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When we moved Liam from infant car seat to a convertible car seat, we spent hours at the store comparing before finally making a purchase. It’s a huge decision, with the everyday safety and comfort of your child at the heart of it. And when I was asked to review this Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX car seat, I gave it my strictest evaluation.
Are you ready to see what I thought of the car seat and if I recommend it or not?
I prioritize safety first and foremost. With the side impact tested and protected cushions, I know my child will be as safe as possible in the unfortunate event of an accident. It’s like the car seat is hugging him in every direction, minimizing the effects of an accident on his little body. This makes me so happy!
In addition to the added protections, the car seat has a five point harness system, keeping the child snug and in place at all times. It also hooks into the car using the LATCH system, which all newer cars have. We have the LATCH system on our other car seats and it makes safe car seat installation fast and super secure. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
And as you can see, Liam loves his new car seat! It’s such a comfortable ride, I’m often jealous that I don’t get to sit in a seat as comfortable as the Evenflo.
It’s made with Evenflo’s new Gel Matrix™ Technology that is super comfortable and reduces pressure point build up. I’m not distracted by an upset and uncomfortable toddler and we have happy rides every time.
Photo provided by Evenflo
I’m not going to lie. It’s not just the comfortable cushions that make my toddler happy during our car rides. It’s also the benefit of having cup holders.
I never thought I’d appreciate a cup holder so much. The cup holders are great for holding drinks, snacks or even toy cars for safe keeping.
After testing the car seat for a couple of weeks now, I’ve discovered just a couple of annoyances with the car seat. The first is the flap that covers the easy release button that loosens the straps of the car seat. I understand it needs to be hidden from the child to avoid accidental loosings, but because the slits in the flap only allow a quarter of the material to be pushed back to then stick your finger on the button, your finger gets scratched and I have a hard time even reaching it. Our other car seat has the same type system with the flap, but the stitching goes three quarters the way up in that square to allow your entire finger to reach the button.
Also, with our other car seat (which is actually another Evenflo brand), the red button that releases the harness pops the buckles out with ease and allows for quick exit from the car seat. However, the Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX’s red button requires you to push the button and assist the buckles to release, requiring two hands. This slows down the exit of the car seat in case of an emergency, and is also frustrating when you only have one hand available to remove your child from the car seat.
These two things are very small issues and wouldn’t deter me from continuing use of the car seat or even purchasing another one for our growing family. The safety, comfort and convenience of the car seat outweighs the couple negatives.
Another feature of the Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX car seat is the buckle pockets located on either side of the car seat. It’s a rubber hole that holds the metal portions of the buckles, for easy retrieval when entering the car seat. It’s always such a pain to put your child in the car seat and then have to go digging for the buckles, causing the child to move position. With the easy buckle pockets, there’s no more digging!
Now, if I can only get in the habit of putting the buckles in the pockets when we exit the car seat. I’d be a lot happier when I put him back in on our next ride!
This car seat is almost identical in footprint to our current one and they both fit comfortably in the 2nd row of our Volvo XC60. It’s almost the exact same technology and I love them both.
With everything said, we’re now using the Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX car seat as Liam’s primary car seat. It can accomodate children from 5 pounds to 110 pounds, too! I can’t recommend it enough for busy toddlers like ours.
We’re saving our other one for the new baby in February! Now, I have no doubt that both of my children will be riding in the safest car seats possible.
You can purchase the Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX car seat at Target!
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