Car Seat and Stroller Options for Tall, Big Baby

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Q: Our 5-month old son has outgrown his car seat and his stroller is really rickety. We've been using his Graco Snug Ride since he was born, but at this point he's outgrown it. He's really tall for his age and is just under the maximum weight for the Snug Ride. The problem is, he can't sit unsupported yet so I'm unsure as to whether I should move on to a real car seat. I also have the Graco Passage stroller which I cannot stand. Aside from the fact that he slides around when I seat him in it, it doesn't fully recline and the ride is uncomfortable & incredibly bumpy for him. Considering the fact that he's just over 20 lbs and close to 30 inches tall, what would be some good choices for a tall, big baby that still has a LONG way to grow? I'd like to keep costs under $350 for both carseat & stroller if possible.

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Editor: My own child is on the shrimpy side so I don't have any personal advice for you. Readers - what are the best, affordable car seats and strollers for larger babies?

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