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Great Seat By
June 27, 2009
I spent a lot of time reviewing different options when choosing a second seat for my daughter. We had purchased a Combi Zeus Turn (which is still in my husband's truck) before she was born, but needed a second seat as I was returning to work. I did not want a second Zeus Turn, because although we are extremely pleased with it, it will really not hold her rear-facing past her first birthday, and I wanted something with a higher RF weight limit. This seat received very high ratings on a few car seat boards, and after reviewing the manufacturer website also I was convinced it was the best seat out there.

BabyAge.com has (by far) the best price for this seat. We received it only three days after placing our order, and have been extremely pleased so far. It was easy to adjust for our daughter, and ridiculously simple to install in the car using the RF LATCH setup. Even though it has no top tether option when RF, as the Combi does, it feels just as secure in the car. The seat is very well padded for comfort and support, and the fabric is plush. My daughter looks very cozy in it (even when sleeping, the side impact head supports and the cushy strap pads keep her head from slumping).

The only negative I will give it (and this is just an opinion as I have no personal experience with it) is that although it is rated for infants 5-35lb RF, there is no way I could see this seat being suitable for a newborn. I do not think the head supports or the harness straps will go low enough, and I do not think there is a sufficient tilt to keep them from being all hunched over. My daughter is 8 months old, and this seat is perfect now, and I can see it growing well with her. I would not recommend this as a first-buy seat for someone with a newborn...get an infant seat first and then switch to this once it is outgrown.
Can't Have Seats Side-by-Side By
August 6, 2009
I bought a Recaro Signo for my 9 month old when his car seat was lost at an airport while we were flying across country. I was extremely pleased with how safe it felt, I mean I can't even get it to move 1/2 an inch now that it is all strapped in. So I wanted to buy one for my 2 year old because his Eddie Bauer car seat just did not feel very safe at all. I ordered it and 2 days later I got it from BabyAge, which I am extremely happy about. I went to install it in our truck and they fit fine side-by-side BUT since the latch clips are so thick on these, they wouldn't both fit on the latch bar. It was about 1/4 inch too small. And this is in a huge truck, Im assuming all latch bars are the same length. So I had to install my rear facing carseat not in the middle seat but behind the driver seat next to the window. I was extremely disappointed in this even though I still feel that these seats are very safe in them selves. I am going to buy a window protector so if God-forbid I was in an accident and the window breaks, it won't get all over my infant.
Great Booster but.... By
November 14, 2010
I just received this booster. It is extremely well made, sturdy and looks like it would offer excellent protection in an accident. My only problem (I am returning it) is my four year old is tiny. She is 37 inches exactly and 30lbs. This booster would not adjust small enough, so the shoulder belt was acrossed her chin and neck. I think it would best fit a child 40 inches or larger despite the 37 inch size guide. I am very disappointed that we had to send it back. I would definitely recommend if your child isn't tiny.
Comfy and safe By
September 29, 2009
Love It! My son who is 12months old looks and I know he feels so comfortable in the seat. Besides all of the many great safety points which surpass the vast majority of other seats, his head never flops around or hangs forward when he falls asleep. The cloth material is soft and easily spot washes (and machine) and the plastic is much more sturdy than others. I am so glad I bought it, love this seat!
fantastic seat By
August 15, 2009
I have three children and this was purchased for my littlest. She is a large 5 month old who outgrew the infant seat. She is so safe and comfortable in this seat. It looks large when you take it out of the box however it fits great in the back seat of my mid-size SUV with two booster seats on either side. I have never felt such a high quality seat material and my little one loves to ride in it. The infant headrest adjusts easier to fit her and she is safe and secure. I wish they made these 7 years ago when I had my first daughter.
AWESOME product! By
July 9, 2009
After originally being concerned about the price of this car seat while doing my reasearch, I decided on the Recaro Signo...I told my husband, thinking that he would have a problem paying that much, I was prepared to stand my ground...safety is #1, however I was pleasantly surprised when he responded with a, "hell yes"! What I didn't realize was that Recaro makes race seats. What guy wouldn't want his little boy riding in a seat designed and made by the same people who design race seats? If people in the racing world trust Recaro seats to protect their drivers, I can definitely put my trust in them to protect my little boy. When you order a Recaro, you know you're getting the best in safety.

We received our order on time and couldn't wait to install it. Originally we thought that we would put it on the passenger side of our rear seats so we could see him (we have captain chairs in our SUV) but the car seat is so large that it makes seeing out that window next to impossible and makes the already bad blind spots, worse. So behind the drivers seat is where it's installed. Also, we had to put a towel under the seat to make it level, but it states in the installation instructions that you MAY need to use a towel or a pool noodle.

Our lil Man LOVES his new seat! He still is rear facing because he's not 30lbs yet, but he was too long for his infant seat. He'll have much more room when we turn it forward facing once he's a year old and 30lbs. There is no mirror out there (that I've found) that will allow you to see your child while it's rear facing in this seat, but his coos and giggles let me know he's ok and happy. Once the seat gets turned around, seeing him won't be a problem.

Our Recaro Signo was manufactured during the time of the recall, however I checked the Recaro website and followed the instructions on how/where to check out our seat, it's perfectly fine...no defects to be found.

Overall AWESOME product so far.

PS - Thank you BabyAge.com for the great discount on this seat!
Love it!!! By
October 19, 2009
Great seat...can't wait until my little one grows into it :)
fantastic seat By
August 15, 2009
I have three children and this was purchased for my littlest. She is a large 5 month old who outgrew the infant seat. She is so safe and comfortable in this seat. It looks large when you take it out of the box however it fits great in the back seat of my mid-size SUV with two booster seats on either side. I have never felt such a high quality seat material and my little one loves to ride in it. The infant headrest adjusts easier to fit her and she is safe and secure. I wish they made these 7 years ago when I had my first daughter.
Perfect By
July 9, 2009
This product is outstanding. Just what I expected from RECARO. The booklet that tells you how everything works is a little small, but I figured it out. Price is right. Pick up the other seats available, and you will know you made the right choice.
Great car seat, rock solid install By
June 28, 2009
We absolutly love this car seat. It fits in rock solid in our Subaru Forester (which are known for being tough to find a good fit). The seat is very well made, super comfortable, with great SIP. BabyAge shipping was super quick. We really couldn't ask for more!

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