5.00 rating best RFing installation by FitMama on May 24, 2010
I highly recommend this seat. Of the 5+ different models of car seats I've installed, this is the easiest to install RFing, and is therefor the safest. The seat belt lock-offs ACTUALLY WORK. It has foam under the padding all around for impact protection. The child sits deep in the seat so I feel like there is really good side-protection. The material is cozy soft, but not thick or sweaty. You can adjust the shoulder height in 2 seconds. It comes with shoulder covers on the harness (washable) so you will not rub his/her neck with the harness when tightening. I used mine from 13-23 months old with the first child and 7mo to present (now 16 months) with the second child [and the now 32 month old still likes to sit in it RFing on occasion]. We have not turned it forward yet, so it is still RFing. We bought another of this same model for our 2nd vehicle b/c we love it so much.
4.00 rating nice seat but hard to install rear facing by Adrienne Epstein on January 23, 2010
My husband and I consider ourselves patient, bright people but CANNOT figure out how to install this seat rear facing which is the safest. HELP!
4.00 rating Convertible Car Seat by Germaine Daniels on August 18, 2009
Looks exactly like the advertisement! Have not used yet..
5.00 rating Installation a bit of a challenge..... by MikeG. Los Angeles on June 29, 2009
As indicated in some online reviews of this seat installation was a little challenging. Follow enclosed instructions. I ended up removing the whole seat cover for easier access. The cover comes off and goes on as easy as advertised, except once the seat is installed in a backward facing position, then front four snaps are a little hard too reach. However it was really a matter of patience and just going slow. Have a towel or pool noodle per instructions to level the seat in a rear facing position. The strap to tighten the harness is a little tricky to reach in R.F.P. as well but not terrible. Seat is large, plush, and my 15 month old daughter appears very comfortable in it. Worth a little pain for the price and end result.
5.00 rating Satisfied in Salem, SD by supermom on June 29, 2009
I really am pleased with the car seat. Our little girl (7 mo) seems way more comfortable in this than her other one. She's on the bigger than average side both for height and weight so it's accomodating to heavier babies. It was a bit tricky for my husband to install. But when it comes to safety of a child that shouldn't be a concern. I just don't see us swapping seats in vehicles that much any more now. This past week we've had 85-95 degree weather and when I open the car to put her in the seat has remained rather cool.