A New Spin on Safety: The Evenflo Platinum SafeMax All-In-One Car Seat

IMG_9163Evenflo has been a leader in child passenger safety for decades, creating products that continue to move the industry forward. They have raised the bar yet again with their latest all-in-one car seat, the Platinum SafeMax. This seat is an industry first – it has been rollover tested! We are very excited to check out this new product and look forward to seeing the many improvements Evenflo has included in this latest addition to their impressive car seat line up.

 

The Platinum SafeMax may look familiar to some, owing much of its structure and design to the existing Evenflo Symphony. This much-loved predecessor has won over many in the car seat world with its ability to provide a good fit-to-child in all three modes.

 

Quick Specs: 

  • Highest harness position: 17 in
  • Lowest harness position: 6 in
  • Seat weight: 20.2 lbs
  • Width of seat at widest point: 21.1 in
  • Crotch buckle position (only one): 7 in
  • Depth of seat pan: 14 in

Rear-facing:

  •  5-40 lbs (2.3-18 kg)
  • 19-40 in (48 – 102 cm) and child’s head is at least one inch below top of child restraint headrest in either of its two lowest positions

Forward-facing (harness mode): 

  • 22-65 lbs (10-29.4 kg)
  • 28-50 in (71-127 cm) and tops of child’s ears are below top of child restraint headrest
  • Child must be at least one year old (though they should not ride forward-facing until a minimum of two years old, read why rear facing is best and how to make it work here)

Booster mode:

  • 40-120 lbs (18-54.4 kg)
  • 44-57 in (112-145 cm) and tops of child’s ears are below top of child restraint headrest
  • Child must be at least four years old (read more about when to move your child to a booster seat here)

Features:

  • All-in-One (Rear-Facing/Forward-Facing/Booster)image
  • Three recline positions (position 1 – rear facing only, positions 2 & 3 – forward facing only)
  • Infinite Slide harness system easily adjusts to perfectly fit your growing child
  • 5-position adjustable headrest (bottom 2 positions only for rear facing)
  • SureSafe™ Installation – Quick Connector™ UAS and guides increase instance of proper installation
  • UAS attachments can be used in booster mode
  • “e3” Side-Impact Protection – thick, energy-absorbing EPS foam lines the deep head wings
  • Buckle Pockets to hold the buckle tongues to the side for easy loading
  • Seat padding withOutlast® temperature-regulating fabric, which keeps your child comfortable in hot or cold weather
  • Dual integrated cup holders that are removable and dishwasher safe
  • FAA approved for use in aircraft, in harness mode (as are all seats in Canada)
  • Upfront harness adjust and recline
  • Lower anchor weight limit: 45 lbs
  • Ten year lifespan
  • Available in four fashions: red, blue, purple, and grey
  • Available at Babies ”R” Us (MSRP $399.99)

 


 

Initial thoughts: 

The Platinum SafeMax is a large seat, but its size allows it to incorporate some pretty neat features! As mentioned earlier, the Platinum SafeMax is a first of its kind, having undergone dynamic rollover testing. This testing is unique to Evenflo, and is beyond that required by national standards. You can see features that are specifically designed to manage and dissipate the forces associated with that type of collision. Though this seat is quite wide and would not be a wise choice if you intend to have 3-across in your back seat, it is one to consider for all of the safety and ease-of-use features it includes if you have ample space in your vehicle!


 

Overview of features: 

The Platinum SafeMax features handy buckle tongue holders, which make loading and unloading much easier.

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The seat features Outlast® temperature-regulating fabric, which is also designed to be simple to remove. The fabric is machine washable, separately in cold water, delicate cycle. Tumble dry 10 to 15 minutes on low heat.

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The seat pad also includes a magnetized fabric panel that covers the harness adjuster, keeping it hidden from curious little hands.

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Belt guides and recline positions are colour-coded and correspond to rear facing (light green), forward facing (aqua) and belt-positioning booster mode (purple).

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SureSafe™ Installation – Quick Connector™ UAS and guides make installation with a child under 45 lbs a breeze. The guides effectively create a “channel” to the lower anchor bar in your vehicle seat. These guides are especially helpful if you have buried lower anchor bars like I do! To release the lower anchor connector (Quick Connector™), simply pull the red loop.

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Harness pads at the hips and shoulders ensure a comfortable and snug fit on your child. Both pads are fixed to the seat and cannot be removed, and the pads at the shoulders feature a rubber backing that enhances the performance of the seat in a collision.

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The Platinum SafeMax features Evenflo’s “e3” side impact protection system surrounds your child in layers of thick, energy-absorbing foam.

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Setting it up: 

The seat comes out of the box with the lower anchors threaded for forward facing, but switching them is quite simple. Just flip to page 23 and 35 of your handy dandy manual and you’ll see these images, showing how to properly route the lower anchor strap for rear facing, or back to forward facing:

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Take note – as it mentions in the above manual excerpts, you will have to swivel the white plastic strap that attaches the lower anchor strap to the seat in order to have the lower anchor strap sit flat on the seat, so ensure that step is complete as well!


 

Installation and Use – Rear-facing:

The Platinum SafeMax can be used rear facing from 5-40 lbs and 19-40 inches and while the child’s head is at least one inch below top of child restraint headrest in either of its two lowest positions.

The seat is quite simple to install rear facing for a variety of children. The seat must be in recline position 1 (most reclined position) when used rear facing, but this does not mean that the seat takes up a whole heap of space! The seat is actually more compact than you’d think – it only takes up a very reasonable 31.5 in of space front-to-back, by my measurements. The Platinum SafeMax has a single recline line which must be level to ground (I have placed a piece of green painters tape on the line in the photo below so that it is more visible), but even with this requirement, the seat still allowed for ample space for the front seat passenger, which is certainly a plus in our books!

The following photos show the Platinum SafeMax installed in a 2009 Honda Accord:

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The passenger seat is in a position that is more than comfortable for myself (at a hair over 5 ft 9 in tall), and leaves me ample space between my torso and the airbag, which is important for my own safety.

In order to make installation as sweat-free as possible, Evenflo recommends that you unzip the cover at the cup holders and pull back the padding to expose the rear facing belt path, as shown below. This will allow you to get better leverage when pulling the tail of the lower anchor strap or vehicle belt, whichever you choose for installation. Once you’ve finished tightening, step to the side of the restraint and, using the force of a firm handshake with your non-dominant hand, attempt to move the seat back-and-fourth and side-to-side at the place where the belt passes through the shell of the seat. If there is less than 1 inch of movement in any direction, and the recline line discussed above is level to ground, you’re good to go!

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As you can see below, our petite doll Sara, who measures very similarly to a newborn infant, fits very well in the seat. The infant padding is optional, meaning you can judge whether or not your child needs it (click here to see how to get a snug fit on your rear facing child). Take note, however, that the padding cannot be used at all when the seat is in forward facing mode. The portion of the insert behind her head seemed to force her head forward just slightly, so had this been a real infant she likely would have fit a little better without the head insert. It is separate from the bottom portion of the padding, which would still be used for a proper fit. The fit on a real baby may vary, and ensuring their airway is unobstructed (i.e they are not chin-to-chest) is very important. You may find the head pad (optional) improves fit, or not, depending on your baby’s shape and size.

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Here is Presley, who turned 6 months old just a few days ago. She fit very nicely in the seat at 17 lbs and 26 in. She had no complaints! The harness adjusted snugly around her body and the bottom portion of the insert provided ample support for her. She did not need the head portion of the insert. The adjustable head restraint was in its lowest position.

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Here is Luke, who just celebrated his second birthday! He claimed the seat was very “squishy” and quite enjoyed being our little model. He even requested the seat be brought into the living room so that he could watch cartoons while using the seat as his recliner! Note: car seats are for cars and kids should always be buckled properly when in their seat.

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The harness fit wonderfully on Luke. It was smooth and easy to tighten using the centrally-located adjuster strap. He seemed to really like the soft, smooth material, and he didn’t seem to notice the rubberized backing on the shoulder pads at all, which was one of my concerns for him. He is using the second-from-bottom headrest position, which is also the highest one permitted for rear facing. At this point, he would likely have another 6-8 months of growth left before he would hit the rear facing limits listed at the beginning of the review. Rear facing use of this seat is limited in comparison to others, but it does the job well for the time it lasts and will allow most children to reach age 2 before being outgrown rear facing.

As you can see, the seat provides an extreme amount of side impact protection to the child.

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(Yes, Luke is still in the seat in this photo!).

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Installation and Use – Forward facing:

The Platinum SafeMax can be used forward facing from 22-65 lbs and 28-50 inches and while the tops of child’s ears are below top of child restraint headrest. The child must be at least one year of age to use the seat forward facing.

Installation was a piece of cake forward facing. The seat padding has a convenient velcro-open space where the child’s lower back would rest that allows complete access to the forward facing belt path with ease. After opening up the velcro space, you will see the space in which the lower anchor strap or vehicle belt will pass through. This makes tightening the strap/belt much easier. After you’ve finished tightening, simply close the velcro space and step to the side of the child restraint, once again grasping it at the belt path in use and checking for movement (same as rear facing, using the force of a firm handshake with your non-dominant hand at the place where the belt passes through the shell of the seat).

The seat can be in recline position 2 with a forward facing child weighing between 22 and 40 lbs, and in recline position 3 with a child weighing between 22 and 65 lbs (i.e a child weighing over 40 lbs must use recline position 3).

 

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Here is the seat installed forward facing with the vehicle belt in the 2009 Honda Accord:

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Here is Jemma. She is 4 years old, weighs 32 lbs and wears a size 4 top. She really enjoyed the cupholders (they were lots of fun to take out and put back in, and also provided her a place to store her many hair clips and Barbie shoes!)

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Here is Daniel, he is 2 weeks away from turning 7, wears a size 6-7 top and weighs 62 lbs. He quite liked the cup holders and was a huge fan of the soft seat material!

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And here is the seat installed with the vehicle belt in a 2016 Chevy Equinox:

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Remember that for ALL forward facing harnessed car seats in Canada, the top tether anchor must always be connected and properly used!

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Installation and Use – Belt-positioning Booster Mode:

The Platinum SafeMax can be used in booster mode with a child 4 years and older from 40-120 lbs and 44-57 inches. It can also be anchored to the vehicle using the lower anchors to prevent the seat from becoming a projectile in a collision when unoccupied, which also eliminates the need to re-buckle the vehicle seat belt over the child seat when the child gets out. One less thing to remember is always a plus!

The Platinum SafeMax must be in recline number 3 (most upright position) when used in booster mode.

The harness on the Platinum SafeMax is not removable, so in order to switch the seat to belt-positioning booster mode, you need to store the harness. To do so, loosen the harness all the way and thread the harness through the forward facing belt path, and buckle the chest clip behind the seat. Then, looking at the seat from the front, you slip the shoulder pads into the harness adjustment slot, as shown, ensuring they are flat.

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The crotch buckle also must be flipped upside down for booster mode. To do this, unzip the cover at the cup holders, pull back to cover and put the car seat in recline number 1 (most reclined position). Slide the black metal retaining plate out of its holder. After the buckle has been removed, pass the black metal retaining plate back up through the shell of the seat so that it lays flat in the seat pan, as so. The crotch buckle will now be hanging upside down under the seat. You can put the seat back into recline number 3 (only one permissible for booster mode, as previously mentioned) and put the cover back into place.

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Here is Daniel again! He found the seat to be very comfortable in booster mode and requested that this seat be his everyday ride! Another feature he talked about after riding in the seat a few times was that his legs felt much more comfortable because of how “long” the seat was (he was referring to the deep, supportive seat pan). Keeping those legs supported certainly makes for a more comfortable ride!

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The vehicle belt was able to retract through the belt guide freely in my Honda Accord, which is very important. Children who are mature enough to ride in a booster should stay in position the entire ride, without leaning to pick things up or interact with their siblings, but if they do happen to move about in the seat, the vehicle belt must be able to retract in the belt guide without getting caught up and remaining slack.

Something to note: The Platinum SafeMax requires the level line to be level to ground in booster mode. As such, Evenflo permits a tightly rolled towel or small blanket to be used to achieve this, as shown below.

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The top booster belt guide comes in at 19 inches, which means that it will serve the function of a high back booster for an adequate period of time for most children, after which they will need a backless booster seat until they pass the 5-step test.


 

Overall thoughts: 

The Platinum SafeMax is a large seat, but its size does not stop it from being a versatile, comfortable and functional car seat. It takes you from infant all the way to school-aged child. The seat is outgrown rear facing more quickly than other convertibles on the market, but it will get most children to at least age 2 rear facing, which is wonderful. Overall, this seat is a great choice, provided you have the space to accommodate it!

 

Thank you to Evenflo for providing the seat used in this review! As usual, all opinions are our own. Thank you again to Evenflo for giving one lucky (Canadian) reader a SafeMax of their own in Shiloh fashion! To be eligible to win please post your response to this question as a comment on this post: what is the age and size of the child this seat would be for (if you won), and what mode would it be used in? Use the Rafflecopter widget below to confirm your entry, and good luck! Your comment won’t show up right away (we manually approve them) but use the widget anyway, it will soon enough!

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115 comments to A New Spin on Safety: The Evenflo Platinum SafeMax All-In-One Car Seat

  • Kat

    I would use this seat for daycare children of varying ages – most likely forward facing, as it is fairly large and would fit best in my middle row, but possibly rear-facing when needed (very rarely).

  • amy

    Would be used ff with harness for a 30 lb 3 yo, 50 lb 5 yo, 45 lb 5yo in grandparents car

  • Not born yet, obviously Rearfacing for a very very long time!

  • renee riv

    It would be used for either my 2.5 year old (33 inch, 25 lb) rear facing, forward facing, and booster or my newborn (5lbs, 17 inches) rear facing, forward facing and booster.

  • Kristie carano

    This seat would be used for my baby (not yet born, due in September) and used rear facing as long as the seat would allow!

  • 10 week old foster love belonging to my sister and family. Rear facing.

  • Lindsay Archibald

    If I won, this would be used for my very big 10 month old (31″ and 24 lb) son, who will be rf until he reaches the limit of the seat.

  • Lyndsay B

    It would be used rear facing for my 2.5 year old, or rear facing for my 15 month old 🙂

  • michelle man

    for my 1.5 yr old and rear facing

  • D. Van Nostrand

    I would use this for my one year old (about 25lbs) forward facing. It looks fantastic!

  • Jessica

    I would use it with my newest addition in December rear facing as long as possible (Which could be sooner then later as I have super long torsoed kids)

  • D. Van Nostrand

    I would use this for my one year old (about 25lbs) rear facing. It looks fantastic!

  • brenda rice

    This seat is AMAZING would use this seat for my 12 month old RFacing 12 months 19 lbs

  • Kristal

    Thanks!
    My daughter is 7.5 months and would be rearfacing for a good length of time yet.

  • Veronica

    Would love this seat for my little girl. She is turning one soon and will need her big girl seat

  • Rachelle

    It would be used rear facing for my 1 year old.

  • Anna Blundell

    The seat sounds awesome!

  • Kelly Eatmon-Cole

    I would be using this seat for a 20 month old, hoping to rear face until as close to 3 years as possible (she is tall so rear facing as long as she fits the height requirement).

  • Barbara Zacchigna

    Would love this seat for my granddaughter 3 yr, 37ish lbs, 39ish inches.

  • Nicole M

    I would use it for my baby boy. He is 6 weeks old. We would get lots of use out of this seat rear facing. Then when he hits the limit we would go forward facing. I would love this seat. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Elicia Breslin

    Would be used for our 1.5 year old as an upgrade or for our future child 🙂 thanks!

  • Tiffnee Wilson

    I would use this rearfacing for a 2yr old who is 30lbs and 35″ tall!

  • Ashley Linde

    This would be used ffing for my 22 lb 2 year old or my 36 lb 5 year old. A young gentleman backed into my van yesterday and is replacing my carseats and fixing my van. I quoted him for low end seats as i thought that was fair. I would love to win and be able to purchase one higher end seat and have this for my youngest!! We have ZERO luck with accidents just had one in sept and won the cosco here! At least it is going to be a demo seat for a carseat tech now.

  • Nicole J.

    I’d use it for my 37″, 30 lb 2 year old in the rear facing mode.

  • Tabitha

    This awesome beautiful seat would be used for my daughter who is 19 months old and we are and will be rear facing her for as long as we can! Thank you for this amazing chance!

  • Sarah

    I would use this rear facing for our 22lb almost-2 year old in grandma’s car. His brothers and cousins have outgrown Grandma’s rear facing seat so now they’re forward facing or boostered and we need a new Nana seat for our youngest! Only the best for her car 🙂

  • Courtney D.

    I would use this seat for my ten month old son (22lbs, 30″). We’re rear facing for as long as possible 🙂

  • Carine

    The seat would be for my son who is 4 months old. Once he outgrows his bucket seat, we would use this one in rear facing mode for as long as possible 🙂

  • Jessie Morrison

    We have two children both currently rear facing,
    28m old who is 35lbs &37in
    6m old who is 22lbs unknown height till the 30th.
    I love the no rethread harness and cushy-ness of the seat!

  • Melissa Chambers

    Rearfacing for my 24lb 3 year old.

  • Amanda Scott

    I would use it for my almost 3 month old daughter who weighs 13lbs in rear facing mode when she grows out of her bucket seat. Thank you!!

  • Lindsey

    Rear facing for a ~1 year old – waiting for him to outgrow his bucket before switching currently 5 months 27 inches & 17.5 lbs

  • Jade

    We would use this for our just turned 2 year old, 23lb, rf, 30inch baby in a caravan and charger.

  • Jessica F.

    Baby is on its way in less then a week :)!! The best part would be using it in all the stages as the baby grows!! Thank you for the chance to win this seat.

  • This would be used RF for my 8 month old who is 17 lbs and 27″!

  • Age 2, 27 lbs, 33 inches, rear facing !!!

  • Amanda Black

    I would use rear facing (until the last possible sizes) for my LO who is 28lbs and 31″ tall. Right now, my little one hates her carseat 🙁 it’s fight everytime but this one looks so comfy that i thunk she’d love it!

  • Jessica

    I would use this seat for a just turned 1 year old in the rearfacing position for as long as possible! We are firm believers in extended rearfacing <3

  • Britney

    Rear facing usage with my 10 month old who is 29 inches and 16lbs!

  • I’d use it for my 2.5 year old (35″, 26lb). Being so small he rear faces so we’d use it in rear facing mode for a bit longer, then eventually forward facing and way down the road in booster seat mode. I’d also use it in all modes when watching my niece or one of my God children as they range in ages.

  • Sarah G.

    I would use this for my 2.5-year-old son, 33 lbs and 37″ tall, rear-facing.

  • Janice K

    I have 4 kids and all could potentially use this seat.

  • Laura

    This would be used for my 2.5yeat old forward facing. Her current seat is nearing the end of life and is super difficult to tighten up.

  • Danene Lenstra

    I would use this seat with my 26lb, 35inch tall, 18 month old. Tall kid needs a nice big seat. 😉

  • Tannis W

    The seat would be used for one of my kids depending on how they fit in the seat and how/where the seat would be installed in our vehicle. It would either be used forward facing in harness mode for my 2 year old, 28 lbs or rear facing for my 5 month old who is 17 lbs.

  • Carolyn pharand

    It would be used rear facing for my 10 month old weighing 24 pounds and 31 inches.

  • Christine Carson

    I would use it for my son (Small 6 year old) in Booster mode, and occasionally for daycare children (1-3 years old) typically in Front facing mode.

  • Nicole Nagy

    I would be using this seat for my 14 month old daughter in the rearfacing position. She was 22lbs 5 oz and 30 inches tall at her 12 month check up.

  • Taylor Closet

    My daughter is 4 years old. I would use it front facing mode.

  • Rosa

    I would use this seat for my baby due in July.

  • I would be using it resurfacing for a 14 month old, forward facing for a 5 year old or forward facing for an 8 year old in a 2004 Buick Rendezvous!

  • Kristina Bates

    I would use this seat for my big 10 month old son (32lbs and 3 inches!) As the main seat in my van and move our sureride to my husband’s truck as we know if fits amazing in it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • nicky

    My son is 18 months so he would use it rear-facing. Thanks for the chance – looks like a great seat!

  • Sunshine H

    If I won, I would likely use as a booster. Or, I might look at donating it to our school, as sometimes there is an emergency need for a seat, and I don’t think we have any that harness at this point. ( I think they are all low back boosters, and at that, I should check to see if they are current).

  • Beth

    I would be using this seat rear-facing for a 17-month old who is around 28lbs.

  • Denise Montess

    I would use it rearfacing with my 21 month old until she out grows the limits.

  • Amy Y

    This car seat would be used for my 16 month old daughter in the rear facing mode. She is 18 pounds and 28 inches (she’s petite). Since she is smaller we hope to keep her rear facing until at least 4. The seat would be used in our Ford Edge.

  • Susan McDermott

    It would be used ff for my 30 lb 2 year old

  • Michelle Hohertz

    My son would be using this and he’s 15 months in a Nissan Rogue. He’d be rear facing for as long as possible. He’s 28 lbs and 32″ tall.

  • Geneva

    The seat would be used for babysitting. Mostly in the forward facing mode. Or for when I have visits with my almost 3 year old nephew or almost 3 year old twin sisters. All 3 would be forward facing.

  • Jolan Holmes

    I would use this seat rear facing for my little guy

  • Claire H

    I would be using it for my 10 month old, in rear-facing mode until he’s 2 or as close to that as safety specifications allow. He’s currently 18.5 lbs and 74cm.

  • Carson mccoll

    I would use it rf for my 16 month old

  • Amanda linton

    This could be for my nearly 4 year old (37 ish lbs and 40 inches )in forward facing mode, for my 2.5 year old (37 inches and 33 lbs) in forward facing mode or my 5.5 month old (16.5 lbs and 26 inches) in rear facing mode. I love the current evenflo symphony models we have for the bigger 2!

  • Tara Delisle

    2.5 yo 35″ 26lb

  • Dianna

    I’d use it for my 1yo, rear facing.

  • Jolan Holmes

    Love all the features. I would use it rear facing for my little guy

  • barbara degagne

    omg love this seat. I would use it with my 2.5 year old forward facing (hes so tall!!) harness mode and my 4.5 year old forward facing harness mode.

  • sarah reid

    I would use this for my 8 year old son in booster mode…. Or maybe my 3 year old rear facing Decisions, decisions!!

  • Jennifer Meunier

    Rear facing for either (or both!) my kids ages 2.5 and 10 months

  • Colleen

    Some great features. Would be used for a couple different kids rearfacing.

  • Meagan

    Would love this for our #2, arriving late July! We’d be rear-facing for 2+ years, as we still do with our daughter.

  • Destiny

    This would be for baby #2 growing out of her bucket seat. She is 7 months old and would be rear facing until she grows out of the requirements. 🙂

  • Tori Smith

    14 month old rear facing

  • This car seat would be great for our ten month old!

  • Krista

    I would use the seat for my 18 month old, forward facing.

  • Would love to win for a second seat my son. He’s 9 months old, 18 lbs 6 oz and 27.75″. We plan on rear facing until we surpass the RF limits.

  • Julie Gardner

    I would use it for my daughter in the rear facing mode. She’s currently 19 lbs and 29″.

  • My daughter is 3 months old and a little over 14lbs. I would use this carseat through all the stages!

  • Roxi

    Would use the evenflo platinum for my daughter due later on this year. We would be rearfacing for at least two years

  • Would be used for my 30lb 2.5 year old in a 2013 Ford Edge!

  • Morganna

    I would use this car rear facing for my 30 pound 3 yr old. She’s got plenty of time before she has to foreword face!

  • I would use this for my 10 month old boy. He’s a big guy, at about 27lbs. I would use this car seat rear facing of
    Course. The features looks amazing, love them!

  • Abby

    This would be awesome for #3 arriving in September, or for rear-facing older siblings until then!

  • This seat looks so AMAZING !!!!!! it would be used for my 12 month old 19 lbs 27 inches

  • Amy L

    Awesome looking seat. We’d be using it for either our 3.5 year old or 14 month old, both rear facing.

  • Kathleen

    My son is 15 months, 22lbs, 2’5″ and would sit in this seat in the rear facing position.

  • I would love to use this seat for both my youngest children in my vehicle, they are 3.5 yrs and 6.5 yrs and would fit it for quite awhile in harness mode. It looks so comfortable for the kiddos as well!

  • Tracy

    RF for my 11 lb 10 week old or FF in harness mode for my 37″ 30+ lbs almost 2 1/2 yr old.

  • Cara Jamieson

    I would use as a back up seat for the grandparents for my 8 month old rear facing or my 3.5 year old forward facing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kelsey

    I would use this for my 14month old, rear facing until she moves out of the house to finally replace our infant seat!

  • Kerri Ewoniak

    Likely for my 3 yo daughter who’s still rear facing at 25lbs or my 1yo who’s close at 20lbs and obviously still rear facing.

  • Amy T

    I would be using this in rear facing mode for my 4 month old daughter. She’s currently around 12 lbs and approx. 65 cm long.

  • Wendy Bassett

    I would use this seat for my newborn who is due in August. Apparently he’s about the size of an eggplant right now 😉 hehe

  • Loni Anderson

    Pretty sweet, I have two boys. One will be 2 in August and my youngest will be 1 in August 🙂

  • Bonnie Dunstall

    I would use this car seat rear facing for my 20 pound 21 month old little girl!

  • Nancy Parka

    Our 2nd child will be born this fall. Definitely rear- facing and properly used every time!

  • Nikisha Grant Ridley

    I would use this for my daughter who is currently 4m in her infant car seat. She would be rear facing.

  • Skyla

    Would love for baby #2, due in August! It would be great to use through all stages!

  • Angela Bali

    I would love this for our first baby arriving in August. We’d be resurfacing for a long while.

  • My 4 year old would love a forward facing seat with cup holders

  • Erin

    If I were to win, it would be used for my 20lb 2 year old rear facing. Thanks!

  • Vanessa

    Would be for my little guy rear facing when he is 1. Currently 9 months 20lbs and 30.5 inches and still in his bucket seat

  • I would use this seat with my 11 month old in rear facing mode. He’s about 29″ tall and 20-21lbs. My oldest is 39″ tall, 32lbs, and almost 4 years old. He’s still rear facing in a peg perego convertible or a Graco Dimensions, but it sounds like he won’t fit this seat RF. So he’d use it FFing once we are ready to turn him around.

  • Erika Wootten

    I would use this for my 6 month old son rear facing

  • Ruth

    I would use this rear facing for my one year old. He had to wear a special helmet for three months and I want the best protection for his beautiful head

  • Sarah Steven

    I would give this to a friend that has 4 grand kids ages 1-4 and are looking for a versatile car seat to fit multiple small children. Some rear facing, some forward facing.

  • Kaitlyn Bridge

    For my 7 month old, rear facing. She is about 5lbs away from outgrowing her bucket seat!

  • Jackie

    This seat looks like it would work perfect for my 1 yo rear facing!

  • Karen W

    We would use it for our very soon to be one year old, rear-facing. She’s 29lbs and 75cm.

  • Cecilia Dyer

    I would probably use this seat rear facing with my little guy (18 months) since my daughter is approaching booster seat age soon. We saw a vehicle that had rolled over in the ditch last weekend while on a family road trip, it’s such a scary thought. I love the idea of a seat that has been tested- just in case.

  • Kim

    I would use this for baby on the way, which means we’d be able to use all the modes over time 🙂

  • Kristina

    3yrs. Forward facing. Our car seat expires in June. Fingers crossed!

  • Daryl Anderson

    My child is almost 1 but will likely be over the weight threshold for our current seat. I would like to use this forward facing for my little girl