March 8, 2013
I have been disappointed with this carseat since the first time my daughter buckled herself up in it. If I could go back in time I would have returned it after taking it for a test ride. I do feel that my daughter is safe in this seat which is the most important thing, but I am sure there are other carseats that aren't as frustrating to deal with that are just as safe. My daughter really wanted a pink car seat which is one reason we chose this seat. It is easy enough to install and I do like that my daughter should be able to use this for many years... BUT, I HATE the straps. They are constantly twisting and it drives us absolutely crazy! Our previous carseat (Britax Diplomat) NEVER had this issue. It is especially frustrating because my daughter is finally competent enough to buckle herself in and all I have to do is tighten the straps for her. Unfortunately, 4 out of 5 times I have to unbuckle her and untwist the straps. This has become such an inconvenience that I am almost ready to break down and buy a new car seat of a different brand. I have borrowed a friend's car seat and my daughter did not have trouble with the straps twisting when she buckled herself in, so I do feel that there is a design flaw with the straps and not the way she buckles up.
Pros:Seems safe & secure, daughter is very comfortable in it
Cons:The straps are constantly getting twisted!