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 True Fit SI (RF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years True Fit SI
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateC680-POT  /  Jan 4, 2013
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height5lb - 35lb / top of head 1" from top of seat
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The manual storage is not obvious as it is not labeled and blends in with the padding.
Securing the Child 5 stars
The LATCH belt must be rerouted to convert the restraint to this mode of use from another mode.
Installation Features 3 stars
The padding must be moved to route the seat belt or LATCH belt through the belt path.  The lockoff depicted in the labeled instructions may be different than the actual lockoff on the restraint.  There are less than three levels of built-in recline available. LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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