Well built, high quality, with some slight drawbacks
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Instructions were easy. Latch system took seconds and was simple to tighten. I would have my husband do the old seat as it took too much "muscle" to get it to a point of safety I was happy with.
I wanted to love this seat, and for most part did. However, there were a few drawbacks that eventually led us back our old one. Mainly, ease of use. Getting in and out of the seat was just way too hard. The slimmer profile made for a tough time getting hands around the baby to get to the belt plugs. We have a smaller baby (12th percentile in weight) and yet I felt as if we were already pushing the seat limits.
Second, this seat was noticeably heavier. I loved that it was skinnier and easier to hold while walking, but anything further than the car to the house became a chore.
Lastly, the headrest area is awkward. Having the system contained into one easy slide is super duper and all, but our daughter just wouldn't take to it. It felt "raised" a bit in the headrest area. She passed out within 5 mins of our other seat and so did our first daughter. For some reason, she could not get comfortable in this one and would end up crying by end of the short ride home from school.
Again, I wanted to love this seat. If perception was reality, that would be the case. But in practice, it just didn't work out for us. Perhaps having one seat and transitioning into a new one exposes pros and cons from both, but out old one was just more overall. I would love to combine the two, but, functionally, this one was second place.
Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this car seat!ax.com/endeavours-infant-car-seats/
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.