ITEM# Y60096

The First Years C685 True Fit IAlert 2013 - Naturalization

This item is discontinued.
PLEASE NOTE: This car seat was manufactured in 2013.

Change the way you think about automobile safety with The First Years True Fit I Alert ? a revolutionary mobile-synched car seat designed to recognize potentially unsafe conditions and alert parents on their smartphone. Seamlessly built into The First Years True Fit Convertible Car Seat, the I Alert system monitors children in the seat with an easy-to-use mobile application that:

  • Assists in achieving the correct angle position when installing the seat in rear-facing position
  • Reminds you to check the car seat buckle
  • Alerts you if your child is out of their car seat while you are driving
  • Alerts you if your child is left unattended in their car seat
  • Constantly monitors the ambient temperature in the car
  • Allows you to set up emergency contacts
Quick and Easy Setup

The monitoring system works with most smartphones (IOS and Android) in the market today. After a quick download, you can personalize the I Alert app with your childrens? photos, set up emergency contacts and register your seat for safety alerts.

Before you begin using your new car seat, please be sure to thoroughly read the provided installation instructions in combination with your automobile owner?s manual.

Safety Alerts to Your Phone, Instantly

We all get distracted now and then, so once you have installed I Alert and your child is comfortably seated in the car, you?ll receive a message to remind you to buckle them in. This alert will appear each time you seat your child.

I Alert constantly monitors the ambient temperature in the back seat. Temperatures in the back seat are not as well controlled as the front seat due to dashboard positioning, so your child may not be nearly as comfortable as you are. The temperature inside a car can rise 20 degrees in just 20 minutes, which means a caregiver?s quick trip inside the grocery store, bank or gas station could quickly lead to a potentially unsafe situation.

If a child is unintentionally left unattended in the car, an alert will be sent to your phone. If the situation continues, additional alerts will be sent via email and/or text to the contacts you?ve selected during setup and registration of the I Alert software. These alerts will let others know that a child may have unintentionally been left in their car seat.

A Monitoring System that Grows With Your Child

As children grow and begin to explore more, I Alert keeps them safe by sending you movement notifications. If for some reason a child is able to move out of their seat while the vehicle is in motion, an alert will sound on your mobile device. This will be your notification to pull over and re-secure the child in their car seat. And because your safety is equally important, I Alert?s notifications have both audible and visible options, so you won?t be distracted while driving.

Designed for Outstanding Safety and Comfort

The IAlert?s Advanced Side Impact Technology has been tested to international side impact standards. Our energy absorbing foam and contour design helps to reduce impact forces that may occur in the unlikely event of a crash, while providing a comfortable seat for everyday use. The deep seat means your child fits in the seat as they grow, keeping them secure and comfortable longer. For added convenience, a removable, washable cup holder will hold your child?s sippy cup on the go.

Easy-to-Adjust Harness

This seat features our standard no re-thread, easy-to-adjust harness. Keeping your child rear-facing longer is easy: the harness is for use from 5 to 35 pounds rear facing and up to 65 pounds in forward facing installations.

If you've ever tried to re-thread a harness on a car seat, you know how difficult it can be. The IAlert is hassle free, as the harness adjusts simply by moving the side adjusters. Each is clearly labeled to help you determine the correct positioning as your child grows.

Rebound Energy Management Technology Keeps Your Child Safe

I Alert features smaller bottom rails and the patented Rebound Energy Management system--a flip up rebound bar that actually helps manage the rebound in the unlikely event of a crash. Simply pull the bar forward and it snaps in place with your rear facing installation. Flip it back with you to move to the forward facing installation. Rebound is the movement that may occur during a crash, the rebound bar assists in stabilizing the rotational forces associated with a crash.

  • Removable headrest for better rear-facing installation, can be used rear-facing installation, can be used rear-facing with headrest for infants up to 35 pounds.
  • Easy-to-read center angle indicator with two position settings
  • Easy adjust, no rethread harness for use to 65 pounds
  • Multi-position crotch strap adjustment
  • Easy-off pad, snaps on and off without rethreading harness
  • Color-coded belt paths for easy installation
  • Built-in lock-offs for both rear-facing and forward-facing installation, external LATCH storage
  • Two-position recline for better installation
  • Deep side wings, side-impact tested to international standards
  • For use with children 5-65 pounds and up to 50" tall
  • The patented Rebound Energy Management system-- a flip-up rebound
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
20 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
of Reviewers
Fort wayne, Indiana
Verified Buyer
Love the quality
October 12, 2023
High quality car seat and comfortable for my child
New York
Verified Buyer
Excellent price, fast efficient delivery.
May 2, 2019
Excellent price and fast delivery. Havent tried the product yet but am sure top notch based off how it looks. Will update.
Nottingham, Maryland
Verified Buyer
Great Seat
November 5, 2018
This is a really comfortable seat! Has a lot of padding and was very easy to install. The color is also great and doesn't show up spills.

Verified Buyer
More than what I expected for a decent price.
March 16, 2018
I shopped around for a while trying to find new Carseats that i could front face for my son and daughter but everything in store and online for the quality I wanted was too much. When I found this deal online and naught two I didn't think they would be as good as in the picture. But when they arrived they were amazing. So comfy and my kids love their new front facing carseats. They are safe and sturdy in the car when I safety fitted them, the material is great too. My mother brought name brand ones similar to the design on these ones but spent way more and I think my look better than hers lol. So yes very happy with my purchase. Highly recommended.
cleveland ohio
Verified Buyer
car seat is great
December 1, 2017
my baby love the ride, its big and comfy
Central NJ
Verified Buyer
I love this seat.
November 15, 2017
I purchase this car seat for my 6 month old. He is my sixth child so I have owned many car seats. This one was very easy to install and secure. The padding is very soft to the touch and provides a lot of support. I am very happy with my purchase. Also UPS messed up the shipping but Albee baby made it right immediately. Great experience.
Elkhart, IN
Verified Buyer
great price and excellent quality
April 23, 2017
This is really nice car seat and my little one enjoys it much better than the other one I bought previously. Very comfortable, and he could sit in the car seat longer
Verified Buyer
Luxurious Safety At its Best!
April 7, 2017
This carseat is so plush and comfortable that our baby can hardly keep her eyes open on even the shortest car trips. It is large and heavy, so it isn't the best option if you need to transfer it from one car to another. The ialert is a bit fussy, but is really a cool addition. We are thrilled with this purchase!
  • Plush, easy installation, very secure and is truly comfort and safety at it's very best. The nicest carseat with an attractive price tag.
  • There is plenty of room for baby to grow from infant to kindergarten.
Best Uses
  • Best for larger vehicles. I can't see this fit for a smart car.
  • It is large in length as well as width. Not suitable for compact cars or the need for three seats along the bak.
Verified Buyer
Great car seat and a wonderful price.,.
March 26, 2017
This car seat is made well. The price is great too.
Opelika Alabama
Verified Buyer
Excellent item
March 17, 2017
We bought two for our twins and love the high quality, durability, and versatile use very much. And the cost is excellent!
Joanna G.
Verified Buyer
Price beautiful
February 19, 2017
A very nice price , excellent buy , shipping was great and comfortable
Hampstead, Maryland
Verified Buyer
Great car seat.
January 12, 2017
This car seat is very easy to install, easy to use. It grows with your child. I didn't think twice before I bought this car seat for my second son. My first son loves it, hated car seats prior this one. Highly recommend! You can't beat the price either!
E. Lansing, MI
Verified Buyer
Great purchase
June 11, 2016
I got this carseat for the other car and it is working great for my daughter. It's comfortable and fits well in the car. The directions are a bit confusing, so beware- but once installed it is a nice seat and worth the price. Albee baby makes buying a carseat so easy and shipping was very quick. Thanks!
Delighted G.
SW Kansas
Verified Buyer
Excellent Chair & Price
April 10, 2016
Both daughters having babies this summer ! Bought 2, Wanted only the BEST at unbeatable price.Thank you Albee Baby
Best Uses
  • Grandchildren
Verified Buyer
Luxury car seat for the little one!
April 9, 2016
Love the softness and comfort that this seat offers to my little guy. Haven't used the iAlert feature yet, but loving the car seat so far.
Port St Lucie, FL
Verified Buyer
This seat is so well made it will last for many years.
April 3, 2016
I will feel very confident putting my granddaughter into this seat. It is so well made and has so many safety features I would recommend it to my friends.
Suzanne D.
Southern California
Verified Buyer
First years C685 True Fit IAlert 2013-City Chic
March 18, 2016
My grand daughter loves it!! All she did was cry in her other car's very cushioned and velvety soft to the touch. Her mom also loves it because she's so safe in it and it sends her the safety alerts just in case she unbuckles, the temperature & all the other features to her IPhone
  • The soft padding, velvety soft to the touch material, its large and comfortable & the phone safety alerts are awesome
Best Uses
  • My grand daughter is 1 & this car seat should grow with her until she no longer needs one
  • Don't have any
Verified Buyer
The First Years C685 True Fit IAlert 2013 - Naturalization
February 28, 2016
A very efficient design! No rethreadind of restraints, fully adjustableCover snaps on/off. Head rest is removeable for rear facing position.Plenty of strap length, and seat width.
Verified Buyer
Love the seat for the seat not the ialert
March 20, 2015
I already owned a older First Years Premier Fit seat. Like that seat, this C685 True Fit is a very comfortable seat. Plush cushions with multiple recline settings... These are the seats you want to take on road trips because they are so comfortable, my babies sleep harder in these than our Eddie Bauer convertible, Baby Trend infant seat and Graco convertible seats (no head bobbing!). In my vehicle the head rest is removed to accommodate a rear facing position and installed when I'm ready to have the kiddo face forward when her height/weight allows (sometime around 18 mos).Like other reviewers I did have major issues trying to connect the ialert system.... Note: you must remove it from the seat and charge it before connecting, but we still couldn't keep a good connection. But i didn't buy it for the ialert so no tears were shed, just scrapped that idea and installed seat in the car.Would I recommend????- YES definitely (and I have to many friends) but don't buy based only on the ialert. Its a 5 star seat, but since the ialert stinks i deducted a star.
  • most comfortable seat ever and kids prefer over other seats.
  • ialert is flaky
Somewhere, TX
Verified Buyer
Just what we wanted
February 11, 2015
We have a two year old First Years True Fut Premier and love it. Safe, super user friendly. Now that our second kiddo needs a new car seat, I really wanted to get the same one but first years isn't making them anymore. So glad to find one still hanging around here! (Even if it has all that i-nonsense we don't care about) And we paid nearly twice as much for the first one with shipping!
  • User friendly
  • Comfortable
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Customer Q&A
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Reidsville, NC asked:
October 15, 2017
What are the dimensions for this car seat?
Harness slots without padding: 9 ½”, 12”, 14 3/8”, 17 3/8” Harness slots with padding: 8”, 9 ¾”, 12 ½”, 15 ½” 19” at its widest point at shoulders, 18 ½” at knees Shell height without removable headrest: 19 ½” Shell height with removable headrest: 26 ¾” Shoulder width: 13” Crotch strap depth: 5”, 6 ¼” Seat depth: 13” Seat weight: 20.7 lbs. without infant inse
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 16, 2017