The Uppa Baby Mesa Seat is an intuitive infant car seat for people who love to bring it in and out the vehicle frequently. It is good that they have already updated the fabric to more breathable materials as it used to make babies sweat a lot.
Let’s see if this seat works well.
|Rear-Facing Weight:||4-35 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 32 inches|
Will It Fit In My Car?
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||No|
|Easy To Install?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
The Uppa Baby Mesa Infant Car Seat has unique auto-retracting LATCH connectors. Just apply the appropriate amount of pressure, wait for the click and for the security indicator to turn green.
The unique retracting LATCH system tightens effortlessly and therefore minimizes installation error. It also makes fast, accurate, and easy installation possible.
The visual indicator that turns green lets you know that you have the base correctly installed. This car seat is probably one of the easiest to install whether you use the base or the car’s seat belt.
See This Video On How To Easily Install The Base
|Country Of Origin:||China|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
See How To Secure Your Child And Remove Them From This Seat
The car seat has an adjustable headrest that uses an EPP foam for side impact protection. It means your baby’s head is extra protected in cases of side impact collisions.
The head protection is close enough to make a parent feel confident that their baby will be safe.
The manufacturers also claim that they scored four times better than other high-end car seats according to an independent crash test.
|Length Of Canopy||Extends to the middle|
|Does It Get In The Way Of The Carry Handles?||Yes|
|Does It Stay In Place?||Yes|
|Is It Easy To Move?||Yes|
Although the canopy is made of SPF 50 fabric and can be easily folded when not in use, it extends only to the middle.
However, it is almost the same as most infant car seats out there but more shade would definitely be appreciated if made available on the next design.
The space between handle and hood is limited when you want to carry it using your forearm. Although you can put the hood all the way up so you can comfortably carry it, it is not ideal if the weather is hot.
Good Infant Car Seats
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes (from 2015 model onwards)*|
|Seat Weight:||9.9 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Yes|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
The seat can be heavy (around 9.9 pounds). As your child grows, consider getting a compatible stroller* to easily transport this seat around.
Preemies who are at least 4 pounds in weight will fit snugly in this car seat, thanks to its adjustable harness and crotch strap settings. And the car seat’s recline angle is just right to accommodate a newborn.
How To Remove The Uppa Baby Mesa Car Seat Cover For Washing
How To Put Back The Uppa Baby Mesa Seat Cover After Washing
Your baby will not have to sit on uncomfortable buckles. You also won’t have to dig for them anymore when you need them. This is because you can tuck in the buckles on the sides when you’re just sitting with the baby.
You don’t have to re-thread the harness as it is easily adjustable to fit your child’s size. Moving the headrest up and down will make the harness height adjust, too.
Parents appreciate that the fabric is easy to remove and is machine washable.
See How Easy It Is To Use This Seat
The Uppababy Mesa seat could have been perfect if not for three things.
The first thing it can improve on is its canopy. A canopy that extends like the Chicco Keyfit Magic* (plus the mesh netting behind for additional ventilation) would make this seat even better.
Second, they should also put more space between the handle and the canopy so that it can be carried easily with bare hands.
Speaking of carrying it with bare hands – the last thing it can improve on is its weight. 9.9 pounds when empty is probably fine, but carrying a baby in it which grows heavier every day is not an easy task. The Uppababy Mesa compatible strollers, like the Uppababy Cruz* and the Uppababy Vista,* are not the cheapest to acquire. Best to put them on your baby registry to help you complete the travel system.
The original version of the Uppa Baby Mesa Infant Car Seat was much heavier. This version has been reduced to nearly two pounds in its weight. However, at 9.9 pounds, it is still heavier than the average infant car seat.
Many parents think that the Mesa is a bit too expensive for their tastes, considering how it can be heavier than other infant car seat models. But if you have the compatible stroller,* the weight can easily be dealt with.
What I like best in the Uppababy Mesa infant seat is the non-rethread harness, as it can get troublesome to keep on removing the seat cover just to adjust the harness height every time your child grows – which is the case for a lot of infant car seats.
You’ll find that this is one of the easiest car seats to install ever. This is just perfect for those moms and dads who would like to hop in and out of the car in the least amount of time.
I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of the parents who got this seat to help you more.
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