My 5-month-old son has outgrown his infant car seat. He's too long for it (though still OK by weight). Questions: a) Is it OK to keep him in it even though he's beyond the recommended size? b) What car seat do people get next? From what I understand, the next model is much bigger and doesn't have the same snap-and-go possibilities that the infant seat has.Our kid, too, outgrew her car seat [a Maxi-Cosi Cabrio, rated "Stage 0" by the EU, for kids up to 8kg or 9 months] by height long before she hit the weight limit. We kept her in it for almost a year. The new rig (the M-C Priori) is such a monster, it only leaves the car to wash the puke out. And as for taxis, we either avoid them...or sometimes, I'll strap her Bugaboo frame in with a seatbelt. It's stupid and highly NOT recommended, I'm sure. But what're ya gonna do?
How do people get around NYC with it, then? Or do you only use it for long car rides and just avoid taxis all together once your kid is out of infant seat range?
Seriously, what ARE you gonna do? What DID you do?
[update, more seriously: Here's what car-safety.org's faq says about height. It's not the legs, it's the head:
...rear-facing babies in an infant seat are too tall if the top of their head is within one inch of the top of the carrier shell. For a rear-facing convertible seat, the child is too tall when the top of their head is at the level of the top of the shell. It may also be an inconvenience if they are tall enough to kick the seat back of your car, but this is not unsafe. A child is too tall for a front-facing harnessed carseat if their shoulders are taller than the highest slots, or if the top of their ears are above the top of the carseat shell.Doesn't help with the taxis, of course...]