5.00 rating Love this seat by Rachelle on June 20, 2007
I bought this seat in 2005 and have used it for two different boys, and both loved it. My son is now 18 months, and 25 lbs., and still fits wonderfully- he's been in this seat since outgrowing his infant carrier. It did take us a bit to install- you must read the instructions. My only complaint about this seat is that it didn't fit well into my mom's trailblazer- she doesn't have the latch system. I also have a trailblazer, but with the latch system, and it is very secure. I'm looking to get a 2nd one for my 2nd child.
5.00 rating Awesome Seat! by Kortney on May 17, 2007
This carseat is great!! I have two of them,and I don't even have children of my own! I nanny, and the carseats work for all the different children I take cae of. I am using one as a bookster for both a 4 year old and a 6 year old (not at the same time of course!) and the other one for a two year old and a three year old. They are so easy to adjust, and fit into my car better after i took off the base(or backless booter). They ware wonderful seat, and I trust their saety.
3.00 rating it's good but could be better by Virginia on February 8, 2007
i bought this seat when my daughter was just 8m old since she grew out of her infant seat. i loved how it was rear facing beyond the infant carriers so i could keep her rear facing longer. it goes to 35lbs or up to 36" in the rear facing position. then it forward faces to ONLY 40lbs or 40". at he point i bought this i thought that was great. however after much research i'd prefer if it went to a higher weight & height for the internal harness. my daughter is nearing height limit & she is only 2.5yr. & by looking when my boys were 40" she will will probably outgrow the harness at 3yrs old. SO i bought another seat for her that goes to 65lbs in harness FF & gave the intera to our baby son so he can remain rear facing. they will switch later on when my daughter is old enough for a belt positioning booster so that my youngest son can stay in the harness longer too.
3.00 rating OK by Mom of 3 and daycare provider to many on December 12, 2006
I have this seat and it is okay, but I also own 2 Britax seats and the Intera can't compare in any way to the Britax seats. I am leaving a review to make sure that other parents realize that all car seats expire after 6 yrs, therefore, when purchasing a 4 in 1, like the Intera, Alpha Omega, etc..., if you purchase it when your child is a baby, it will expire when he/she is only 6 yrs old and should still be riding in a booster seat, so you will have to buy a dedicated booster anyway. Therefore, this seat is not really the only car seat you will ever have to buy, as is advertised, and as so many parents believe when they purchase it. Please keep this in mind when making your decision, and always always read your car seat's manual to make sure that you install & use the seat correctly each and every time.
5.00 rating GREAT INVESTMENT by Afton on November 27, 2006
I absolutely love this car seat. I have 4 carseats for my son (he rides w/ a lot of different people!) and this is the best by far! LATCH systems are very confusing, but luckily I have a cousin trained in Car Seat Inspection, and she put it in for me. Once you put one in correctly, it's a breeze after that. My suggestion to EVERYONE, is to have your car seat inspected by someone. You can usually contact your local hospital (or your local State Police Post in Indiana) to find someone to do the inspections. Even if you use the LATCH system, but don't have it latched in correctly, your child is not safe. I've had this car seat since my son was 8 months old. He's now 2 1/2 and the seat still looks practically brand new!!
5.00 rating Love this car seat! by Donna Shortt on October 3, 2006
I have a 4 month old grand daughter. She's 20 pounds now and has out grown her infant car seat. We love this car seat. I also order one for the mommy and my son to use.
5.00 rating Great seat for a great price!! by Brenda on September 20, 2006
We recently purchased the Saftey 1st Intera for our 5 month old son. He is big for his age and quickly outgrew his infant seat, so having a seat that extends to 100lbs was a must for us. This seat also is 4 seats in one which makes it the only seat you would need! It installed with little difficulty. The biggest issue I had was getting it level. I did purchase a wedge and once that was in, the seat was level. My son used to scream everytime we put him in his infant seat but now is happy to ride in the car. The infant seat was so wide that, even in the middle of the back seat we would have to put the front seats way up which was not very comfortable (or safe). This seat fits between the driver a passenger seats which allows all of us to be comfortable in the car.
3.00 rating Plush and comfy, but I don't "get" the latch system! by Leah Daily on September 13, 2006
This car seat works very well with the seat belt and clip. But I really don't understand the latch system! I have read the booklet backwards and forwards and still I don't see how the strap that runs through the seat and hooks to the adjustable belt with the clips, tightens. It is so long that even if the belt is tightened as much as possible and latched on to the vehicle clips, the strap that is actually connected to the seat underneath the pad is still loose because it is so long with no way to adjust it. So if you want a car seat that clips to the vehicle, don't get this one! If you don't mind using the seat belt to secure the car seat, it is very nice and comfy. (It would be nice if it had harness pads.)
5.00 rating I really like this one by Y.P., USA on January 1, 2004
We got this seat for my 5 month old girl (now 7 months) and we really like it so far. I can see how some people can get frustrated in installation but I spent maybe 15 minutes installing the seat into our SUV and it is solid and stable. As my SUV has very inclined rear seats, I chose to purchase a foam insert to level out the car seat. This is an issue with some SUV's, not the car seat. I really like how it adjusts to fit her continuous growth including the ease of the adjustable straps. If you are looking for a car seat that you can pull out of the box, throw into the back seat of you car and drive off in one quick and easy motion, I would not get this one. However, if you are willing to spend a few minutes reading the included instructions to see how the designers intended on this seat working, you will end up with a solid, stable, safe car seat that will grow with the child.
5.00 rating Love It! by Missy, Winter Park, FL on January 1, 2004
I got this car seat for my little girl when she was 5mths old she is now 10mnths old and I absolutely love it. Yes you do have to read the directions and it does take about 10-15 minutes to get it into the seat the right way so that it is secure and you will need to take a few minutes to read the directions but I think its worth the time to make sure its secure for your child. I love that it is both secure and a good buy for your money because it converts from rear facing to front facing to a booster with a back all the way to a backless booster for your child when they get older. I love the 5 point harness, and I actually made a point of finding the seat that had the alternative buckle instead of buying the one w/ the puzzle buckle, really for my own self b/c the puzzle buckle just seemed way to complicated in the store. I have the buckle that you buckle each strap in separately. Works Great!