My daughter is 6 and a half months old, but only 14lbs and 26 inches. We have the Graco Snugride 30, which goes to 30lbs and 30 inches, but she's been very cranky lately when she has to get strapped in, so we decided to transition her to a convertible seat. All of our gear (except for the swing and bouncer) have been Graco, and we've loved the quality and ease of the products. Naturally, then, we chose a Graco for her convertible seat. This one was the only one she didn't cry in when we tried it out in the store. After ordering it on Thursday, we received it Tuesday! The colors are soft and pretty, just like the picture. The fabric is plush and my little one snuggled right down when I strapped her in for the first time. I love how snug she is, yet she isn't wedged in and doesn't feel overly confined. (she never liked swaddling, and does not like to be bound). Although overall I absolutely love the seat itself, installation was overly difficult. We used the latch installation with our Snugride 30 and I never had a bit of difficulty. With this seat, however, I could not get the latch strap nearly tight enough. It looked tight, felt tight, but the seat still wiggled all over the place! Finally, I strapped it in with my regular car's seat-belt (shoulder and lap belt) and it's now very secure. Tightening the shoulder straps was tough as well as the adjuster is low on the front of the seat. I know it won't be an issue when she's front facing, but that's not for another year and a half, by new recommendations of 2 years rear facing. We need to order another seat for my husband's truck, and I'm not sure if I'll get this one, or try another Graco. Honestly, the installation of the Snugride 30 took about 3 minutes, and this took nearly 30. I was disappointed. Overall, I'd still recommend this seat for its comfort, safety, security in knowing it's a reputable brand, and price. Just make sure you are very particular about the security of installation.
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