Baby Trend Flexloc Infant Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Baby Trend Flexloc Infant Car SeatPrice Range: $90 to $130
    • Extra Cost: $40 for extra base
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Triangle handle; easier to carry
    • Extra boot to keep baby warm
    • Adjustable headrest
  • Cons:
    • Difficult to install & remove from base
    • Difficult to lock crotch buckle
    • Narrow seat
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Weight: 5-30 lbs
    • Height: 30″ or less
  • Product Weight & Dimensions:
    • Weight: 3.45 lbs (Car Seat Only); 6 lbs (Base Only)
    • Dimensions: 16.5″W x 26″L x 25″H

Most Helpful Reviews on the Baby Trend Flexloc Infant Car Seat.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 7/22/2009 – … The seat has a lot of great features for the price…. Where the seat becomes difficult is during installation…. The deal breaker for us was the way the seat fit into it’s base. First, the seat release is at the foot of the carrier, not the head like on almost every other infant seat on the market. I did not mind but my wife found this to be annoying because you pretty much have to slide your fingers between the front of the carrier and the seatback of your car. Also, this could be an issue when your baby is kicking at your hands as you’re trying to pull the release. Also, and most concerning, was the fact that the carrier did not fit tightly into it’s own base…. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 1/10/2012 – … I have 3 kids and have owned 3 different infant seats, this is my least favorite. Here is why – Cons 1 – In order to lock in the bottom buckle both straps need to be placed on top of each other and pushed in at the same time…. 2 – The strap to adjust the tension is very hard to pull tight or to loosen…. 3 – It is a heavy seat…. 4 – It is not that big, it is very narrow…. Pros – 1 – It is smallish…. 2 – Adjusting the head restraints is very easy and I would say the best feature…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 8/25/2012 – I was interested in this car seat for two reasons: 1) The non-threading straps…for me, this is wonderful because having to thread car seat straps is something I loathe and is a hassle; 2) The triangular handle…I like that I can hold the handle from various angles…. The car seat is a bit narrower than others, but it’s not a problem for me…. The only real complaint I have is that it’s a bit heavier than an Evenflo I’ve used before or a Graco…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 5/14/2011 – … The handle is awesome. I love the triangle in the middle. It allows for me to grip the carseat in different ways, depending on how I need to carry him. The release buttons are not the easiest when you want to move the handle out of the way, but then again, I think of STURDY, and I wouldn’t want the handle being flimsy and able to sway freely at will…. And for those of you that mention the straps are hard to manage. YES, you do have to snap both pieces in to place at once, but for the safety of my child, I don’t mind the few extra minutes it takes to get him in the seat safely and securely…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 5/17/2012 – … Its cheap, and that’s just it. I had the carseat for about 3 months and the foam inside came off of the seat when I took the cover off to clean it. The straps are a PAIN IN THE BUM to get back through the shoulder holes… and its just plastic and two small thin pieces of foam glued to the seat… Doesnt even make it in the top 10 safest seats list. Trust me this seat is so not worth the time… (read more and buy it at Target.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 4/7/2011 – … PROS: (detailed below list)-Safe-5 point harness-Great value for your money-Triangle handle gives many options for carryingCONS: (also detailed below)-Suede material of seat cover leaks dye onto clothesWhen it comes to saf ety and value for your money, you can’t do better than a Baby Trend seat, in my opinion. Yes, the puzzle lock/ buckle system is “different” and a little cumbersome– but it is really not as difficult as people make it out to be…. (read more and buy it at Target.com)

Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • For weights between 5 and 30 pounds (2.2 and 13.6kg.) heights of 30 inches or less (76.2cm)
    5-point safety harness; easy one-hand harness adjustment; push-button release
    4-position push-button height adjustable base with level indicator for proper installation
    Height-adjustable seat back; no harness rethreading
    One-hand easy-access seat release
    EPS energy-absorbing foam for superior side impact head protection
    Smooth carrying handle, won’t scratch your arm
    Boot providing extra warmth and comfort
    Flex-Loc refers to the base’s flexible (not rigid) latch straps…. (read more at BabyTrend.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion, search the Con­sumer Prod­ucts Safety Division’s web­site here.

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