Not “slim” for rear facing
June 2, 2023
Good, solid, slim car seat. We needed a convertible car seat for my husband’s truck now that our 9 month old has outgrown his infant seat. Since this is marketed as a slim compact seat, it seemed like the best one to go with. While it is slim side to side, it’s definitely not compact front to back. To fit in the truck, rear facing, the passenger front seat had to be pushed all the way to the front and leaned slightly forward. This bothered me so much at first, I considered selling it rather than try to ship it back. After reading some other reviews online, there is a foam cushion you can purchase to angle the car seat upright (for an extra $25). We purchased the cushion and it did help the problem some. Overall, for front facing this is a great narrow car seat. For rear facing, if you have a compact car or truck, I’d look for something else. For $200 you think they could throw in a $25 cushion which probably cost a few bucks to make…
I do like the seat, design, and feel; I’m sure I’ll like it more when we can turn it forward.. I just really hated that I bought it specifically because it was marketed as a “slim” seat, but only if you’re forward facing.