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Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
I am just starting to research my next car seat, so I thought I would provide a review of the Chico Keyfit which we have been using for the last nine months. <br /><br />We went with an infant car seat for our first seat based on the fact that they are safer than the convertible car seats that grow with your baby. The down side of that decision is you have to buy another car seat at about 9-12 months. <br /><br />We have been very happy with the Chico Keyfit. We also have two car seat bases for the car seat and the big stroller that also goes with this car seat (the car seat can click into the stroller).<br /><br />First, the best part of the Chico system in my mind is the safety ratings and the structure of the seat. It is very well constructed and study, it also is a little heavy b/c of that fact.<br /><br />Second, the car seat bases are great, just click the seat in and out. Once the bases are installed, which is very easy, you can click the seat in with baby. We each have a base in each car, so its easy to switch from one car to the other. It is also easy to install without the base, using a seat belt. We traveled 4 times with our infant in the first 9 months and it was easy and quick to install the car seat in rental cars or family cars. <br /><br />While our baby is starting to outgrow the seat, it is adjustable in many ways to grow from tiny newborn (our baby was early) to 9 month old. The padding all comes off for easy washing.<br /><br />My only real complaint on design features are as follows: First, the canopy is too shallow, especially here in Florida. It really needs another 5 inches in order to shield baby from sun. Second, once we moved the shoulder straps to the top position, the head rest pillow interferes with the straps.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.