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If you are like me, then you have read your fair share of car seat reviews, visited several blogs, visited a baby store or two and have probably narrowed down the field to a few car seats. My field was narrowed down to this and the Britax Advocate. I bought this seat for my 8 month old daughter that is outgrowing her Graco Snugride 35 LX and the deciding factors (other than safety) were comfort and color. Not color because I worried about matching my car interior, but the fact I live in the deep, humid, hot south and just the thought of strapping my baby in a BLACK car seat in the middle of summer makes me sweat. So I give Maxi-Cosi 5 stars for the light Brown Earth color. We are planning a 12-hour road trip soon, so comfort was important too. Britax lacked the lighter color option and the seat did not seem to be as cushy or have the amount of head support for a sleeping baby. Installation was easy. I opted to install it using my seatbelt instead of the latch method. It took me about 10 minutes and it was tight and secure with little-to-no wobble or movement. My only issue with installation is only having three recline positions, and only two recline position for rear facing. I ended up on level 3 to keep it as level with the ground, but it is definitely not allowing my front driver seat in my 2013 Honda Accord to accommodate my husband any longer. I will give comfort 4 stars out of some disappointment. I did find it necessary to remove the nice cushion from around the crotch buckle (since you MUST have it in the 1st or 2nd slot for rear facing). It was either that or remove the extra seat cushion as I could not find a happy medium with the correct harness tightness and being able to buckle it without causing tears from my daughter and frustration for myself. I opted to keep the seat cushion for our long road trip and as she grows we may add the crotch buckle cushion back when we can move it to the third slot or not have the need for extra seat cushion. The super sized headwings are perfect for sleeping (and protection). As with most car seats there is some difficulty with releasing the crotch buckle as well as the chest clip...but that just ensures me that my little one will not be easily freeing herself as I drive down the highway. Overall I am pleased and hope time proves this was the right choice.
Despite what some reviewers here say, as far as I am concerned this is NOT for lactose intolerant people. I actually wonder if some of the folks that say they are lactose intolerant, actually are. Maybe they are not! Haha!