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Safety 1st Alpha Elite Car Seat in Quartz
Keep your little one safe as you travel with this high quality Safety 1st car seat. This car seat is equipped with a five-point harness, three-position recline, removable head support for infants, energy absorbing foam, and much more.
ITEM#: 14216223Keep your little one safe as you travel with this high quality Safety 1st car seat. This car seat is equipped with a five-point harness, three-position recline, removable head support for infants, energy absorbing foam, and much more.
- Rear-facing: 5-35 pounds
- Forward-facing: 22-40 pounds
- Booster mode: 40-100 pounds
- QuickFit Harness System allows you to adjust harness height from the front in one easy step
- Side Impact Protection
- 3-position recline, adjusts with one hand
- Removable infant head support
- EPP energy absorbing foam
- Rotating arm rests
- Detachable cup holder
- 5-point harness with up-front adjustment
- Materials: Plastic, metal, fabric
- Dimensions: 24 inches long x 19 inches wide x 22 inches high
|Product Features||JPMA Certified|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year Manufacturer|
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The product came as described. The only thing I didn't like was that when I opened the box, the car seat was not covered in plastic. I was hoping the packaging would have been different. That was a turn off to me. Other than that, my infant grandson rode in it for the first time and it looked as if he was sitting straight up. It seems difficult to get the seat to recline especially when you have a small baby riding in it. The seat is very huge and he is so small. I can't wait for him to grow up!Read More
I have a brand new granddaughter and needed a carseat for my vehicle so we don't have to play musical cars with the carseat. This one will take her from newborn on up.Read More
The Car seat is great!!!!! very pleased with the price...Read More
This seat seems nice, my only problem was the box was crushed and seat kinda dirty/dusty was there was no plastic covering or any protection. Worst packaging I have ever received from overstock.Read More
Very nice and a great price. Very glad I found this seat. I searched for a long time and decided to purchase this one. It has high end quality at a cheaper price. Definently worth the money.Read More
This is the 4th seat we've purchased of this model (two for one family vehicle, two for the other) but we started with one seat that we used for about two years, then purchased a second, then purchased the last two when we were satisfied with the quality, durability and utility of the seat. These seats are an excellent value for the price. It's easy to get toddlers and infants in and out of the seats. The seat and straps are relatively easy to adjust but my guess is that some people will struggle with adjustments. It took us some time with our first seat before we'd figured everything out (hint: read the instructions provided AND experiment with the adjustments before installing it in a vehicle). The seat fabric is a bit of a pain to remove for laundering (and reinstall after laundering) because of placement of some of the molded plastic attachment points under the front bottom of the car seat frame (onto which elastic loops stretch to secure the seat fabric) but again, experience doing it once or twice helps a lot. The seat is relatively easy to move between vehicles and works with both LATCH restraint systems and shoulder belt restraints although I feel a lot more secure using the LATCH points. We pretty much intend to install them in our vehicles and leave them there until the kids have grown out of them (OK, obviously they'll be removed from some reason at some point here and there, but mostly will remain installed in the vehicles).Read More
This is a very substantial car seat. Although difficult to figure out the installation, at first, it's a great value. My son seems to be very happy riding in it.Read More
I have looked online and in stores and this is the best deal I found. Having two grandbabies at different stages makes this convertible car seat ideal. It's sturdy, but comfortable and very easy to move from one vehicle to another. We are very pleased with this product.Read More
Economical car seat that will grow with your child. Padding throughout the seat - according to my grandson's mother who actually sat in the seat - quite comfortable.Read More
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How many degrees back does it recline?
The difference between being upright and fully reclined is 3 inches. Depending on what kind of seat is in the vehicle and whether the car seat will be in the forward facing or rear facing mode it may need more of a recline back for a baby by using a rolled up towel or a pool noodle under the unit (which is discussed in the troubleshooting tips in the back of the instruction manual).
Does this come with the harness that clicks to the seat?
Best Features of a Convertible Car Seat
Your baby's car seat is his best protection while he is in the car, so you want to make sure you buy the right one for him. While there is no one car seat model that works for all families, many parents choose convertible car seats for their babies. The following list of features can help you decide if a convertible car seat is the right choice for you and your baby.
Best Reasons to Consider Convertible Car Seats
You can choose from a variety of car seats for your baby. Convertible car seats are an excellent choice because you can use them for many years and they allow your child to remain in the safest rear-facing position longer than some traditional car seats. A convertible car seat "grows" with your child, and most baby convertible car seats can be used until your child weighs 40 pounds. Some convertible baby car seats can safely hold children who weigh up to 80 pounds. Baby convertible car seats are a good investment because they generally last longer than traditional car safety seats. An infant car seat that converts into car safety seat for an older baby or child will also waste fewer materials than other types of baby car seats, so they are generally better for the environment. Use our tips to decide if a convertible infant car seat is the right choice for your family.
FAQs About Infant Car Seat Safety Laws
Because of the dangers involved in transporting infants, it's extremely important for parents to know all the safety laws concerning infant car seats. There are a number of laws requiring parents to buckle infants in using a specified range of safety equipment as well as testing procedures to see which laws apply. Here are a few of the more common questions that new parents have about infant car seat safety laws.
Baby Car Seats and Safety Comparison Fact Sheet
Motor vehicle crashes are very dangerous, especially for young children. Using a quality, appropriate baby car seat is very important for keeping your baby safe in the car. By purchasing the right car seat for each stage of your child's development and practicing safe baby car-seat usage, you will ensure that your baby is as safe as possible each time you get into a vehicle.
Car Seat Buying Guide
When you have a new baby, you need a car seat for the first time you bring your baby home and every outing thereafter. It's important to make a good decision when it comes to the safety of your child. There are many makes and models of baby car seats to choose from, but there are three main types: infant car seats, convertible car seats and booster seats. As your baby grows, your baby gear will need to be updated. When you bring your newborn home from the hospital, you will need an infant car seat, but by the time you drop your child off on the first day of school, he or she will be big enough for a booster seat. This car seat buying guide can help you understand the purposes of different car seats.
Top 5 Accessories for Car Seats
Safety comes first, but car seats can also be made more comfortable and even entertaining with car seat accessories for your baby. When you strap your little one into his car seat, whether it is for that first ride home from the hospital or a trip to the supermarket, make the trip more pleasant for you and your baby with the right car seat accessories.
How To Install a Car Seat
Did you know that more than 80 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly? An incorrectly installed car seat could be a fatal mistake. Keep your child safe: Make sure your car seat is properly installed using the following tips and guidelines.
FAQs about Booster Car Seats
Moving into a booster car seat is an exciting time for a child. Finally, they are able to use the adult seat belt, and moving out of the "baby" car seat is a milestone that marks maturity and growth. When your child is ready to move to a booster car seat, there are a few facts that you will want to consider in order to ensure that he is safe and secure in your vehicle. Use our frequently asked questions to choose the right booster seat and use it safely.
How to Install Car Seat Covers
Over time, the upholstery or leather in your vehicle can begin to wear. A great way to preserve the new look of your vehicle interior is to install car seat covers, which protect your seats from stains and other wear. These great car accessories are simple to install yourself, and they let you add your own custom style to your vehicle interior. Here are a few simple steps to follow when installing your new car seat covers.
How to Properly Install Car Seats
Car seats can mean the difference between life and death when it comes to your child. Properly installing car seats is absolutely essential when you and your little one are on the go. Proper installation, however, isn't as easy as it seems. When you consider that 80 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly and that auto accidents are the leading cause of death in children 14 and under, it becomes clear why correct installation of your car seat is so important. Follow these tips to get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your child is buckled in safely.
How to Compare Car Seats
New parents know that car seats are essential to keeping your baby safe on the road, even during that first trip home from the hospital. The hard part is choosing the right one to buy. With so many styles and designs of car seats available, it can be a daunting task to decide which seat is best for your baby. Read the following tips to learn how to compare car seats so you can make the best decision for you and your family.
How to Choose an Infant Car Seat
Keeping your baby safe in the car is important, and an infant car seat is the best thing you can buy to ensure your little one is safe on the road. With so many car seats, it can be hard to know which type of car seat is best for your family and which infant car seat models will meet your needs. The following tips will guide you through how to choose an infant car seat, so you can feel confident you're purchasing the best infant car seat for your baby.
FAQs about Car Seats
A car seat is one of the most important pieces of baby gear you can buy. Car seats protect your baby while riding in the car, much like seat belts and air bags protect you. When it comes to your children, you want to protect them and keep them as safe as possible, and that means finding out all you need to know about car seats. Here you'll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about car seats to help you make the best decisions when purchasing and installing a car seat.
How to Clean a Car Seat
You know your baby's car seat keeps him safe when you're on the road, but did you know that dirty baby gear can harbor bacteria and germs? Keeping car seats clean and sanitized will help prevent sickness and help keep your car cleaner, too. The following guide will teach you how to clean a car seat so that you can keep your little one safe in his infant car seat.
Making Infant Car Seats Comfortable
Every newborn needs an infant car seat. They're designed to keep your baby safe in the car, but you also want to make sure your infant is comfortable. While you never want to adjust your baby car seat from its recommended position, or your baby's position within the car seat, there are many things you can do to give your little one a more comfortable ride. These tips can help you keep your baby comfortable, warm, and happy while in the car.
How to Buy Child Car Seats Online
Child car seats are one of the most important pieces of baby safety gear you can buy, so finding the right one is important. There are many car seats available, and with online shopping, you have even more to choose from. Finding the best model for you and your family can be difficult if you don't know what you're looking for, especially while shopping online. These tips can help you learn how to buy child car seats online, so you can feel good about your decision.
Best Reasons to Use a Car Seat Base
The arrival of a new baby means lots of new gear, and new gear means you have some choices to make. Baby car seats can be configured with or without a base; knowing the best reasons to use a car seat base will help you choose the car seat and base that are right for you and your growing family.
Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Car Seat Stroller
Car seats and strollers are among the first things you buy for your baby because they help keep your baby safe while you're away from home. There are plenty of options available, including car seat strollers and travel systems. Many parents choose to buy a car seat travel system for their baby, which typically include a car seat, car seat base and stroller. If you're expecting a baby, read the following reasons to buy a car seat stroller system to help you make the decision when the time comes.
Baby Travel System Safety Fact Sheet
Infants require a lot of baby items in the early months of their life, and one of the biggest baby purchases you will make as a new parent is the baby travel system. Baby car seat travel systems consist of a car seat, base and a stroller in one unit. Travel systems make baby travel easy, whether you are driving, shopping at the mall or eating at a restaurant. When shopping for and using a baby travel system, it is important to remember and practice child safety. Use our baby safety tips to keep your little one secure and comfortable while using his travel system.
Tips on Baby Stroller Safety
Most new parents dream of spending a quiet afternoon walking their baby in a stroller around the park. It is important to remember, however, that if you don't follow a few safety guidelines, a stroller can pose risks to your child's health. Similar to buying and using a car seat and other baby items, it is important to consider safety guidelines in order to ensure your child's security in a stroller. Whether you are getting ready to use a stroller for the first time or are starting to shop for one, take some time to learn about proper stroller safety to ensure that those peaceful walks with baby are secure and stress-free.
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