It’s Child Passenger Safety week so what better time to share with you the Safety 1st Advance 70 Air Convertible car seat?
- Features: Reclining Seat, Adjustable Height, Adjustable Harness, High Strength Alloy Steel Frame
- Safety and Security Features: Car Seat Anchors, Front or Rear Facing, 5-Point Harness, Side Impact Protection
- Material: Polyester, Steel, Nylon
- Dimensions: 29.0 ” H x 20.75 ” W x 19.0 ” D
- Weight: 22.0 Lb.
- Certifications: Meets ASTM Standards, JPMA Certified
This is a convertible car seat so you can use it rear facing (how we’re using it) or forward facing.
- Rear Facing:Minimum Weight: 5 Lb.; Maximum Weight: 40 Lb., Maximum Height: 40 “
- Forward Facing: Minimum Weight: 22 Lb., Maximum Weight: 70 Lb., 34 “; Maximum Height: 52 “
These seat comes in three different colors, Black, Grey/Blue, Grey/Violet
Let’s talk about install
Full disclosure. This was my first time using the LATCH install for a convertible car seat. Up until recently I had somehow missed that I even had the LATCH anchors. How I missed it I’ll never know but since I always got a nice tight install with the seat belt I wasn’t overly concerned with finding them.
Using the LATCH rear facing with this car seat was a little difficult for me. I followed the directions on how to install using the LATCH system which required you to thread the LATCH belt behind the harness strap which was fine however due to the picture I thought it was only through the right side.
After getting a nice tight install which as always requires me to sit on the seat I realized my mistake when the harness straps would not adjust evenly. So I had to start the process all over again. Once I realized my mistake the harness straps adjusted perfectly.
Now that I’ve been using the car seat for some time and got over the learning curve I’m feeling good about this seat. It has a Alloy Steel Frame which I really enjoy as far as safety goes. It’s easy to get her in and out of the seat and she seems to be comfortable in it. The getting her in and out isn’t as easy as some car seats we have but it’s not a deal breaker. Now that we’ve worked out the harness straps she’s happy in her car seat!
Speaking of the harness straps adjusting the height of the straps and head rest is super easy, you’ll find it at the top of the car seat and all it requires is squeezing a button and pushing up or down.
As with any car seat I recommend checking the install every time you put your baby in the seat. Make sure that when you “push and pull” on the seat it doesn’t move more than an inch. If it does make sure that you tighten the LATCH or seat belt straps again so that it doesn’t move at all.
Why You Want It
The Safety 1st Advance 70 Air +, incorporates the same technology that protects INDY and NASCAR drivers in their high performance cars. The patented technology in this new car seat is called GCell HX™.
The GCell HXTM is foam that’s designed in hexagonal shapes for protection around the torso. It provides full body side impact protection.
You’ll be able to see this up close and personal if you decide to install the car seat rear facing using the LATCH system. It reminded me of a honeycomb.
It also has Safety 1st Air Protect Technology which also provides extra protection around the child’s head through the precise release of air in the event of a crash.
The Safety 1st Advance 70 Air+ retails for $189.99
This car seat was install in a 2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback
*Disclosure: I was provided a car seat for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.