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 LX 3-in-1 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameBaby Trend Hybrid LX 3-in-1
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateFB48143  /  Jun 29, 2015
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find.
Securing the Child 3 stars
Conversion to this mode from another mode requires multiple actions; caregiver must read instruction manual. There are no illustrations on the car seat showing how to convert this seat to this mode of use. The harness must be removed to convert the seat to booster mode and may be misplaced.
Installation Features 1 stars
The use of the shoulder belt guide may require multiple steps which should be followed in the owner's manual. The shoulder belt guide may allow unintentional slack to occur in the seat belt.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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