The only car seat my child doesn't scream non-stop in.... But I don't think it's safe for her
December 27, 2019
My eight month old absolutely hates car seats. First we tried her older sister's Britax and she didn't like that much better than her uppababy Mesa infant car seat. her car screaming was getting to the point of making herself throw up every time we put her in the car. we wanted a safe but comfortable car seats with multiple reclining positions. this car seat is definitely the most comfortable of any I've felt and I really like the look of it.
based on the reviews, we knew this was going to be a beast to install but it looked like it would be comfortable and we liked all of the positioning options. We figured that there had to be a setting that she didn't hate too terribly badly. to our surprise, installing this in the car wasn't nearly as difficult as people made it out to be. The positions of the latch clips were obnoxious but not terrible considering you won't have to do it frequently. Once installed, we realized that in order to adjust the buckle we needed to take it back out. Make sure you make all adjustments to the crotch buckle and height adjustments before you install the carseat.
Our daughter actually doesn't mind this car seat... However... And this is a big however... We can't get these straps tight enough. I am literally not sure how this car seat hasn't been recalled. I'm a pretty strong woman and my husband is a heavy lifting Marine. The strap issue isn't a strength issue it is a design flaw. The straps keep her restrained but she can get her arm underneath it and in some funky positions so I know they are not tight enough. I can pinch the straps and I also know you're not supposed to be able to do that. the straps will not get any tighter and she is a 20-pound chunky monkey so I wouldn't recommend this car seat for anyone with a child smaller than mine. There are so many strapped comments on different sites about this car seat and the reviewers are not exaggerating! This car seat needs to be recalled and with some minor adjustments to the latch holding area and the strap tightening issue, this could be the best car seat on the market.
ProsComfortable, stylish, cup holders
ConsThe straps won't tighten enough, these straps become twisted easily, the crotch buckle is hard to get to because it's not long enough, not the easiest to install, the latch clips are difficult to get to
Best Usesto put it in a car and never remove it but only for a child about 25 lb or over because I can't get the straps tight enough on my 20 lb baby