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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Baby Trend Inertia (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend Inertia
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateCS58743  /  Feb 25, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 32lb / up to 32"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels.  The carrier-only belt path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual could fall out of the carrier while in use outside of the vehicle, and there is no manual storage on the CRS base.  Additionally, the manual storage location may not be obvious to a new user.  No supplemental sizing information is given in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The restraint uses a puzzle buckle that has an intermediate method of holding the two buckle tongues together.  The harness must be rethreaded when reassembling after cleaning the restraint.
Installation Features 5 stars
LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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