great car seat, but...
May 27, 2013
I purchased this car seat and overall was happy except for four things I wanted to mention: First, it is very hard to get the cover off to wash it. My hands are all scraped up and sore after the hour long disassembly process to get the cover off and hour long reassembly process. Next, the fabric (mainly the outer faux suede portion of the cover) faded from brown to green in my car from the sun shining on it - so half of the cover is brown and the outer suede part is now green. Third, I paid around $250 for mine, so this price is great, however I thought my child would never need any other type of car/booster seat, which helped justify the price also. Well, once my kiddo turned 6, she really hated the look of her "babyish" car seat and wanted the "big kid" kind of booster seat that you can just throw in the car and use the car seat belt to strap them in. So, we shelled out another $25 bucks for a big kid booster seat, after all... Finally, it is very difficult for a child to get themselves out of this car seat (not normally a bad thing, just wanted to share this info). Pushing the red button in to release the straps requires quite a bit of finger strenghth that most small children do not posess. When in the drop off line at elementary school for the past two years, I always had to hold up the line, throw my car in park, lean over my seat, and help her push the red button that holds the 4 way harness closed. Overall I would say that I was happy with this car seat for a couple of years and that's about it.
Cons:price, fabric fades, hard to clean, hard to disassemble, hard for school-age child to unbuckle themselves