Rated 2 out of 5Â by ashelilo Beautiful and Sturdy... but too heavy
I bought this seat in Plum-berry, it is beautiful! Love the colors. It is a very sturdy car seat and the infant insert just makes baby look so safe and secure. With all of the wonderful's, the major downfall is the weight! I had read other reviews that it was heavy, and I thought to myself, why complain about the weight when it comes to the safety of my child. Well, because the seat itself is at least 10lbs! So just walking out of the hospital, I had a 17lb car seat! I think that is heavier then an all in one that you keep in the car. This is supposed to be portable, my daughter is 2 months and at least 12 lbs (if not more) so I am trying to carry around a 22lb seat. Maybe that would work, but the handle is not ergonomically designed! Carrying this bad boy is just getting to be too much of a strain. (I'm actually having back problems and wondering if this is the reason) I'm not a weak girl either. Even my husband is starting to really dislike having to move this seat in and out of the car, or when you want to just run into a store and don't want to have to get the stroller out, and he is a solid, muscular man. Even the nurse at the hospital when baby was born, she picked up the seat to put on my lap for the wheel chair ride down to the car, she was even shocked by the weight of it. I can not recommend this car seat to anyone... we haven't had grandma babysit yet, but I really can't see her being able to take this seat in and out of the car. Oh, and my last little downfall... I bought this before the travel system came out... I can't find a good stroller to fit this. The step and go stroller isn't sold separately.