Love-Love-Love them! It is amazing how fast carseats change! You can buy the BEST seat, then a week later they come out with one that is even better!
I am a carseat snob. I will admit it! But if I am going to be a snob about anything, carseats are a good thing to be snobby about! The lives of my babies are resting upon my snobbiness! I only want the best for my kids when it comes to this issue.
The car seats I had before were really good. I spent hours upon hours researching what car seat was the best on the market. I am glad I did because Jaxon & Jett were the only ones not hurt in our car accident. Jaden who is in a booster did get hurt (whiplash & hit head). He is too big now to be in a 5 point harness (if he wasn't, he would be in one RIGHT NOW), so I have to rely on seat belts & the booster. When we got into the accident, the integrity of the car seats were compromised. There could have been unseen structual damage & the structure could have been stressed due to the impact of the accident. Even in small car accidents it is important to have your child's car seat & booster replaced. Your insurance company should replace these for you. Just ask!
Anyway, of course when I went to get replacements, they didn't have the ones I had before the accident. The one's I got to replace the car seats that I had before that were comparable to what I had before was the Graco Smart Seat All-in-One Seat.
Look at these awesome features...check out the video:
Graco Children's Products - Smart Seat™ All-in-One Car Seat Product Demo
Things I LOVE about this car seat are:
- It has a steal frame! This sucker is STRONG! It was easy to install...but be warned...this thing is heavy!!
- I love the recline feature on this seat. It glides so easily!
- It GROWS with your child. It is an infant seat, a forward facing seat & a high back booster! Awesome, I know!
If you are in the market for a new carseat...get this one! It is a lil pricey, $300 (Yikes...I know!) but in the long run, it will save you money because you will not have to buy 3 separate seats.
HERE is an in better review of the car seat by a 3rd party reviewer.