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Monthly Archive:: June 2012

Cosco Apt Review: Does It Compete with the Scenera?

Last year in our report from the ABC Show, we introduced you to the new Cosco Apt. The Apt has a one-piece design that eliminates the kickstand on the Scenera and has a much easier to spell name for the spelling-challenged ;). The Apt rear-faces from 5-40 lbs., then converts to a forward-facing convertible for 22-40 lbs. and 34-43”.

The Apt comes ready-to-use straight out of the box. The fashion I received is called Falcon.

Basics

  • Weight limits: 5-40 lbs. rear-facing, 22-40 lbs. forward-facing
  • 5 harness slot positions on carseat (with no restriction on rf/ff slot use in manual):
  • 5”
  • 7”
  • 9”
  • 11”
  • 13”
  • 3 buckle slots: approx. 3”, 4.5”, 6”
  • Restraint weight: 7.9 lbs.
  • Width: approx. 22” at cup holders, 19.25” at shoulders
  • Seat depth: 12” to where edge starts to angle down
  • Seatback height: 23”
  • 6 year expiration

Graco Size4Me 70 Unboxing

Stay tuned for our Graco Size4Me 70 review! You can find some early photos of the Size4Me in use at our Car-Seat.Org forums (you must register to view the images):

http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?p=2272387#poststop and http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=223506

From Graco:

Size4Me™ 70 – MSRP $179.99

We are excited to announce that Size4Me™ 70 will be launching at BuyBuyBaby in early June.   Shortly after this, you will also be able to find this model at Target and Babies R’ Us.  This convertible has so many great features, where do we start?  It was engineered to keep a child secure from 4 – 70 lbs.  Let’s keep our children harnessed longer!  The Size4Me™ 70 convertible car seat holds a rear-facing infant from 4-40 lbs. and forward-facing child in its 5-point harness from 20-70 lbs. It easily grows with child offering the Simply Safe Adjust™ harness system, which automatically adjusts both the harness and head rest height.  This car seat also offers our exclusive InRight™ LATCH system for one-second LATCH attachment.  Size4Me™ 70 features EPS foam, a removable head/body support, three recline and two buckle positions to keep baby through toddler snug and secure.  This seat is Safe Seat Engineered which includes Side Impact Testing.   So many great features at an MSRP of $179.99.

 

 

Features

  • Helps protect rear-facing infants from 4-40 lbs. and forward-facing toddlers from 20-70 lbs.
  • Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards
  • Side Impact tested – In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable US safety standards,
  • One hand, 8-position adjustable headrest easily adapts to your growing child’s needs
  • One-second LATCH attachment featuring our exclusive In Right™ LATCH system
  • 5-point, front-adjust harness helps you get baby in and out
  • 2-crotch belt positions for your growing child
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
  • Easy-to-read level indicator for hassle-free installation
  • 3-position recline keeps your growing child comfortable
  • Integrated cup holder keeps drinks within your child’s reach
  • Removable head and body support helps keep baby comfy
  • Machine washable pads
  • Side Impact tested – In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable US safety standards,
    the Size4Me™ 70 car seat has been side impact tested for occupant
    retention by the harness system

Specifications

  • Product Weight: 18 lbs (estimate)
  • Overall Height: 23.43” (estimate)
  • Width 18.5” (estimate)
  • Depth: 22.05” (estimate)