March 23, 2022
I was looking for a car seat that was comfortable, safe and easy to use. It is for my 11 mth old grandbabe. I wanted a seat with easy adjustable height and easy harness tightening and harness release for me. For baby, I wanted comfort and safety. The seat is rated number 1 in Consumer Reports which is reassuring. The NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat meets my needs for ease of use.
Some reviews talked about how heavy and bulky it is. It weighs 25.1 lbs, and it's not a click seat. Click seats with a baby seem way heavier to me, especially at 11 mths! I like carrying the grandbabe out to car, sitting or standing her on auto seat, lifting her into the car seat, and easily securing the harness. It's so much easier on my back!
I would recommend reading the directions and then watching a video. In the printed directions, they mention to install infant seat directly to seat not on blanket or foam, which is not mentioned in the video. Also, it is easiest to secure baby car seat to auto seat pushing down on baby seat UNDER the cover than with cover zipped. That tip was shown in a video demonstrating rear facing installation with lap shoulder belt, on You Tube.
The last thing I would recommend is to thoroughly examine, read directions and watch video before installation in car not on the fly with an infant present. Wait until babe is sleeping at night or napping. Especially in the case of removing the seat cover to wash after a mess.
- 1. Safety- Consumer Reports ranked #1
- 2. Comfort
- 3. Ease of use height adjustment, ease of use harness tightening and ease of use harness release.
- 4. Washable seat cover
- Trying to install by just reading directions. Much easier to install by reading both the appropriate directions and watching appropriate video.