This car seat was purchase bought to replace my daughters infant car seat when she was 10 months old. It's a great value for cost. I was able to use it rear facing and now changed to a front facing car seat. Rear facing is a little difficult to install in the car due to having to take off or undo the cover to run the seat belt through it. It is also bulky so when trying to get into the back seat of a vehicle can take a bit of work including moving the front seat to get in place. But once it is in place the straps are easy to losses and tighten as needed for my daughter growing or depending on thickness of clothes. the seat seems to be comfortable. Only other issue is leg room. As my daughter is tall and can't really straighten out her lags rear facing even though she is within height and weight for it to be rear facing. If I have another child I would buy the same seat again!