(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Difficult To Adjust
Difficult to Set Up
Hard to Install
We had issues with this car seat from the very beginning. Our main problems with the ProRide were how big it was rear facing, it was difficult to get a good install and it was hard to clean. <br /><br />Rear facing, this car seat is huge: I bought it for my second child when he outgrew his infant seat after hearing great reviews from friends. In the rear facing position, we had to push the front seats way forward to get it installed. This made the people in the front seat pretty uncomfortable. My oldest was already forward facing, so I ended up swapping their car seats so that I could install it forward facing. Rear facing was important to me, so if this was my only child, I would have returned the car seat right away. The child does sit up really high in the seat which my older toddler loved. <br /><br />Hard to get a good fit: My biggest problem with the ProRide is how hard it is to get a good fit in the car. We used it in a Nissan Rogue, Honda Accord and now a Honda Odyssey and I always had trouble getting a snug fit. I consider myself pretty good at installing carseats as we have now owned the Britax Boulevard 70 CS, the Chicco Nextfit, and the Chicco Keyfit. I move them between our cars often, so I am usually good at getting them installed properly. The ProRide was very difficult for me to install. I had trouble getting it tight where it wouldn't move. The instructions recommend using a towel or a pool noodle to get the right fit and even with that, we didn't feel comfortable with the way it was installed. <br /><br />Fabric Cleaning: It does say to hand wash only, but sometimes a full wash cycle was needed. It held up fine in the wash and I always air dried it, but getting the top piece off and on was unbelievably hard. It has some foam around the child's head that was just so snug, it was nearly impossible to get back on. <br /><br />Overall, I liked this carseat once I had it installed. My daughter was comfortable, it was easy to put her in and out, it felt safe and even looked nice. I owned this carseat for a full year and we just purchased a new Honda Odyssey and I couldn't get comfortable with the fit. My son was moving with every turn. So, I sold the ProRide and bought a Chicco Nextfit. No regrets.<br /><br />My biggest recommendation when buying a car seat is to install it in your car before you make a decision. I have no problem installing our Britax Boulevard and our Chicco Nextfit in any of our cars and would highly recommend them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.