Since I found out I was expecting baby #2, I'd been doing a LOT of research on infant seats, and deciphering what was the safest but also most cost effective option available. I decided on the Safety First On Board Air 35 car seat because of the larger weight/height limit accommodations. I LOVED the extra protection surrounding little one's head, and that I could safely keep her in the car seat until at LEAST 2 (I think 3) years old (based on the height/weight of my son at 3 years, he'd fit in it right now), which is currently the recommendation for rear facing car seats: that your child be rear facing until at least 2 years old. Yesterday I received the car seat via UPS, and it arrived 2 weeks before I expected it to! I am MORE than happy with the quality of the seat, as well as the base, which has extra seat belt locking clamps that I have not seen in other infant seats. The only thing I didn't absolutely love was that the fabric wasn't quite as soft as I would like. It's smooth, but almost has a mesh texture to it. It's okay because I have a beautiful, super soft, car seat cover that I've put over it (although, because of the extra height of head rest part of the seat, and the extra depth of where baby sits, the cover is a bit on the small side, but even with baby's weight in it, it still fits enough not to pop off). I personally think this seat is about 5 or so inches taller/deeper than "normal" infant seats, so I'm not sure how much I'd like to carry it around with baby in it. It's a little bit cumbersome. But I'm sure daddy will do a great job carrying it in stead of me (I'm not very tall). Overall I think it was an absolutely GREAT purchase. I was only able to use my son's infant seat until he was 10 months old (and he's not a big kid). We will DEFINITELY get our moneys worth out of this seat! Looking forward to bringing my baby girl home in it in 6 weeks! OH AND it was $25 CHEAPER here than WALMART! AND There was free shipping! GREAT first experience with Overstock.com!
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes