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 Hybrid 3-in-1 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateFB58183  /  Oct 20, 2014
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and use. The warning stating that the rear seat is the safest place for installation is not illustrated.
Securing the Child 1 stars
To convert this seat to booster mode, the harness must be removed from the car seat. The user may find it difficult to convert the seat from highback mode to no back mode.
Installation Features 3 stars
Positioning the shoulder portion of the belt requires multiple steps which should be followed in the manual.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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