Safety 1ˢᵗ Grow and Go Review: A Car Seat that Grows with your Child

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We like

Very simple and easy installation

Light and easily transportable

Very sturdy and secure so it won’t shake or move around

It has cup holders for your child

It comes with additional cushioning

Side impact protection

Longevity

QuickFit ™ harness system that allows your to adjust headrest and harness

Compact design for smaller cars and ample leg room for children and other passengers

We don’t like

Some find the seat belt installation method a bit easier than using the straps and latch system

How it works

The Safety 1ˢᵗ Grow and Go EX Air 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is designed to grow with your child through every stage of their development. This convertible car seat offers a comfortable but safe traveling experience. For every stage of your child’s early life, this seat can be converted to accommodate more weight which includes a rear-facing position that accommodates up to 50 pounds.

The Safety 1ˢᵗ Grow and Go EX Air 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat gives parents peace of mind knowing that their child is protected by Air Protect. This seat has passed numerous safety tests and it is found that seats with Air Protect are in fact safer than those without. It’s a superior protection system with added cushioning that goes beyond government regulations and in fact makes this one of the safest seats available on the market.

There is a rear-facing position which can support babies and toddlers from 5 pounds up to 50 pounds. Included with the seat are three support cushions that are detachable so that babies will be comfortable and snug in the seat as they continue to grow.

Once children are ready for the front-facing car seat position, the Grow and EX Air can be converted to do so. Children and toddlers are supported by a harness which features holders to keep them out of the way while children get in and out of the seat. It has a QuickFit™ harness system that allows parents to adjust the height of both the headrest and the harness with the use of only one hand, in one simple step. When children are ready to use the regular seat belts in your vehicle, there is a booster mode for each belt positioning that is designed for children of up to 100 pounds.

The seat is easy to maintain and keep clean. The cover is simple to remove and it is machine washable. The cover has snap enclosures so it only needs to be unsnapped, lifted away and then thrown into the washing machine.

The Grow and Go EX Air is one of the safest and most functional seats on the market today. Available in several different colors to suit any taste, it is a seat that parents and children will be able to enjoy for years.

Age Range

Age Range

The Grow and Go EX Air has three different positions so that the seat can grow and adjust with your child as he or she grows. The rear-facing mode is designed for newborns from 5 pounds up to 50 pounds and 19 to 49 inches tall.

The forward-facing position for the Grow and Go EX air is for children up to 65 pounds and 29 to 49 inches in height. At this stage, children use the QuickFit ™ harness that makes both the heights of the headrest and the harness adjustable. This can be done in one step using one hand.

The final position of the Grow and Go EX Air is intended for children who are able to use your vehicle’s seat belts. There is a belt-positioning booster mode that is a safe option for children up to 100 pounds.
Safety

Safety

The Safety 1ˢᵗ Grow and Go EX Air 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat offers a superior level of protection for your children for infants and growing toddlers. The Grow and Go EX reaches a standard of protection that exceeds government standards. It uses Air Protect as well which is an advanced cushioning system so that babies and toddlers will be safe and parents can feel more secure about traveling with their little one. It has been shown that seats that use the Air Protect system have tested safer than those that do not.

The QuickFit ™ harness allows for height adjustments to the headrest and harness as well and there are removable cushions so that the seat grows with your child and they always get a perfect fit.

The seat also has side impact protection so children have added protection in the event of an accident. Many other car seats and booster seats don’t offer this added protection.

When in booster mode, the Grow and Go EX Air has the IIHS Best Bet rating. This seat is one of the safest available and it’s one that parents can use for their newborns until they are toddlers.
Design

Design

The Grow and Go Ex Air convertible car seat is built with the 3 in 1 design. That means that this seat can be used from you first bring your little one home until they are a toddler or reach 100 pounds. It has the rear-facing option for when your baby is a newborn with extra, removable cushions so your baby is positioned securely and safely in the chair. It has the forward-facing option for when your child is a toddler and is up to 65 pounds. It then has the booster seat option for when your child is a little bit older and can use the regular seat belts in your car but just needs a little bit more height. It’s fitted with Air Protect so it has an amazing cushioning system for added security and it has side impact protection which isn’t available in every seat.

The car seat was designed to take up less room in your vehicle. It can be reclined or repositioned so that there is more leg room for your child and for who ever is in the front seat as well.

It’s available in 9 colors. They range from soft neutral colors like black and different shades of grey. There are also a few different patterns and additional colors like teal or purple to suit anyone’s taste.
Material

Material

The fabric is very plush and soft to the touch, making this a very comfortable seat for infants and small children. The fabric is highly breathable so it’s a good option for children who tend to sweat a lot. Additionally, all of the fabric is machine washable and dryer safe as well.
Comfort

Comfort

Parents love the Grow and Go Ex Air seat for its superior comfort. It comes with lumbar, head, and seat cushions so that babies and toddlers are always comfortable especially on long car rides. Everything is adjustable as well including the headrest and the harness.

The car seat offers some comfort for parents as well. It is compact enough so that people can sit on either side of the seat if they have to share a ride with your child. It also is designed so that it reclines and fits in the backseat of your car in a way that allows about 7 inches of additional leg room to front seat passengers. This means not having to move the front seat all the way up to accommodate a bulky car seat.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Parents praise the Grow and Go Ex Air for how easy it is to install. It takes only a few moments. The straps are very easy to adjust to the appropriate height. After that it is easy to tether it to the car and buckle it in. It remains very secure and very sturdy. The seat also allows for a reclining positioning that lets parents get a better fit no matter what kind of car they have.

The entire thing weighs just shy of 20 pounds so it’s not difficult to pick up and to take it in and out of your vehicle.

It has harness holders so the harness straps don’t get lost in the seat or trapped under your child when they are going in and out of the seat. There are also cup holders to hold your child’s drinks or toys to allow for a more mess free ride.

When you are ready to clean the car seat, all you have to do is lift out the pads and toss them in the washing machine. The pads unsnap easily so you don’t need to dismantle the seat or remove the harness and it is dryer safe as well.

The Grow and Go Ex Air also provides a more compact design so that it doesn’t force whoever is in the front seat to move all the way up. It allows them to have up to 7 inches of additional leg room.
Price Range

Price Range

The Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air car seat is priced slightly higher than just the standard Safety 1st Grow and Go EX Air. However, the standard version does not have the Air Protect system or the side impact protection.

However, the Safety 1ˢᵗ Grow and Go EX Air 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is reasonably priced compared to other similar seats. And it can be used for a very long time since it will grow with your child from infancy until they are able to sit in the car using only a booster seat.

Maintenance

Care and maintenance of the Grow and Go EX Air is very simple. It has snaps to attach the seat cover to the base. All you need to do is unsnap them and lift it off. And since it is attached with the snaps, it is not necessary to remove the harness or completely disassemble the entire car seat. You only need to unsnap the pad to remove it and then put it in the washing machine. Additionally, the pad is dryer safe as well.

Conclusion

The Safety 1ˢᵗ Grow and Go EX Air is a 3-in-1 Convertible car seat system that’s designed to grow with your child through their early stages of development. This convertible car seat is not only very comfortable for infants and small children but it’s very safe as well. This seat can be converted to accommodate for each stage of your child’s formative years, including a rear-facing position that accommodates children up to 50 pounds.

The Safety 1ˢᵗ Grow and Go EX Air 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat allows parents to feel secure knowing that their child is protected by Air Protect. This seat has far surpassed government standards with its superior cushioning system and side impact protection. It is one of the safest car seats available on the market.

The rear-facing position is able to support newborns and toddlers from 5 pounds up to 50 pounds. Also included with the car seat are three support cushions that are easily removable so that babies will be cozy and comfortable in the seat for many years as they continue to grow.

Once children have grown enough to use the seat in the front-facing position, the Grow and EX Air can be converted to do so. It also has the QuickFit™ harness system that lets parents adjust the height of the headrest and the harness with using only one hand, in one simple step. Babies and toddlers are supported by the harness which features holders to keep the straps out of the way while your child gets in and out of the seat. Once children are heavy and tall enough to use the regular vehicle seat belts, there is a booster mode that is intended for children that are up to 100 pounds.

The seat is also incredibly easy to maintain and clean. The cover and pad is very easy to remove. The cover has snap enclosures so it only needs to be unsnapped, lifted away and then put in the machine to wash.

The Grow and Go EX Air is one of the safest and most practical car seats on the market today. It’s available in several different color combinations to suit any style and it is a seat that parents and children will be able to use and love for years.
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