In the November 2009 issue, Consumer Reports listed the Cosco Scenera as one of their Top Products. Does the Scenera qualify as a “top product?” It was introduced as a replacement to the Cosco Touriva back in 2005. It’s a convertible seat that’s basically tried and true: it has reliable belt paths that are easy to access, installs well in a wide variety of vehicles, and is a low-cost seat. This is a convertible (rear-facing and forward-facing) child restraint for kids 5-40 lbs. who are less than 43″ tall. Rear-facing the seat is rated from 5-35 lbs. Forward-facing, it can be used for children over 1 year old who weigh between 22-40 lbs. Keep in mind that even though the Scenera can be used for children over age 1 and 22 lbs., the American Academy of Pediatrics now highly recommends rear-facing to at least age 2.
The is a basic seat and some models may have a removable cupholder, infant head roll, toddler pillow, and harness strap covers.
Dorel is an umbrella company under which many other companies exist. Cosco, Safety 1st, Eddie Bauer, Maxi Cosi, Quinny, Alpha Elite, and Alpha Sport are all brands under the Dorel name.