The Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat is definitely one of the best options for parents looking to have their child in the safest car seat possible yet still save a couple of bucks to get that window air conditioner for this summer.
This convertible car seat will hold your child clear up to 100 pounds meaning you won’t have to buy another car seat ever! Additionally the price is far cheaper than some of the competitors making this a fantastic decision for savvy parents!
This top selling convertible car seat ships with a total weight of 18 pounds and dimensions of 26” x 22” x 20”.
When you first look at this car seat you will be impressed with the obvious visual differences as opposed to other convertible car seats. Not only does this Safety 1st car seat look comfortable and luxurious, but it also has a fantastic design and ample padding in all of the right places.
The head and sides are completely cushioned and the energy absorbing foam ensures that your child is protected as much as possible in the event of an impact.
Additionally your child can stay in this car seat far longer than most other convertible car seats. With a weight limit of 5-100 pounds you can easily transition this car seat from one to the next as your child grows without having to purchase a new car seat ever!
While all of the safety and comfort features are impeccable, you may have a little difficulty cleaning this. Try to use a stain resistant spray on it to help cut down on any mess should your child have drinks with them!
Amazon Customer Reviews
1. Safety 1st A O E – Best For The Money
While there are those who say this seat is too big, I have found that to be a plus. The seat allows for adjustment through several years worth of growth. I got this for my son when he was six months old and it still fits him at three. Because of the size for growth, it does not leave a lot of leg room in the rear facing position.
Unlike a lot of seats I looked at, this one has a steel frame instead of plastic. It is designed to run the seat belt through the seat, not just around it. When put in correctly, there is no wiggle at all. The cover comes off easily so it can be cleaned as often as you need it. I will mention that because of the steel in its construction, it is a bit of a chore to move it from car to car.
Mostly I love the fact that it is a lot less expensive than other seats I looked at and with its versatility, it can last as long as you need one. Unless you are rich, this is the seat to go with.
Maggie, Omaha, Nebraska
2. Safety 1st A O E – Nice In Some Ways – Nightmare In Others
I like the bigger size of this seat even though it does make at hard to get in and out when I have to switch cars. The bigger size is for adjusting the seat to accommodate growth so the low price makes it very economical. While I have a big vehicle, I can see where people with smaller cars may have trouble. The straps are easy to adjust but they are not so strong. I had one rip off when I was first installing the seat, but the exchange seat seemed sturdier. Maybe it was my unfamiliarity with installing the first one, maybe not.
As for bad points: I found this seat to be an absolute nightmare to clean. I had to completely uninstall the seat to get the cover off. This might be okay for the occasional cleaning but while we were going through potty training it was a lot of trouble. The seat comes with a cup holder but it bumps off a lot. The angle doesn’t seem to be very comfortable for my daughter sometimes but we seldom make long trips so it is not a big issue for us. If you do a lot of traveling, you may want to check this out before getting the Safety 1st seat.
Alex, Minneapolis, Minnesota
3. Safety 1st A O E – Just Doesn’t Work Right
When I first opened the box I thought this seat would be wonderful. The padding looked comfortable and the latch system of installing looked like it would be very easy to put in my car. However, that all ended when I got it outside and actually tried to put it in. My boy is only a year old so I had to put it in in the reverse view position. It just doesn’t fit.
I pushed the front passenger seat all the way forward and the seat still had a huge gap between the seat. I checked and found that I was supposed to put a towel or pool noodle in behind it to fill the gap but that still left too much room to ever consider the seat to be safe.
The seat would not sit firmly and it looks like it sits up way too straight to be comfortable. I checked on a forum and was told the seat worked pretty good facing forward but that will be at least another year. The advertisements said it worked for infants too but I can’t see any way to trust this thing with my child. Now I am out $100 and I still have to buy a new seat.
Beth, Tampa, Florida