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The First Years C650 True Fit Recline Convertible Car Seat - Urban Life

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  • Use: 5 to 65 lbs. and up to 50 inches tall
  • Removable headrest for better rear-facing installation, can be used rear facing with headrest for infants up to 35lbs.
  • Easy-to-read center angle indicator with two position settings
  • Easy adjust, no rethread harness for use to 65lbs
  • Multi-position crotch strap adjustment
  • Easy-off pad, snaps on and off with out rethreading harness
  • Color-coded belt paths for easy installation
  • Built-in lock offs for both rear- and forward-facing installation, external LATCH storage
  • Two-position recline for better installation
  • Deep side wings, side-impact tested to international standards
  • For use with children 5-65lbs and up to 50' tall
  • Weight: 19lbs.
  • C650 note: This particular model number combination is a U.S. model, and this seat cannot be purchased to ship to Canada.
  • One Year Limited Warranty

Item # Y11116

    The First Years Family of Highest-Rated True Fit Convertible Car Seats-Easy for You, Safer for Your Baby! Looking for a car seat that is easy to install? Did you know if you have a seat that is easier to install there is less of a chance that it will be installed incorrectly? The True Fit Convertible Car Seats have all been awarded high "ease of use" ratings from the National Highway Transportation Administration, NHTSA for short. What does that mean? That after reviewing our seats, our labels, and our instructions it was determined our seats were Easy To Use! The True Fit Rebound (model C670) was awarded Five Stars in both the rear and forward facing modes, the maximum awarded by NHTSA, and our True Fit (model C630) was awarded Four Stars in both the rear- and forward-facing positions. And new to the True Fit of highest-rated car seats is the True Fit Recline (model C650).

    The True Fit Recline delivers all of the standard features from our original True Fit with several new features. This seat features the standard no rethread, easy-to-adjust harness. The harness is for use up to 65 lbs. in both rear and forward-facing installations. Our easy-off headrest and easy-off pads are standard too.

    The C650 model features smaller bottom rails and a flip foot on the bottom---flip it forward for rear-facing installation and flip it back with your move to the forward-facing installation. This seat is fully-lined with EPP foam and has deep side wings that really surround your child.

    We have added a center angle indicator in the front of our seat for use when installing in the rear-facing position. This new easy-to-read indicator will help you determine if you have installed your seat correctly. For your infant, it will indicate the advocate-recommended 45-degree angle for installation (without our headrest), and as you keep it rear-facing to 35lbs (with the headrest) you can check for the recommended 35 degree angle for installation.

    We have also moved both side LATCH attachments so they are easy to access when you are installing your seat and easy to secure when you remove the seat from your vehicle.

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100% Recommend this product (7 of 7 responses)
By Jami Roderick
Mattoon, IL
February 7, 2012
Very Roomy
I bought this carseat for my 9 month old and he loves it! It is very roomy and seems to be very cushioned. I have a van and it fits fine, but I have installed it in a car and it fits pretty tight. The front seats have to be pretty far forward for there to be enought room for it. Overall, it was a great buy and I would reccommend it.
ProsRoomy Well padded
ConsStraps can get a little twisted
By Michelle
Philadelphia suburbs
February 4, 2012
Fantastic seat!
My almost-2-1/2 year old loves this car seat. He is not a big fan of being in the car, but he hasn't complained once in this seat. He is able to see out the windows, has plenty of room, and can reach the cupholder fairly easily (which he thinks is the greatest thing ever). He can also climb into it on his own--a huge plus. The fabric and materials/design of the seat are high quality and worth the money. We also have the First Years True Fit with the rebound bar, which has been passed along to our rear-facing 1-yr-old. The straps of the C650 seem to be a better quality and are easier to tighten. The two drawbacks for us are 1) the straps do occasionally get twisted, and it can be difficult to get them back in the proper position, and 2) the "easy-off" seat cover isn't really all that easy to get off--especially when your child has gotten carsick, and you are holding your breath while trying to get the cover off without getting puke everywhere. You basically have to take the seat out of the car to get the cover off, and then there are I think 10 snaps and four elastic hooks to take off. That isn't particulary easy, in my opinion (and the big "easy-off cover" tag seems to mock you as you struggle with it!) Luckily, this doesn't happen often, and it is fairly easy to wipe down the cover without removing it for more minor spills, etc. The seat is wide, but we have our two carseats next to the windows, with the middle seat open, so it isn't an issue for us. If you need to get two seats next to each other, be sure to measure carefully. Overall, we do love the First Years True Fit line and would highly recommend it.
Proscomfortable high quality construction safety features recline feature
Consstraps twist occasionally "easy-off cover" is not easy to take off w/o removing seat from car
By Katie
York, PA
January 23, 2012
Great Car Seat, Great Price
I read countless reviews and researched MANY Car Seats and The First Years Car Seats have equal ratings for safety, ease of use, etc. than the MUCH more expensive ones. I bought 2 FIrst Years Convertible Car Seats when my daughter outgrew her infant carrier and just bought 2 more for my son. I have had my daughters now for almost 3 years and they still are in great shape. Both styles I have are easy to adjust as my kids grow and are easy to clean-the cover snaps right on and off. I would recommend this brand/style to anyone looking for a great car seat at a reasonable price.
ProsHigh safety rating, ease of use, easy to clean
ConsLarge in size, takes up a lot of room (but comfortable for the kids)
By Lisa
Ocoee, FL
December 27, 2011
Minor Gripes
I got this car seat 4 wks prior to the birth of my son. I did a lot of research and was debating between First Years True Fit, the Graco MyRide 65, and the Evenflo Symphony 65. I didn't want to bother with an infant carrier/travel system again since this will be my second child and didn't want to carry the bulky, heavy infant carrier in one hand and have to worry about holding my 3yr old's hand in my other hand (plus whatever else we may have with us). I plan on using an infant carrier that straps to my body instead of the car seat types. With that said, I chose this one, not only because it was closer to my budget but also because of the high ratings of ease of use it recieved. I love how everything is labeled (although I can see how that can be a little overwhelming too). I do have a minor gripe about pads on the car seat. Because of the easy off pads (which being a mother of a 3yr old, I know will be so handy- her Graco Nautilus is NOT fun to have to remove the padding for cleaning), but because of the easy off pads on the Frist Years C650, there are gaps where the buckle and straps would thread through that I foresee being a comfort issue because the gaps expose the hard base of the car seat both around the crotch buckle and around the shoulders. The infant pad inesert seems like it should have some sort of velcro on the back to hold the sides in place- I worry about it folding over on my little guy. I live in FL and worry the plastic/metal that is exposed on these small areas will get hot in the summer. Also, there are BIG warning labels sewn onto the front of both the infant padding insert and the front of the carseat padding iteself. I was able to flip the infant padding over but am not able to do so with the other padding for when he gets bigger. These concerns are all comfort related though and I do not foresee it a safety issue. I'm going to have my 3 year old test it out first..... UPDATE: I had her test it FF and she said it was so comfy. ;) She's 39 inches, 38 pounds. Now, we didn't travel far where she'd be trying to go to sleep but she approved on an initial test. I read complaints about the cup holder's position. Let me say, my 3 rd old can easily reach a cup in the holder and can replace it- which is a bit more difficult but she didn't seem to care. It is positioned a little further back and with the wide side wings of the carseat, it could case uneccessary spills (especially while the car is moving) but by the time a child is old enough to reach for a cup, drink on his/her own, AND put it back in any holder, the position of the cup holder isn't horrible. I did have an issue inserting the cup holder over/around the latch buckles on one side (my car is pre-LATCH era, so the buckles remain clipped back while I use the seatbelts for installation). It does give you the option of putting the cup holder on the left or right of the carseat but the side without the LATCH buckles (in RF) is the side the door closes on (driver's side) and the door won't close with the cup holder hooked on that side. Again, small gripes in the main scheme of things. I also read many reviews, and one of the biggest complaints was about how "big" this seat is and fear of fitting it in a car. I would say to those, yes it's big & could be an issue in some smaller cars (RF WITH headrest installed) but it's big for a reason: safety. Compared to my Graco Nautilus for my 3year old, it's no taller which for FF is good. It may be slightly wider but I drive a 97 Mazda 626 and only have an issue with fitting this seat behind the driver's seat RF WITH the head rest installed. I'm 5 ft 5 but I prefer to sit as far from the steering wheel/air bag as possible. I may just need to pull my seat up further OR switch this seat with in RF with headrest with my FF car seat. Problem solved. In my car, to get it on the proper recline, I'm going to have to insert a pool noodle or something. My seats have a pretty deep bucket, which was the problem I have read about others as well. I probably won't be able to fit a 3rd adult between the two, but that would be the case with any convertible car seats side by side. I do love the easy to read levelor---- I can never eyeball if a line is horizontal to the ground accurately. Another main concern I had was from the complaints I read regarding access to the tightening belt when in RF. In my car, yes, the belt harder to get to against the back of the seat BUT once it's at the correct "snuggness" to your child, you shouldn't have to adjust it until he/she grows again because the shoulder straps are in a loop-like configuration. You simply pull one side of the straps out as far as you can/need, slide your baby into that side and do the same on the other side. Now, I didn't actually test this with my 3 yr old- she's too big to test RF (and my son isn't here yet to use it on) but it seems like it should work just fine this way. I did have my daughter's baby doll in there as a test and it worked this way. I haven't actually installed it into my car so I can't really say anything regarding how easy it is to actually get it tight. My car is a 97 Mazda so I will have to use the seatbelt method rather than the LATCH system, which is why I was sold on the EASE of USE ratings on this seat. All the other seats I've had to install (I've gone through 3 with my daughter), have been a pain. I wasn't able to get the infant carrier tight enough to keep it from sliding too much and the 2 convertibles we've used take multiple attempts to install and a good deal of exersion. I'm hoping this one will be easier as it is highly rated in the category and the labels and directions seem pretty clear cut, but we'll see. I would have installed it before I wrote this review so I can give all information but my car is going into the shop tomorrow and I don't know when I'll be getting it back. ....My husband's car is a 99 Toyota Camry, which is slightly larger but still requires the seatbelt method of installment. I'll have to test it in his and see if I can update my post afterwards. I looked at a couple 5-100 pound seats and decided against those because once your child outgrows this (65lbs), he/she can ride on a booster that costs a lot less. ALSO, every car seat has an expiration date. My daughter is 3 and weighs 38lbs. I don't THINK she will outgrow a 65pound seat before the expiration date lapses. I hope this was helpful. Good luck
ProsEase of Use: Easy removable pads, Easy to read levelor Easy to read labels
ConsPadding Gaps where the buckles feed for future heights
By Bill
Palatine, IL
December 19, 2011
Easy, safe.
Very easy to install. Comfortable and safe.
ConsThe recline function is kinda a waste.
By Kathleen
Sonora, CA
December 5, 2011
LOVE this car seat!
This car seat is a 10! We have 2 kids under 2 and this car seat works great and is so easy to use! I HATE getting car seats in and out of the car. I am pretty horrible at installing them. But, this car seat is sooo easy to install. It only takes me a minute or two. The headrest comes off for comfortable rear-facing and clicks back into place when your child is ready to turn around. My younger son usually hates riding in the car and ever since we purchased this seat, he is calm and comfortable. He often falls asleep. My previous carseat got hot easily in the summer and this one stays pretty cool. My older son sweats easily and he rode with ease and without sweat all summer!
Proseasy intallation roomy seat without being too bulky straps are easy to adjust kids are comfortable
Consthe straps easily tangle but once you know how to use them its easy to keep un-tangled
By Elizabeth
Columbia, SC
June 29, 2010
Great Car Seat!
After much debating I chose this car seat as an additional car seat so my son can ride in my husband's vehicle. I was hoping it would fit in my car rear facing which it did. I was very impressed by the features prior to purchasing and am as impressed with them once we received the seat. It is relatively easy to install, has newer and better features than previous models. I like the level at the bottom which tells you how reclined your seat is. I like the no re-threading feature. I love how comfortable the seat is! I must say it is much more cushioned than the other seat we have, the Britax Marathon. It is also roomier and wider. I like that this seat goes to 50inches as opposed to 49 with the Britax Marathon. I also like the option of using it without the headrest for infants and the included insert for infants. I like the price, lower than the Britax seats. I get 7 years of use out of this one, 6 years with Britax. So far no complaints, we chose the Urban Life and it's a little darker than I thought but not too dark. Overall I would highly recommend this seat.
ProsNo Re-Threading 50 inch height maximum 7 years of use Level indicator
ConsNo velcro on the side to hold the car seat straps like on Britax (minor complaint) You have to be careful with the straps as pulling one side will shorten the other side. (also minor, still getting used to the seat)

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