I like the car seat a lot. I really wanted something that had that side head protection for our 10 month old. In the photos I was worried the seat would be to big for our little one but it was just right. It was easy to get the seat in the best position for the baby, no rethreading which is fantastic. BUT installing this seat is a HUGE pain for a baby under 22 lbs. rear facing. There are two different angles the seat position should be on when rear facing one for under 22 lbs. and one for over 22 lbs. Getting the seat in the right position for the under 22 lb. weight is ridiculous. It should come with something to prop the seat that much to get it on the right angle. I had so many towels I was trying to shove under there and it was still so difficult to get the right angle and have the seat in there tight. I would never want to have to take this seat out of the car because installing it was the worst installation I have ever encountered. Make sure you actually read the guide on how to install the seat. I can only imagine there are millions of these out there, installed wrong.