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Safety 1st Air Protect On Board 35 Infant Car Seat

Posted Jan 10 2011 11:09am

Since baby Jonah was a happy “surprise” for our family, and since Sophie was already four when he was born,  we had given away all of our baby stuff long ago.  So of course I was very excited to get the opportunity to review the Safety 1st Air Protect On Board 35 Infant Car Seat.  And I am even more excited to say, I totally LOVE it!   My husband was already singing it’s praises as soon as he installed the base in our car – he said it was by far the easiest and most secure install he had ever done on an infant seat.  Since I had a C-section, it was a couple of weeks before I could try it out.  But I’ve gotten out with the baby a few times this week and the car seat has been awesome for me as well!  Here’s what I really like about it:

  • It’s so lightweight.  It is amazing how much lighter it is than the seat I used with Sophie four years ago.  It is so, SO much easier to haul around, and since I am still recovering from surgery, that is a blessing!
  • It’s very easy to get in and out of the base.  I have two big-kid booster seats on either side of the infant seat in the back seat of my car – that’s right – three car seats shoved in the back!  So I have to lift the seat over the big kid seats to get it in the base – but it clicks right in very easily and I don’t have to fiddle with it.  It’s just as easy to get out.
  • Jonah can stay in it for a long time!  My past infant seats only held babies up to 25 lbs. and 26″ in length.  My babies never made it to the weight limit – they outgrew it in length first.  So I had skinny but tall 5 and 6-month old babies in big kid seats and it just felt way too early!  Jonah can stay in this seat up to 32″ and 35 lbs.!   What a relief!
  • It’s SAFE!  The air protect side impact technology provides amazing protection for infants.  One in four automobile collisions involve side impact, and those are the deadliest type of crashes for children.  According the the product description, air protect technology protects your kiddo in two ways: “During a crash, the system immediately shields your child’s head from the impact. In a second layer of defense, air protect allows air to escape from the headrest: channeling crash energy away from your child, creating more ride down time. It is this double layer of protection that makes air protect technology unique.”

I couldn’t recommend this car seat any more highly. We’ve already purchased another base for our other car, and I’m sure we’ll be investing in the big kid version of this car seat when the time comes!


Safety 1st sent me this car seat for review.  This post was written by me and was not edited by them in any way.

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