We had to carseat until my son was 6 months old. I was thrilled with the safety ratings, but it's hard to remove the covering to wash and the black dye bled onto my infants clothing when he spit up, which most babies do to some extent. The black part also bled onto the white trim. However this was priced way below the other seats at this high safety rating level, which is more important to me than clothing. It also felt super plush and comfortable for a baby to sit in and I felt like it fit my son well. Both my husband and myself loved the triangle handle hold, made it easy to grab it from any side. The base also adjusts well, and with a button you push in and slide up to the right position for your car. I liked this much better than the old crank wheel system. I also liked that the head shield had wrap around sides, I felt like this held an infants head better and would protect durring a crash.