Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat, Seaside Bay

Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat, Seaside Bay

Designed to grow with your child, the alpha omega elite convertible car seat is three car seats in one: a rear-facing infant car seat, a forward-facing car harnessed car seat and a belt-positioning booster. It features our quickfit harness system that never needs rethreading and a 3-position recline that adjusts easily with just one hand.

Main features

  • Rear-facing 5-35 pounds
  • Forward-facing 22-40 pounds
  • Belt-positioning booster 40-100 pounds

Verified reviews

★★★★★

Cant beat it for the price

Safety First makes a couple different styles of this particular car seat but they are all basically the same and pretty much every major store has one of their designs (even Walmart). For the price, you really cant beat these things. If you want a convertible car seat but you are on a budget, you are going to be hard pressed to something as comfortable and long-lasting.I know some people complain about these car seats being a little big but that’s because they are supposed to last until your child is ready to be out of a car seat entirely. For that kind of versatility, you’re going to sacrifice some space. For the most part, it’s really only an issue if you have it rear-facing. We put in the middle of our back seat (the safest spot in your car) and didn’t have too much of a problem, even in our Honda Accord. Once it is forward facing, you really don’t have the space issue. But the way the seat is designed, it may be a bit of a pain to recline the seat once it’s all strapped in. I just always leave it reclined since it never seemed to bother either of my sons. Also, if you are transferring it back and forth from one car to the next, it is not a light seat. Although, this was never really a minus for me since that means its also not a flimsy piece of junk plastic.At first, the seat can be a bit of a pain to get in and out of a car and the LATCH strap may seem short (usually this is because you are using the wrong belt path) but once you get used to it, it’s no problem at all. I like that the belt goes inside the seat to secure it. It makes me feel like the belt will keep it and my child in the car no matter what. There is even a belt along the back of the seat for bucket seats. When everything is strapped the way it’s supposed to be, the seat does not wiggle.The thing I like best is that this seat in particular has a cover that comes off pretty easy. It’s machine washable too so if there is any mess (my youngest had the magic ability to get his seat messy once a day) it’s not a huge hassle to take the cover off.Overall, this is the seat I have liked the best after 6 or 7 different seats with my two boys. It offers families on a budget the opportunity to keep their baby in the harness buckles as recommended for as long as they possibly can without breaking the bank. It is fully convertible and adjustable to accommodate children from 0 to 100 lbs. Most other seats that make that claim are three times this price and way outside of the normal persons budget.

Jacquelyn Medon, TN
★★★★★

Good

I like this seat but the instructions for installing it make no sense whatsoever…I had to go down to the local fire station and have them help me because my husband and I could not figure it out

Fannie Benton, IA
★★★★★

Best car seat!

Our favorite car seat and you can’t beat it for the price! We have 1 for each of our boys! I love that this seat grows with them and is very comfortable especially since my 1st son is a big boy! He fits so nicely! I would recommend to anyone in the market for a car seat!

Jodie Deansboro, NY
★★★★★

Not wowed. Don’t hate it.

It’s a convertible carseat. Baby sits in it comfortably and I like how it looks. It’s a PAIN to get in the car at the correct level the first time, but once I got it I could move it in and out fairly easily. The straps are a little difficult for me to tighten properly. I probably wouldn’t buy it again. I gave it 4 stars instead of only 3 because for the price I don’t think you can really get any better. It’s safe and it works.

Alexandra Edgewood, IA
★★★★★

Great car seat for a great price

Great car seat for a great price! Our 7 month old likes it so much better than his infant car seat. The only downfall is that it’s BIG because of being made to accommodate much older/larger children, so using it as a rear facing car seat is a little difficult. It wouldn’t fit in my mom’s Jeep Cherokee (maybe a 2009?). However – it DOES fit in my 2013 Hyundai Tucson, but is not able to recline to the setting recommended for babies under 22lbs. Luckily, our son has been sitting up on his own for a long time and is 21lbs, so we decided it was close enough! The only reason this doesn’t have 5 stars is because of the size. Other than that, the baby looks (and acts) much more comfortable! Just be prepared to return if you don’t have a car with a lot of leg room in the back (like Hyundai’s).

Victoria Tonalea, AZ