And it’s one that parents often make in the dark.
I know when we bought our first carseat, the decision was mostly influenced by the lady who happened to be standing in the carseat aisle at Babies R Us.
The Evenflo Triumph Advance LX Convertible Car Seat is a carseat that one would be lucky to happen upon.
After extensive testing, I can vouch that it is a solid carseat. Made for children from 5-50 pounds, it can be used as a rear-facing or forward-facing carseat.
It rates high in the Consumer Reports safety rankings. And although we have not tried this (yet), the seat is also FAA approved for airline use.
The Evenflo Triumph Advance LX Convertible Car Seat was not difficult to install; Chip had it in the car (using the LATCH method) in just a few minutes. Buckley loved it and wanted to sit in it immediately…I think its wide berth made her feel like a princess on a throne.
Speaking of wide berth, that was really the only complaint we had with the carseat. In my average-sized Honda Accord the carseat took up more than its fair share of backseat space. I feel sorry for whoever has to share the backseat on the next road trip. Not a problem if you have only very small children, or never go on road trips with friends, but if you do, take that into consideration.
Another aspect of this carseat’s size is how good a fit it would be with a very small child. Buckley is almost two and smack in the middle of the recommended weight range. She fits perfectly in the seat.
However, I can’t imagine putting a newborn baby in this seat, even if it is within the range of safety. I just picture a poor sleeping baby’s head rolling around and around. And judging by some comments offered by users who did just this, that can indeed be an issue.
One of the great things about the Evenflo Triumph Advance LX Convertible Car Seat were its TensionRight knobs. These knobs allow for rapid and easy tightening and loosening of the harness straps that go over your child’s shoulders. These were a vast improvement on the typical push-pull war I have with other loosening “systems”.
The seat pad is machine washable, if a bit difficult to remove and replace before and after washing. Overall, though, the Evenflo Triumph Advance LX Convertible Car Seat is a great carseat: sturdy, safe, and reasonably priced.
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