The most ridiculous car seat EVER.
This Eddie Bauer carseat is horrible. It is the kind that grows with the child so that means we have it for years to come. Yay! (sarcasm) This is how happy Claire is every time we put her in this car seat. The buckles are metal so that right there is something to look out for. The shoulder strap is very hard to adjust and fit right.
Notice how her head is pushed way far forward by the head rest. That for some idiotic reason is not removable. She cannot sleep on roadtrips because her head has nowhere to fall but forward and it wakes her up. Lastly, the buckles are VERY hard to get undone. I'm pretty sure that if we ever fell into a lake or canal she would drown before I would be able to push the red button hard enough to get it to unlatch. This product gets 0 stars. It has no redeemable qualities.
This last item is an amazing idea that I can't believe I had never heard of before and I can't imagine why this isn't sold as a baby item. The car fan.This is clipped on to the back seat and blows on Claire as we drive. It can even oscillate if you want it to. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and has a simple on/off switch. I got this at Walmart for $9. Claire is much less sweaty and limp when I get her out of the car now. The car fan get 4 stars. (just because I don't like the way it mounts in the car and could be more sturdy)