April 21, 2013
We have used this about 4 times so far with no complaints from our granddaughter. Then again, she doesn't talk yet. It has been used for trips of 1 1/2 hours and she seems comfortable. Installation is easy enough and the seat will be useful as she grows and for upcoming grandchildren.
February 25, 2013
I love this car seat.. I was a little worried about buying it because I seen review where people said it was big and bulky but it isn't. It fits in my vehicle with plenty of room left.. I was also surprised with how soft it is, It has alot more padding than other car seats do and my 8 month old daughter seems to be very comfortable in it. I was alos worried about it being hard to install but I had no problem with it. I think this is a great car seat and if your looking for something easy and comfortable for your baby I definatly recomend this :)
May 23, 2012
I am pleased with this car seat. It was easy to install and is easy to adjust. It does need a bit of room for the full recline for a rear facing infant. May not work in smaller cars but seems to fit reasonably in my Saturn.
April 12, 2012
For the price we got all the features we needed and did not have to pay 200.00 like the other stores in town. We really love it.
April 10, 2012
I have been quite satisfied with this car seat taking my child from 18 months to age 3, however, I bought it thinking we would be using ALL the features as she aged. The elastic that holds the cover in place started coming apart about a year ago and now it's just so worn and flimsy that I think we just need to replace it altogether! What a disappointment! We are not particularly rough on it, either, I just guess what they say is right: you get what you pay for. My neighbor has a Britax that she has used for 6+ years with her two boys and it still looks GREAT... so I guess you can pay $100 twice for this (once now, and again in 2 years) or just pay the $200 from the beginning for a better seat. Don't buy if you're planning on using for more than one child!
April 5, 2012
My baby fits in it great and its easy to put in. Has good cushion in the seat and the shoulder straps adjust so easy.
April 2, 2012
This is a very large car seat. If you have a mirror in the back to see your child, you won't be able to anymore. The cup holder sticks out a lot so unless you have a big car, the people in the back seat are gonna be tight. The child's feet are touching the back seat at 11 months and if they're supposed to be in there until 2 years old, their knees are gonna be to their chest by then (the recline feature offers a little bit more room).
February 13, 2012
My baby is almost 8 months old and we got this seat about 2 months ago. It's very easy to install in the car and baby seems comfortable and safe! I highly recommend this seat and we are actually purchasing another one for the second car!
February 6, 2012
December 22, 2011
I wanted a convertible car seat for my great-grandchild and did a lot of web and store research. I stumbled upon the BabyAge web site. BabyAge had the best price. The item was shipped correctly and timely. The car seat looks great. I have not installed it in the car yet because we have a local expert whose help I will seek as I would would with any car seat I bought. I foresee no problems with this car seat. I am very pleased with both the car seat and this website.
October 8, 2011
I am very pleased with the car seat - it is attractive, well made, fit my grandchild very well, has good features. There are some other more expensive seats that have more foam padding in places, I will use the seat for occasional use however, so it will be fine. For the price the product offers safety and is rated for up to 100 lbs and will offers many years of safe travel for a child
September 21, 2011
We bought one for our granddaughter and she and her parents are very happy with it. Now we bought a second one for our car as well, so we don't have to switch them out all the time.
It's a GREAT seat for a GREAT value!
I highly recommend it
September 13, 2011
I love my Safety 1st car seat! My son really enjoys it and seems to be comfortable in it. I Had similar safety 1st seats for my other three children and I would recomend them to everyone!!
August 22, 2011
I purchased this car seat for my daughter to use for her grandbabies.
She says it is very versatile and easy to use. However, she said she would hesitate to use it on very long trips because the lack of thick padding might be uncomfortable for the grandchild.
July 29, 2011
I have been using this seat for seven months now. I love the ease of use and how easy it is to take apart to clean it. For the price this seat was definitely worth it to my husband and I. We bought the seat for our 10 month old daughter. She has never had an issue in it. I wish there was something she could lay her head on though because she sleeps with her head at odd angles in it when we are on road trips.
July 5, 2011
Better than expected great price for great quality! I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase we are very glad we went ahead and purchased two one for my vehicle and one for my husbands.
July 5, 2011
This seat seems to be of good quality and is fairly simple to operate. However, I bought it because I wanted my daughter to continue to be rearfacing as long as possible, and unfortunately, this seat just doesn't fit in my car in the rearfacing position. I drive a Nissan Rogue, which has a decent amount of room, in my opinion, but with this seat in the rearfacing position, I have to move both front seats way up, and I don't have enough room. I will keep the seat, however, to use forward-facing when my child is big enough. Also, the price is great.
June 22, 2011
This chair is the only chair you need to buy. Only thing is when it's being used as rear facing it's very hard to get level so baby falls asleep with his head dangling forward. Especially not recommended for compact vehicles when used as rear facing.
May 29, 2011
Good Quality. My son LOVES playing the box which was in fine shape compared to other reviews. Installed quickly (it doesn't take a genius) Good product especially for the money.
May 28, 2011
I like this seat and have it in another color for my other son but... there is no way it can be rear facing and have someone sit in the front of it. The person in the front would have their face against the windshield! It is a great seat though for the forward facing.
May 14, 2011
This carseat is probably one of the best bargains I've ever gotten. It is attractive, very sturdy and of great quality. Matches nicely with any car interior. My daughter loves being in it too which is great for long trips! I highly recommend this one for the mom who is picky and wants the best bang for their buck!
May 8, 2011
No regrets, however if you have a smaller vehicle the rear-facing is difficult at best. I can barely fit in the passenger seat because the car seat is behind it and takes up a lot of space. Other than that it's a great purchase. I was concerned about the expiration date with it being a discontinued model. But I got it and it doesn't expire for another 7 ½ years. My son will get the full use out of it. I'm overall very happy! :o)
May 4, 2011
This is the third one I've bought. Bought for my husband, nanny & Mother's vehicles so they can run around town with my 3 yr old.
April 26, 2011
Love this car seat! Bought it for my granddaughter! Well worth the money, very snug and comfy!
March 31, 2011
I purchased 2 of these at the same time (one for my car, one for the sitter's car) about a month ago after shopping all of the baby stores and super stores. My 10 month old Daughter had grown out of her baby seat, but still needed to face the rear so I did a lot of research and found that the Alpha Omega Elite had great ratings, plus it can be used for as long as my baby will need her seat! The other comparable seats were almost $200! I don't see why they are so much more than this one... The pattern is even nice! The seats arrived a few days later (just in the box, no plastic or anything protecting it from the weather).
The only complaints I have is that
1. I couldn't get it level in my small SUV or the Mini Van, even with using a noodle... But it is pretty darn close!
2. The red release button to get the baby in and out is really really hard to push at first! I thought I wasn't going to be able to do it! But it did get easier...
My daughter loves it and loves to put her arms up on the armrests! She seems very comfortable!
So over all, it's a great seat I would have given it a "5" if it weren't for those 2 small complaints.
March 27, 2011
Our son son is almost 6 mths old and he has outgrown his carseat, we wanted something that he would feel comfortable in, a convertible that is easy to install and one that would grow with him. I didn't need my husband's help to install this,,,,, easy as breeze. I install it and use it the same day it was delivered.......Our son was fast asleep the moment he sat in it. We LOVE it. I am 100% satisfied. Iwould recommend it to all mom......comfort, style, and stages are quality is well worth the price
March 19, 2011
Pretty good overall. The straps twist easily, and the mechanism for the larch is sometimes trouble. Other than that, a good product.
March 7, 2011
this is a great car seat but its not that great for babies. i would at least wait until a year old. i love the colors
March 1, 2011
I bought one for my daughter and I loved it. It simple and I haven't had any problems with it so I bought another one for my son. I would recommend this product.
February 25, 2011
I bought one of these when my now 7 year old was 6 months old and guess what he's still in it as a booster! Now that I've had a second baby and I thought I would splurge and get big new fangle one with all of the cushiosn and bells and whistles. We got the Evenflo Momentum 65 LX and hated every minute of it. We just returned the Evenflos to purchase a Alpha Omega Elite. I don't know why I ever thought to mess with something that was great! Don't flinch as I did and buy into the American way of thinking that bigger and more expensive = better, this is a GREAT carseat and an even better value.
February 21, 2011
We have only had this product for a couple of weeks but I love it so far and so does our son. He is almost one and is rear facing still, this car seat has good padding and is very comfortable. I read reviews prior to buying this car seat that said it was hard to install, I did not find it hard to install. After I installed it I ran by the fire station and they checked to make sure it was in correctly and tightened it for me. Most fire departments are happy to do this for free!
February 20, 2011
Ok so we are new parents and don't know which seat to buy for our almost 7 month old at 17lbs and 27 inchs. So I read the reviews on all the car seats in the 100.00 to 300.00 dollar range and this one caught my interest because not only price but the comment that was made about the seat reclining in the rear facing position. Nice feature how ever I should have know this seat would not recline no more than any other obviously for safety reasons. However it does have some better safety features than most cheaper car seats, also the no need to rethread the harness to change anything. I think this will be a better forward facing car seat than in the rear facing seat just for comfort reasons, my little girls head still falls forward when she falls asleep. Overall it is a good seat for 99.00. Will last a long time.
February 13, 2011
Great car seat! It was shipped the same day I placed the order and we received it a couple days later! Very fast! Will definately order from BabyAge again in the future.
February 12, 2011
I now have two of these for my new grandson on the way. I bought the first one at a big local baby store but paid more for it. I saw this one and couldn't pass up for the price since both my son and his wife will need one. I let my son check it out before the baby shower since I knew that his wife wanted this brand. He's positive that she will be very happy. I didn't tell him what great price I got this one for though.
February 10, 2011
What an awesome seat, and comfortable to. My 5 mth old loves it!!! I should have purchased this one from the beginning.
January 31, 2011
Our daughter loves this carseat. It fits her perfectly and is so easy to install.
January 26, 2011
Its everything as advertised..Incredible deal for a Safe car seat for my son.I shopped around different places on the net and I have to say when it comes to products for my Kids this is the place to shop..will be back again and then some..
January 24, 2011
I have been using this style carseat since my doughter was 9 months old. We bought her the pink and brown plaid style,,she is 4 now and still fits in it comfy..I recently purchased another seat in the same style for my 1 yr old son because its so durable..its an all in one..wish it would have been the only one I bought my son in the first place..its great and seems to last forever..I would highly recommend this product
January 24, 2011
We just got this car seat and it is very nice! My daughter is 6 months and about 16 pounds. I hated her infant seat which was given to us. I love this one. There are a couple things which I wish I knew before I bought it though. I just bought a new mini van and though it's size wouldn't be an issue. I'm not sure it really fits in the second row where I want it. It has to be fully reclined in the rear facing position. I don't think we have enough room for it to do that there. We tried it out yesterday and she fell asleep in it. When we arrived I went to get her out and her poor little head was drooped over. I felt terrible for her. Maybe it's because it wasn't fully reclined though. I'm going to try to put the baby head rest back in and see if it helps. She does love it and she looks really comfy in it when not asleep. I'd recommend this, but to an older child or one thats bigger.
January 20, 2011
Fits great in my van and my son loves it.
January 3, 2011
we've only had this carseat for about a week. we like it (to the extent that we've had it only briefly). my husband chose to install it and complained that the manual was overly complicated, but then again, my husband complains about EVERYthing. i am impressed with the quality and the soft fabric. i really didn't expect it to be so nice, considering the extremely reasonable price. babyage shipped it to us super-fast!
January 2, 2011
Excellent seat, excellent value from baby age.
December 27, 2010
Hi all! I usually never write reviews, but decided to just take a few minutes and give this seat my 5 stars! When my friend was looking for a seat for her then 1 y.o daughter, we did a research (during lunch at work:-) and I found this one and suggested her to go to our local BJ's and get this one. She LOVED it and when my time came, a year later, I bought this one and a Britax (I think I have a Boulevard), as who can afford 2 Britaxes at a time:-)? My daughter was 1 at the time and she's 2.5 now. We (my husband and I) are in love with this carseat and our fancy and expensive Britax simply pales in comparison: its not as roomy, and not nearly as comfortable for my daughter. I have a 5 months old baby and I can assure all of you: we'll be buying Alpha Omega again as soon as we need to move her from her baby seat. FOR SURE! IT IS JUST AMAZING FOR THE PRICE! The only down side is belts, they do twist all the time:-( But it doesn't bother my husband:-) He says that for $200 difference he can deal with that:-) My only question to the experts would be: can you recline the seat (frong-facing) for the child to sleep without having to remove the child, say, while on the go? My husband claims that in order to recline it, you have to remove the kid, release the tension, recline, then tighten the belts again. Is that so? Thanks.
December 26, 2010
I've never installed any other convertible car seats before but this one was quick and straightforward to install. Seems to be well put together and comfortable for my 8 mo old.
December 19, 2010
I like the fact that the chair is easy to lock into place and adjust the straps for the child.
December 13, 2010
Nice seat, easy install. Got it for my car to carry around my granddaughter.
December 11, 2010
We were looking for the most comfortable carseat for our children to be able to sleep in during car rides. We haven't had this long, but it seems like it is pretty good. I like the head support, and there's good padding in the back. There doesn't seem to be much padding around the bum, and unfortunately it doesn't recline very well. My husband also thinks that tightening and loosening the straps is too difficult compared to another carseat we looked at, but they don't bother me.
December 11, 2010
It's perfect! This one has it all and is very attractive. It will do all you want for it to do. It will last for many years!
December 11, 2010
Couldn't believe how quickly it was delivered; placed the order Monday night and I had it by Wed.! It was a full $40.00 cheaper than
Toys-R-Us and delivery was free. I will definately order from them
again; in fact, this is my 2nd purchase with BabyAge and the other
purchase was just as good.
December 8, 2010
I recently bought this car seat for my baby who refused to sit in the rear facing car seat. Cosco Alpha Omega 3-in-3 Car seat arrived a day before I expected. SO it was a pleasant surprise. Packaging was not that great though, not even the car seat was covered in some plastic sheet. My baby was very happy to see the seat and started playing with the seat as soon as we opened the box. Without wasting time we replaced this car seat with our old rear facing one. This car seat was pretty easy to install and the manual was not needed. Now our baby seems to enjoy the car ride and is comfortably looking in the front. This car seat has made our life really easy. It is a highly recommended product.
November 30, 2010
We bought this car seat for our 7 month old son, and we love it. It is comfortable and user friendly. We liked it so much we bought two, one for each vehicle!
November 6, 2010
a little confusing at first, once we got straps adjusted and it in (the front facing position. we tried the rear, it was IMPOSSIBLE to put the seats up far enough to make the level bar level.) all the cloth comes off easy to wash, kind of bulky but what big carseat like this isnt now days. I went with it because of all the other reviews i saw on it, and since ive gotten it i still recommend it.
October 12, 2010
Easy to install and BabyAge.com had the best price I could find. I am happy that I bought a convertible so that I can use it as my my baby grows until he no longer needs to be in it. I also love that it's made with ProTech EPP energy absorbing foam; it gives me piece of mind adding an extra feature of safety.
September 30, 2010
I recently purchased the Cosco Alpha Omega Elite 3-in-1 carseat for my granddaughter, who I care for several days each week. So far, I am very happy with the seat and am extremely glad it will fit her until she no longer needs to be in a booster or carseat. I only wish I had found it before my daughter bought us a separate base for their infant seat.
The Elite will fit infants (5 pounds) through school age (up to 100 pounds). It is actually easier to operate than our current infant seat, takes up less space for the seat in front of it, plus, no switching in and out between cars all of the time.
The back and head height, the reclining positions, and shoulder strap adjustments were very easy to set, ONCE I figured out the booklet. That is really my only complaint with the Elite. The accompanying 54-page instruction booklet was excessively complicated in its' written style. I would suggest perhaps Cosco provide a CD or the link to a Youtube video demonstrating for those of us who have problems understanding what the booklet is trying to describe.
I have raised 4 children and the technology of carseats has never been so complicated to understand before. Welcome to the 21st century.
September 29, 2010
I bought this car seat for our second vehicle, which I do not use very much. The padding seems to be comfortable for my little one and I like how it comes with a pillow since my child seems to fall asleep easily in the car. The buckle is large and it sometimes is hard to get snapped (my TruFit is much easier because the buckle sinks in the car seat and not where the child sits). Overall it is a good purchase for the money though.
September 27, 2010
Just bought this car seat for my 9 mo old daughter. I installed it myself within a matter of minutes. It was very easy. The material is very comfy, and my little girl seems to be quite content. Great price as well!
September 22, 2010
This is a large, comfy, car seat for my 19 mth old. He loves getting in it because it's so cushy and it sits a little higher than his previous seat so he gets to see out the back window of the truck! My only concern is when he falls asleep, his head goes forward and he looks so scrunched and uncomfortable. He is rear-facing and I've reclined the seat as far as it will go. I have not tried removing the base though to, perhaps, allow a little more room for it to recline. That may be the answer.
Overall, I am happy with my purchase and would recommend it to other parents.
July 22, 2010
Very nice prodult and extremely fast shipping
June 11, 2010
We bought this for Grandma to use in her car when she watches our little ones. It was a great deal and can be used for such a long time! It seems comfortable with some nice little accessories.
May 21, 2010
Didn't take as much space in the car as I thought it would. I didn't think I would like the houndstooth pattern but its acutally much nicer in person. My son seems very comfortable.
May 16, 2010
Well, so far, I have only fitted my daughter in the seat (she is 16 months). Once she was all buckled in, I said, "Do you like it?" She smiled and nodded, then began to clap. She gave it good reviews! It was easy to install and she does look comfortable. My only complaint so far is that I cannot remove the head piece (for infants). Maybe there is a way, but I don't see it. I will probably end up cutting it out (since we will not be needing it for an infant anyway). I hope we like it as we use it. (Also - from ordering to arrival was only a couple of days. I really appreciated that!) Thank you.
May 11, 2010
Overall this is a great seat and provides a very comfortable and safe ride for my baby. I have a 4 door Nissan Titan and I feel the seat takes up considerable space. Even in the center. I highly recommend it.
May 11, 2010
Great - my granddaughter is just as content and comfortable in this seat. It is anchored down and gives me peace of mind.
May 10, 2010
this was a great car seat for my baby... she loved it.. It is verry confortable, and its for new borns as well if i would of known I would of bought this since the start.. Its a three in one this woorks up to 100 pounds.
April 26, 2010
This car seat is a gem. We were surprised on the size and quality of it. Great value and will keep our Grand baby safe for many years.
April 26, 2010
It's great that it goes up to a booster, with my first child who is now 4, I bought 3 different seats.
April 23, 2010
I bought this car seat to transport my grandbabies when needed and it is good quality product and serves the purpose well.
April 12, 2010
I love it! This was considerably cheaper than any other comparable car seat that I found anywhere, and the quality seems to be high. I bought this in anticipation of our arrival. The seat has a houndstooth print design (I thought it was grey and black) and the headpiece that LOOKS flat is actually a pillow on the top. I've transported many other people's children and this is the best seat that I've seen at this price. I went ahead and bought it because of the features, longevity of use and the PRICE! You can hardly get an infant car seat for this price! (It was $99.99 and the cheapest one even remotely comparable to the weight and sizes accommidated was ~$143) It reclines, is both rear and forward facing! Love the cup holder! Only drawback: little directions as far as attaching the cupholder, and understanding HOW to work all the features...otherwise, great!
February 16, 2010
We already have one, so ordered another. The girls love it and very easy to install. If I can do it, anyone can. My only disappointment is that I didn't get a "girlie" color, but it does match the car, so I guess that's fine. I think it's great for the price.
February 6, 2010
My 3 year old loves it and I just got another one for my 1 year old. Very nice looking seat and very comfortable.
January 25, 2010
My 3 year old loves it!!!
January 15, 2010
I had already purchased this seat in a different color for my vehicle, and was looking for one to put in my husband's truck. We looked at a few seats that were less expensive, but I couldn't bring myself to purchase one. A lot of the other seats have next to no padding, especially for the toddler's bottom and head! Not to mention no armrests or reclining feature.
This seat is SO comfortable, my son loves sitting in it. It's easy to adjust, and easy to install. The cupholder is a plus, and you won't find better quality for the price. I have got a great deal on both my seats....and the one I got on Baby Age 50% off!
Easy to clean, and easy to take apart if it needs washed. A little harder to get back together....but it's do-able. Get this carseat, you won't be disappointed!
January 3, 2010
This is a nice product. My son is very comfortable in this seat. I did see a news report where this seat doesn't preform the best in safety ratings during a car crash while front facing. It scored high for collisions when rear-facing. My only complaint is that it is rather large. We are currently using it rear-facing and I have to put it in the middle of the backseat in my Focus. It fits fine in my wife's Taurus. So if you have a sedan or compact, it may be a tight fit while rear-facing but will fit well when front-facing.
December 29, 2009
When I recieved it after it had been back ordered and I wasn't informed until I called to find out where it was the box was all tore up and the tape wasn't even keeping it sealed. It could have been way better packaged or atleast taped besides that the carseats itself is very nice
December 16, 2009
I ordered this product after much research. The price and shipping was excellent at BabyAge.com. It arrived in no time at all. I like the look of the seat more in person than in the picture. My little one seems to really enjoy sitting in it and looks comfortable. I LOVE that you can adjust the harness from the front. The buckles are easy to use and ajust.
I did however find that it was a little difficult to place rear facing. I had to roll a towel and place it under the front to make it somewhat level. I had to literally climb in the seat to get it tight enough, and then could not get it out with the latch system belt. I had to sit in it again to release the latch belt. I have now switched it to forward facing and it is EXCELLENT! I am thinking of getting this same seat for our second vehicle.
December 15, 2009
This car seat is beautiful, plush and I feel my daughter is very safe in it.
December 9, 2009
How can you go wrong with a seat that goes from birth through 100 lbs and has such great safety ratings? We thought it was easy to install, it looks great, and baby seems very comfortable in it.
December 5, 2009
I like this car seat but I did not noticed the pink linings. I hope my wont get angry when he come to realize the color.
December 3, 2009
VERY NICE SEATS AT A GREAT PRICE.
December 1, 2009
I purchased this seat for my grandson, the car seat is well made and easier to install in the car than it appears, just read the book that comes with it....extremely satisfied.
November 29, 2009
We already had one for the first grand child so it was a natural to buy another when the second one came along
November 28, 2009
Got this car seat on sale for 100 which is super. Fabric and cushions feel nice. Easy to install, except getting the seat cover is a pain if you have to clean it. The only thing that I don't like is when it is rear-facing, it doesn't recline enough for the baby to sleep comfortably. My daughter's head falls forward while she's asleep, which looks uncomfortable and not good for her neck.
November 27, 2009
I purchased this car seat for my 6 month old granddaughter. We checked it out and are very happy with it. We are giving it to her this weekend and I'm sure her mother will be happy that she will not have to buy another as my granddaughter gets older. I'm sure she will be delighted with it for a long time.
November 24, 2009
I chose this seat with my son because he outgrew his infant seat in height way before weight, so I needed something that could accomodate him rear-facing, then flip around when he weighed enough. For my daughter, I wanted the same versatility, so I went back to this seat. I found this newer version to be much more padded in the headrest and the cushioning behind her. I really enjoy the ease of adjustment this seat offers, though getting it installed in the rear-facing position is a bit of a pain because 1) it is so large that it hits the front seat and 2) the strap to tighten it is very hard to grasp and get leverage to tighten it enough. My hand was raw and scratched up by the end because I had to move the seat cover to reach through a hole in the seat to get the right angle to tighten it, and that hole is a bit rough around the edges. Once in, though, it is great, and once turned around for front-facing, it is a breeze. I find it easy to take apart to wash, but I am also familiar with it from the last few years of having my son in it, too.
November 23, 2009
ITEM IS AS DESCRIBED. ARRIVED FAST. ENJOYING PRODUCT.
November 22, 2009
I just bought this carseat for my 15 month old daughter and am very excited. I spent alot of time reading reviews on alot of carseats out there and after weeks of searching I finally settled with this one. I had really wanted a pink and brown color carseat but there just arent that many and the one that is like this was almost double the price. When I received this one, in a matter of 2 days by the way, I immediately loved it. It was easy for me to install and it lays back alittle to keep the baby's head from falling all over the place when they fall asleep. I had bought the same one just different color for my son a year and a half ago so I had a basic knowledge of how it was going to be, but when I got this one it was more padded and better than my sons. I love it and am very excited to be traveling with it in a couple days!
November 20, 2009
I bought this carseat for my one year old son because we need a good carseat to last from one year on and not need to be replaced. I wanted a comfortable seat for him as well because he is very picky. He loves it, and I am soo glad I bought it. He seems to be way more comfortable, and it is set up to last till they are 100lbs! Great seat and a great price!! My sister in law has one for my nephew as well!!
November 19, 2009
I bought this as a gift for my daughter , who is expecting. I have another Safety 1st car seat and bought this one because I liked my other one so well. I really don't care for the way the shoulder belts raise and lower but it is the way all of the car seats are. I hope she enjoys this for her new one this winter.
November 15, 2009
This car seat is overall pretty nice, however, it was kind of a pain to install and adjust the harnesses to fit my daughter. I would have also liked to have the latch harness system to be easier to install and adjust, it also doesn't seem like it is ultra secure no matter how tight I make it but when used both the latch and the seat belt to secure it to the back seat, I felt better about it. I feel that the high back cushion (the one right behind the infant insert) is either too bulky/thick or the seat just doesn't reclines back enough because when she falls asleep her head kind of hangs to one side. (She is 7 months old, about 20 pounds, and about 29 inches.) The high back adjustments (red handles on the top) are pretty convenient though because you can adjust it from the front. The car seat itself is not too bulky. We decided against getting the britax because when we compared them, the britax was just bulkier than this one. We installed it into our Acura TSX which is kind of a compact car but it doesn't take up that much room, I even have enough space to recline my seat further now. (I couldn't recline the passenger seat with the Chicco car seat we had.) I would also like to note that the harness clip that goes over the chest is kind of hard to unclip - which is good because you know that your child is securely locked in, but bad when she wants to get out fast or when she's fussy. The material is very comfortable and easy to remove to be washed and we installed it without the cup holder because we have no use for it. So overall it is pretty nice and if you can get over the installation and adjustments, you will like it too. Reading the manual is REQUIRED. =)
November 14, 2009
We chose this seat to keep our 1 year old rear facing longer. The installation with the LATCH system is easy. The problem we ran into was the leveling of the seat. If you use this as a rear facing, you might need to elevate the seat using a tight towel roll or pool noodle. www.carseatsite.com was very helpful. Other than that, we like it so far. We are only a week into it. I bought 3 seats. The price was great!
November 11, 2009
the seat is great and i love the color and fabric design. it great for my little boy.
November 10, 2009
I love, love, love, this product. The look is great, the installation is easy, and my son thinks its the greatest! Thank you for such a fantastic product at a spectacular price!
November 10, 2009
i love this seat..it wil grow with my child until he no longer needs a seat anymore and he seems to like it pretty well too.
November 9, 2009
Easy to install and adjust. Comfortable. Good car seat for a good price.
November 3, 2009
My 11mo is 28lbs and no longer fits in the seat I originally purchased. This one is the Mercedes of car seats! Gives him a ton of room so I don't feel like I'm cramming him in...it has movable arm rests AND a cup holder! The prices and free shipping can't be beat! We rec'd the seat 4 days after I ordered!
November 2, 2009
We love the seat. My son sits very comfortably in the seat. It was easy to install and fits great in both of our vehicles. He is only 4 months but sits tall in the seat and the harness fits him well. The cup holder is unsteady but I was looking for a seat that offers safety and comfort, Which this seat definitly has both.
November 1, 2009
We bought this seat in a different color for my car, 4Runner. It was great! Our daughter loves it and is very comfortable in it. It is roomy for her which means it does take up space in the back seat leaving additional passengers a bit tight. My priority was my daughter and her safety. The seat has GREAT head control and keeps her from sleeping uncomfortably. We were so happy with the seat that we ordered a second one in green for my husband's Camry. This seat was highly recommended to us and now we highly recommend this seat to others.
October 29, 2009
The cup holder is a joke, waist of space and we have removed ours. The new three part buckle that replaced the old (we have two others) is a great design improvement. As our older twins get into the use as a toddler seat, we find issues with the height, over 4 years 1 arm has broken and the height adjustment to the back has also. they remain very clean and in great working order. this one promises to be the same with the improvement it will be even better minus the stupid cup holder of course. would not recommend for infant. but from 6 months on its great.
October 28, 2009
Great car seat,extra cushion,soft material.I purchased 2 of them.We have not put them in our vehicles yet,our son is still in his infant carrier for now.I did sit him in it inside he seems to like it I think he will be very comfortable in it.It is such a great deal I told my sister-in-law about the seat she's getting one to from babyage.
October 27, 2009
Haven't had it very long, but love it so far. Very nice size and extremely confortable.
October 26, 2009
This is the best car seat that I have found for my toddler. And this is the best price too! Thank you.
October 25, 2009
I am mom of twin boys and needed seats that will grow with them, are safe, comfortable, and affordable. I purchased the seats to use once they outgrew their carrier seats and am very pleased with the product. We have made several trips in the car, and the boys seem perfectly content.
October 15, 2009
I would recommend this site to a friend or family member. It shipped fast and I got a good deal.
October 15, 2009
A very nice car seat... everything that was advertised. However, when installing it rear facing, it's very difficult to get it to recline enough. The "recline" feature on the base doesn't even get it to recline enough on flat ground... so it's not even close on a sloped seat of a car! Also, the seat is so large that it doesn't fit in the back seat of the car very well when rear facing. We have a Pathfinder and a Mazda 6 and had a hard time in both cars. I'd still buy it again however... very nice seat and it seems like it'll be spectacular when forward facing
October 10, 2009
This is the best car seat on the market, we have one in my wife's car and now that he has out grown the one I had in mine I ordered this one.
October 9, 2009
I have one of these in each of our vehicles. It is easy to install and very sturdy. Money well spent.
October 6, 2009
I was very pleased with the low price and free shipping - it was a great deal. I received the product very quickly - I didn't expect it to arrive so soon - most companies take 7 - 10 days to even ship a product - car seat arrived in 3 days.
October 5, 2009
My daughter loves this seat, the first time we took a trip she slept in it for 3 hours and she never takes 3 hour naps! It was a little tricky to install rear facing, since it has to be flat and vehicles just don't come with flat seats so we had to use towels to prop up. But overall a great seat with an exceptional price!
October 4, 2009
I liked that the pounds limit went to 100 pounds. The green color is very light so it looks more tan or light sage in color but the seat is nice looking so much that the dad said that looks comfortable. Was lightweight and will fit in my daughter's smaller car nicely.
October 2, 2009
We really like this carseat. My 9 month old is very comfortable in it, and it was very easy to install. The price was unbeatable, it was originally $160, and we got it on sale for $89.99. Would Highly reccomend it.
October 2, 2009
This is a great car seat. We have owned other seats over the years and this one I would highly recommend. It is easy to install and VERY easy to adjust. Great seat!
October 1, 2009
We have had this carseat for about a year and a half now. My son outgrew the carrier we had around 7 months of age and we needed a rear facing seat that would grow with him. It has worked beautifully. I saw some people were concerned about the angle not 90 degrees when rear facing. I am a nurse and have been trained in proper installation of seats, so many times the problem is not the seat, but the fact that many new cars have very slanted seats. You can use a towel rolled up under the car seat to make sure that the bottom of the seat is level, then it will recline properly. I have seen this problem with many seats, it is not exclusive to this car seat. We have been very happy with the seat and will be buying one for our daughter. I am excited about the price on this site, since at costco it is listed at $50 more.
October 1, 2009
Made very well and easy to install. Colors are beautifull, just what we were looking for. I feel my grandaughter will be safe.
October 1, 2009
This is a great car seat - my 8 month old daughter loves it. The headrest cushions are VERY thick padded. I love that it is easily adjustable with the handles above the headrest, and easily reclines using the lever on the front. I wouldn't reccommend this for a small car, as the seat is quite large. I have a mid-size SUV and it'd be quite snug trying to seat a person on each side of this car seat.
September 30, 2009
Ordered this car seat on Sunday, received it on Tuesday! Only paid 89.99 for it after the 10% off and Free Shipping. The car seat is beautiful and has a lot of padding for my little one. I absoutely love it!The only thing is it's a little hard to install in My car, I had to wait for my husband to get home to put it in and make sure it was tight enough. And the directions were a little difficult, I figured it out faster by just looking at it and playing around to figure out how to adjust the shoulder straps.
September 28, 2009
I bought this for my great niece. I got tired of having to schlep my nephews car seat in/out of my car each time she came over, and we took her home.
Packaging was a bit sketchy, the seat arrived (on time) in a box that was badly beaten up, on edge was torn and raggedy. The seat appeared OK, no damage, even though it was NOT wrapped in plastic or anything. Small detail, but it could have ruined the seat if it was raining or something....Anyway...
Being a seat newbie, it did take a while to figure the darn thing out. I spent about 1/2 hour with instructions, which were in reality pretty good.
The wife liked the way the seat matched her new car, so she was satisfied. She likes the pads that help to hold the head; she was a bit concerned that a previous seat she used didn't have this feature. It fit like a champ in the new Honda Accord, no problem with the LATCH system.
So far, thumbs "UP" on this product, I hope it will give us many years of use.
September 27, 2009
I have two of these car seats. One in the back seat of a full size pick up and another in the back seat of a Santa Fe.
NEGATIVES: They both where very difficult to put in. They both needed padding under the carseat, in the rear facing position, to get them to the right leveling position. I would never have been able to put them in myself. My husband had a hard time tightening the straps to hold the seat down tight enough. In the rear facing position it is near impossable to get to the lever that reclines the carseat. Even with the seat fully reclined my son's head still falls forward. The cup holder only fits on one side of the seat. If that is the side you get your child in and out on it makes it quite difficult. I guess my son dosen't need the cup holder that bad.
POSITIVES: This can be the only car seat you ever have to buy. It goes rear facing to front facing to booster. From 5 pounds to 100 pounds. My son seems very comfortable and content in it. It's quite high and he can actually see out of the rear window in the truck. The five point harness buckle is easy to use. Unlike his infant seat where both buckles had to be clipped in at the same time. This one you can clip in each one seperatly. The price was what attracted me. This same seat was on sale at Babies R Us for $159. I got it for $99 at Babyage.
September 23, 2009
Love the seat and my daugther loves it too!
September 21, 2009
Bought this seat for our Granddaughter hoping to avoid buying several seats for her in our autos. Husband has smaller SUV Mine Compact. Seat does not fit rear facing unless you want to give up front passenger seat! It does have many safety & comfort features and is super easy to put in each car! But does not fit rear facing with seat reclined as front passenger seats must be pushed completely forward to dash board. Will be great I'm sure front facing.
September 19, 2009
I like the color and overall the car seat appears to be of good construction and durable. The only issue I have had so far with the car seat is that I had to pull the fabric around the head rest portion and ajust it when I first pulled it out of the box. If I wouldn't have done this it would have remained all lop-sided and bulged out in the middle.
September 18, 2009
I bought this carseat on sale for half price so it was an amazing deal, considering I won't have to purchase any more carseats or boosters. The 3-in-1 design is so convenient. I placed my BabyAge order on a Friday afternoon and had my carseat the very next day with just the basic shipping! I am very happy with this purchase.
September 18, 2009
September 13, 2009
We bought this carseat for our granddaughter. It is just like the picture. The only downfall is that I thought it would hold her head if she fell asleep, but it still slumps over even with the headrest. She seems to like the new carseat though. Finally one that doesn't pinch her legs!
September 10, 2009
The seat appears to be very good, but the instructions are not too clear. Also one of the springs that attach to the reclining handle came off and we and to reattach it. The instructions for removal of the bar that holds the base to the seat should say to push the retaining piece and then slide to bar out.
September 9, 2009
We love it! Son loves it, too! Super easy to install with latches.
September 9, 2009
This car seat is great. i bought 3 from babyage.com. Great price & product!!!
September 6, 2009
This is a fantastic car seat, I would recommend it to anyone. And, it's a great price. It reclines so my babies can sleep easier and the cup holder is removeable. You also can't beat the price. It is a bit larger, however it is very comfortable for the kids.
September 5, 2009
I own a Britax Marathon ($300) and love it and I ordered this one for my husband's car. We don't have his car all that often with the baby so I was looking strictly for the best in safety with comfort at a close second. When I received this car seat I was blown away. I honestly just stared and felt it for a full five minutes. The quality is amazing. It's plush, substantial and very well padded. Despite previous reviews I have read, it in fact DOES have memory foam under the seat which is a feature found exclusively in high end seats. I'm not sure what people expect, but at any rate, this is every bit as nice as my Britax and a third of the cost. I also researched car seats like a psychotic nut and this seat beat out nearly every other seat- even seats way out of its class in regards to cost and status. This is pretty much in the top 5% of every car seat I have ever felt, tested. Easy to install and my daughter (9 months) loves it every bit as much as her very expensive Britax. Two enthusiastic thumbs up for this Cosco seat!
September 2, 2009
We are really happy with this car seat. There is a lot of room for our son. It is wider than most car seats. Be prepared if you use is rear facing it takes up a lot of room.
September 1, 2009
very sturdy and reliable
August 31, 2009
have only had this for about a week, and both daddy and baby love it as much as I do! It works wonderfully! Plus my daughter is so very happy about being able to see over the sides and out the windows- it makes for a much giggler time in the car instead of the crying that used to occure every time she saw the car looming when we used the bucket car seat for her as an infant. I can not say how much better this made our lives. The only thing I fussed about when it first arrived was sliding up the back hight adjuster for Aurora's hight- it started to give a little better after about half an hour of trying to play with it, so I hope it will only get easier as Rory gets bigger.....
August 31, 2009
This was originally 169.99 and I purchased it for 99.99. Excellent buy.
August 31, 2009
I purchased the seat for my granddaughter, it looks great. We have not installed as yet, but I was not disappointed in my purchase. Looks very good. We did show it to the Mommy and Daddy and they approved as well.
August 29, 2009
Already have one and love how easy it is to adjust .That it will grow with our daughter. Bought this one for the Grandparents.
August 28, 2009
I purchased this carseat for my 5 month old son and it is great! I have the same one for my 2 year old. Installation the second time around was much quicker! I would recommend this product.
August 24, 2009
Just purchased this seat, fits very snuggly in our PT Cruiser, barely moves around at all! My son just turned 1, and seems to sit comfortably in it, although I wish there was a way to recline him just enough so that when he falls asleep, his head didn't come straight forward. Looks uncomfortable for him. There i A "recline" feature, but if the seat is flush against the back seat, it won't recline any. Overall though, I think this will be a very good car seat for my son in the years to come. It looks very nice and fancy.
August 23, 2009
but even the color was just fine other seats with the nylon backing would have my baby sweating but so far its better because of the cloth backing. install it was easy too you just have to take time reading the directions with the seat at or near the car. my baby is snug I feel good about my purchase I got 2 of them.
August 22, 2009
It's way better than my 1st carseat and it'll be the last... It was great priced and it matches my car!!! It's so comfy for the baby, it's just lovley... The down side is there is so many features you have to read a little:)
August 20, 2009
I love this product and most importantly my 4 month old loves it! Seems to be a whole lot more comfortable then that old infant seat. The colors and the fabric are great.
August 20, 2009
This is the best carseat for the money out there.
August 17, 2009
very high quality and my daughter loves it before i got this carseat she would cry the hole time she was in her carseat. Now she never does.
August 15, 2009
Daughter said it was very plush and this was a great sale too!!!!!! will add more comments after used longer.
August 15, 2009
Daughter said it was very plush and this was a great sale too!!!!!! will add more comments after used longer.
August 14, 2009
It's a great forward facing car seat, but we could never get it to fit properly when rear facing. Seems comfortable. Washes well.
August 14, 2009
This seat is working well for us as grandparents. The front-facing position is a little more upright than I would like. It can be adjusted but the front seats of the car must be moved forward.
August 14, 2009
Love this car seat! Safety ratings are excellent also. Very comfortable and well made. Easy to install. No complaints and I won't have to buy any more seats since it's convertible!
August 14, 2009
We have really liked this car seat. We just took a long trip almost from coast to coast and have been extremely pleased. The one disappointment is the cup holder. My toddler can easily take it off, and because she can, she will. So we haven't used that much. One this some people done seem to realize is that if you want the seat reclined, then you must put it in the recline position BEFORE you buckle it onto the seat. It can be kind of a hassle and inconvenient, but it makes sense that it'd be that way (so that the seat is tight and snug onto the seat of the car). We just kept it on the middle recline position and when my toddler fell asleep (which wasn't near as often as we would've liked) her head didn't go forward and droop (we didn't use that little pillow thing on top or that u-shaped head support for infants). She was very comfortable and happy in it. I really like this car seat. I didn't think it was difficult to put in the car, or difficult to recline, like others have mentioned. It cleans up pretty easy too.
August 14, 2009
My daughter was thrilled with this seat. Thank you!!!
August 13, 2009
I love this car seat. It's comfortable, light wieght, and it's nice that you can use it in three stages. I think it's a good deal and priced affordably. The colors are pretty neutral, so it can be used for both genders.
August 10, 2009
We purchased this seat in hopes that it would keep our 3 year old in it.He started taking the straps off his shoulders and standig up in his old car seat.We thought with the 5 point harness it could keep him in the seat.Today was the 1st time we used it.He did manage to pull the shoulder straps down but could not stand up because of the lap straps.Perhaps we can tighten the shoulder straps more.we did notice a bit of tangling in the straps,but no biggy.
August 10, 2009
This was a backup car seat purchased for my mother when she has my daughter since it was too much of a pain to keep taking out our car seat every time. Our main car seat purchases are Recaro which I like very much due to the safety data...I was pleasantly surprised with this car seat and the great deal I got! My daughter likes it too!
August 8, 2009
The seat was a bargain to be sure (when compared to area stores) but when it arrived the box was so crushed,damaged,torn and partially opened that I actually took pictures of the damage before I even opened it and took the seat out. We are still baffled that the seat was in perfect condition considering the condition of the box.
The seat is appears to be a high quality and comfortable seat. It's easy to configure to the size of the baby and it even looks great. Our only complaint is we wish it had just a bit more cushion for those longer trips. It did come with a free vinyl seat protector/organizer. All in all a good deal on a good seat. Would recommend it.
August 7, 2009
So far I am very pleased with this seat! Hopefully I will continue to happy throughout the life of the seat. Not yet has Safety 1st let me down. My 4 year ol also had the same type of seat that we are now using in our second vehicle.
August 6, 2009
I'm very pleased that I will not have to be carry around the carrier everywhere I go and that I will be able to just put my granddaughter in the car seat and go.
August 4, 2009
Great material, easy to install, 1 year old fits into it easily; leans back and that is a plus.
August 2, 2009
I ordered 2 of these car seats - one for me and one for their grandfather - so that we can pick the one who lives nearby up from daycare when needed. It is the same carseat as purchased by my son and daughter-in-law and was less than half the price. This site is a fantastic find. Keep up the good work.
August 1, 2009
It is a good quality seat for $99.99 not for $149.99 original price. Doesn't come with a manuel. Little hard to understand at first. had to cut off infant head rest, because could not figure out how to take straps off. Installed on the weekend no customer service on the weekends for help.
August 1, 2009
It is extremely easy to install, and adjust to fit your child! The cover is easily removed for washing. Great Car Seat, I wish i had bough this to product in the beginning!
August 1, 2009
Our 9 month old daughter seems comfortable in this seat, but the instructions for how to use the LATCH system and get the seat tight enough (in the rear-facing position) were frustrating.
July 30, 2009
she loves sitting in it and it looks very comfortable! easy to use, easy to switch cars... very nice! we now have 2 of them!
July 29, 2009
my little girl loves this chair, she loves the fact that she can sit next to her 5 yr old brother and see him. i love this chair because i dont have to break my arm trying to reach her. this is my 2nd saftey 1st convertible car seat and my husband and i are happy with them
July 28, 2009
Car seat has lots of cushion and it converts from infant to toddler very easy. less than a hundred dollars was a steal for a very nice car seat. Very pleased.
July 27, 2009
We just purchased this seat for our almost 4 year old. She is getting to big for a conventional carseat, yet is still too small for a booster alone. It seems very sturdy and safe, though it is rather heavy. I have another one for my son, and the 2 of them just fit in the backseat of our Scion. The cupholder only only fits on the left - we cannot use it because the door won't close if it's in place! All in all, we really like this seat. Very comfy for her.
July 26, 2009
This is our 2nd of thr same seat. We love this car seat. It was recommended by CR, and the fact that it grows with our child is a huge help. It's really easy to install and our daughter looks so comfortable in it. I love the cup holder too. I highly recommend this car seat.
July 26, 2009
Was very pleased with the car seat, arrived quickly. I'm sure my granddaughter will get many years use fro it she is 12 months old.
July 25, 2009
the product is just what we were looking for
July 23, 2009
I purchased the alpha omega back in 2003 for my oldest son and we have loved it. He is now 7 and is still using it as a booster. When it came time to find a seat for his little sister - I looked for this brand again. My daughter loves this seat. It was very easy to install into Dodge Grand Caravan and she loves feeling like she is a "big girl." Every time I turn around and look at her sitting in this seat - she has a big smile on her face! Thank you.
July 21, 2009
This car seat is wonderful! It is easy to install and it looks wonderful! My only complaint is that my little one's head falls forward when sleeping, but I hear that is a pretty common complaint about car seats. I will buy another one for my next child!
July 21, 2009
We already had purchased this car seat for our daughter back in 2007 when she outgrew her infant seat and were pleased with it. Her seat is pink and brown. A friend told us about Babyage and were pleased with their purchases so we checked it out and discovered they had the same exact car seat in a different color for half the price of Babies R Us so we ordered two. The car seats are great and luckily arrived in one piece despite the fact that the boxes were half crushed in shipping. My son is still rear facing and the seat is comfortable for him. It's a deal and I highly recommend purchasing from Babyage for car seats. Why pay twice as much at Babies R Us for the exact model? We researched and it is the EXACT seat. Go for it!
July 21, 2009
Quick delivery, comfortable seat, reasonalbly priced.
July 20, 2009
i don't know if it's just us not knowing what we're doing, but we have a 2 door car and when we tried to do the rear facing it seemed like we could not get it to tilt back enough so that baby's head wouldn't fall forward when napping......We even tried the pool noodles and still not enough...We are going to keep it though because forward facing it fits very nicely and seems very comfortable for baby...It seems very well made and colors are cute!
July 20, 2009
This is a great carseat than can go from infant to 100 lbs. No need to buy several as your child grows, this one does it all. Easy to use and very comfortable.
July 19, 2009
I absolutely love this seat. It has a lot of cushion with soft fabric and seems to be comfortable for my 5 month old. Very easy to get him in and out. The only trouble I had was installing it in my Grand Caravan, the stow-and-go seating has a big slant so I had to put something under the seat to level it out. I am very pleased with the quality of the car seat and I feel like my baby is safe in it.
July 19, 2009
I waited until my daughter turned a year old before I decided to finally purchase a forward facing seat. I researched many seats before settling on this one. So far, she absolutely loves it. She seems to be very comfortable in it, except for when she is asleep. Then her head falls forward, but that is pretty much unavoidable with any car seat. I am very pleased with it. It is an excellent, quality seat and looks just like the Eddie Bauer model.
July 19, 2009
I got this carseat when my son outgrew his infant seat. It is wonderful, good sized, comfortable and the easiest car seat I have ever seen to adjust. I would definitely recommend this!
July 17, 2009
I've only been using it for 4 days now, but so far I like it. I wish it would recline a little better for rear facing though.
July 17, 2009
I love this carseat it is great its like the luxery line of all carseats at a very resonable price
July 16, 2009
Upon first recieving this product, we found it very easy to set it up as a rear-facing seat; converting the seat into a forward-facing seat will be just as simple. Adjusting the seat for our child is easy as well, especially to adjust the height of the shoulders-no more rethreading! Finally, it was a painless install in the car and fits great in our Jeep, even when fully reclined. We're so happy with this seat!
July 15, 2009
This carseat is comfy & my daughter loves it. It is easy to install & it's not too heavy. I like that it is not very compact. My little girl is tall for her age and this seat was perfect.
July 14, 2009
Installed easily, reclines if needed. I am only using as forward facing carseat. Very nice material. Has cup/bottle holder that attaches to the side. Not sure how to store the harnesses if not used, the enclosed manual makes it look simple, but I did not like them loose and just hanging there. Son seems to like siting in it.
July 14, 2009
I really like this car seat it took about 2 hours to figure out how to correctly get it into our car but once it wa in we loved it.
July 13, 2009
Easy to install, works just as advertised. Very happy with product and price. Delivery was on the date promised.
July 13, 2009
I bought the green/black on the website. The picture online is not very good as it looks gray and green. Actually it is black and green as described and looks great!
July 13, 2009
I had this product for my older son and I like it a lot. It is comfortable and fits well in the car. I highly recommend it.
July 13, 2009
comfortable. looks great. The baby loves it. We are going to be using it for rear facing for about 5 more months then will be turning it around. Works great. The only negative thing i can think of is that it needs an adjustable platform in the front that would help raise it up to where it is level like it says it needs to be. We are using a rolled up towel but it works great though.
July 10, 2009
As a grandmother I wanted something that would work for my 6 month old gandson as well at the other 4 grandchildren that range in age up to 7. This does the job.
July 7, 2009
Cup holder is NOT interchangeable from side to side; it only mounts on the left side. Top of the seatback upholstery doesn't really seem to have anyway to attach to the chair. However, my 2 year-old loves to climb into her carseat and be the 'Queen of the Road'.
July 5, 2009
It arrived when it was supposed to and works as it should!
July 5, 2009
I LOVE THIS CARSEAT ITS EASY TO INSTALL AND HAS LOTS OF PADDING. ITS NOT CHEAPLY MADE LIKE SOME OF THE OTHERS FOR THIS PRICE. PLUS ITS A GREAT COLOR SO IT DOESNT GET TO HOT. GREAT BUY!! IM GOING TO BUY ANOTHER FOR MY HUSBANDS PICKUP.
July 3, 2009
This is a great seat at a low price
July 1, 2009
We recently purchased this convertible for our 8 month old son. He seems to have transitioned well from the infant carrier and likes to be sitting up. Everything on this seat looks comfy. I'm excited to be able to use it for years (hopefully) and the price was good!
July 1, 2009
I have really enjoyed having the Alpha Omega Elite Car Seat for my daughter. She is 8months and we had to move her on up to the convertible car seat early. Everything is great with the car seat. There are however two little things that could be fixed with the car seat, but I know that majority of the car seat out there have the same problem. First of all, to unlatch the seat belt with the red button is some times difficult to do. Secondly, the recline position for rear facing position is hard to recline, I feel like my daughter is sitting up, but she is in the recline postition.
June 30, 2009
This seat was very hard to get ready to install in the vehicle. Just taking the base off the bottom was confusing! But after that was done it was ok. I drive a Nissan Murano, which is a mid size SUV, and it barely fits in the back seat. I had to put my seat up and I am only 5' 4". But it super comfy for my daughter, so overall a decent seat.
June 29, 2009
good product but saw it the next day after i got it @ burlington coat for 67.00 dollars (story of my life ) oh well still happy with the product good service i'd buy here again
June 29, 2009
Seat is easy to install. Great looking. Only problem is what I read on another review prior to purchasing, it is a little tough to tighten the shoulder straps down. But it's not a real problem for me. I'm enjoying the seat.
June 29, 2009
I anchored the car seat in using the seat brackets in a 2004 Toyota Avalon. it anchored in easy and took about 5 minutes to install. The car sear is rear facing and has lots of room. Easy to adjust straps and it fits good in the car.
June 28, 2009
We have a 5 week old infant who is 8 lbs. The convertible seat does not recline enough to make her comfortable. The carseat is well cushioned and will be good when she is older and can sit up better.
June 27, 2009
We have a petite little girl. At 20 months, she has just hit 20 lbs. She is ready to face forward because of her height. This car seat fits her nicely and she seems comfortable in it. Not crazy about the reclining mechanism. Over all am please with this seat.
June 27, 2009
My only complaint is that it is very awkward for my son to sleep in it when it's in the rear facing position. He is 5 months old and over 22 pounds but still needs to be rear facing and his head completely falls forward when he sleeps. I am sure it's really uncomfortable for him. Other than that, it works great for us.
June 27, 2009
We love these car seats! W have 4 month old twins and transitioned our girls into these seats because mommy was having a hard time carrying 2 infant seats at a time. Our girls look so comfy and sit up just perfect in their new "big girl seats." My only complaint is tat we can't figure out how to get the arm rests down, but by the time we need them I'm sure we will figure it out. Oh, and as I shopped around for convertible car seats one of my concerns was size, and these fit great rear facing in our Honda Pilot and the color, gray and pink, match our interior perfectly, well the gray at least :-) Ordering from babyage.com was a breeze, we received or seats within a week.
June 27, 2009
I have a very squirmy 14-month old who has never liked being strapped into a car seat. I wasn't sure what to expect when we turned him around (forward-facing), but so far we've had nothing but good experiences with the Alpha Omega. Although he still doesn't love the car, it seems that the car seat is very comfortable for him. Dried-up cookies wipe off from the "suede" fabric easily too! ;)
The colors are very tasteful too, although I wish I would've had more choices.
I would definitely recommend this product to a friend.
June 27, 2009
Easy to install but you will need to do a once through on the instructions. Absolutely would not use as a rear facing. Does not recline enough for a new baby and would have to push front seat up too far for anyone to be comfortable. Perfect for my 9 mo old forward facing. You will need a toddler coddler for naps. I think these are very minor issues. Seat is very sturdy, secure, very easily adjustable and user friendly.
June 27, 2009
Mother to be loved the product.
June 27, 2009
My daughter loves this car seat. It was easy to set up and install, and fits great in the car. The only complaint is that in the rear facing position, the recline isn't very reclined so it's a little uncomfortable for her to sleep in. I wouldn't use this car seat until your child could hold her head up.
June 13, 2009
We originally purchased the same carseat for our first child at Babies R Us and paid 70.00 more for each seat. This is the same seat with a different pattern and costs much less. The only downside was the condition of the box when it was delivered. The boxes were crushed and barely together. The seats were just in the box without any foam or packaging around it. Luckily the seats appeared to be in good condition. The Fed-Ex driver was even concerned enough to have us open the boxes before he left to make sure they werent cracked. It's worth a shot to buy from this website-you can't beat the price.
May 27, 2009
I bought my first child this carseat when he was about 6 months old and I absolutely loved it. He is a very tall child for his age and finding something that he wouldn't grow out of quickly was a challenge. When I read the reviews on this seat I got him one. He is now 3 and still loves his seat. It is so comfortable. My second child is now 8 months and I'm getting ready to buy her one. Being able to adjust everything (straps and height) from the front is PERFECT! You never have to unbuckle the carseat once you put it in to adjust anything as the child grows. It is definitely worth every penny and I wouldn't choose anything else.
May 27, 2009
In order to clean this seat you have to take it all apart- which may be common- we have also found that he sits straight up so when he sleeps, his neck hangs down. This is the first convertible carseat we have bought...it got great reviews but we aren't quite in love with it. I just wonder if the comlaints we have are common among all convertible seats?
May 15, 2009
At first it seemed to be a good seat for the price, considering that this is a 3 in 1. But after using it a few times, I really don't like it AT ALL!!
My son's head flips forward all the time, which is in no way comfortable. But the worst thing is that the straps are always twisted! It's almost impossible to get this straightened out without taking the seat out. Not to mention how annoying it is to install. Unfortunately Babyage is not taking it back or exchanging it due to a 30 day return policy. So for all Mom's intending to buy ahead of time - DON'T do it!
April 27, 2009
I got this carseat for my son when he turned one. Have had no problems, easy to install. Very easy to take apart to clean in the washing machine. Ended up buying one for my daughter when she turned one 16 months later. I now have a 6 month old and plan on getting one for her also. Very safe seat and my four year old thats the size of a six year old says that it is still comfortable and dont want to get out of it. Also Transitions easily between the three stages. Rear facing for infant, Front facing for over 20 pounds and then into a booster. It will be your childs favorite seat.
April 16, 2009
This car seat has been the star seat in our family. We have three small children and two of the three are in this seat. When our oldest child (who is now 5) outgrew her infant seat we started researching convertible car seats. This one ranked in the top 3 so we decided to try it out...we loved it so naturally when our middle child outgrew her infant seat we automatically bought this one for her. We recommended it for our niece and she is now in this same seat. Our youngest child is getting a new car seat this week because he is out growing his infant seat...we are in the process of ordering this seat for him. 3 out of 3 this seat has been awesome and we expect it to be the same on the 4th one we are buying for our son. So we highly recommend it to everyone. Positive side...it wipes up easily if a drink spills. Wet wipes do wonders on it for quick wipe down!
It is worth the money even when it isn't on sale! Don't look anywhere else this is the seat for you...it truly grows with your children. No need to buy another one after you purchase this one!
April 15, 2009
I bought this seat as a secondary car seat for my husbands truck and for this price it is a GREAT SEAT!
I haven't figuered out how to use the latch system yet in the rear facing posistion but other then that it's super easy to use and really nice.
It has the height adjust to make sure your little one is comfortable.
GREAT SEAT !!! Buy it!
March 8, 2009
We bought this car seat in 2005 because it was convertible and looked very sturdy. It's 2009, and our daughter is still using it. All of our family lives at least 2.5 hrs away; it has held up remarkably well. We even had her in it 9 hrs in one day and she didn't complain once. If we have another child, we will purchase another one.
March 5, 2009
First I want to say that this was my first time ordering from babyage and I am Very Happy with the price and next day delivery. This site had the car seat priced cheaper than Walmart!
The car seat was very simple and self explanatory. I would recommend it to anyone.
March 3, 2009
I bought this car seat when my son was 6 months old, he is 3 now and it still works great. He loves the cup holder now that he is older and he never seems to get uncomfortable in it. I'm about to by a second one for dad's car so that he can be in comfort wherever we go!
February 19, 2009
We just got the seats for our boys, We love them , They seat very well and install easy . So we are going to order three more for my hubands truck .,
February 17, 2009
This is a great car seat...so great I am going to purchase another one. I orginally bought this seat for my son who just turned 1 but I love it so and it seems so safe and at a price I can't turn down I am going to purchase another one for my daughter who is 3.
February 16, 2009
We have Triplets and had to get three . The boys look comfortable in them . They seat the boys very well on trips .
January 21, 2009
We love this car seat. I have a little 2 door car and I could not believe how well it fit in my back seat. There is still plenty of room and it was so easy to install. We had such a hard time getting our babies first car seat in since it had a base, but this one went in perfect and it only took my husband and I a few minutes. We also really love that it has 3 reclining positions. Our little boy is 10 months old and he likes it reclided all the way back that way it is easier for him to sleep!! This car seat is definitely worth the money and we plan on buying 2 more!!
December 6, 2008
I was skeptical on the quality of this seat not seeing it before buying, but I was blown away at the quality upon receiving. It is by far the best car quality car seat I have found and at a just amazing price, especially since it's the only one you'll ever have to buy. The padding for baby's comfort is just plain exceptional. This is absolutely the best product out there and believe me, it took me four and a half months to find this kind of quality. I strongly recommend this seat and Baby Age for their incredible shipping program, it's affordable and super fast. Great buy and great company!
November 11, 2008
Although the installation of these seats can be somewhat of a challenge...it is well worth the work. When my first baby was 10 months old we were in a car accident. The car was totaled, I had a broken nose and LOTS of bruises, and he came away perfect. I swear by the safety of these. We now have three children, and they each have one. It is well worth the investment.
October 19, 2008
I bought it a year ago, when my son was 10 months old and still using it and planning on using for the next year or so. It easy to install, has 3 differend modes and my son certainly seems very happy sitting in it.
October 15, 2008
We have this seat for our 2 year old. We bought it when he was big enough to forward face. We are now making our second purchase for our 1 year old who is now big enough to forward face. It's a sturdy, comfortable and very nice looking carseat. we have been very pleased!
September 26, 2008
I bought this car seat last year for my son, He just recently turned 1 and we've been using this car seat front facing for about a month now!
We used it Rear-Facing for about 5months.
This car seat got great reviews, I love it and plan to buy another for my next child. We researched for some time and found that this car seat was up there with the Overly Priced, but nice Britax Car Seats.
The Straps "DO" twist but, they are made so that when you have to un-twist them its easy, and not as Annoying as others put in their reviews. I've found that I have to put him in, loosen the straps around him buckle everything up, then tighten. But, even though these seem like Complaints they really aren't. In a way it makes me ALWAYS make sure and Double-Check myself with getting him in the car seat. Even if we're in a rush I always take time to buckle him in correctly and tight!
Besides these problems this car seat is amazing!
Its VERY comfortable for my son, and he loves it. It also is very stylish looking and matches our Civic Interior. Our car seat is newer then this one, and its The Smoke Color. We bought ours off ebay for $140 and it was so worth it.
Its loaded with two nice features also..A Cup/Juice Box Holder, and the arm rests. My Son doesn't use his yet but, I know he will.
I would recommend this car seat to anyone! =)
September 22, 2008
I have read through many of the other posts and honestly just don't understand. This is my first child and I had the installation figured out within like 15 minutes. In my compact SUV I never had a problem with it rear facing even with a passenger over 6 feet in the passenger seat. Yes it does need a towel or swim noodle in the seat to sit at the right level, but every carseat I've had needs that. I love the quick adjustment of the straps and the fact that I don't have to rethread the straps for a taller child. My brothers 4 year old was in my car one day and we just put him in it and we had the height changed in a matter of seconds. I've never pinched my daughters thighs while buckling and she's got some chubby little thighs. My mom got this seat first and after putting my daughter in it a few times I decided I needed the same one. All in all I absolutely love the seat, even on long drives she stays comfortable and will sleep for 3 or 4 hours at a time. Great seat.
September 18, 2008
I like this car seat better than the cosco alpha omega, I have been looking for a while, checking to see which had a lot of cushion and support, as well as safety. I take long road trips and wanted something that was comfortable, this is cushioned nicely, and my son seems to be extremely happy in it.
September 15, 2008
We bought this seat as a secondary seat in my car and I love it. It's definitely comparable to the more expensive brands. I think my son even likes it better. It's very easy to install and adjust. The only negative is that I didn't like how it worked in the rear facing position. I couldn't get it to feel very secure.
August 6, 2008
I HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE CAR SEATS. BETWEEN THE 11MO OLD TWINS I BABYSIT AND THE 3 UNDER THE AGE OF 3 THAT COME STAY WITH ME ALL THE TIME I PUT THEM TO GOOD USE. I HAVE HAD NO ISSUES WITH THEM BESIDES BEING COMPLETELY SATISFIED. YEA SURE IT IS A HASSLE TO REMOVE INFANT HEAD REST AND TO MOVE THE MECHANISM PORTION OF THE HARNESS IN THE ACTUAL SEAT PORTION NOT THE BACK PART...BUT IF YOU GET TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND REMEMBER TO DO IT BEFORE YOU GET EVERYTHING LATCHED INTO THE CAR ITS A BREEZE. I HAVE A DODGE CARAVAN AND THESE FIT WONDERFULLY. I CAN PUT 4 IN, 2 IN CAPTIANS CHAIRS AND 2 ON THE BACK BENCH AND THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR ANOTHER PASSENGER AS LONG AS THEY ARE SOMEWHAT SMALL. IVE HAD EXPERIENCE PUTTING THEM INTO A HYUNDAI TUSCAN AND 2 FIT WELL WITH PASSENGER ROOM BETWEEN. PUT ONE INTO A MALIABU ONCE--TEATHER STRAPPING IT IN WAS FUN (NOT) BUT I GOT IT DONE AND THE CARSEAT WAS IN SAFE AND SOUND.
ALL IN ALL I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT THESE SEATS. KIDS SEEM TO LOVE THEM TOO! ESPECIALLY HAVING THEIR OWN CUP HOLDER THAT THEY CAN REACH!
May 15, 2008
I am on my third kid, so I have been thru a ton of carseats. I love this seat and so does my daughter! It is comfy and soft, easy to install, easy to wipe clean... hides stains.. just overall the best value I found!
April 3, 2008
We have a two children, a 20 month old and a 4 month old. This was for our 4 month old who is almost 24 lbs!! The seat is roomy even for him and he likes being in it. Easy to buckle him in and adjust all straps (snowsuit to regular clothes), so great value all round.
We did buy this product from babyage and it came in the mail fast and without any issues. I would recommend this to family and friends and we have done so.
Can't go wrong.
March 24, 2008
This car seat is great, my husband has an Eddie Bauer carseat in his car and our son's head has no support in it. I highly recommend buying this car seat! It's easily adjustable, too.
March 10, 2008
MY BABY LOVE THE BIG CAR SEAT, THE CAR SEAT IS MAKE WITH YOUR BABY IN MINE, THANK FOR THE TIME TO MAKE THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE.
March 8, 2008
Does it all in one purchase
March 5, 2008
We bought this car seat for our second car. We have the Britax Marathon for our other car. I am wishing we would have purchased two of these instead. It is a great car seat! Don't get me wrong, Britax is great, but we could have saved a little money and just got two of these. My husband installed it with no problem at all. I love that it never needs re-threading, it's a great feature! I highly recommend this car seat. Buy it from Baby Age, their prices are the BEST!
March 5, 2008
This is a really nice car seat. Comfortable, easy to install, nice looking, and top-rated on Consumer Reports for safety and overall value. So, the straps have to be straightened out every so often. So what? I've never seen a car seat that didn't have that. It's nature of the thing. This is nice too because you don't have to put the crotch buckle together before you click it in. I hated that with my son's old seat. This is a superior seat, and a great value.
March 5, 2008
I love this car seat so far, it seams like a great buy for the amount of money. where I live the same car seat costs more than 3X the online price. My son is 6 months old and has pretty much grown out of his infant seat. this car seat was tough to get into a 2004 toyota corolla rear facing. we had to place it in the center seat and it works great as long as my husband doesn't want to get into the car. as a whole though i do recommend this seat.
March 4, 2008
I love this car seat, and so does my 2-yr-old. I purchased the car seat when my son was 9-months-old and I have had no complaints for over a year. Unlike the other people who have complained about the straps getting twisted, I have had zero problems. I've also taken the cover off several times due to my son getting sick or a diaper leaking, and I find it rather easy to remove and put back on. I would recommend this car seat to anyone. I am also purchasing this same car seat again for our second car.
February 25, 2008
We bought this car seat for our now 3 year old and we just moved him to a larger seat due to his height (42 inches tall). We have moved our 5 month old son into this one and we still love it! It is nice and large so I feel that my childern are extra safe it it. Other reviews complain about the straps, but they are not a big deal - all car seat straps will twist! Oh and all babies heads will slump over when they sleep - no biggie. We recommend this seat to all of our "new parent" friends and they love it too! 5 STARS! :)
November 8, 2007
I would recomend this car seat. I dont understand all the problems that people have with the straps. My husband and I both have them in our cars. I also found it to be very easy to install. My inlaws on the other hand couldnt figure it out, I had to actually show them. My son was about six months when he hit 20 lbs and I didnt find that his head flops when he falls asleep. With the seat in full recline he is relaxing and falls right to sleep.
October 31, 2007
I purchased an older version of this car seat in 1998 when I had my daughter. I did not rush in. I took my time and did the research through all of the car safty reports, consumer reports and this car seat at the time was the best rated in the industry. We traveled quite a bit when she was an infant and she would sleep up to 6 plus hours very comfortably. The seat that I bought back then also had a chest bar in addition to the five point harness, she was also very secure. My daughter is almost 9 and not in the seat any more however we did keep her in it until she was 7 as a booster the conversion for her as she got older was seamless.
My neighbors recently had a baby and a gave them the seat to have as a second seat. The had already purchased a different brand seat that they paid a lot of money for.
I recently went with them for a day trip and noticed that the baby was in the seat that I gave them I asked why they weren't using the seat that they bought and the reply was simply that the baby doesn't like it.
My parents did foster care for years (usually babies) and they had used several different seats. When they saw the seat that I was using the quickly converted.
You do have to be aware that different car manufactures seat belts work differently. But after seeing what my parents went through with all of the different car seats I have to say that this seat was absolutly the easiest to install.
By the way my parents went through about 12 different car seats. Also, the local agency for Foster Services also started using this brand seat.
October 25, 2007
THIS IS MY FAVORITE CAR SEAT. I WORK IN A BABY STORE AND IT REALLY IS A FAVORITE COMPARABLE TO BRITAX. AS TO SOME COMMENTS EARLIER ON ABOUT REAR FACING AND THE BELT NOT BEING LONG ENOUGH, THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO PUT THE BELT THROUGH. IF IT IS REAR FACING, YOU PUT THE BELT UNDER THE BUTT OF THE CHILD, THERE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN SLIDE IT THROUGH UNDER THE FABRIC JUST LIKE THERE IS A PLACE IN THE BACK WHEN IT IS FORWARD FACING. IT REALLY ISNT ROCKET SCIENCE. THE STRAPS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FROM THE FRONT *MOST CAR SEATS YOU HAVE TO COMPLETELY TAKE APART TO MOVE THEM* THE ONLY TIME YOU HAVE TO PULL THE STRAPS OFF IS WHEN YOU WANT TO PULL OFF A HEAD REST. ALSO A HINT TO THOSE WHO SAY THAT IS HARD, MAKE SURE THE CARSEAT IS NOT RECLINED. THIS HELPS. AGAIN I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS CAR SEAT, ITS GREAT THAT IT GOES FROM RIGHT AFTER THE INFANT CARRIER UNTIL THEY ARE IN JUST A SMALL BOOSTER (IT DOES GO LONGER BUT MOST PARENTS MOVE TO A 25 DOLLAR CAR SEAT BY THE TIME THEY ARE 7) ANYWAY HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE.
October 23, 2007
I love this seat, we had no trouble putting the seat into the car. It is similar to the Eddie Bauer one we had, so it was easy to install. Thank-you for such a wonderful product at a great price.
By: Lisa, Kentucky
October 12, 2007
I've read through some of the other postings and was quite amused (in a bad way) that so many people have had a difficult time with this seat. I admit, we did too but we went up to AAA to have it inspected because it didn't seem well installed. They were able to give us some great pointers and had us put it back while they watched. For rear-facing, they urged us to have the car seat in the middle of the back seat so that it will recline fully without having to have the front seat passengers with their knees in the dashboard. It also helps the straps stay tighter because it minimizes the side-to-side motion from turing and such. We had to use it rear-facing until our daughter was nearly 2 years old because she's a tiny little thing. Its been 6 months now that we've used it forward facing and haven't had any problems. The only thing I don't like about it is the "puzzle" crotch buckle. We've pinched her leg twice with it, so we ALWAYS have to loosen the straps before buckling her in and then adjust them tighter once she's in. If you are having problems, call AAA or your local police/fire dept and schedule a car seat inspection - they'll be able to help you!
October 10, 2007
I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a car seat. It is not a breeze to install but what good thing is easy. An hour with the seat, the instructions and a brain and anyone can figure it out. My now 10 1/2 month daughter is comfortable in it and more importantly I am comfortable with it. It was fairly easy to install. I did need a rolled up towel to get the angle right for the rear facing position but most seats do need this. This is my third child and I feel she is safe in this seat. I would not recommend any "convertible" seat for a newborn. Newborns are just too small to fit properly in a toddler sized seat. I recommend that everyone begins with an infant carrier seat. Again this car seat is a good safe seat that requires you to read the manual.(everyone should need to read a manual to keep their kids safe) The people who did not like this seat are fools.
October 9, 2007
This is a great car seat. Our child started using it when he was 3mos because he didn't fit into infant car seat at that time. It works both rear- and front-facing. It is rather large and people are going to have issues trying to fit it rear-facing into smaller cars. We had it installed in Subaru Legacy Outback and it was a tight squeeze, but it was perfect.
October 1, 2007
I would not have any other car seat. Both my kids have this carseat and I feel good knowing that they are safe. It is large, and it is harder to install in the rear facing position but once it is in there its in there good. My son was premature and he is smaller for his age and he fits nicely in this seat, I am however going to keep him rear facing for as long as possible to ensure his safety.
I totally recommend this car seat.
September 25, 2007
It was time to buy a new carseat and after shopping around a bit, I saw the Cosco Alpha Omega Elite, and every website had good reviews overall of the seat. It was midway between the super-cheap carseats, and the just ridiculously overpriced ones.
We went to the store where we got an up close view on the seat. I loved the looks of it, it actually matches my car interior. It is very cushioned and has a lot of features I like. (The cup holder and armrests are not necessary but make for great extras!) I loved the easy reclining feature, and that you don't have to thread the straps, as I did with the carseat for my daugher 5 years ago!
Once we got it home, we read the instructions, and tethered it into our car. I have read others who said that this carseat was difficult to install. I found it ust as easy, if not easier, to install than any other carseat. I had it in the first time within 5 minutes, and with each subsequent time, about a minute.
The seat is very comfortable for my son, he absolutely loves it! My son's head will fall forward slightly while sleeping, but my 6 year old still does that in her booster seat, I don't think we should blame that on the carseat.
It's also very roomy. I have a pretty large baby (he is well over 20 pounds at 8 months) and he sits comfortably with more than enough room. The seat itself is larger, but I have a Honda Accord and it fits great in there! With his infant carrier, I could not even fit him behind my seat (I am tall and have to sit far back), but this fits with more than enough room for both of us. Peeople who complain about the large seat in a small car should buy a smaller seat. My car is a standard size and we have plenty of room!
I have not have a problem with the straps. They have become twisted, but I have had five carseats, of all price ranges, between both of my children and they all do that. This one was actually better than others I have encountered. I also love the ease of adjusting the straps. In the winter, when my son is wearing more clothing, it takes just a second to adjust the straps. It's very convenient!
All in all, I found this to be a great car seat. The price on it is great, and I have had no problems at all. Highly recommend it!
August 27, 2007
I love this carseat...very easy to put together and my son absolutly loves the arm rest! Plus it fits in my '03 Hyundia very nicely, even when we had to have it installed backwards. Its not to bulky to move to other vehicles either! I highly recommend this carseat!!!
August 6, 2007
Overall, I feel this is a good, comfortable car seat. It is big and I don’t think it would fit rear facing even in a family size car. We have an SUV and when my husband tried to install it rear facing he had to move the front seat all the way to the front, leaving no leg room for the passenger. We ended up installing it forward facing, as our daughter was already over 20 pounds when we got this one. The only think I still can’t figure out is how to recline the seat once it’s installed. I don’t have any problems with the straps getting tangled up or being too tight in the crotch area. I think the people that are having pinching problems are not letting the straps out far enough. My daughter is not skinny and with the straps adjusted to the right length she fits absolutely fine and her thighs are never pinched.
July 24, 2007
I love this car seat, now i have 3 of them, never had any problems,but am trying to figure out to turn it into a booster seat, i lost my manual.
July 20, 2007
I don't understand how people can have a problem installing this seat - two LATCH hooks and the one for the trunk. I can have this thing in or out of the car in under a minute if I have to. Taking it apart for a complete cleaning IS a hefty undertaking, but after doing it a couple of times it's pretty simple. My daughter has been in this for two and a half years - taken it on the airplane three times - and my friend uses the same one for her son who is a large, lanky child. This seat fits both of them wonderfully. It is a bit large - can't fit it into the Jetta comfortably - but it's great in larger cars.
July 11, 2007
After being in a wreck that injured only the car, we purchased a second of these seats. My son was kept safe, but the wreck was nowhere near where he was seated, and I do wished I'd shopped around instead of rushing right out to get another of this seat. It is slightly difficult to install - the fire dept. couldn't figure it out - so I had to do it on my own. AWFUL for rear facing, but ok for front. My son's head flops around horribly when he's sleeping, so he wakes up all the time. The belt and straps twist if you look at them the wrong way, and it's very hard to unbuckle. I would recommend looking for another SAFE seat that is more comfy and easy to use.
June 7, 2007
We have been really happy with this carseat! We have two - one for each vehicle - and we've used them since our daughter was about six months old. She is now 21 months and we've never had a problem. It's very easy to adjust which is especially nice when the weather temperature fluctuates day to day and she's wearing shorts one day and a heavy jacket the next. We have never had a problem with the straps. I'm not quite sure what the problem is there. User error? Using the latch system, it's very easy to place in and out of the vehicle when necessary and when installed it's very secure. We now have another baby that I need to buy two more of these for and I'm sure we'll be just as satisfied. Although, we didn't use this seat for a newborn because I prefer the convenience of an infant car seat/carrier to take the baby in and out of the car.
April 14, 2007
I bought this seat when my son was 6 mths and he is now 3 years. I have never had any problems with this seat. I love it as well as my son loves it! We are expecting another baby and when he or she outgrows the infant seat we will be buying another one.
March 27, 2007
Initially when I bought this carseat (2004) I thought it was pricey BUT considering the fact it "grows" with my daughter meant we wouldn't have to spend extra $$$ on bigger carseats and booster seats.
At first, I tried to install the carseat myself without reading the instructions. I got frustrated, threw the carseat in the garage and continued using the infant carrier. After a couple of weeks I fumbled with it again and managed to install it with a friend's help and took my car in for an oil change. Upon changing the oil I found out the dealership offered a FREE carseat installation class. Basically it was a one on one session with a woman who had been trained how to install most all types of carseats. The police/fire departments offer these same programs but I am unsure if they are actually trained. This woman was sent to training by the dealership and was paid by the dealership. At the end of the session I was offered (NOT PRESSURED) the option of making a donation to the program... the money goes to buying carseats for low income families and also materials for this FREE program (swim noodles). SINCE TAKING THIS CLASS, INSTALLING THIS CARSEAT IS AS SIMPLE AS BUCKLING MY OWN SEATBELT!!!! So if you aren't sure of how to install it or this is your first child or fourth child... call a dealership affiliated with your vehicle and see if they offer this FREE program.
My daughter has ridden in this carseat in the backseat of a Mazda 626, Ford 250 ext. cab (tight fit but you can make it work safely), Dodge Grand caravan, and many Stateside and International flights. The only thing about riding in the bulkhead (where there's no passengers in front of you) is that you will need to take the bottom portion of the carseat off in order to make it fit in these seats... I recommend trying this first at home to ensure you know what you are doing.
Hang onto those INSTRUCTION MANUALS. Once your child gets a few dried cheerios in the crevices or is learning to potty train you'll want to take the seat apart in order to wash the cover. Everything comes apart... remember how to put it back together and take pics if you need too... not sure if the manual shows how to put it back together. I sprayed mine with a pre-treatment spray and let it sit while I cleaned the plastic portion of the seat. If you think the cover is dirty... wait until you see the plastic areas that can't be seen before the seat is taken apart. I sprayed the caked on items with 409 and let it sit for a few minutes then I just sprayed it off in the kitchen seat. I washed the cover on a normal warm (NOT HOT) cycle with liquid fabric softener and let it AIR DRY overnight. It's like having a new carseat once it's cleaned. You can wash the harness straps in the washer with the cover because all the buckles come off... just remember to air dry them. The only strap you'll have to clean by hand is the one between the legs that anchors the harness straps. I used a nylon cleaning brush (old toothbrush) and Dawn dish soap with water... I even soaked it in a bowl of this mixture but I left the buckle part hanging on the outside of the bowl.
Once you learn how to install the seat and try and clean it once every 6 mos to a year... this seat can last you from 8 mos to 100 pounds.
February 1, 2007
When shopping for DD as she outgrew her snugride, we found this seat and loved the fact that it will transition with her instead of us having to buy a booster seat later on. The straps do not tangle easily and can be adjusted without taking the seat apart. The fabric is very durable and also easy to take off for cleaning. (Our daughter has acid reflux and I'm constantly laundering it.) I would highly recommend it and am planning on buying another for our 2nd child due in April '07.
January 23, 2007
you know babies are in the carseat quite often, and this is by far the most safe and comfy car seat my husband and i came across. i would suggest it to anyone.
December 9, 2006
My son is very long and lanky, and I was concerned with him fitting in a carseat well. I went into the babystore thinking I would buy a Britax, but my son didn't fit well in it at all. I then sat him in several other carseats at the baby store and this one fit him the best. I've had it more than a year and am very happy with it. I don't have the strap tangling problem and my son never complains when I put him in it. In fact, he climbs into it all on his own.
I also bought it after reading several reviews from other people who commented on how safe it was (from their experience). I'm very happy with this carseat and my next baby will use it too.
December 2, 2006
I got this for my son before he was one year old because he outgrew his infant seat. This seat works great in both forward and backward positions. The straps are easily loosened by pushing a button in the front of the seat, and easily tightened by pulling the strap below the button. I've had to wash the cover because of accidents, and although the first time I took it off I thought I'd never get it back on, it wasn't that hard. All of the cover comes off, and it washes well. I like this seat because it will grow with my son - becoming a booster seat when he reaches 40 pounds. We plan to purchase one for our daughter as soon as the store gets them back in stock!
November 26, 2006
We were in a bad car wreck when my son was about 15 months old and although the car was totalled and I was pretty banged up, his carseat did not move an inch and he was completely unharmed! We love this seat and at age 3, he still loves it too.
November 4, 2006
We got this carseat for my daughter when she was 6 months old, she is now 20 months old, and I seriously couldn't be happier. Yes it is a little big when it was rearfacing, but it still was do-able. She was comfortable in it rearfacing and loves it now that it is forward facing. I recommend this seat to anyone.
October 26, 2006
We bought this seat for my daughter when it was time to come out of the infant bucket seat. I love the neutral colors, the easy installtion, recline options, mesh pockets for storing her little toys or holding a sippy cup. However, the straps are always tangled, the head rest had to be ripped off when my daughter got bigger, as I just couldn't seem to get it off! The main reason we bought this seat was that it went to be the last seat, up to 100 pounds, but I didn't think about the height maximun. My daughter is only 3 and 41 inches tall, so the harness no longer works for her but she's only 30 pounds, so we can't use it as a booster with a seatbelt either. I'm dissapointed as I now have to buy another carseat.
October 11, 2006
I bought two of these for my twins and absolutley LOVE them. The arms of the chair have a button on the side that allows the arm to go up to remove my kids from the car seat. I love that feature
October 6, 2006
My husband installed this carseat without hassle. We got it for our 6 month old when she outgrew her infant seat. Highly recommended. It will be the last seat we buy for her!
September 28, 2006
This is a fantastic carseat. After researching carseats for our 1st child for quit sometime, we chose this one because several reviews said that it saved their childs life in auto accidents. My daughter when asked if she would like a new carseat and give this one to her brother said no she likes this one best. We are now back to buy a 2nd one for our 2nd baby. The only draw back is that the cover is difficult to pull off to wash until you get it down, but really do you want a cover that comes off easily (maybe even when it's not supposed to?!) Anyway love the seat!
September 11, 2006
We just purchased our second one this weekend. Great product. Like the previous post said about the newborn sitting to forward that is true. But overall a great product.
January 1, 2004
I had an accident about 3 weeks ago. Someone ran me off the highway and I rolled my SUV. This carseat held up unbelievably. After an accident, you have to dispose of your car seat. I am spending the extra money, and purchasing this one again. It is well worth the money. I have not been able to find anything else like it. I highly recommend it.
January 1, 2004
I was in an extremely bad car wreck in November 2005. My car flipped over 4 times and we landed upside down. My [...] was strapped into his car seat in the middle of the backseat. The only thing he had was a few bruises from where car seat held him in place. I honestly feel that had he been in another carseat he may have been seriously injured! I received a broken femur from the crash. I purchased the exact same car seat again!! I would not put my child in anything else!!
January 1, 2004
My son fell asleep every time we put him in the car. When he outgrew his carrier, we went with this model and loved it! I found it very easy to use and could reach back from the front seat and recline him (when in the forward position) with no trouble! I would never consider anything that didn't have the 5 point harness system and while it does take an extra minute to buckle them in, it's well worth it for the protection. Removing the cover for washing is a breeze so cleaning is easy. He has moved on now to the booster seat which doesn't have as many features..we sure miss that recline option!
January 1, 2004
I was in a devastating car accident a month ago, in which I lost my wife, and mother to 2 lovley daughters. My oldest daughter, who was seated on the same side of the vehicle as my wife only received a broken leg. I beleive that if she were in any other seat she too would be dead, or at least injured more seriuos.
January 1, 2004
I bought this car seat because it was able to go from rear facing to forward facing to a booster, and it looks nice. I spent many minutes trying to figure out how to take the fabric cover off and ended up having to use a screw driver to pop the plastic caps that hold the fabric on the plastic frame! It was a big hassle to take the infant headrest off and extremely difficult to remove the bottom latch! However, it was very easy to adjust the straps and to install. It has soft padding for my baby's bottom and back. The headrest adjusts easily which is very convenient and the reclining option is also easy to operate. Two arm rests are so cute. The car seat is rather large if you have a smaller vehicle. I drive a Lexus RX and it fits just fine.
January 1, 2004
I guess this seat is great for baby. My son seems to love his car seat and seems to even sleep comfortably in it. The seat is fine for me until I have to move it or wash the cover. There is a cup holder and a pillow that are attachments for this seat that have no real purpose for me other than littering my vehicle. The seat looks good, etc. and it seems ok. I just don’t have anything to compare it to and if I did I fear I would be mad at Mr. Eddie Bauer.
January 1, 2004
I originally bought this car seat for my 1 year old son. I bought it because it was a great price for a 3 in 1 car seat. It had nice features: cup holder,arm rests, and it's a booster. However, after having it for 1 month, it really wasn't as great. The straps always got tangled and every time my son fell asleep, his head flopped foward. I didn't like my son being uncomfortable while sleeping. Also, my husband didn't like the buckle in the crotch area. It seemed hard for him to use even though we did position the buckle to the right level for our son. It even pinched my son's thigh a few times! Anyhow, I guess it depends on the person who is using it. As for myself, I exchanged this car seat for the Britax Decathlon and now, I am completely satisfied with it! (you can read my review on the Decathlon car seat)
January 1, 2004
This car seat is of excellent quality. The drawbacks I can see is that the recline function does not recline far enough to compensate for the slope of the seat for the car seat to sit with the marker "level to the ground" like it should in the rear facing position. This car seat is rather large and I have to move the front passenger seat up in our SUV (Nissan Murano) quite considerably in order to put the car seat in facing rearward. Placing the rolled up towels underneath the base makes the car seat level, but it also requires the front seat be pushed forward even further. I test fit it in the forward facing position in the back seat and the car seat fits just fine that way. I wouldn't suggest buying this for an infant if you have a smaller back seat unless you want your front seat passengers spending the first year of baby's life with their knees in the dashboard. The Nissan's back seat is pretty large but perhaps it would fit better in, say, a Suburban? I don't like the fact that the owner's manual has diagrams that show the level marks perpendicular to the ground with the car seat reclined while sitting in the back seat without towels. They could have designed it better in my opinion so I wouldn't have to use the towels. (The level marks are located on the seatbelt harnesses that are visible in the picture of the product if you were wondering).