Can't wait until my daughter is OUT of the carseat
February 13, 2019
My daughter is just about to turn a year old, and she's very small. She's in the 20th percentile. That's the only reason she's still using this seat. I absolutely cannot imagine a 35 lb. baby being able to ride in it.
Like other reviewers have noted, this thing is impossible to tighten. The straps are constantly getting tangled and the latches get flipped around as well. While it is relatively easy to adjust the headrest and the height of the shoulder straps, that's done so rarely compared to how often I have to loosen and tighten the harness, that I would rather have a difficult height adjustment mechanism than deal with the daily struggle of getting her into the thing.
As other reviewers have also said, for whatever reason, you cannot loosen and tighten the harness while it is in the base. The latch for the base comes undone, which means you have to lift up the entire seat, loosen/tighten the harness, relatch the base, and then put the seat back in. This isn't a huge deal initially when you carry the entire carseat everywhere, but as they get older, this has been the worst part. I don't take my carseat inside with me anymore, just the baby, so this is a huge hassle.
And on top of everything, my child SCREAMS in this carseat. She hates it, and it makes traveling anywhere extremely stressful. We used a different carseat recently at a friend's house and she was the most well behaved she's ever been. Maybe a coincidence, but I'm thinking she's just uncomfortable when she's in it.
I bought this as a travel system. The stroller is great, but please just buy a different carseat and the adaptors for the stroller. This carseat is completely not worth it.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.