Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Safety 1st: Complete Air Convertible Carseat

I'm all about car safety. I'm terrified of what can happen in a car wreck, and knowing that Caden is safe in my backseat really puts my mind at ease. So when Safety 1st offered to let me review their new Complete Air convertible carseat, I jumped at the chance!
About The Complete Air™ Convertible Car Seat" The Safety 1st® Complete Air™ Convertible Car Seat with Air Protect™ Side Impact Technology is perfect for infants rear-facing from 5-40 pounds and 19"-40" and toddlers forward-facing from 22-50 pounds and 34"-45".
  • Air Protect™ Revolutionary Side Impact Technology: Breakthrough system shields head and immediately reduces side impact forces through the precise release of air.

  • QuickFit™ Harness System adjusts harness height from the front in one easy step without uninstalling from the car.

  • Harness accommodates children up to 50 pounds.

  • One Click LATCH installation system allows for faster and easier installation when moving between vehicles.

  • 5-position adjustable headrest easily accommodates your growing child.

  • Removable cup holder.

  • MSRP $179.99 at Babies"R"Us, Target, Walmart, Sears, and other fine retailers. "
Our Thoughts
The carseat arrived within a few days in a HUGE box. I was immensly pleased when I took it out of the box and discovered that there was no assembly required (aside from a removable cupholder). Very easy when your 1 year old likes to help!

The Air Protect was also extremely easy to install in both our SUV and car. (we tried both!) When installing, you have two options. You can install using your cars seatbelt or with the Latch System. Being intemidated by the Latch System, I always opt for the seatbelt, but I did look at the Latch System and instructions and it's EXTREMELY easy. Just two clicks and your ready to go! It was also very easy to install using the seatbelt, just slip it through, tighten, and GO!

Also, make sure to adjust your childs 5-point harness according to their height and seat position before use! When rear-facing the shoulder strap should start below their shoulder height. When forward-facing, the shoulder strap should begin at or right above shoulder level. Please remember that all children under 20 lbs AND under 1 year of age should remain rear-facing!


I was a little worried that the side impact head shield would bother Caden's view of the outside world, causing him to pitch a fit. This did not prove a problem whatsoever. He was very content with what he could still see, and I felt safe having the extra protection in the event of a side impact accident!

All-in-all, I am very pleased with the Safety 1st® Complete Air™ Convertible Car Seat with Air Protect™ Side Impact Technology . It is extremely safe, easy on the eyes, and provides great protection for my little one. I highly recommend it to all parents!
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Jess (Life with BooBoo and Bug) said...

I always check the actual structure and harness system on carseats. I want something that is going to keep my child safe!

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Ashley said...

when looking for a carseat, I am looking for the longest possible use or "bang for my buck." I like that this seat goes to 40lbs RF and has a deep seat which allows for more RF room!

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Karmah said...

Comfort, function, size, and longevity


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Ashley Massat said...

I'm a follower of TFTA

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I'm a FB fan of both TFTA and Safety 1st.

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I am an email subscriber

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Ashley Massat said...

I love how it can RF to 40lb/40in, and FF to 50lb/45in. I'll be able to use it for a while!

Ashley said...

I follow Safety 1st & TFTA on FB!

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Aimee said...

When looking for a carseat I want one that is easy to install but also seems safe and secure. It can't be too complicated or I'm afraid of using it incorrectly, or someone else putting my child in there incorrectly if I'm not there...

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Ashley said...

I tweeted!

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Aimee said...

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Jessica said...

I look for the 5-point harness and how long my child can stay in it. Also having proper tie-downs is important, its important to be able to use the safety features of my car in conjunction with the ca rseat.

Aimee said...

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Jessica said...

I'm a fan on Facebook of TFTA and Safety 1st!

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Cailea said...

The feature I look for in a car seat is that my son is comfortable in it. We tried several carseats before settling on an evenflo. The Safety first had just come out and was wayy out of my price range :(.

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Cailea said...

I'm a subscriber! ;)

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Bean Sprouts said...

For me, extended rear facing is important, so I try to find a car seat that will allow that, and still fit in my car!

Bean Sprouts said...

I'm a follower!

Cailea said...

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MK said...

I look for rear facing and harnessing limits first...

Aryn said...

The most important feature that I look for in a car seat is a high rear facing weight limit. The Safety 1st Complete Air certainly meets that requirement!

Aryn said...

I follow The First Time Around on Facebook!

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I am a fan of the blog on Facebook as well as safety 1st. - Debbie Abold

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

It is important for the carseat to be a reasonable price for me. It is also of course important to have top safety ratings. Should also be relatively easy to clean!
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Holly S. said...

I looked for a seat that would let Jackson rear face as long as possible which is very important to me!

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Tiffany said...

I love that you can use it rear facing up to 40lbs!!

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Tiffany said...

I am a follower of TFTA

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The Graves Family (Monkey Tales) said...

I look for good safety features, good head and body support, also a reasonable price but still great quality
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The Cummings Family said...

I really like to review user comments about carseats before I even head to the store. Other than that, I really just look at the structure-does it seem sturdy or flimsy.

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I am a facebook fan!
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susan said...

The safety rating is the first thing we check on.

susan said...

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susan said...

I'm an email subscriber of TFTA.

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anthy said...

I look for safety, and for being easy to fasten.

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Kayla said...

I look for a carseat that will last longer (bigger weight and height ranges) to save us money.
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Just For Me And You-Ladies said...

When buying a car seat, I look for head safety features and that everything is washable.

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Sylvia said...

I look for how it rates for safety and how easy the harness is to use
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Stephanne said...

I am a follower!

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Stephanne said...

I am a facebook fan of both!

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Stephanne said...

Ooops1 doing the mandatory one last I guess! LOL

I want something that is comfortable and will last a long time for a carseat.

Jennifer said...

I look for a carseat with a high safety rating and one that is comfortable for my little one.
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Heidi said...

I like that it is a convertable carseat!

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Melissa said...

I want to make sure the carseat rear faces for 35-40lbs because I want to have my child rear face until 2 for safty reasons.

Melissa said...

I follow FTA on google!

Lisa said...

Safety is obviously my biggest concern, but after that it's also important that the car seat have easily adjustable straps.

Lisa said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Dee said...

Isabella is now needing a "big girl" seat in all of our cars! I ALWAYS look at safety features when getting a new seat!

Dee said...

I already follow your blog!

fidget said...

safety is high on the list and so is ease of use.

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Jaclyn said...

I like to look at the lbs for rear facing. I want my child rear facing as long as possible.

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I'm a follower for the first time!

Andrea said...

Safety is the first thing I look for after that is comfort for the baby

Andrea said...

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The Baby Store Plus said...

I love all the extra safety features of this car seat, but my main issue is finding a car seat that is big enough for my granddaughter. She is only 3 (not ready for just a booster) but very tall so none of the shoulder straps are high enough for her. This is a safety issue in and of itself. Thanks for the great review & Giveaway.

And Congrats on the new baby BOY due in October!

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I am a follower of your blog!

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I am a facebook fan of you and Safety 1st. I am Anna Drey....

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I am a follower on Twitter & I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/BabyStorePlus2/status/14792469547

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Karine Traverse said...

I have to say I look for safety of my child as well as if it is easy to take in and out of the car. We have three children and if not all are riding in the same car we have to take their seats in and out.

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Hippie4ever said...

Safety is my #1 priority when choosing a seat...but it occurred to me that that isn't a feature :)

So I like to use the latch, it feels more secure. I like a secure harness with quality materials, generous padding, neck protection, head cradeling, easy to clean materials...ok that's all I can think of off the top of my head silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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The Jacobsen Family! said...

I always check the safety features first. Cant be too careful when it comes to the safety of your baby! Then I check how easy it is to install and adjust.
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Tiffany said...

I follow TFTA on twitter and tweeted.

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BabeeLove said...

I look for something that is safe, has the 5pt harness system. Is easy on the wallet but not cheap in quality.
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Danielle said...

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Danielle said...

I always look for a car seat that ranks high in safety ratings and that looks like it would be comfortable for my kids on long and short drives.

Brie H said...

a longger rearfacing option
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Brie H said...

I am a follower of the first time around
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Brie H said...

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Nicole said...

I look for comfort, 5 pt harness, and rear facing longer
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Holly Bowers said...
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Holly Bowers said...

the main thing i look for is safety, but other then that comfort.

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The Graves Family (Monkey Tales) said...

I gave you a suggestion on what I would like to see in your mommy baby event
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