Parents will dig the idea that for less than USD100, you can get a “safe” convertible car seat with the Evenflo Tribute LX Car Seat. That’s a great deal considering that the majority of car seats in the market will cost you three to five times higher. For the price tag, let’s see what this seat has to offer and decide if it’s worth the risk to invest in this popular car seat.
|Rear-Facing Weight:||5-40 pounds|
|Forward-Facing Weight:||22-40 pounds|
|Rear-Facing Height Limit:||19 to 37 inches|
|Forward-Facing Height Limit:||28 to 40 inches|
Just like the Evenflo Tribute Sport, you should never use it for children who are only 5 pounds. Wait until they are at least 19 inches or until they have good head and neck control before letting them sit on this convertible car seat.
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|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
You won’t find any issues with installing the Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat. You can choose between the LATCH system or use your car’s seat belt, making it a simple and convenient process. However, you may find that you’ll need to use a rolled up towel for support before you get this installed, especially if you notice that the car seat is not attached to the right incline.
|Country Of Origin:||USA|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
Is It Safe To Use?
The manufacturer made sure that security is the primary feature of this convertible car seat. Tribute LX is said to be “designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately twice the Federal crash test standard.”
These bold safety claims seem to be backed up by user reviews*, as some parents have reported that this product has saved their child from injury during a major road accident.
There are two sides to the story, though. There’s a grandparent who gave it just 1-star for having his grandson nearly killed on it 🙁
Many responded to this claim, I, too, felt so sorry for the baby. 🙁 But investigating further looks like the reviewer is faking it.
It’s a good thing that you can check the integrity of Amazon Reviewers. If not, it will be harder to trace if the review is reliable or not.
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|Seat Weight:||9.1 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||No|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||No|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?||No|
The convertible car seat is made of a breathable fabric, 100% polyester to be exact. Although the car seat is padded with built-in body cushions for overall comfort, it looks like it is not padded enough as some parents complain that it is not good for long drives and you have to get an extra insert for added comfort.
An easily removable head pillow is provided for extra comfort and support.
For a better fit, and longer use, the Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat has four shoulder harness positions meant to accommodate growing children.
Note that you need to manually adjust the straps every time you are in need of some room.
For example, using it on a younger child, you will have to use the lower slots. The rate of your child’s growth will decide how you respond to this feature. It can be annoying to manually re-thread every time your child outgrows one position. However, that doesn’t happen every day, does it?
It is good to know that the Tribute LX’s convertible car seat pad is easily removable and safe for washing machines.
It would be better if the leg straps come with some padding too so that it won’t rub against children’s thighs.
The Evenflo Tribute LX Car Seat is considered as one of the best options for those with tight budgets. This convertible car seat is not just affordable, but it claims it also comes with highly secure safety features. Other extra accessories such as a pillow and a cup holder add to the value for a small amount of money.
The Evenflo Tribute LX Car Seat is cheap, lightweight and safe to use. But because there is not enough seat padding, it is only good as a temporary car seat, not because it’s not safe but because of comfort issues.
On your next air trip when you need to lug a seat around with you, you can bring it with you to the airport as it is relatively lighter than other convertible car seats. You don’t have to buy an extra convertible car seat that is more expensive as this alone can do the job.
The Tribute LX is an excellent choice for parents who are looking for an affordable and safe car seat for their growing baby. Many parents have given it a try because of its small price tag and have loved it ever since.
Aside from its safety claims, other parents think that the Tribute LX Car Seat has everything you’ll ever need in a TEMPORARY baby car seat, making this a great bargain.
I highly suggest that you check out the reviews of the parents who got this seat to help you further.
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