Baby Trend Ally 35 Review

The Ally 35 seems promising in many ways. The low strap height will fit infants well, and the European routing method of baseless installation and relatively light carrier weight make it a good choice for travel. However, we are very discouraged that it’s already in stores with no instructions on how to adjust the crotch buckle, and the upright angle makes us less likely to recommend it for preemies and low birthweight babies, who would fit well in it otherwise. We’d love to take a further look at the Ally 35 once the instructions in the manual are clarified.

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Britax Endeavours Review

The child passenger safety community is abuzz with the news that Britax has released a new rear facing only car seat. The Endeavours is similar to the B-Safe 35 Elite, but it also features an anti-rebound bar on the base and European belt routing on the carrier. Intrigued? So were we!

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Nuna Pipa Lite Review

Nuna staked their claim in the car seat market with the Pipa rear facing only car seat and has expanded their easy-to-use offerings to include the RAVA convertible car seat and AACE booster seat.  Their latest addition to their lineup took the popular Pipa rear facing only car seat, removed a staggering 2 pounds of weight, and created the ridiculously lightweight Pipa Lite.

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gb Idan Review

The Idan is a very stylish addition to the gb lineup. Unfortunately, it has too many flaws for us to be able to recommend it.  Here’s a quick summary: the headrest positions the baby with the chin against the chest, the straps are virtually impossible to tighten, the manual gives unclear instructions about the infant insert, and the straps twist almost every time you use them.

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Graco SnugRide SnugLock Platinum Review

One of the biggest struggles we face as CPSTs is working with car seats that can be challenging to install correctly. So when a simple installation method comes along, we tend to get pretty excited. The SnugRide SnugLock 35 is a well-featured rear facing only car seat. The base is what makes it kind of amazing. The lockoff device is as wide as the base; it’s the easiest lockoff to use that I’ve ever met.

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Chicco Fit2 Review

We’ve been fans of the Chicco KeyFit since our very first days as an organization. Really, longer than that since many of us were KeyFit fans long before CSFTL was born! When we heard that Chicco was coming out with a longer-lasting version of this popular rear facing only car seat, the Babies R Us exclusive Fit2, we were very excited to see it!

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