Summary: If you have more than two kids, no matter ages, you really need a large vehicle to accommodate this seat. The versatility is nice, the price not too bad, but I'd suggest buying a suitable seat in store so you can see the size and figure out if it will fit in your vehicle. We have not switched the baby into this seat yet, still trying to figure out if we can manage it with two other kids seats or send it back.
Summary: We bought this seat for my 6 month old that is 21lbs. I was convinced this would be a great seat but amazed at how HUGE the seat was! I drive an Acadia and still had to bring the passenger seat forward all the way for this to fit. It also lacked any visual comfort. The padding was thin and the head rest was held by a Velcro loop. We returned this and bought the contender which is way more improved.
Summary: First let let me say I do like the car seat, but its not perfect! It says it for kids up to 65lbs, I don't see how that is even possible. My daughter is almost 30lbs and its about time for a new car seat. The reason I say that is because, even in the forward facing position it still lay back pretty far, and as a child gets older they want to sit up straight and this does not allow that option.
Summary: I really liked this car seat and if my child had been forward facing when I bought it, I'm sure it would have been ideal but since he was rear facing I found it VERY difficult to pull the lever to tighten the straps on his arms so ended up getting a different car seat. We have a big truck and a Jetta and found it difficult in both.
Summary: I liked the product very much but I did return it. We bought this carseat because we liked the cushions. It turned out that our 4 month old baby is to big for them (she is a larger baby). We returned it and got a MyRide 65 LX with different cushions that my baby can still use and it was 20 dlls cheaper!
alright for infants and younger babies in large vehicles
1 July 2013
Excerpt: We got this car seat when my son was one because we wanted a car seat for our second car. We picked this one out because Graco was well known for car seats and because it has cup holders which my Safety First Alpha Omega does not. I do like that it has cup holders, but beyond that, it's just not as good of a car seat. The seat reclines much more than his Safety First car seat. My son is now three and does not like to use this car seat because he has to lean back so much.
Excerpt: This car seat looks great and works fine. My only complaint is that the straps get tangled easily. I prefer the plastic covers on the britax straps that keep them from getting tangled and the velcro pieces that keep the straps on the outside of the seat so you can get your child in and out without them sitting on the straps. Other than that, its a fine carseat.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy to install, Safe, Sturdy, Stylish
Summary: I like this seat, my 9 month old seems comfy in it, good padding, and she has lots of room to grow. Love the cup holders. The 2 things I don't like is. . . 1.) While rear facing, it is hard to pull the strap and tighten the harness. 2.) I feel like the chest buckle and seat buckle seem like cheep plastic and don't easily flow. We are going to keep this seat for my husbands car, but will not be buying a second for my car. I'm currently looking for a different seat.
Excerpt: I purchased this car seat to put in my husbands truck as I did not want to have to transfer a car seat back & forth. My first complaint was that the color online looked different than what we received-but I figured if it was safe it did not matter. It is a lot taller than most car seats therefore kind of akward to put in a smaller vehicle.