Reviews and Problems with Baby Trend Silverado Flex-Loc
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Poor back support
B. V. Dyk "ben", Amazon
22 March 2010
Summary: I'm sorry, this seemed like a good buy because of all the safety ratings and the triangular carry mechanism. I recently noticed a red mark on the back of my son, and thought we left something in the seat before we put him down. But there was nothing, just a hard edge underneath the seat cover. Check for yourself, just feel inside the seat, you will notice the hard edge as you go up from the bottom of the seat to the top on the back support. Don't buy it...
Summary: I bought this car seat on sale at Target. The main selling points to me were the triangular handle, the giant canopy and the foot cover thing. Which I don't think is on this version, but it's like a little snuggly thing to keep your child warm. I used this car seat for a year for my 2nd son. I liked it a lot. My first son we had a peg perego car seat which was nice and I liked a lot.
Summary: I bought this seat in green for my first child who is now four months old. I agree that this seat is rather heavy, if that is related to its excellent safety record than I don't mind the extra weight. I would rather have a safe child than a lighter one. I wish that the whole handle was padded instead of just the triangle hand hold; I've noticed men carry it by the triangle handle and women carry it slung over their arms where there is no padding.
Military stationed overseas STAY AWAY FROM THIS!!!!
Erin Vincent, Amazon
4 March 2009
Summary: I bought this product becuase I read great reviews about it. I have a 4 year old and I am preganat with my second son, so I have a good idea of what features I like. I love the look and features of this seat. They are very easy to use. We have a smaller car and it fits great into it. But, when I received the seat we opened it to do a fit test in the car and the latch clip that secures the base in the car broke!
Summary: I am a mother of seven. I purchased this seat in a pinch. I did consider that it had high ratings by Consumers Reports. IT STINKS!!!! I cannot even count the ways..... It is heavy, 2x as heavier than any other infant car seat I have used. The adjustment of the shoulder straps is not enough to fit my 4 month old baby in a snowsuit. Unbelievably there is only one adjustment setting (there is no alternate holes to thread straps through as baby grows).
Summary: Our twin boys are now five months old, and we are continuing to love these car seats. The triangular-shaped handle is awesome ... allows for easy turning and shifting from one hand to another. The sun shade is exceptionally large and covers almost the entire seat -- great when it's raining outside. Making adjustments to the head rest and the straps is a simple process -- and best of all is the easy handle/lever system to take the seat off of the base.
Summary: There's no doubt that this is THE Cadillac of infant car seats. I gave this as a gift and, of course, the manufacturer of this little beauty made me a super hero. You can't go wrong with this product!!!
Summary: I recently purchased this car seat for my newborn son and I agree that the spanish only directions caught me off guard and made what should've been a quick installation in my new honda civic take about 30 minutes. However, once my husband and I figured out how to attach the latch things and seat belt we were good to go. I suggest that anyone who purchases this infant seat refer to the pictures/stickers on the actual car seat to help get it installed.
Summary: We got this seat because it's attractive and it has high safety ratings. We are a little sorry we did! We should have sent it back and gotten something else the minute we opened it and found Spanish only installation instructions...no English!!! There are photo instructions on the back of the seat also, but we would have preferred written English instructions for at least FAQ and troubleshooting, as we did not feel that we were able to get the seat in at quite the right...