Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings


Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:


Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child


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The First Years Via



Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years Via
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateI450-AUR  /  Apr 3, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height4lb - 22lb / up to 30"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual storage is difficult to find and use.
Securing the Child 5 stars
There are less than three harness adjustment heights present.
Installation Features 5 stars
Push-button-style connectors are used as LATCH attachments.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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