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Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back
 
Approximate retail price:
$100
Summary: Flex-Loc infant seats are offered by Baby-Trend in addition to a variety of other baby products.
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Type: Greater than 22 lb. capacity infant seats
About - Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back

The Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, infant car seat models like the Flex-Loc Adjustable Back are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Crash protection:
Evaluation of a seat’s potential for providing an additional margin of safety in simulated 35mph frontal crashes when compared to the performance of similar models. Evaluation is based on injury criteria measured on standardized child-size dummies, head contact with the back of a simulated front seat, and the car seat’s ability to remain intact during the course of testing.

Ease of use:
Includes the clarity of instructions, installing the seat, adjusting harness positions, placing a child in the seat, securing the harness, and removing the child.

Fit to vehicle LATCH:
A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat using the LATCH system in a variety of vehicles and how well the seats fit each vehicle once installed.
About This Brand

A manufacturer of juvenile products from bouncers to child restraints, Baby Trend distinguishes itself as a manufacturer of innovative child products such as the Snap-N-Go and Sit-N-Stand stroller systems. Baby Trend infant child seats incorporate their own unique LATCH connector.

Features & Specs - Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back
info Weight range (lbs.) 5-30
info Height range (in.) 30" or less
info Carrier weight (lbs.) 10
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User Reviews - Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back
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4.0
Wonderful Carseat
9/26/2013
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Great handle design
No Rethreading Straps
Safe
Sturdy
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Infants
Newborn
Toddlers
Comment:
I first got a Baby Trend seat with my son in 2009. It was one of the ones that only goes to 22 lbs, so as soon as he outgrew it I got one that accomodated up to 30 lbs, 30 inches. I now have one with my daughter as well. I LOVE this seat and recommend the brand to everyone. The price is awesome and the safety reviews are very good. My handle doesn't stick like a lot of reviewers said, but you do have to make sure that you push in the buttons really well to get it to go. I have washed the cover and straps (many, many times) and it still fits perfectly, but you have to let it air dry. It only takes a few hours to dry so wash it at night, put back together in the morning. It fits well in my car, but is a little wide so I had to purchase a narrower seat for my son. Only complaints: I wish that I could take off the canopy to wash it and this seat is quite heavy. I think it's 11 lbs WITHOUT a baby. I haven't owned another brand of infant carrier so I don't know if this is normal or not. Best feature: There is a dial on the back that you twist in order to adjsut the straps. NO RETHREADING! Overall, I think this seat is wonderful.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
No toys allowed
6/5/2013
Pros
Comfortable
Safe
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
Bulky
Can't Buy Toys For Bar
Difficult To Adjust
Heavy
Best Uses
Infants
Newborn
Preemies
Comment:
I have used this for my infant since she was born and she is now 7 months old. I love how safe, druable and stylish it is. I hate that my baby can't enjoy toys on the bar since it has to be rolled back to press up against the front seat. This causes my baby to get bored easily in the car. It is also very heavy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
I love this product and I recommend it!
10/9/2012
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Adjust
Easy to install
Safe
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
NOT EASY TO CLEAN
Best Uses
Newborn
Comment:
We bought the pink mist car seat for our daughter, we love the look, it was easy to adjust, easy to install into our small mazda 3, sturdy, has high marks for side impact head protection. The Suede makes it very comfortable. The boot cover gives it extra warmth, something our first child didn't have with her car seat. So it's funny how other reviews are so harsh on this car seat. It's almost as if they are talking about a different car seat all together. ALWAYS READ THE MANUAL FIRST! The only con is if the suede isn't micro fiber then cleaning might be an issue, but apart from that this is a pretty good infant seat.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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