Amazing, Sturdy, Safe and Easy to use Car Seat!
December 30, 2012
When my son outgrew his infant car seat, we purchased the True Fit Recline in Abstract O's. We've been using the car seat for almost 2 years and love it! When my daughter was born we were given a Britax Chaperone. By the time she was 6 months old, it was getting too snug, so we started looking for a convertible car seat. Although we really liked the True Fit, I wanted to try something different. So, I started researching car seats and trying them in our vehicle. My top 2 choices were the Graco MyRide and the Britax Pavillion. When we tried the MyRide in our car, I was shocked at how flimsy the plastic was. And, no matter how tight my husband pulled the belts (we tried installing it with the car's belt and the latch system), it rocked back and forth. The Pavillion had a great install and we both really liked it, but at the last minute my husband decided he really didn't want us paying $200+ on a car seat. So, we went with what we knew and loved from the beginning! We bought the True Fit in th eButterfly print for our little princess and for the first time in her life, she didn't cry when we put her in her seat! Because my son was 1 year old when we got his seat, we never had to figure out the 45 degree recline, but with my daughter I didn't want her head falling forward, so we rolled a towel under her seat to get a perfect recline. The padding is great and makes the interior size of the seat more fitting for a petite baby. People have complained about the front harness adjuster when rear-facing, but it has never been a problem for us. We always make sure the belt is out when we install the seat and with the looped harness, we hardly ever have to loosen the straps. It is VERY easy to install and takes 2 minutes top for us to completely install it. We remove and reinstall our seats almost every day due to our work schedule. The lock offs are easy to use. The straps have just recently started trying to fold in the buckles on my son's seat, but they don't completely twist/fold and when we notice it, it takes only a few seconds to fix it. The plastic is very sturdy and strong. We have used our seats in an airplane, and although they are big, they do fit with the arm rest up. They also fit on our GoGo Babyz Travelmate.The seat is big, however it will last your child until they are at least 4-5 years old. My son is 2 1/2 years old, 32 lbs. If we chose to he could still fit rear facing and comfortably. Sometimes we put his in rear facing if my husband or I are just taking 1 child, so if at the last minute we choose to take our daughter out we can quickly lower the harness height (by pulling 2 tabs out and down) and go. If you are looking for a safe, easy to use seat and you have a spacious back seat, this is definitely an excellent buy!
Pros:Easy to Use
Easy and Quick Installation
Easy to use Lock offs
Easy to Clean
65 lbs weight limit and tall shell
Hard, sturdy plastic
Cons:Won't rear face in smaller cars
Wish it had a higher weight limit for use without the head rest
Not made in USA