The Safety 1st Grow and Go is one of the many 3-in-1 car seats available in the market today. This convertible seat comes jam-packed with sweet features and simple to install. Majority of the parents who have purchased it is rather impressed at its performance and quality. Like all baby car seats, it went through safety and crash tests.
- It comes in rear-facing (5 to 40 lbs and 19 to 40 in), forward-facing (22 to 65 lbs and 29 to 49 in), and booster modes (40 to 200 lbs and 43 to 52 in).
- Car seat weight: 186.6 lbs.
- Width: 18 in
- Height: 24 in and can extend up to 29.5 in
- Its headrest has an Air Protect feature for protecting your kid’s cervical spine and head.
- 5-point harness and separate harness shoulder grooves for smaller babies and infants.
- It has a body pillow that’s padded providing maximum support and protection to your infant.
- Covers are dryer-safe and machine-washable.
- It comes with a 10-year expiration date.
- The 2 cup holders are dishwasher-safe.
- Lightweight and easy to install.
Installation with the LATCH System
Installing the LATCH system is relatively easy, although there’s a bit of a learning curve with feeding it. But once you have mastered it, it is not that hard. The great thing about the Safety 1st Grow and Go is that it comes with a manual that has easy-to-follow diagrams and sections that are color-coded which correspond with the car seat’s features. A good manual is very helpful and can make a whole world of difference when installing any car seat.
Threading the seat’s UAS connector belt within the proper belt paths is simple when installing for both rear-facing and forward-facing modes. Simply adjust the seat’s recline position when it is on the rear-face mode to ensure that its level line is parallel to the ground. Once the Safety 1st is in the right level, connect its UAS connectors to your car’s anchors and then tighten the belt of the UAS. If you find it difficult to tighten the UAS belt so that the baby car seat will not budge an inch, try to remove the padding to give you more support to push it down for a tighter fit.
Installation with the Seat Belt
Seat belt installation of the Safety 1st Grow and Go is extremely easy compared to the LATCH installation. The steps to getting it reclined and level for the rear-face and forward-face modes is the same as the LATCH installation. The color-coded belt path makes it easy to follow the manual on where the seat belt goes. After you have fed and buckled the belt, you need to lock it. However, you may find that the design of the top harness buckle may not be as intuitive as the bottom one. You may find yourself accidentally gripping it the wrong way and see yourself fighting with your fingers just to get it to open. But figuring it out is not impossible.
When it comes to 3-in-1 car seats, the most important things you need to consider are ease-of-use, comfort, and safety. The Safety 1st Grow and Go convertible car seat comes with a narrow profile, providing you with at least 2 to 4 inches of extra in your vehicle compared to other models. Its slim design will be especially helpful if you have a midsize sedan. Keep in mind though that when using it in the rear-facing position, make sure to measure the seat to ensure it will fit in your car and you will still have enough seating room in your vehicle’s front seat.
Although this car seat’s plastic materials do not feel as high-quality as some of the competitor’s, it still feels secure when using it. It’s also lightweight, so moving it around is moderately simple. Furthermore, it comes in a vibrant color scheme with an easy to clean and very soft fabric material.
This convertible car seat will provide your child with a plush and soft padding, as well as a very comfortable headrest. You are ensured that your kid will have a very comfy ride even when he or she is napping. It also comes with two dishwasher-safe cup holders so that your little one can conveniently enjoy his favorite drinks and snacks anytime.
Overall, the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Car Seat is a great convertible seat option for your family. It’s lightweight, making it easy to move in and out of your vehicle. It has plenty of energy-absorbing and comfortable padding features. Although, it will be better if the top buckle is easier to use. But it’s slim design makes up for it.