Keeping my son safe is the most important thing in my life. Thinking about all the accidents that can happen have kept me up at night. While I can protect him while he is at home, I don’t have total control over what will happen to him in the world. That is why I want the safest car seat on the market for TJ to ride in. I have been doing a lot of research over the past few months about the safest car seat for toddlers. I am excited to introduce to you the recently awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5-Star Ease of Use rating; The First Years True Fit Rebound Convertible Car Seat.
The First Years’ True Fit Premier Convertible Car Seat (C670) allows a parent to invest in only one seat; it grows with the child, and is the only convertible car seat in the U.S. to have a Rebound Energy Management™ Bar which provides additional protection in the unlikely event of a crash. This seat is used for infants up to 35 pounds in the rear-facing position and used in the forward-facing position for children over 22 pounds up to 65 pounds. It features multi-position recline in both the forward and rear-facing positions; in fact, it’s the only convertible car seat that offers multiple recline positions in a rear facing installation. The True Fit Premier is also side-impact tested to international standards and has energy absorbing EPS Foam; extra padding and deep side wings for added protection. Other features include easy rear facing installation with the removable headrest; an easy-off seat pad for quick and easy cleaning; and a an easy to adjust no-rethread 5-point harness for use up to 65 lbs.
My husband had the privilege to install the car seat, seeing as how I wouldn’t have any idea what I was doing. He struggled a bit with installing our last car seat rear facing so he was not really looking forward to the activity. In spite of the lack of installation videos, he was able to successfully install the car seat with relative ease. He said that it was a lot easier than the other seat that we own. I was impressed at how secure the car seat felt in the rear facing position, we didn’t even have to sacrifice a couple of towels this time!
One of the features that sets this car seat apart from the rest is the Rebound Energy Management system–a flip-up rebound bar that actually helps manage the rebound in the unlikely event of a crash. It is visible when the car seat is in the rear-facing position and it flips backs in the forward- facing position.
By far the most impressive feature of the car seat is the no-rethread, easy-to-adjust harness system. If you have ever had to adjust the shoulder height in a car seat it normally consists of you having to take off the car seat cover, taking the straps out of the back of the car seat, adjusting the straps to a new height and then reinstall them. Most of the time you have to take out the seat and then reinstall it to accomplish this. With the no-rethread harness system you simply adjust the settings on either side of the car seat. It is goof-proof even for me because it is clearly labeled with 4 different settings (rear-facing is labeled in blue and forward-facing positions are labeled in red). This is a feature I hope all of the car seat manufacturers take notice of.
TJ loves his car seat. He is able to get in and out of the seat with relative ease for a rear-facing car seat. The seat is well padded and it looks like TJ is very comfortable. He is in the rear-facing position (the safest position for children of his weight and height) and he is able to stay in that position until he is 35 pounds. We can turn the seat around and use it until he is 65 pounds! The True Fit could potentially be the only car seat you will need for your child.
Highlights of the True Fit Premier Rebound C670:
I can be assured that my little man is safe and secure in his new True Fit Rebound Car Seat. And now so can you….
You can purchase The First Years True Fit Rebound Convertible Car Seat for SRP: $269.99 from major retailers nationwide. You can find the nearest store or an online retailer here.
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