We had an older model of this seat from a friend and liked most of it a lot. However, we were really unhappy with how it secured in the car and were hoping they may have made improvements. Thus we bought the new model to try it out. It has really not been improved at all in that regard. In order to secure it to the car you have to put the seat belt or latch straps over the car seat (and your child). You cannot take your child in and out without unattaching the seat from the car (and thus re-attaching when you put your child back in). In the rear facing position it is very difficult to near impossible to get a secure fit in the car (in fact the manual even says if it is not secure in the car, try moving it to a different position in the car, and if you still cannot get it secure, do not use it. It also says it may not be possible to safely secure it in all cars. Not very helpful for a travel car seat given you are likely to use it in a rental car and won't know if it works or not until you get there.) In the forward facing position it is much easier to secure it. However, you do still need to unattach every time you take your child in or out. The biggest downside forward facing is that the car's seat belt or latch straps go directly over your child's arms preventing her from lifting her arms. My daughter was not too fond of this as she does not like to have her movements restricted (and the car seat is restrictive enough in her mind). When it is not attached to the car, the seat seemed very comfortable for her (like when we used as a stroller). The stroller as you can see has no storage compartment underneath, but handles well and is easy to steer with one hand--helpful when pushing stroller through airport while also pulling/carrying luggage. If it weren't for the way it attached to the car, I would give it 4 or 5 stars for sure. However, because of this we returned this car seat and have ordered a Diono Radian car seat. It is not also a stroller, but is compact enough to travel with and will fit on airline seats. I do really wish they could change that one feature of the Sit 'N Stroll though as it was nice not to have to take a stroller and car seat with us.
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