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Need a New Car – Must Fit Baby’s Car Seat

I thought for sure that the biggest hurdle we’d have with our Kia Soul was my inability to drive a stick shift. Yet here I am almost three years later...

Remember how excited my husband and I were when we brought home our very first stick shift car aka Jefe Blanco?

Well, I thought for sure that the biggest hurdle we’d have with our Kia Soul was my inability to drive a stick shift. Yet here I am almost three years later, a little less clueless about driving stick shift, but just as baffled about a new (ahem) dilemma.

Allow me to introduce you to Jefe Blanco’s new arch enemy–My 9-month-old daughter’s new car seat:

The hubby and I read all about the Safety1st CompleteAir 65 Convertible Car Seat when we put it on our baby registry about a year ago. It had great safety ratings, superb customer reviews, and it even comes with an attachable cup holder! Seems like the perfect car seat right?

There’s just one little setback…When installed properly, this magnificent car seat makes it virtually impossible for a passenger to ride in the front seat of our Kia Soul!

My husband, like the new proud papa he is, scheduled an appointment earlier this week with the local fire department to help with the install of this new car seat. Nothing could have prepared me for the phone call I received moments after it was installed…

“Uh, honey?” My husband said meekly into the telephone.

“Yeah? What’s up?”

“We need a new car. The baby’s car seat is too big.”

I burst out laughing. Clearly my husband had to be joking, right? I mean..Come on! How could our infant daughter’s car seat be too big for our car? I mean she’s not even a full 2 feet tall yet!

“Ha. Ha.” I replied. “Very funny.”

Then he texted me this: (photo of knees against dash included with blog).

I stopped laughing and immediately started Google-ing new cars with ample leg room.

**NOTE: This is cross-posted on CluelessME.com.

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