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.
Peg Perego has introduced a new version of their rear facing only Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 car seat — the 4-35 Primo Viaggio Nido. This update offers some additional features on both the base and the carrier. Let’s take a look!
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.
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.
We were excited to learn that Graco was releasing a new line of seats with an updated, easy to install base: the SnugLock line. This review covers the not-very-base-at-all base model, the SnugRide SnugLock 35.
The compact Cybex Aton Q rear facing only car seat has become a popular option, especially for smaller vehicles. We were happy to have the chance to take a closer look at this unique seat!
The Safety 1st onBoard has been around for many years, going through various permutations of seat and base combinations along the way. It’s been a consistent seat with a lot of ease of use and comfort features at a reasonable price point. We were eager to see the latest version — the onBoard 35 LT.
GoodBaby has made a strong entrance into Canada with the release of the gb Abri. This new rear facing only car seat is both versatile and long lasting while showcasing some premium features. GoodBaby has generously provided us with the Abri to review and we have some great things to say.
There has been much buzz about the new Cybex Cloud Q, a rear-facing-only seat that offers a recline option when not in the vehicle! How does it measure up?
The GB Asana has been on the market in the US for over a year now. But GoodBaby has made important updates to this rear facing only car seat, so it’s back in the hands of CSFTL for another review!