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The First Years Via Infant Car Seat, Disney Minnie

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Disney Minnie
  • 100% polyester
  • Imported
  • Double wall construction
  • No rethread easy one hand adjust harness
  • Easy off pad
  • Side impact tested to International standards
  • Side angle indicator
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Product Information

Color: Disney Minnie
Technical Details
Item Weight11.5 pounds
Product Dimensions17.5 x 26.5 x 25 inches
OriginChina
UPC071463600021
Item model numberY60002
Minimum weight recommendation5 Pounds
Maximum weight recommendation35 Pounds
Care instructionsSpot Clean
Number of items1
Batteries requiredNo
Specification metcertified frustration-free
OrientationRear Facing
  
Additional Information
ASINB006JW9OF0
Best Sellers Rank #34,159 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Product Description

Color: Disney Minnie

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The Via Infant Car Seat is part of the First Years Family of car seats with a Five Star Ease of Use rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Developed with both baby and their caregivers in mind, the Via comes with a stay-in-the-car seat base, and includes built-in lock-offs and color-coded belt paths. Children will have a comfortable ride thanks to the seat's double-wall construction, while adults will appreciate its convenient features such as the easy-to-clean padding, no rethread one hand harness adjustment and comfort carry handle. The Via is compatible with The First Years' Wave, Indigo, and Wisp strollers.

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The First Years
Via Infant Car Seat

The Via car seat received the Five-Star Ease of Use rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This rating is based on the four following key components:
  • Evaluation of Instructions
    - Are the instructions easy to read and follow?
  • Evaluation of Labels
    - Are the labels easy to access and to follow?
  • Vehicle Installation Features
    - Do the features on the seat make the installation easier?
  • Securing the Child
    - How easy is it to ensure the child is in the seat correctly?
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Wisp Travel System Larger Image

Features easy-to-remove padding for quick and convenient car seat cleaning.
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Stroller Colors

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Elegance, Spiro Navy, and
Abstract O's color.
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Comfortable for children,
convenient for parents.

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Safety Features Offer Peace of Mind
The Via is side-impact tested to International standards. It's ideal for infants from 5 to 35 pounds with the base, and features a deep shell with double-wall construction for extra support. The Via can also be installed without the base for use up to 22 pounds. For added security, its patented Rebound Energy Management handle helps manage the rebound energy inside the car in the event of a crash.

Easy-to-Use Features Provide Caregivers with Convenience
The Via's one-hand adjustable five-point harness means you never need to rethread. A stay-in-the-car seat base make installation easy, while an easy release at the base of the seat makes detaching a breeze. Its dual-side angle indicators and four position stay-in-the-car base allows you to insert the seat properly, so you can achieve the ideal position. The Via also features built-in lock-offs, LATCH system, and color-coded belt paths for fast seat installments.

Seat Design Details Add Comfort for Infants
With large interior dimensions and an easy-off, easy-to-clean pad, the Via features a comfortable, infant-minded design. Its innovative comfort carry handle with oversized elbow padding makes it simple for caretakers to tote. As an added bonus, its exclusive Information-frame handle provides a discreet and confidential spot for storing important contact or medical information.

The Via Infant Car Seat is compatible with the First Years' Wave, Indigo, and Wisp strollers. This seat is backed by a manufacturer's limited one-year warranty.

For a list of the Via's key features see below:

  • Built-in lock-offs and color-coded belt paths simplify installation.
  • Includes a stay-in-the-car seat base and easy one-handed release
  • Features patented Rebound Energy Management Handle system
  • Adjustable harness needs no rethreading
  • Can be used with the base up to 35 pounds, and up to 22 pounds without
  • Compatible with the First Years' Wave, Indigo and Wisp strollers
  • No assembly required
  • Age/Weight Requirements: 5 to 35 pounds
  • Warranty Information: Limited one-year warranty
What's in the Box
Via Infant Car Seat and instruction manual.


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Product Description

The Via has received Five Stars for Ease of Use by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Your first car seat purchase should always be one that is easy to use, when you bring home The First Years Via Infant car seat you bring home a seat that does just that, makes use easier. The Via offers the features that are standard on all The First Years car seats. For use from 5 to 35 pounds with the base, the Via features double wall construction for extra support. The patented one hand easy to adjust five point harness means you never need to rethread, ever, making it one of the easiest seats to use. The Via offers one of the deepest shells in the market and is side impact tested to International standards. The patented rebound energy management handle helps manage the energy in the event of a crash and the innovative comfort carry handle with oversized elbow padding makes it easier to carry. The exclusive Information frame handle, provides a secure spot for all that important contact information. Built in lock offs and color coded belt paths make installation easier too. The Via comes with a stay in the car seat base. The Via also works with The First Years wave, indigo and wisp strollers. The Via features include: double wall construction no rethread easy one hand adjust harness easy off pad Side impact tested to International standards Side Angle indicator Built in lock offs latch system color coded belt paths larger interior dimensions easy release from base on seat.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Overall, it is a great car seat- very safe and comfortable for the baby.
Ellie
I think overall it is a great car seat, but as an infant carrier (if you like carrying your baby around in it a lot) it is a bit bulky and cumbersome.
Bay Gibbons
We found that we needed to have the seat in to get the base set properly, otherwise we could not get it level.
austin_Larry

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By S.POLO. on September 7, 2011
Color Name: Elegance
::UPDATED REVIEW 07/18/12::
I am still using this carseat since it can be used for larger and taller kids. My son is now 14mos and we use this as our 2nd carseat, still rear facing for our 2nd car. He is just finally growing out of it but only because he is a chunky baby. We got our use out of this car seat and it goes a long way... can't say it was a waste of money as we got our use out of it.

::ORIGINAL REVIEW::
Purchased this car seat before it was available through Amazon so returning this product is impossible. The car seat is nicely made with a lot of new features that I haven't seen with other common brand car seats before but these new features might bother some people and it might be a great thing. Bothers me a lot which is why i give it a 3.
1. if you don't have an extra base, which isn't available until November I think (I waited long enough for this car seat to release), latching the seat belt is 2 extra steps more than I'd like to deal with or trying to get a baby out of the car while it's 100* outside. The bright yellow latches have to be pulled, place the seat belt in, snap back in. The yellow latches are hard to pull and might break a nail (for women), and if your baby is a light sleeper like mine, he/she is guaranteed to wake from the tugging and snapping close noise. So what we have to do is switch the bases every time we use a different car... can become irritating.
2. Once the extra padding inserts are removed, the fabric is not as form fitting as I'd like and am used to seeing from other brands like Chicco or Graco. You notice it most on the sides, where the baby's arms and thighs relax. There is about a 2-3" gap from the fabric to the car seat's plastic.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By SMB VINE VOICE on February 8, 2012
Color Name: Abstract O's Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I've owned a couple car seats. I bought the Britax Chaperone, have the B-Safe for our second car (which the Chaperone does not fit in) and now the First Years Via. The Via is pretty large, but comparable to the Chaperone/B-Safe. The base is easy to install using the latch system, and I really like the 5-point harness (no re-threading!). It scores high with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - 5 stars.

It is well cushioned and roomy which attributes to its bulk/heaviness. I have never been one to carry my daughter around in her car seat, so honestly - it does not bother me. If you foresee yourself carrying around the car seat often you should know that this seat is made for up to 35lbs, it is larger and heavier then say the Graco Snugride and that may sway your decision to purchase it. If you're like me and only seem to lift car seats in and out of the car you really shouldn't have an issue.

My daughter sleeps best in her car seat (she's one of those babies that passes out seemingly as soon as the the car starts) and this seems quite comfortable for her. It is easy to get her in and out of as well which is a major plus.

My only complaint seems the be the same as a few others - the canopy is really small and would not offer much protection from anything.

We received the Abstract O's design and it is very gender neutral.

As far as car seats go, I am very pleased with this one and would happily recommend it to others.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TwinMom on September 25, 2011
Color Name: Abstract O's Verified Purchase
I bought this car seat (sight unseen) after finding that it had super high safety ratings on the national highway safety and transportation website. Had I seen the product in person, I would have realized that it would not work for me.

Here are my problems:

1. The seat is enormous and much heavier than competitors. I cannot imagine hoisting this seat with a baby in it into my high-riding auto. Even more so as baby gets closer to the weight limit.

2. The seat is not compatible with my stroller. I'm not sure how often I'll use the snap-in feature, but I want the option. With this car seat, you HAVE to buy the companion stroller to snap-in.

3. As previous reviewer mentioned, the canopy is pretty small. Since I didn't use it, I don't know if it just looks small because of the size of the seat. Or, if it will actually not work well to shield baby from the sun.

I would recommend seeing this seat in person before buying. There are lots of nice features and the safety rating can't be beat. But, I ended up spending a bit more money and getting something that is more manageable and equally safe (thank goodness for Amazon's return policy).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 20, 2012
Color Name: Elegance
I purchased the Via for my son specifically because it received such a high safety rating and I am SO glad I did! We were in a rollover accident in our Dodge Grand Caravan two days ago. I had my 11 year old and my 4 month old with me. We hit some ice going 20 mph and after fishtailing about for a 100 yards we went off the road and did a 3/4 roll down a 9 foot embankment.

Our Via performed PERFECTLY! My little one cried for a minute but settled right back down as we hung sideways, waiting for help. He was still snug and secure in his car seat. We were able to take him, car seat and all, out the back hatch of the van for the paramedics to check out before removing him from his seat. Several days later, we're a little sore but none the worse for wear. I've ordered The First Years C670 True Fit Premiere Convertible Car Seat to replace his Via. I'm so grateful for the top-notch performance of this car seat!

I would rate it at a 5, but with a 4 month old that's already 18 lbs, I could no longer carry him in his car seat without messing up my back. It IS a little heavy. But I was happy with the harness system, the adjust-ability, ease of installment, etc. One tiny thing that bothered me was that my son's socks were forever getting snagged and ruined on the velcro flap covering the harness release. Other than that, this was a great car seat for us.
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