Compass I400 is an impressive car seat. It has a multi-matching base, meaning you have have several of the same base, in different cars, and the car seat would latch into each one, making it so much easier to transfer between cars, as all you would need to do is lock it into another matching base, in a different car. My husband and I both had a base for it in our cars, so we could easily transfer the child from one car to another without all the hassle of having to move the base to his car, and then back to mine. It is a strong, durable car seat, and is totally safe for your little one. My first child was in one for almost the first year she was alive. She went everywhere in that car seat. And it sits perfectly on the stroller base we bought with it, too, so we could latch her car seat into the stroller while she was still a teeny tiny thing, and just push her around that way. It is so easy to take out of the car, too. You just hold the handle in one hand, and reach to the back with the other, to lift the red handle lever and it unlatches from the base, making it extremely easy to separate and remove from the car, or stroller, to place somewhere else. I love the stylish design of the car seat, too. The colors blend so well together, and the way the straps are the same back ground color, so as not to draw the eye to them. It's really a great car seat. I would have kept it still, into my second child birth, but the car it was in was in a car wreck, while my child was in it. The car seat was fine, no damage done, but the law at the time said we couldn't keep using it after it had been in a wreck, so we had to change to a newer model. I think we would have had that one all the way up till my son, 6 years later, had it not happened. Were it not discontinued soon after, I would have bought another and still be using it to this day probably.