07-31-2009, 01:39 PM
I hae three girls and I honestly have to say if I was to have a boy I wouldn't. Everytime you go to the store, someone is going to compliment you on your baby girl and then you are going then you are going to have to tell them it's a boy and then you're going to get that look like you are crazy :rotfl: because how could they be wrong you have him in a pink car seat - way too much conversation with strangers :rotfl:

If one of my boys was dressed in pink, and a stranger in a store said "what a cute little girl" I'd say "thank you!" and go on with what I was doing. Why worry about correcting them? It's not like the baby cares.

Teresa

C.Ann
07-31-2009, 01:45 PM
Free = colorblind. :thumbsup2

There's no way I'd spend so much money on something new for cosmetic purposes only when the item already owned is perfectly safe and serviceable.

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I agree! :thumbsup2 It would be a terrible waste of money to do anything else - and I'm "all about" saving money..:goodvibes

tinkarooni
07-31-2009, 02:12 PM
Here's another vote for just cover it with a blanket, a blue blanket of course. I understand the way you feel though. I was really careful to get all that sort of stuff in gender neutral colors so I could use for both of my kids no matter what sex they were. Of course I'm a cheapie from way back. I just hate spending extra if I don't have to, rather save it for better stuff.

2binak
07-31-2009, 02:21 PM
Our infant carrier is light gray with some navy blue. Everywhere we took DD, people would say, "Your son is adorable. How old is he?" Even though she was dressed in pink, they'd just see the carseat and assume she was a boy. I'd politely say, "She's x months old." Some people say, "Oh, the carseat is blue so I assumed she was a boy" and I would explain that we plan to have more kids so we felt buying a gender neutral carseat was more practical so that we didn't have to buy another one down the road if we were to have a boy. Most people agreed and went on about their day. We still buy every big ticket item in gender neutral colors. I'm also the mom who buys her DD boys jackets because they tend to be warmer and I don't want to try to keep a frilly pink or white coat clean.

OP - I'd use the carseat you have. The bundle me cover will cover most of the color and if it really bothers DH that much, try to find a cover on ebay or craigslist. Save the $$ for the toddler carseat.

Va-bear
07-31-2009, 02:23 PM
I would absolutely use the pink seat! He sure doesnt care and the people that matter know he's a boy. Think of all the diapers you can buy with that money.

(ps - what if you pay for a blue one and it's like my first son - continually dressed in blue, my favorite color - and CONSTANTLY called a girl. He was very 'pretty' as an infant. I didnt care at all really.....he's still a boy [ and QUITE a boy - football, basketball, karate, etc - that being called a girl thing didn't hurt him at all. ;)] But, do what makes you happy, ofcourse. :) )

Congrats, BTW!!!! :goodvibes :thumbsup2

ps - the carseat and stroller were blue too, BTW.

pps - you could try bleaching it and then throwing it in some nice dark blue dye. It wont be 'perfect' - but I did it once for a jacket for my son and it turned out pretty well. They are in thsoe seats such a short time....

budbeerlady
07-31-2009, 02:27 PM
IF it really bothers you can you use some RIT dye to change the color? I would use it anyway. No matter what your child is wearing people ALWAYS seem to call them the other gender.

DD was head to toe pink, pink blanet over and pierced ears, still told I had such a cute little boy!

Chereya
07-31-2009, 02:33 PM
If it bothers your DH that much, I've seen some generic brand infant seat covers at Target for $20 or so. :confused3 I've had 2 boys and my third due soon is a girl. I've pined wistfully for all the cute girly prints out now but am so glad that we kept all of our gear regardless of the colors. It's a HUGE money saver. Everything for babies is "cutsey" anyway so the colors hardly matter, the designs are usually pretty unisex.

CJ's Mommy
07-31-2009, 02:39 PM
I have to be honest, I would never put my son in a pink car seat! There's gotta be a cheaper cover you could find....don't you know anyone at all that has an old graco they're not using??? Heck, I've got one in my garage I'd give ya!!!

I just checked ebay, buy it now for only $16.95!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Graco-SnugRide-Infant-Car-Seat-Replacement-Cover-Set_W0QQitemZ260456127081QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item3ca4651a69&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

GoldieSaysMeep
07-31-2009, 02:49 PM
He's a baby, he won't care.

C.Ann
07-31-2009, 03:03 PM
I have to be honest, I would never put my son in a pink car seat! There's gotta be a cheaper cover you could find....don't you know anyone at all that has an old graco they're not using??? Heck, I've got one in my garage I'd give ya!!!

I just checked ebay, buy it now for only $16.95!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Graco-SnugRide-Infant-Car-Seat-Replacement-Cover-Set_W0QQitemZ260456127081QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item3ca4651a69&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

That's cute - and if eBay has it, then there has to be department stores that have it as well.. I would check Toys R Us (are they still in business?); Walmart; Target; JC Penny; Sears; etc. - and it might be found cheaper.. (Plus no S&H if it's a store that is close to the OP)..:goodvibes

Tiger926
07-31-2009, 03:10 PM
Of course, colour is not important. I really don't get the whole genetic/colour segregation that society has. Honestly, it's beyond silly to assume that the colour of something is going to change a baby's personality. It's just a colour...

Our DS2 favourite colour is pink - he has pink clothes among other pink things, he plays with princesses too. My DD6, conversely loves blue and brown. We have taught her that people have a problem with colour, but it shouldn't be her problem.

I really don't get the whole colour issue thing at all, so I would definitely use the seat. My son frequently sits in his sister's Mac XLR that is brown/pink. I got the colour of stroller that I liked, and it had nothing to do with the kids. It will be his stroller one day, and if he won't sit in it, then he will be walking.

Good luck, Tiger

tinytreasures
07-31-2009, 03:16 PM
Free = colorblind. :thumbsup2

There's no way I'd spend so much money on something new for cosmetic purposes only when the item already owned is perfectly safe and serviceable.

That being said, if it bothers your DH, ask around and see if any friends or family are handy with a sewing machine and could whip up a quick cover.

please don't do that
you should only get a seat cover made by the company because they have been crashed tested

I would not put a baby boy in a pink car seat that would kill me. The only pink on my boys is a cloth diaper which no one can see :rolleyes1

C.Ann
07-31-2009, 03:27 PM
please don't do that
you should only get a seat cover made by the company because they have been crashed tested

I would not put a baby boy in a pink car seat that would kill me. The only pink on my boys is a cloth diaper which no one can see :rolleyes1

Why would a cloth cover need to be "crash tested"? It's only cloth - not the car seat itself..:confused3

CherylA
07-31-2009, 03:30 PM
IF it really bothers you can you use some RIT dye to change the color? I would use it anyway. No matter what your child is wearing people ALWAYS seem to call them the other gender.

DD was head to toe pink, pink blanet over and pierced ears, still told I had such a cute little boy!

I was thinking the same. Soak it in some RIT, black or brown and poof no more boy color.

Ava
07-31-2009, 03:50 PM
Of course, colour is not important. I really don't get the whole genetic/colour segregation that society has. Honestly, it's beyond silly to assume that the colour of something is going to change a baby's personality. It's just a colour...
Totally agree. And there's a huge double-standard - it's okay to put little girls in blue, but it's not okay for little boys to be in pink.

We purposely bought gender neutral gear for our DD, in case the next one is a boy and because we just like it better. Her room decor is also gender neutral (greens & browns w/ monkeys) because that's the set we liked. Some of the girly bedding sets are pretty, but the neutral ones & ones meant for boys are more fun & playful.

People sometimes think our DD is a boy if she's not dressed particularly girly, since her carseat is red & brown, but it doesn't bother us. Sometimes even if she is dressed in pink or a dress we get, "Oh what a cute little boy!" because of the red carseat.

KAMKIM
07-31-2009, 04:14 PM
I'd throw a towel over it.

RobinFabulous
07-31-2009, 04:17 PM
Just wanted to get some opinions here...we are having baby #4 in Oct. The infant carseat I have is a pink pattern. DH doesn't really want to use a pink carseat for his DS, and originally I didn't want to either.

However, after calling Graco and asking how much a new cover would be (it's around $60 +Shipping). I also checked ebay and no luck in finding covers. I just think it's a waste of $$$.

I plan on using a JJ Cole Bundle Me so only a little bit of the carseat will be visible anyway. Plus anywhere we go, people will most likely see we have 2 DD's and understand where the pink is from.

Plus, I would rather save the $$ to put into a toddler seat for new baby when he is big enough.

I guess I am just trying to save a little $$ so we can finally get back to Disney next year after 3 long years!

What would you do? Thanks!


By #4 I'd just use it. And FWIW I had a custom made cover made on Ebay... It was for a Regent, but I know they make other ones. Search custom carseat cover, or PM me and I'll find the contact info.

RobinFabulous
07-31-2009, 04:20 PM
IF it really bothers you can you use some RIT dye to change the color? I would use it anyway. No matter what your child is wearing people ALWAYS seem to call them the other gender.

DD was head to toe pink, pink blanet over and pierced ears, still told I had such a cute little boy!


I'd be careful with this, if you do make sure it's rinsed and rinsed and rinsed... don't want a dyed baby

riley2008
07-31-2009, 04:34 PM
Use the pink seat. If not, .....

Skip the RIT dye and try the Dylon dye that is as Walmart and most fabric stores. It's about $3/package. It rinses well and no rub-off. I'd let the cover set in the dye for about 6-8hours though, at least.

here757
07-31-2009, 04:35 PM
I'd be careful with this, if you do make sure it's rinsed and rinsed and rinsed... don't want a dyed baby

LOL dyed baby!!
that would certainly be a problem.

Cruise
07-31-2009, 04:44 PM
please don't do that
you should only get a seat cover made by the company because they have been crashed tested



Geez.. I'm not talking about cutting off the straps in order to put a cover on the seat. I'm also not suggesting it should be anything that is just thrown over all the equipment that would interfere with its use. Several companies make car seat covers and I'm sure anyone who's handy with a sewing machine can do the same.

labdogs42
07-31-2009, 04:57 PM
I'd use the tulip spray on fabric pain to diminish the pink. you can even dab it on with a sponge instead of spraying it. I have used it on a number of projects and haven't had it run. From a financial standpoint, I'd want to use the pink seat, but I'm sure it would drive me crazy and I'd have to get a neutral seat for a baby boy! I had a gray infant seat and stroller with DS, just in case I ever needed it again.

pyrxtc
07-31-2009, 05:00 PM
I was just reading a magazine thats hwoed some famous star wiht his son in a bright pink carseat. It was his first kid so it's not like he had a recent baby girl or couldn't afford a blue one. I don't think it matters so much. Think about how long you actually used it the first time around (6 months maybe) and then put the extra money towards the reversable one.

minniem
07-31-2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks for all the replies...I am really leaning to just using the pink one. I found a JJ Cole Bundle me on amazon for $20 (reg price $50) so I was pretty psyched about that! :goodvibes

That will cover most of the pink and the rest of it, oh, well!

We have a DS as our oldest and my next two DD used his blue seat. But then it was expired so I bought a pretty pink one for my last DD (thinking she was our last kiddo).

Surprise, #4! :rotfl:

We are so happy about another one, but that's why I bought the pink thinking I wouldn't need to buy another one. It was nice having DD in a pretty pink seat!

I was thinking about dying it but I am afraid the dye might be toxic? Anyone know?

We got a blue Bundle me cover so at least that is blue!;)

Thanks again for all the responses.
:)

hsmamato2
07-31-2009, 06:32 PM
I would.... when ds was little,he wore pink hand me down snow pants,when we moved,our new neighbors complimented us on our cute little girl:lmao: I figured he didn't use them much,and for a car seat,I wouldn't stress

Nicolepa
07-31-2009, 06:47 PM
I wouldn't put him in a pink carseat, but I would have never bought a pink carseat to begin with. :)

1PrincessMomma1
07-31-2009, 07:52 PM
I'd use it. My DS used a beige, pink, blue & green one with a ruffled canopy on it. He also used purple snow pants last year in a pinch in the back yard & he was 6. No biggie to me, no biggie to him.

TupperMom7
07-31-2009, 08:22 PM
I would use the pink carseat - I mean, does anybody really see it that much? And they only use the infant car seat when they are babies. I would be more concerned that the car seat was still safe and up to code. If this is the fourth baby you've had, is this the original car seat?

runwad
07-31-2009, 08:31 PM
Oh heck ya use the pink, no biggie. Another mom of two girls who had the boy last, heck he had no problem at the first sign of snow wearing his sisters last year purple jasmine snow boots so he could go outside, since mom hadn't gotten around to buying his yet. Go for it:thumbsup2

KristiKelly
07-31-2009, 08:48 PM
I'm all for saving money but I couldn't put my baby boy in a pink carseat, dh would've died. I would buy a used carseat @ a yard sale & switch the cover.

tinker&belle
07-31-2009, 09:13 PM
Do you have any friends who are having their second baby who had a boy before that might want to trade?

cruise cruise cruise
07-31-2009, 09:18 PM
I would use the pink one, but everyone assuming he was a girl would not bother me. When he is complimented "what a cute girl" , I would just say thank you and move one.
The way I figure, all my friends and family know he is a boy. What strangers think really does not bother me.

ceecee
07-31-2009, 10:18 PM
Not unless I really couldn't afford another one. I would then cover the seat at least. If the carseat is newer maybe call the company for a replacement cover. If it's old I wouldn't want to use it either way.

daleswife
07-31-2009, 10:51 PM
This is going to happen anyway. With my oldest boy-he would be dressed head to toe in blue and people would still come up and say "What a cute little girl".:confused:
You only use the infant seat for a year anyway. Save your money and if your Hubby is bothered by it just cover the pink up with a blanket.

I had this happen to ME!!! My mom was pushing me in a stroller and I had on a frilly little pink dress and this woman came up to me and was like "WHY did you put that little boy in a dress?!?!?!" she was really mad. My cousin was with mom and she said "SHES a GIRL" then told her to mind her own business.....:lmao:

Id use the pink, but DH would get mad. When we had DD he made me buy neutral colors "just in case" our next one was a boy.....:rotfl:

snarlingcoyote
07-31-2009, 11:39 PM
Well, if it makes anyone feel better, in the Victorian era, pink (and red) were boy's colors - symbolic of blood and vigor and bravery and all that rot. Girl's colors were blue - like the sky and peace and water.

Kion10
07-31-2009, 11:42 PM
Geez.. I'm not talking about cutting off the straps in order to put a cover on the seat. I'm also not suggesting it should be anything that is just thrown over all the equipment that would interfere with its use. Several companies make car seat covers and I'm sure anyone who's handy with a sewing machine can do the same.

Hi! I just thought I'd post this so you'd know why she said what she did.

Custom Covers could possibly reposition the straps or be too thick and cause too much slack in the harness. The car seat cover that comes with the particular brand of car seat is the one that has been crash tested and is proven safe. You simply don't know how the cover could effect the car seat in a crash. It's not the fabric that poses the danger, but how the cotton affects the usage of the seat.

Here are some posts:

1. http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/aftermarket.aspx

2. http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/AftMarketMan.aspx

3. http://community.babycenter.com/post/a11136335/after_market_custom_carseat_covers.

Of course, a Bundle Me isn't safe either since it's an after market product that has not been crash tested for use on the seat and could actually compress during a crash and cause harm to the baby. If you have any car seat related questions... you should really visit these great ladies over here:
http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?

This is what has been said and posted by car seat experts/technicians. I just thought everyone should know. Should you chose not to believe this, that's fine. I won't argue it. It's just what any licensed car seat technician would tell you.

HelenePA
07-31-2009, 11:44 PM
I'd use it. My DS used a beige, pink, blue & green one with a ruffled canopy on it. He also used purple snow pants last year in a pinch in the back yard & he was 6. No biggie to me, no biggie to him.

My son is 4 and there is NO way I could convince him to wear his sisters pink or purple snow pants!! I was buying them in neutral colors for awhile because I thought we were done after 2 girls :rolleyes1 :rotfl:

princess momma
08-01-2009, 12:21 AM
If my husband had a problem with putting his son in pink, then I most certainly would buy a new one.

The price of a carseat is not going to have a huge impact on your ability to get to WDW.

shortbun
08-01-2009, 05:33 AM
Babies are unconcerned about boy/girl colors and you should be too. With four children, it's inevitable that girls will be in blue and boys in pink/purple/yellow.....my son's fav color is purple and he's ALL boy at 14. He dressed as a princess for trick or treat 2 years ago(except for the Lebron basketball shoes) and he won all kinds of costume awards at the two parties he attended. Boys should not be afraid to be in touch with their feminine side-especially when they can win a Nintendo DS!!! lol!!! Go with the pink and tell you husband to try on your high heels!!!! Oooo la la!

1PrincessMomma1
08-01-2009, 07:32 AM
My son is 4 and there is NO way I could convince him to wear his sisters pink or purple snow pants!! I was buying them in neutral colors for awhile because I thought we were done after 2 girls :rolleyes1 :rotfl:

No convincing needed he wanted to play in the snow and his pants were too small.I did go out and buy him blue ones once they plowed our street but he didn't want to wait and he brought them to me to put on him. He is a boys boy but in a pinch anything will work.

luvmy3
08-01-2009, 08:04 AM
At first I thought of course I would, who cares its just a seat but after reading princess momma's reply I realized I couldn't. I also think of the pics I have of each of my kids sitting/sleeping in their carseat and if I used the same carseat I'd never know which baby it was :laughing:

llori7
08-01-2009, 09:55 AM
I took a lot of pics of my kids sleeping in their car seats. That being said, I would probably buy another one b/c they aren't too expensive? Are you having a small shower, maybe you could register for one and people could chip in. If not, you could always cover it with a blue blanket.

ilovebassets
08-01-2009, 09:59 AM
If one of my boys was dressed in pink, and a stranger in a store said "what a cute little girl" I'd say "thank you!" and go on with what I was doing. Why worry about correcting them? It's not like the baby cares.

Teresa

EXACTLY! I work in a pediatric hospital sometimes, and it always amazes me that a few parents get really bent out of shape if someone accidentally says he for a girl or she for a boy. really, the kid doesn't care and is not going to have gender identity issues. So the question is, why do you care if some stranger thinks your infant is a different gender?

dogluva
08-01-2009, 11:05 AM
I cannot believe all the people who say not to use the car seat. I say who cares. Use it.

By your fourth kid you won't give it any thought when you put him in it. You will be so busy that it will not even be given a thought. As long as he is safe what does color really matter.

I have six kids and by my third I was put right over the edge. A pink snowsuit, blanket or pacifier would do as long as it was clean.

My husband would not have noticed either and he is a man's man.

Personally, I don't really look at other people's car seats. If I knew a baby was a boy and in a pink carseat I would laugh to myself because that is what I would have done. There is too much waste in this country as it is. If it is usable, who cares. He will not be taking it to college.

I cannot believe the things people actually care about (like what color boots a four year old is wearing).

ElizK
08-01-2009, 11:06 AM
Do you know someone who sews? It wouldn't be too hard or too expensive to make a new cover.

momejay
08-01-2009, 11:25 AM
I had twin girls & everything was pink. My son came along 23 months later. He wore pink pajamas & onsies. My car seat was green with pink swirls. We would go into the grocery store & people would say what beautiful girls you have. I acted like they were talking about my girls & just never corrected them. People I knew, people that mattered, knew we didn't have any money.
How long will he be in that seat? 9-12 months tops? Is he going to remember he had a pink car seat? Save your money for more important things like WDW!!! :rotfl:

Donnainnj
08-01-2009, 11:32 AM
You might also want to check out Freecycle to see if you can get the cover. I know most people won't buy/sell car seats because of the safety issues, but you may have luck if you request what you need.
Donna

monorailsilver
08-01-2009, 12:23 PM
I don't know if I would use the pink car seat cover on a boy but I would use blue on a girl easily.

I know my dh wouldn't like it either.

Can you possibly dye it?

disney_family_1247
08-01-2009, 01:08 PM
I think it would be silly to buy a new carseat because the old one is the wrong color. We bought a pink infant seat when I was pg with #3. As we were walking out, I joked that the ultrasound had better be right because otherwise we'd have a boy in a pink carseat. My five year old daughter looked at me like I was insane and said, "So what Mom?" Pretty wise little girl :)

We are adopting and hoping for a boy, and we will be putting him that same pink seat.

Tell your husband that a hundred years ago, pink was for boys and pale blue was for girls. People said that pink was a version of red, and red was too strong a color for weak girls :0

torinsmom
08-01-2009, 01:28 PM
What style of Graco car seat is it? I am just wondering if you could check Craigslist or yard sales for a boy version of the same seat? I would never use a car seat that I wasn't sure had never been in an accident, but you could just switch out the cover. There should be instructions on how to take off the cover in case it gets dirty. If you can tell me the model, I will be on the lookout as well.

You could always buy the bigger seat sooner rather than later. Most of them are convertible and can be used from birth on. Then use the pink car seat as a carrier.

Marsha

mickeymaker2003
08-01-2009, 05:37 PM
What style of Graco car seat is it? I am just wondering if you could check Craigslist or yard sales for a boy version of the same seat? I would never use a car seat that I wasn't sure had never been in an accident, but you could just switch out the cover. There should be instructions on how to take off the cover in case it gets dirty. If you can tell me the model, I will be on the lookout as well.

You could always buy the bigger seat sooner rather than later. Most of them are convertible and can be used from birth on. Then use the pink car seat as a carrier.

Marsha

I had a similar idea. You could also try posting on your local craigslist that you want to trade the fabric parts for more boyish colors. You might be able to find someone in the reverse situtation (had a boy, now having a girl). If you both have the same type of seat, you can switch just the fabric parts. Each person keeps their own seat, so they know it is safe and accident free, but you each get the other color.