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The First Years True Fit
 
Approximate retail price:
$190
Summary: The True Fit is the convertible seat offered under the Learning Curve/The First Years name.
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Community icon15 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
About - The First Years True Fit

The The First Years True Fit is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, convertible car seat models like the True Fit are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Crash protection:
A rating of the potential for each seat to limit injury and movement of a child in a crash based on simulated frontal crash tests using child sized dummies.

Ease of use:
Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat from rear facing to forward facing and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

Rear facing fit-to-vehicle:
A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat using both the vehicle belts and LATCH in a variety of vehicles in a rear-facing orientation and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.
About This Brand

The First Years brand offers child seat, travel, feeding, and care products, some of which bear other recognizable names such as Thomas & Friends Wooden Railroad, Chuggington, and Lamaze (all under parent company Tomy).

Features & Specs - The First Years True Fit
info Rear facing weight range (lbs.) 5-35
info Forward facing weight range (lbs.) 23-65
info Height range (in.) <50
info Seat weight (lbs.) 20
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User Reviews - The First Years True Fit
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5.0
Love the ease of this seat
5/8/2014
Pros
Child Seems Comfortable
Easy to adjust straps
Easy to clean
Cons
bulky
Best Uses
Comment:
I love this carseat. It is easy to use and clean. Other carseats I have used do not even begin to compete. The straps adjust easily both in tightness over my son and in adjusting shoulder height. We have an Eddie Bauer seat my in-laws use and the straps on that are absolutely a nightmare to adjust - makes me thankful for the True Fit. It comes apart easily and quickly. I have thrown the whole cushion in the washing machine numerous times and it has held up extremely well. My son is almost 3.5 and we started using this when he was only a couple of months old because he hated the infant carrier. I am now looking to purchase more of these for his baby sister.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
love it
3/10/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
first off, it isn't fair to bash the seat when it doesn't work with winter clothing. thick clothing is a big NO in car seats!<br />I got this seat so I could keep my then 2 year old rear facing longer. she is now 3, 29 pounds and still happily and comfortable rear facing. only craw back is how bulky it is! hard to fit multiple seats in the car with it back there but I don't mind at all. im really happy knowing this seat should last my daughter a really, really long time. only way i'll buy a new one is If I decide to rear face longer than 35 pounds but at my daughters growth rate, we should make it to around 4, which im very happy about!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Lots of bang for the buck
7/9/2013
Pros
Comfy for long rides
Easy to clean
Removable Cupholder
Safe
Cons
Best Uses
Great for long trips
Comment:
I LOVE this car seat. I have had it for about a year and a half. It has good safety ratings. I have pulled it apart multiple times to clean as my son can be a bit messy and it has held together very well. It is kind of bulky but I love that my son can ride in it for several years. He sleeps easily in his seat once we get going. The padding is nice and thick. Looks comfy to me! I will eventually be purchasing another one for my daughter when she gets bigger.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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