July 9, 2015
After years of using car seats where you have to adjust the belts from the back of the seat, this seat is a breath of fresh air. It's so easy to use! Our kids like to switch seats now because it literally takes a few seconds (and very little effort) to get the belts fitly snug around our children in their seat. If you're a parent, you know that, as the seasons change, your child will wear a coat one day and the next day they won't. Either you're going to remove the car seat and adjust the seat belt each time, or you're going to end up doing what I did and say, "It's okay, I'll leave the belt a little loose today." Or, maybe I was in a hurry and you didn't have time to remove the car seat and adjust the belt. the bottom line is: I was putting our children at risk if there were to have been an accident. With this car seat, it is so simple to adjust on the go. I'm looking forward to this winter when our kids have to wear those thick winter coats. I'll get the belt nice and snug in seconds!
Pros:Ease of Use - The sliding shoulder straps and the side tightening knobs make it so easy to put a child into this seat. We have one of these for all three of our children. It doesn't matter who sits in what seat - you just place the shoulder straps, connect the fasteners, and turn the knob and the child is securely buckled in.
Convertibility - Being able to use this from 5 to 65 lbs. in either front or rear-facing is a wonderful feature. We'll only have to purchase one car seat for all three of our kids!
Cons:Size - Make sure you consider the size before buying. Get out a measuring tape if you have to. With most standard-size cars you'll not be able to comfortably fit a passenger in the back seat if you have a couple of these. With one seat, you can make room for two more passengers.