Comfortable seat that has served well for 2 years
November 23, 2012
I bought this for my daughter when she was about 10 months old (she is now 3). It has been a very comfortable car seat for her. It is relatively easy to install, although it seems pretty heavy to lug around if you are switching cars a lot. And it is fairly wide at the top (due to the side impact protection) so I do not recommend this for smaller cars, especially if you need to use the middle seat a lot. We had a saab wagon at first and this crept into the center seat space. Now we have an Acura MDX - this seat and my sons Chicco Key Fit 30 leave a decent amount of space for a person in the middle seat, but it is hard to lower the back seat for access to the rear row with the Britax in place. She has slept on many, many long car rides (5+ hours) and has seemed very happy in her seat. The cover is soft and has held up OK - it has survived many washings but it is now showing its wear. The stitching on the slats for the crotch buckle ripped early on so foam is showing. Although she is now 3 and ways only 31 lbs. I am planning on upgrading her to the Frontier so that my 10 month old son can get out of his infant seat. Hopefully I can find a replacement cover so he can have something new!
Pros:Easy to intall, Comfortable for long car trips