4.00 rating consumer reports recommends by jennifer on November 13, 2006
I recently did a lot of research and found this seat to be the ONLY carseat/booster (combination seat) which consumer reports recommends AFTER crash testing. They had a problem with the seat belts slipping in the booster seat mode in the 2004 model, but were redesigned. Consumer Reports, as I found, is the only independant organization which does crash testing, except the government.Cons Rep. also recommends the Cosco Summit high back booster, but the Eddie Bauer did a little better in crash testing. So rest assured, if you are using a newer model of this seat. I plan to purchase one as a second seat.
5.00 rating Great!!! by n/a on September 18, 2006
I bought this carseat for my son three years ago and have had no problems. It's easy to clean and easy to install if done correctly. This seat was involved in a car crash and protected my son. For that reason, I will be buying another one just like it.
5.00 rating Wonderful seat! by Mollie, Orlando, FL on January 1, 2004
This is a great carseat for a decent price! I bought this seat for my 2 yr old daughter last fall. I had a Evenflo Triumph and we were going to be going on a plane trip and didn't want to lug the heavy seat around....this seat is nice and light! My daughter loves it and was totally comfortable on the first 5 hr flight and the second 6 hour flight. We even used it in the terminal as a place for her to sit! I have had no problems installing it securely either in the airplane or in any of our cars, with or without latch. It does not budge not one inch and doesn't seem to be top heavy if installed correctly as some other consumers have stated. I do agree that it is a pain if you have to take the cover off to wash, but its no big deal. We love this seat!
4.00 rating No Problems! by Stefanie, Iowa on January 1, 2004
I have not had the problems with this car seat that everyone has complained about. It is a pain to take apart and clean if there is something spilled. I own two eddie bauer car seats and have not had a problem. I would have to say that I prefer Britax but they're really expensive when you have a large family