Great car seat at a great price!
April 7, 2012
My daughter had twins, and while trying to get ready for them and my roll as daytime caregiver, I purchased Safety First convertible car seats from her registry for my car without even thinking much about it. However, when the first twin got too heavy to tote around in his infant seat and I tried to install the Safety First seat rear facing, I found that it did not fit comfortably in the back seat of my 2011 Rav4 because the back was too tall. Consequently, no one taller than me at 5' 3" could drive my car or ride with me in the passenger seat while these seats were installed. I got on the internet and discussion boards and realized that the Britax Marathon 70 should (and does) work in my car. Once I received the first Marathon and was thrilled with it, I ordered a second one for the other twin. Britax makes a superior product and I have recommended Britax and Albee Baby to my friends who are about to become grandmothers.
ProsI like that the base is secure and sturdy and that the seat has 3 positions. The seat back and shoulder straps are easy to fit to the height of the child. The straps are very easy to adjust when taking the baby in or out of the seat. I also like that the frame is metal, instead of plastic. The seat and the buckle feel like they are made of quality material.
ConsI have no dislikes about this carseat.