Car seats in the past have been a hassle for us. Sometimes they really are confusing, and hard to adjust. Sometimes you have to take THE WHOLE SEAT OUT of the car to adjust when your child grows. This car seat is different. You install it once (right out of the box, no adjusting needed), and adjustments can happen in place with the two top levers to adjust for shoulder height and a button below and between the legs to let out more belt. This is a BLESSING. We've had other car seats where we had to dig out the manual to figure out how to adjust the shoulder size and then re-thread all the belts back in place. Such a hassle, but this one is hassle free. This car seat is comfortable for my 5 year old and attractive. It also has the bonus that it goes up to 80 pounds. My 5 year old is very tall and big for his age, so this is just a necessity. He outgrew his old 40 pound seat in no time. The straps wouldn't even fit him anymore. This one will last him until he's legally able to be without a car seat. We like the cup holder. Wish there were two, but the one that is there can be adjusted on either side of the seat. The chair is a big one so we have a small car that now only comfortably fits two in the back seat because of the bigness of the chair. I can get the chair and two kids back there, but the chair does take up a lot of room. Overall, despite only one cup holder and the size - I really like it. My son feels comfortable in his new seat and really likes it.
About This Item
Cosco makes choosing the right car seat simple! The Easy Elite 3-in-1 car seat has your family covered from rear-facing baby to big kid booster with a range of 5-80 pounds. The Easy Elite also adapts to your growing family with the ability to fit three seats across the back of most cars.
This extended use convertible car seat keeps your child safely in the rear-facing position from 5 to 40 pounds and includes a removable body pillow to give a smaller baby a snug fit. It can also be used in the forward-facing position for kids 22-50 pounds. In both rear and forward-facing positions, the easy-to-use headrest and harness adjust quickly and at the same time with one simple movement. There’s no need to uninstall the seat or rethread the straps. When your child is ready, remove the harness to easily convert the Easy Elite to a belt-positioning booster for big kids up to 80 pounds. Each stage provides Side Impact Protection to keep your child safer during the ride.
The Easy Elite car seat is easy to care for too. With kids in the car, messes happen. Thanks to the easy-to-clean car seat pad, there’s no need to stress. The pad comes in a wide range of styles and colors, all of which remove from the seat and are both machine washable and dryer safe.
For more than 70 years, Cosco® has been a leading children’s products brand recognized for its dedication to safety and value. From bouncers to car seats, swings to strollers and high chairs to play yards, Cosco's essential baby products feature solid value and smart design.
- Extended Use 3-in-1 Car Seat: Rear-facing 5-40 pounds, Forward-facing harness 22-50 pounds, and Belt-positioning 40-80 pounds
- Side Impact Protection
- 5-point harness with easy up-front adjustment
- Headrest and harness adjust quickly with one simple movement
- Fits 3 across the back seat in most cars
Has Adjustable Car Seat Base, Converts to Belt Positioning
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22.88 x 18.63 x 25.25 Inches
The easiest car seat ever
convertible car seat
This cosco easy elite convertible car seat is well made and attractive. It is black and grey with red piping. Gender neutral. It comes with an extra pillow head support for infants and a cup holder for toddlers. Recommend rear facing from 5 lbs to 40 lbs and front facing from 22 lbs to 50 lbs. After that, a booster seat. What's really nice about this car seat is the removable cushion for machine washing and drying. Over the course of 8+ years, that will come in very handy. The booklet that comes with it is in English only, and is 54 pages with lots of photos and tips. When rear facing, buy a Styrofoam pool noodle, cut it to length, and use it in the crack of the seat to level the car seat. All in all, I am impressed with the quality of this car seat and would not hesitate to recommend it to any one for their child.
My daughter is 3,5 years old, but pretty big for her age. This Cosco car seat fits perfect. It was pretty easy to install, the latch system is good. Easy to adjust the shoulder strap height and crotch buckle position. You do need to rethread them, but it's super easy to do. My daughter's previous convertible car seat took up so much room and barely reclined at all. Even rear facing, there is still plenty of room between the driver's seat and the back of the car seat. It also comes in handy when we are having a hard time getting her to sleep. I also like that the head rest is flexible. It is also very nice and definitely necessary that the cover is machine washable. The head support is so nice to have when she falls asleep so that her head never falls forward and strains her neck. It also has a removable cushion for the booty, which I'm sure she appreciates during our long car rides. Be aware that it is wider than expected, so it may take up some room. It's not a problem for me, but if you have very little space in the car than check the dimensions first.
Cosco Easy Elite 3-in-1
I received this product from the Spark Reviewer Program. The Cosco Easy Elite 3-in-1 car-seat has a lot of cushion.The car seat was easy to install. It's a nice looking seat and well made. I like that it will hold up to 80 lbs. In the pictures that i provided with my 6 year old granddaughter she wanted to see how it felt with the pillow behind her head, but as you can see, she didn't need it. With her bulky sweater on, and with the bulk of the pillow it almost looks like she doesn't fit well in the seat. She's tall and lanky for a 6 year old. The pillow is for newborns so I did remove it from behind her; Possibly without the sweater the pillow would work out for her. I love the side impact cushions. The seat is neat, I really like it. My van is usually full of car seats and children going to and fro from school, doctor or dental appointments. The picture shows the car seat in the middle row, but I will be installing it in the 3rd row. I'm thinking about getting two more of these seats to fill up my 3rd row seating so that all of the seats match. The seat is not that expensive and I think it worth it for how long the seat will last and grow with your child.
Comfy for toddlers
This is a good car seat, my nephew LOVES it. This is a very soft material and he is very hot natured, so far he does not seem to get hot when riding in this seat. What I liked about this seat was we were able to take it right out of the box and install in the car easily. The seat does come with an instruction booklet and it was well written and filled with pictures. If you had any issues installing this seat your issues would be resolved fast by this instruction booklet. The material cover does come off so you can wash it. I did take it off to see how easy it was to take off, I had no issues removing it or putting it back on. Easy to do and a huge must when you have a seat that should last for the amount of time that needs to be in a car seat. Love that this seat can be used for such a very long time. What a fantastic idea to help families save money by buying a seat that should last for such a long time. I am very pleased with this seat, very easy to use, long life span and love the cup holder that this comes with, my nephew loves that the most plus he said it was comfy and awesome. I received this seat thru the spark reviewer program, and this is my honest unbiased opinion and have come to it by using the seat myself for my nephew.
Love This Car Seat
This is an amazing car seat. I knew it was time to upgrade from our infant car seat. My daughter is 11 months old. She's 18 pounds and 26 inches. She was getting a little too long for her old car seat, so we tried this one. I love it! First of all, it is a beautiful pink color. Very bright and colorful. It is super padded and looks very comfortable. As soon as I got it out of the box my daughter wanted to sit in it. She even got mad at me when I tried to get her out of it. The thing that I love the most about it is that it is the last car seat I'll ever need. It goes up to 80 pounds! It's 3 car seats in one! It says you can start as little as 5 pounds but I still recommend using an infant car seat for a least the first few months. They are easier to take in and out of cars and you can keep the baby in it while you shop or are waiting in a waiting room. This car seat is perfect for the little girl who needs more room and doesn't want to sit in a seat for longer than she has to. Beautiful, comfortable and is versatile. I love it!
Great seat for the buck
I have a friend in need that transports children to and from school and I have asked her to write the review in her words; I am a 5 ft 3 in woman and I am always looking at new inexpensive car seats that I feel like I can trust my precious cargo in without breaking the bank. I got to say that this was not a disappointment. The first thing I noticed when I got the car seat out of the box was the weight, not too heavy but without being so light that I felt like I was going to be able to chuck it one handed into my car. It has a typical LATCH system installation common with new car seats that allow for a tight safe fit into your car with a left, right, and overhead latch. Since it is a common install, it took less than 15 minutes to fit it into my car. After properly tightening the car seat, I was happy to see that it did not wiggle around like with some same priced car seats. Even though the LATCH system is a safe and tight fit I still like to include the extra insurance of using the car seat belt and threading it through the back , and this was were I found my first small issue. The area meant to slide the seat belt through is much smaller than other car seats that I have had, and even with my smaller hands and wrists, I still had some difficulty threading the belt from one side to the other. Now this will not be an issue for those that only plan to use the LATCH system and do not feel the need of the seat belt, but this might make it difficult for anyone with a car made before September of 2002 or if you are like me and just like the added level of security. I would recommend anyone with leather or faux leather seats to place a towel or some other fabric underneath the car seat as any car seat has a tendency of creating deep possibly permanent dents into the material. Another benefits to this car seat is that the height adjustment is two knobs at the top of the seat that you can slide up or down if you have multiple children sitting in the same car seat without having to remove the car sea each time like you have to do with most other seats. overall great car seat and would buy more any day.
I received this car seat for free to try out and then to leave my honest opinion about it. This car seat is very cute it's an adorable color and it looks so cute for a little girl. The padding on this car seat is amazing it is by far the most comfortable carseat. I also like that there is a body pillow as they call it that comes with it and you can put it behind your child's back for extra padding even though there is already a lot of padding on the car seat. We take long car rides so the extra padding is amazing and also the headrest is by far the best address that I have ever found on a car seat. The headrest has a lot of padding and it is very supportive my kids can fall asleep in the car and their head has never once fallen forward or they have not slept in this particular car seat unlike other car seats. The headrest is also adjustable there are two little mad that you just turn on and pull them up or down to adjust the headrest which is very nice and it's very easy to do. Also I like to do with this car seat you can fit 3 carseats in a row. There is a couple of her on the side of each car seat and easily comes offer on so if you want to put 3 car seats on like say a bench seat in the back of a truck or in a van 3 row seat the car seat will have to have the cup holder taken off. The three carseats in a row fit very nicely there not to crunch together. Like I said I receive this car seat for free to try and I loved it so much that I went online to buy another one for my other child and I was mind blown at how reasonably priced this car seat was for how great of a car seat that it has been for me. I would highly recommend this car seat to anyone with little kids just for the main facts of the padding support and the headrest support I have not been able to find another car seat where my child's head does not fall or slouch or lean over when they fall asleep in the car this has been the only car seat that their head doesn't fall and I absolutely love this car seat.
Nice car seat
I love that one car seat can take a child from infancy thru childhood, saving the expense and trouble of purchasing upgraded seats when required. I like the fabric on this seat, it appears to be stain resistant and very washable as compared to my granddaughter's last car seat which was a heavy corduroy type fabric that held onto spills and food smears. I was very pleased with the ease of buckling the harness which was also a problem in my granddaughter's previous car seat. Trying to buckle in a squirmy toddler when the buckles don't want to click together is quite a task. This seat is also easier to unbuckle which was also a concern with the old car seat. I worried that I wouldn't be able to get her out of the seat quickly in an emergency situation. On the negative side, the padding in the bottom area of the seat seems quite thin and would, I imagine, become uncomfortable on a long car ride. However for shorter trips bopping around town or to daycare, this seat would be fine. It's perfect for grandparents who might want to only purchase one seat that can be used to transport different size grandchildren - one at a time, of course. Overall I give it a thumbs up. I wish they made seats like this when my kids were small.
A Nice Solid Car Seat
As you can imagine, this product comes fully assembled right out of the box. Now, installation in your vehicle. READ the manual that comes with the car seat before attempting the installation. There are two methods for installing the seat. If your car was built in 2003 or later, it will definitely have seat anchors built into the vehicle. If your vehicle is older than 2003, you might have seat anchors but they were not required prior to 2003. Check your owners manual if you are in doubt. The manual for the car seat shows pictures of where the seat anchors will be located if your vehicle has them. Using the seat anchors is the preferred method for installation, but you can also use the seat belts in the car. A word of caution here. The manual for the car seat states that you should not use both methods. Either use the anchors OR the seat belts. This is in capital letters in the manual. Another important point, if you do not feel comfortable installing this yourself seek out a professional. Police and fire departments will usually do this for you, your local AAA office or your car dealership. Follow the instructions and installation should be easy. The seat itself is very solid, sturdy and has numerous adjustments to make sure that it will safely confirm to your child. The cushions also come off and can be machine washed. That is a big plus. The only real knock I have is the instructions. They could be a lot clearer. They also seem to be overly long. Someone should really sit down and rewrite this manual. I would say this seat is a winner!
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