Looking at what parents like and dislike about The Safety 1st Go And Grow Convertible Car Seat, the majority of the parents who got this seat like how comfortable their little ones are in the seat. It even is rated high for safety.
Don't get too excited. I thought I already found the perfect seat, too. LOL. There are a few things you have to note if you are looking into getting this seat.
Let's get started.
5 to 40 lbs
|Rear-Facing Height Limit:||19 to 40 inches|
|Forward-Facing Weight:||22 to 65 lbs|
|Forward-Facing Height Limit:||29 to 49 inches|
|Booster Weight:||40 to 100 lbs|
|Booster Height:||43 to 52 inches|
Do I need to use a pool noodle/
Yes, allowed according to manual
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||Relatively|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||Relatively|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
|Number Of Recline Positions||3|
|Lower Anchor Weight Limit||40 pounds|
It is tricky to install in rear-facing mode. Every time I hear about a seat that is tricky to install, I always wonder what is causing the problem. Is it the LATCH, the tightening, or simply the instructions in the manual is unclear.
For this seat's case, it is the LATCH system that makes it difficult to tighten. Others have solved the problem by just using the car seat belt to get a secure install.
Also, the lack of a ball or bubble level makes it hard to level the seat to the ground. The only level indicator is a printed red line on a sticker which may not give you an accurate level because of the differences in our eyesight judgment.
How To Install The Safety 1st Go And Grow
Car Seat Rear Facing
Install Safety 1st Go And Grow Forward-Facing With Seat Belt And Top Tether
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|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
The Head Cushions Are Good. This is probably one of the most important parts of the seat, as it is not only there for comfort. It protects a child's head, too! It is snug and keeps a child's head secure.
There Are Convenient Harness Holders. Sometimes you would keep digging for the straps when putting your kid on the seat. Just hook the straps onto the harness holders so that you don't have to deal with pulling them out under your kid's back or thighs.
Is The Material Breathable?
|Seat Weight:||15.4 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|No-Rethread Harness?||Yes (excluding newborn harness)|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Yes, back and head pillow|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?||Yes, two|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
The Seat Is Extremely Comfortable. I have to put the word "extremely" because of not only one but hundreds of parents who bought the seat swear that their children are very comfortable sleeping or just simply sitting on the seat.
This is directly related to the soft linings that they cover the seat with. There are also strap covers, so the straps, specifically in the neck area, don't leave red marks even when rubbed against the skin.
Between the legs, the cover on the buckles also adds comfort, especially when the weather is hot.
It Is Easy To Remove Lining For Washing. Should you have any accident that needs the lining to be washed (aka drinks spills or motion-sickness-related-dirt), it is good to know that you need not be a rocket scientist to deal with removing the seat cover to have it washed.
They complain the quality of the straps to be flimsy. They constantly get twisted and therefore need to be untwisted every time.
The strap covers (although nice and soft) sometimes don't stay in place.
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I wanted to rate this seat high, but that would mean being on par with the seats that have no installation issues. The comfort it gives to a child is a winner (10/10) but that is not just what we are looking for in a seat. We need to use it without cursing, LOL.
Given that this seat can last until a child is 100 pounds (booster) is a plus. For less than USD 200, you have years to use this seat.
Good use of this is starting forward-facing - as they praise it to be relatively easier to install in the forward-facing mode than in the rear-facing.
I highly suggest that you check the parents' feedback to confirm your decision.
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