For curiosity, I placed my four-month old infant in the seat after I had installed it in my Honda Odyssey. When safety and comfort are your top priority, count on Eddie Bauer. If you have any problems installing your Eddie Bauer Infant Car Seat, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration provides child safety inspection locations to assist you. This will increase comfort and allow the harness straps to be properly tightened. X We Value Your Privacy We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. This model felt that the harness uncomfortably close to her neck on the 4th harness setting, which is probably due to the fact that the setting is so far above her shoulders. Thread the chest clip 4.
It is imperative that one reads the manual when preparing to use and install any child restraint, but there are a few details in the manual that will be very important to note when using this seat. The top harness slot is well below his shoulders, and would have been outgrown some time ago. Padded, Movable Armrests Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback has padded, moveable armrests. I feel that it is important to note that the particular seat I received had an issue with the cover not lining up with the harness slots. Our 7 year old model is especially picky about headrests and head support because of sensory issues, and he felt it was very nice because it was not too overwhelming and still padded just enough for him. Slide the seat belt across the belt path, located where the back of the car seat meets the front, usually across the infant's middle. Tip According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the latch system is superior to using your vehicle's belts.
You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site. Included Accessories An infant insert is included with this seat for supporting very small babies. She loved the armrests and felt that the seat was very comfortable. Note: We strongly recommend that you use the top anchorage strap tether in the forward-facing position. The Eddie Bauer seat has a stitched fabric with a look similar to some winter coats. Additionally, this model could not buckle herself into the booster, but she is not using a booster yet, and she has not had much practice buckling her self up using the vehicle belt.
The kickstand must be out for use in both harness and booster modes. Features Adjustable Headrest And Adjustable Belt Guides Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback The headrest moves up and down, accommodating a growing child. Yet for many parents, installing a car seat for the first time can seem like a challenge. Lift up on the belt lock, located in the middle of the base. I found that it sat at an angle, which may put it out of reach for Littles using the harness, and it also may present a problem for heavier bottles or cups. In addition to our signature strollers, car seats and play yards, we offer a broad range of products for baby including infant carriers, bouncenettes and our wood furniture collection.
In the manual, there are instructions for this and also for storing the tether anchor, however we would always recommend using the tether anchor for any forward facing child. Eddie Bauer Deluxe Highback highback booster belt guides I found that the belt guide adjuster seemed a little difficult to move, but it was not as difficult as the headrest adjustment mechanism. You would not want the added wight of the base now, do you… You must read your carseat and vehicle owner's manual and understand any relevant state laws. Adjusting the harness is a little different from other seats, because of the unique routing required by the manual; the harness must be threaded over the bar, but under the plastic on the headrest adjuster mechanism. This is one of those things that we all need to do sometime, because kids can be messy little monsters.
He is well within the limits to use the booster properly, is mature enough to use a booster seat, and physically fits into the seat, although the headrest could not move up any further and, I believe, would have become uncomfortable in that position for him eventually. As I expected, she did not get a good belt fit. When in rear facing mode, the strap is up against the seat back and that makes this even tougher. In our Odyssey, the vehicle belt kept rolling in the shoulder belt guide, causing a twist. She felt that the third harness setting was more comfortable, but it seemed to be very close to being below her shoulders and it has to be at or above for forward facing. Use only on forward-facing aircraft seats.
Then turn the seat over and remove the base by sliding out the metal rod that runs thru the base and seat. Warranty and Customer Service This seat has a one year warranty, which is the industry standard. Adjustment One weak point of this seat is tightening the harness. Attach and tighten your vehicle's belt to the car seat. If you foresee calling for help with installation or other questions, choosing another brand in this price range such as Graco or Evenflo may be a good idea.
Simply fill out the form below and click Search! As a pretty independent seven-year old, this was a problem for him. Because of the width and shape of the bottom of the Deluxe Highback 65 and the way the belt had to wrap around it to reach the buckle, it was difficult for him to buckle himself and even more so to unbuckle. This is just an observation. The Deluxe Highback 65 is a combination seat, meant for forward facing children using a 5pt harness and also to transition into a high backed booster for older children. CarseatBlog makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. Every item, manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group, meets regulatory safety standards and offers reliable construction with easy-to-use features. If the installation was easier on these seats, I would give them very high marks.
Dorel provided the Deluxe Highback 65 for this review. We are not liable for anything anyone says or does as a result of reading our opinions on this site. The belt guide is also adjustable, and has six positions. Simply fill out the form below and click Search! An average five-year old would meet the limits to use this seat as a booster, though. Then unhook the center buckle from the bottom of the seat and back up thru the seat. Be sure to remember the order in which you slide it thru the components so you can reassemble. The harness covers were a good size for her, and she appreciated that they were nicely padded.
Follow instructions for vehicle Position Locking Clip installation. This is done with an adjustment strap between the legs, which is common of many seats, but this one takes quite a bit of strength to tighten. My own little minions got dirt, sand, and crumbs on the Deluxe Highback 65 in the two days we took photos for this review. If the three-year old is occupied and happy, Mama is happy. At the most, there was around a. The latch system is a series of hooks, latches and straps used to secure the car seat to the vehicle.