What's this? Overall score is based on crash protection, scores for ease of use and fit to vehicle, in LATCH and belt modes, using the car seat with its base. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:Flex-Loc infant seats are offered by Baby-Trend in addition to a variety of other baby products.
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.
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
Weight range (lbs.) The manufacturers' specifications for the seats - they can accommodate a child weighing from X to Y lbs.
Weight range (lbs.)
Height range (in.) The manufacturers' specifications for the seats - they can accommodate a child from A to B inches in height.
Height range (in.)
30" or less
Carrier weight (lbs.) The weight of the carrier portion of the seat.
We paid for the Baby Trend FlexLoc months before our twins were born. Why? Because it worked with the snap and go travel system for twins. That's where this product shines. The travel system is awesome with the combined Baby Trend Double Snap and go.<br /><br />Our twin boys came early at 35 weeks. They were 4.5lbs the other 4.11lbs. Before they are released, the NICU department at the hospital does a car seat study. They failed in the Baby Trend Flex Loc product. As it should, since it is rated for 5-30lbs. The hospital gave us a list of recommended car seats for premature babies. This lead us to the Chico Key fit 30, which also works with our Baby Trend Double Snap and go Twin travel system. If I only knew about the Chico Key fit. It truly is a better product all around. Easy to setup and to install the car base. Easier to tighten the latch straps.<br /><br />Highlights about the Flex-Loc product, the handle. You can carry the product in different grips. It makes the product feel lighter when it actual isn't. It gives you the ability to change your grip hold, thus making you feel not as tired when logging it around. It also has a slightly smaller foot print in our 2011 Subaru Outback than the Chico Key Fit 30. <br /><br />All and All, our boys gained weight. We took back the Chico Key Fit 30 to babies R' US (90 day return policy). We were not able to return the Baby Trend Product since we purchased that over 90 days ago. <br /><br />I'm not sure what its called, the seat harness connection that straps your baby in, that connection sucks. You have to connect it together before inserting into the lock. It can take some getting used to. <br /><br />My advice for parents expecting twins. Buy the car seat more closer to your due date. Twins tend to come early. Buy from a place with a good return policy. Test out the product and see how it fits on ALL YOUR VEHICLES. Not just the car you think the babies are going to be in. Not everything goes to plan with. You will find your self driving with car seats in a Toyota Corolla when you bought the seats to work for another car. <br /><br />***Mic Drop***
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Spartanburg, SC
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Great handle design
No Rethreading Straps
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from MERCHANTVILLE, NJ
No toys allowed
Can't Buy Toys For Bar
Difficult To Adjust
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.