I give props to Baby Trend. They were perhaps the biggest surprise of the show right out of the gate. Darren, Heather and I were at the New Products Showcase Reception the evening before the expo started when something caught our eye. At first we thought it was the trendZ EuroSport combo seat that is currently available at Target. But upon closer inspection we noticed the rigid LATCH attachments and we were like… WTH?! What is this???
This was the trendZ FastBack 3-in-1. It’s not a true 3-in-1 in the sense that it can’t be used rear-facing. But it’s similar to the Graco Nautilus in that it’s a forward-facing only harnessed seat that converts to a highback booster and eventually to a backless booster as well. We had a chance to play with it a bit at the BT booth a few days later. This is what we learned: