I had to buy the Safety First infant car seat when we adopted our baby. We had less than 15 hours notice that we were picking him up and this was the only seat available at our local Wal-Mart. There are many pros to this seat. First, it was cheaper than many others. Secondlu, the shoulder straps can be loosened from the front. Thirdly, it is relatively easy to remove and adjust the height of the straps. There are also several cons. First, the seat is heavy without the baby (but most are), and by the time the baby is around 15 pounds, it is a chore to lift. Secondly, it doesn't fit a shopping cart very well. Thirdly, it is not interchangeable with Graco strollers (which I already had). Fourth, it seems wider than other car seats and when used on high chair in restaurants, tends to get "wedged", requiring major pulling when leaving. On the whole, I think that this is a good car seat and am happy with it overall.