esthetically pleasing extremely heavy
March 12, 2019
This car seat is very pretty to look at. We always get passerbys who ask about our car seat and people often mistake it for a stroller since I have it on the cybex eternis m3 stroller frame when out and about. The reason this gets 3 stars is because this car seat is very heavy. At first when our daughter was a newborn it wasn't too bad however as she grew it became extremely difficult to carry her in and out of the minivan. The cushioning on this car seat is excellent however we live in sunny Orlando FL so when it gets warm it's way too hot for our daughter and she was always drenched in this car seat even if we had the AC at 65 degrees in the car. She was absolutely miserable in the car seat. It got to a point where it became so unbearable we couldn't handle the weight of the car seat plus a 15lb infant makes it practically 30 lbs you are lifting in and out of the car and she absolutely hated the heat generated from all the extra padding and was always crying that we had to buy another car seat. We recently purchased the nuna LX lite which is super light and has breathable fabrics so far she's been a happy camper in that car seat, and we can carry her in and out of the car in a breeze. If you live in a cooler climate and your baby does not run hot this car seat would be excellent. The safety features are outstanding that's why we bought it however the weight of this seat coupled with the heat it generates makes it un usable for us.
excellent safety features
fully reclines outside of the base
cushioning is very comfy
sunshade is very large and covers very well
no rethread harness
ConsCushioning too thick that generates too much heat especially if you have a baby that generates a lot of body heat
Fabrics are not breathable again adds to the overheating of baby
the recline feature is very sticky it does not smoothly recline it sticks a bit going up and down
Best Usesif you live is a climate where it's cooler it would be great.
if you want a conversational piece this would be it.