The RECARO Performance RIDE is packed full of safety features. Not only does it have side-impact technology, but RECARO goes above and beyond most manufacturers, as they were the pioneers of child seat side-impact technologies. The side-impact protection keeps a child's head, neck, face, torso and pelvis safe in the event of an emergency.
In addition to the side-impact protection, there is a 5-point harness and a soft touch head restraint, both of which feature EasyAdjust technology. They adjust together, which means no re-threading of seat belts, ensuring maximum safety and ease. The harness is also very easily adjusted, as it is located at the front of the seat, requiring just a pull to tighten and the push of a button to loosen the straps. No hassle!
RECARO does not believe that design has to be sacrificed for safety, but that instead, they can work together. There is a "racing stripe" on the outside edge of the harness. If the strap gets twisted, or is positioned wrong, this stripe is an easy way for a parent to quickly see that something is not right and spend a minute more getting their child properly harnessed. Available in 9 colors, there is something that everyone will love!
Being lucky enough to try out this seat, I can say that it truly is excellent! Not only is it supremely comfortable for my daughter, but I feel really good about having her in it. I know that she is both safe and comfortable, which are the most important things to me!
With her old seat, she was getting to the point where she had almost outgrown it and she was certainly ready to move on. She would go straight as a board and twist and turn, just to try to keep out of her seat! Now that we have the RECARO, she doesn't do that anymore.
This seat sits up higher than most others, because of its base. This can be a great thing if you have a small car, as it requires less bending and stooping to get your child in and out. With my mini-van, however, it does sit a bit higher than I would like, but the high base makes it easy to recline the seat, so it is worth it in my book!
One thing that seems small, but I really like, is that the buckle part of the harness is encased in a soft pocket. The reason this is so great, is that in previous seats we have owned, without this little soft pocket, the buckle falls back towards the back of the car seat, and it can be difficult to get it when a child is sitting on it. With the buckle encased, it is much easier to grab out of the way, making my day just that little bit easier.
I know that my 1 year old will be able to use this for a long time, because even her 8 year old brother is under the height and weight limit for the seat! Rear-facing, it is good from 5 lbs. to 40 and forward-facing from 20 lbs to 70. That is a HUGE range!
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*I received a RECARO car seat to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.