Not accessible for cleaning
I bought this for my first child after he out grew his infant car seat. It's very bulky but that's expected if you want something sturdy to protect your child I guess. Rear facing, this barely fit into our 4-runner. We just upgraded to a tahoe and we now have a little more room but not much at all. My BIGGEST problem with this car seat is that you CANNOT clean this thing. My son threw up while riding in the car seat this past weekend and for the life of me, I CANNOT get all the puke out! The cushions are difficult to remove but I was able to remove them, wash and dry them. The dang seat belts do not come out! They are bolted in and can only be removed with heavy machinery. The bottom of this car seat, where you pull the button to "recline".. juice, food, PUKE.. it all falls down there and you cannot get it out. There are so many cracks and crevices in this car seat it's ridiculous. I spent hours detailing this thing with toothpicks, and q-tips to no avail. This may be a great car seat for functionality reasons but it gets a big fat ZERO on the cleanliness rating from me. This thing is insanely hard to keep clean and a busy mom doesn't have the time to deal with that. At this point, I'm about this close to throwing the whole thing away and buying something else.
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