A great gift for new moms and dads out there as the holiday’s roll around is a new car seat. Many people are blindsided when they have to make the transition from the baby car seat to the next step up. Luckily there are lots of awesome features in these newer car seats that will cover both safety concerns and have cool bonuses that will keep the kiddo happy. Today we’re going to take a close look at the car seat I picked for the hubby’s truck! The Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX All-In-One Car Seat, an award winning car seat for kids between 5-110 lbs. So obviously this is a car seat that could be used right away, but since it’s a fixed car seat and many people, myself included, wanted a car seat they could carry in the house to begin with, this was up there when we started looking originally because of it’s safety. And our 1 year old happens to love it already! Even before it was installed she would crawl into it and laugh!
For parents that find themselves taking their kids on longer car rides they’ll love this seat, and so will the kids even if they’re too young to express that themselves. The Symphony’s OUTLAST Performance Fabrics will balance your child’s body temperature for a safer, more comfortable more peaceful ride. Need proof, look at this amazing picture and explanation from Evenflo’s website!
The image on the left is of a child after 30 minutes in a seat with OUTLAST®. On the right is the same child who sat in the exact same style car seat and for the same amount of time, but without OUTLAST® .
Other features include Buckle pockets, e3 Side Impact™ protection, converts to booster, 65 lb. harness weight rating, SureLATCH® connectors, Infinite Slide™ harness, upfront harness adjust, machine-washable pad, energy-absorbing foam, cup holders, and it’s made in the USA! You can read about all of these incredible things at the Evenflo website .
In addition it’s won some really incredible awards including IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Best Bet – Provides good lap and shoulder belt fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in almost any car, minivan or SUV. This is padded from head to toe so there’s no surprise in this award! And it’s no wonder why I’m so comfortable when the hubby takes the girls out, even if he is driving like a man ;).