Confident I picked the right car seat!
I was completely overwhelmed by the number of options when it came to car seats for my first baby, but I quickly narrowed it down to Graco based on reputation. From there, I chose the 35 XT Platinum based on the reviews of the base, installation, how lightweight it is, and the handle. Each one of those features met and exceeded my expectations. I spent some time with the instructions when I first got it, and although those are pretty daunting, I felt like I understood everything and could handle installation and removing the seat from my car. Again, Graco didn't let me down. TBH - My baby is still about 2 weeks away from her due date, so I haven't actually tested it out with my infant, but this is one aspect of the world of new baby that I feel confident about thanks to Graco. I can't wait to bring her home in her 35 XT Platinum!
PS - My only concern is the re-assembling of all the fabric parts after taking them off to wash in Dreft. I wish I would have taken photos step-by-step as I removed them. I will be contacting Graco to make sure I put it back together right. It matches the photos of the seat... but I am a nervous first-time Mom and want to make sure I didn't jeopardize the integrity of the great construction. There are at least 5-6 individual pieces. Wish they would include instructions for that aspect in their manual. But it did come apart and wash nicely!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.