Cosco - Scenera Convertible Car Seat, Br
Great for the price
My boy is still riding backwards so I was afraid that buying this seat wouldn't lean back enough where he could fall asleep without his head snapping back and forth but when I got it it leaned back just enough and was surprised that it was big. My wife bought the same brand just different model that looked the same and it was smaller and doesn't lean back enough. So I am very happy with this seat, has the looks plus the comfort for a great price.
Lightweight and cute!
Lightweight, roomy, and with a cute print for my growing toddler. I have a Corolla and her infant car seat (Graco 35) was taking up all the space leaving little leg room for anybody in the passenger seat. This new car seat has solved this problem and will help us stay rear facing up to the recommended age. My daughter seems comfy and has room to grow (she's 25 lbs and 34").
Great for travel
I recently traveled from NY to CA with my three-year-old son. We needed a car sear not only for plane travel but once we arrived in CA. After doing a LOT of research into traveling with a toddler and comparing prices/reviews of car-seat transporters, I decided to go with the Cosco Scenera. It was the least expensive option and it WORKED WONDERFULLY. It was light enough that I could (and did) bungee-cord it to the extended handle of our large carry-on and wheel it through the airport. We flew on Southwest and the small base if this car seat fit perfectly into the seat with the armrests down; we were able to attach and detach the seat using the lap belt with no problem whatsoever. True, it's not as padded as the Britax Marathon we have in our cars, but he still fell asleep in the seat after boarding our connecting flight and slept right through take-off; so it must be comfy enough! I am SO glad I chose this seat for our trip--it made traveling with a toddler so much less stressful!
Easy to install and fast shipping
I was suppose to recieve the seat between Friday and Monday. I was surprised to find the Fedex woman knocking on my door to give me the car seat on Thursday, I did not expect the fast shipping. Apart from the fast shipping, it has a beautiful square pattern and it I did not have to attach anything or install anything, well except for the cup holder. By the way I measured the cup holder with an Evenflo(R) eight ounce bottle and the cup holder is four and a half ounces deep. Its an awesome product!
Good for the price
I bought this for my car for my granddaughter to make transporting her easier. Looks just like the picture. I am disappointed that it doesn't have much padding for her little behind, but she only rides in it once every couple of weeks and not for long trips. I will probably look at putting some cushion under the liner where she sits. I do suggest becoming familiar with it before installing it in your car and get a seat protector to put underneath it if you have leather seats in your vehicle. I also suggest putting the child in the seat to adjust the restraints BEFORE you install it in your car as well. Once you get the hang of it, it is not that difficult to use. Installs front and rear facing so is a good bargain .someone on a budget and wants to make it last as long as possible. If you it rear facing, the seat MUST be in the "reclined" position. Another plus, you can machine wash and dry the seat cover!! Great deal for the cost. I would recommend this for a grandparents car anytime. I have this installed in my 2010 Toyota Camry. Would have given it 5 stars if it has more padding for the comfort of the baby.
Great price, decent seat
I must keep in mind the cost of this seat when reviewing because that what makes my rating so high. The seat is super light, super easy to install and gives my child a fantastic fit. For only $39 I can overlook the faults. It's definitely a seat I would recommend to anyone who is on a very tight budget. It only rear faces to 35 pounds, there isn't much padding at all and to install rear facing is a bit more tricky than I'd like it to be as far as getting it to sit in the correct position. Overall, when remembering the price, it's a fantastic seat. Not to mention, this print is adorable!
Great Seat for Great Price!
The Scenera is a good safe seat. All ratings you will find of car seats are user reviews or ease of use ratings not safety ratings. Currently, there are no safety ratings available to consumers. Consumer Reports is not a reliable source for car seat ratings. All not expired/new seats sold in the U.S. passed/pass the federal tests so they are safe when used correctly. Scenera will rear-face most children to AT LEAST 2yrs old, which is recommended by AAP and NHSTA. It will get *most* to 3-4 yrs old forward-facing. Forward-facing child must be 34" or taller. I definitely think this is a great budget seat. Excellent for a spare, travel, or for a full time seat. There's no reason to buy used when you can get this for ~$40 :) Don't forget to read the manual thoroughly and follow it. I've owned this car seat , a different pattern, for 3 yrs. We are currently using it rear-facing for my 32 month old. (She is within the RF limits of the seat) It can fit rear-facing in almost any vehicle. It's my spare so I have installed in several vehicles even small 2 door cars. Tip: Flip harness adjuster tail into the seat when installing RF so you don't get it stuck between the car seat and back seat. I have also used his seat forward-facing for my son, who was 4yrs old at the time. He was almost at the top harness slot and below 40 lbs. It was easy to use each direction. I did have trouble installing with LATCH. I find it's easier to install with the seat belt for both rear-facing and forward-facing. *Pros: Cover is easy to remove for cleaning (never wash straps, though) Easy to adjust Decently padded for child's back Cup Holder for either side Plastic storage bag *Cons: 1) Can be tricky to install rear-facing---You can get the recline by using rolled towel or pool noodles. For tightening, it helps to get behind it and push toward the back of back seat , kind of into it, rather than down when tightening the belt. This will help you get the correct angle and a nice tight installation 2) Not much padding in the seating area ---This doesn't bother most kids from what I've heard 3) No harness pads --- They aren't necessary ,and I don't expect them on a no-frills type seat. Overall, I would definitely recommend this seat to others.
I bought FOUR of these. Two for each car for my 14 month old boy/girl twins. We have had them for 2 weeks and so far they are wonderful. Jayce and Jayli hopped in and immediately loved them!! The only thing that I struggled w was the cup holders. It didn't seem like they fit down in the groove they r supposed to go in. Then again maybe I wasn't a "forceful" as I needed to be.
Great Car Seat
Bought this car seat yesterday and installed it immediately. Took 2 minutes to install using the seat belt because my 98 Honda Accord does not have the latch system. I love how you can adjust the fit of the harness from the front while installed in the car rear facing. It was very easy to adjust the position of the harness vertically as well. I like the compartment for the instructions as well. It doesn't have a lot of padding like other reviews said but my 9 month old daughter doesn't seem to mind. She can easily look out the window and interact with people sitting next to her. I will be buying a second one for my husband's car. With the low price you can't find a better car seat!
This seat really is cute! It is a very nice dark brown and the camo pattern is a lot nicer than I expected.... I love that these seats are small enough to place 2 side by side without taking up the whole back seat (exactly what we were looking for)! I also like that you can place the cup holder on opposite sides (see picture). I gave it 4 stars because there is not a ton of padding for extra protection if you were in a wreck, but hey when I was a kid I laid in the back window of my parents car (no car seats). For this price this was a very affordable solution for my husbands truck :) VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISES! Thanks!
Bought this car seat after reading other happy reviews on walmart.com ...pattern is perfect for boys and girls alike, seat installs easily, cup holder is removeable, and all belts/buckles are easy to adjust! Material isn't very plush, makes for easy cleaning. You won't find a better price ANYWHERE!!
I got this carseat for my seven month old daugter, when she started to be too long for her infant seat. She loves it she always plays and falls asleep while riding in it!!! Not to mention its rated high on safety!!! If you want a seat thats reasonable and cute but sturdy, I would recommend this car seat you wont regret it!!!!
This car seat does just the trick!!!
My husband needed a car seat, since my car has the Permanent Britax Car Seat we spent 380.00 on!!! We read all the reviews on this car seat, saw the price, and decided to try it! My husband said it was easy to install after ready the directions - we had bought other car seats that wouldn't fit in his Kia Soul! This fits perfectly! And I love the Giraffe Print! It will be great for Boys or Girls! Very cute! Not a lot of padding - but this is a cheap seat, let's face it! And we are only using it for Daycare and trips around town. Long trips will be in the Britax! Great car seat for the $$$. Very happy with it!
Simple and easy Car seat
We bought this car seat for our second child and my first child (son) got the more expensive convertible car seat. They are the same except for his comes with an extra pillow but the same except for the base. With his to remove the base we had to slide out a long metal rod to remove the base to travel on an air plane to fit the car seat. We never put it back on since he is 3 years old and now faces forward, no need the recline. For the Cosco Scenera the base folds in front and stuck stiff padding under the car seat for rear facing to support the correct angle for our 10 month old (which is common thing to do on any brand when rear facing) and that was it! It comes with latches but I used both just pay attention to place the latches through the rear facing slots on the bottom of the seat. Once I used both the car seat is very secure not moving side to side at all. Best part since there is no pillow it's easier to take off. Great car seat!
I was so happy to see this back in stock I ordered right away. The positive reviews and customer photos had me. It took me 2 days to get and I received it today. All I did was open the box and slide it out. There was literally no assembling other than adjusting the straps for my 7 month old. It feels sturdy and easy to install. The material of the cover is very soft though the seat felt a little hard. My son seemed to no have a problem with it however. So I won't complain. Colours are gorgeous. Very bright but gender neutral. Which is a plus. Very happy with my purchase!