Re: Bucket seat for toddlers?
You know... when my boys were little, we didn't have no stinkin' bases for infant buckets. I installed and uninstalled those suckers every time. So when they graduated to convertible car seats, I continued the trend of taking them out of the car, seat and all, when they were asleep and bringing them into the house.
As long as you get a fairly lightweight convertible, it can be done. A Cosco Scenera would probably work just fine. Or a Cosco Apt. I like the Apt a little better for most situations. My daughter is in a Radian and there's no freaking way I'm trying to lift a 30 lb toddler in a 15 lb car seat into the house... but if her seat were lighter I might.