Disclosure: My friend Rita received the car seat for review. All opinions are her own.
Like most parents, I spend a great deal of time trying to protect my kids from any potential accident. One of the biggest concerns I face is ensuring car safety. While I can’t control other drivers, I can protect my children as best as possible with a great car seat and following simple car seat safety rules. The Grow and Go by Safety 1st is a great seat that is both comfortable and extremely safe in a crash that makes me feel good about traveling with my child.
The Grow and Go is a convertible seat that can be used from birth to toddler. It can be used as a rear-facing car seat for babies from 5 to 40 lbs; forward-facing car seat for little ones from 22 to 65 lbs; and it can convert to a booster seat for children from 40 to 100 lbs. I love that this is a seat that I won’t ever have to look or a new seat as my child grows from one stage to another.
The Grow and Go is extremely comfy and my son loved the dual cup holders, as did I. The seat is well padded and even the buckles have material round them to prevent him from any “ouchies” from hot plastic. The seat also features side impact protection, a no rethread harness, buckle holders, and a removable seat cover for easy cleaning. The removable pillows allow you to adjust the seat to your growing child’s needs. The Quick-Fit Harness System also allows me to adjust the height of the headrest and the harness so that I can ensure the proper fit for my child as he continues to grow.
In addition to the great protection the seat provides, I love how convenient this chair is from design to installation. It was easy to secure into the car. With all the padding and “comfy” design of the seat, it still did look or feel bulky like other car seats. Additionally it features a three position recline that I can easily switch between with just one hand. I didn’t realize how great harness holders were until I had them and I love that the belts are always in place and I don’t have to fish around for the belt. Getting my kid in and out of the car is much easier with this simple feature. The ease of use is great when I’m in a hurry and my kid isn’t always the most cooperative. Unlike some other car seats I’ve tried the Grow and Go buckles are extremely secure when locked, but easy to open and close without having to muster up all my strength.
The Grow and Go is available exclusively at Babies ‘R’ Us and comes in 3 fun and attractive colors and designs. From the look to the design Safety 1st has truly created a seat that fits both child and parents’ needs and also created a seat that is both comfy and safe. It’s the way to travel safe!