I got one of these seats when they first hit the market in early 2006, and it is truly an awesome seat. I got it for my oldest originally just shy of her third birthday because she was 40lbs and I couldn't afford Britax, and this seat has been great for her, she still fits into the harness by height if I need it for her. I've also used it with my 3yr old, and its now waiting for my 23 month old to grow into it, it has a 34" height minimum requirement just like all of the other seats made by the company (Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st, the Alpha Omegas, and Cosco) It does need an adjustable headrest behind it like another reviewer said, but its a GREAT seat for someone on a tight budget if you can meek those requirements. I'd buy this seat again right now if I needed to, its that good. I had NO problems with the crotch buckle strap being too short too, but if it is too short for you then call the company and they will send you a new longer one.