Our favorite car seat

Sorry I didn’t get this post done yesterday! I got busy. So here is my car seat review. We had the Graco travel system when he was a teeny baby but he started outgrowing the infant carrier and we decided to get a convertible car seat. I looked at TONS of car seats and reviews and finally came across one that met all of our needs, the Combi Coccoro. I love this car seat for so many reasons! First I will start with a list of the Pros:
1. Safety – It gets high crash test ratings from independent organizations, and has high impact foam and tall side walls for side impact protection.
2. Ease of use – It is very easy to install and the instructions are printed right on the car seat itself. Harness adjustments are easy to do as well. The LATCH system is also a huge improvement from the Graco latches on their base. They are so easy to latch and unlatch for quick installation and removal. The instructions are also color coded blue=rear facing red=forward.
3. Size – This is an awesome car seat for our small car. Supposedly you can fit three of these across the back seat of most small cars. I haven’t tried it myself yet, but I am pretty confident that we could get three of them across the back seat of our Dodge Caliber. It also only weighs 11lbs so it is very light.
4. Adaptability – This particular car seat is also suitable for teeny babies with 3lbs being the minimum weight requirement. Here I copied and pasted size requirements from Combi’s site:

  • Rear facing weight limits: 3-33 lbs.
  • Rear facing height limits: 40 inches or less and at least one inch of shell over the top of the head
  • Forward facing age and weight limits: One year of age and 20-40 lbs.
  • Forward facing height limits: 40 inches or less, shoulders below top slots, ears below top of shell

Cons:
1. Crotch strap is not adjustable.
2. The buckles for the crotch strap have to be put together like a puzzle before inserting them into the crotch  strap. It takes a little coordination but you get used to it, unless you have a little one that doesn’t want to get in the car seat at the moment. Then it gets a little tricky.
3. It isn’t stain resistant fabric like some other vinyl seats. The fabric can snag on things like my ring and if Sylas is wearing Velcro.

I really love this car seat. It fits our needs so well and I love that it doesn’t take up much room. It looks pretty comfy and the fabric feels soft. We are shorter people so I don’t imagine that Sylas will outgrow this seat before he is of age to ride in a booster but if you have super tall kids, this may be an issue. We bought one for starters just to see how we liked it and we bought a second to have in both cars.

Plus it comes in all sorts of colors! We have the green and licorice black. I have seen others that are pastel blue and pink but I don’t think they are on the market right now.

        
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