Disclosure; I received this product for free in exchange for my thoughts. I have been using this carseat for a few weeks now, my daughter was 6 lbs when we started using this SnugRide SnugLock 35 Infant Car Seat. The installation of the base was super easy. I have the base in a captain seat that dips, kind of like a bucket seat, I was worried we wouldn't be able to safely use a carseat in these seats. If you have the same concerns about how your vehicles seat will handle a carseat, this is the base you want. The base has four recline positions, so I was able to easily recline the base to work for my vehicles seat and have my daughter at the safest incline. The level indicator took out the guess work of trying to figure out if I was installing it properly. I also check it right after I click the carseat in each time, just to make sure the base didn't move, especially because I have two other children in and out bumping the base. The indicator is probably the most valuable part of the carseat. The head and body support is perfect for her tiny size, provides great support and she doesn't look like a swallowed up tiny thing in a huge carseat. We have been dealing with colic and she has an almost nightly ritual of an inconsolable crying, swinging her arms and not wanting anything. We have tried just about everything to soothe her screaming and restlessness. Before this carseat we even tried taking her on a drive, but she just wouldn't calm down long enough to find the relief. I have started a schedule of feeding her before 8 pm and if we can't soothe her to sleep. I put her in this carseat, secure the 5 point harness and she will immediately stop flailing. Once we get in the car and go for a drive she will quiet down and finally take her pacifier. I could never even get to this point for at least a good 45 minutes before. I believe the combination of being snug in this carseat and the calming drive has helped her relax. I can't praise this carseat enough for being such a great source of comfort for my daughter.
It's also beautiful, I love the bold black and grey Accel pattern, which goes great for a boy or a girl.
I've already had to wash the cushion cover, due to a diaper blowout and it was fairly easy to remove it and put it back on. The color didn't fade and it still looks like new.